ORC Week 3 | Removable Mudcloth Wallpaper

This One Room Challenge is going to be down to the wire. The reveal is three weeks away, and the one key design feature of this bedroom makeover – the removable mudcloth wallpaper – won’t arrive until the last week, if I’m lucky.


The removable mudcloth wallpaper samples arrived after a long wait on Tuesday. They’d been delivered to our neighbours, who took the package in, then went on holiday for a week. It’s added a delay that I could do without.

But now they’re here, and they’re good.

Neutral tribal & removable mudcloth wallpaper samples from Spoonflower
Removable wallpaper from Spoonflower – clockwise from top left: Mudcloth Wallpaper // Tribal Warrior Stripe //  Seville Quilt – White // Bebe Mudcloth // Seville Quilt – Nude

Of all the mudcloth-inspired designs, my top two choices are top left and middle. But the middle one has the edge.

Behe_mudcloth Removable mudcloth wallpaper by Holli Zollinger on Spoonflower behind wicker headboard
Behe_mudcloth Removable mudcloth wallpaper by Holli Zollinger on Spoonflower + Caravan rug from Anthropologie in Lilac

It’s got pink undertones which work with the rug, and it’s so pretty – more so in person.

But this one definitely distracted me for a moment.

Removable mudcloth wallpaper by Domisticate on Spoonflower + Caravan rug from Anthropologie in Lilac
Removable mudcloth wallpaper by Domisticate on Spoonflower hung behind wicker headboard

It’s a more literal take on the mudcloth trend, and it’s gorgeous. I suspect a whole room of it might be too busy, though.

Nailing down the wallpaper brought up another issue: the blinds. They’re a pretty soft grey linen stripe. Standing alone, I love them. With the wallpaper?

Behe_mudcloth Removable mudcloth wallpaper by Holli Zollinger on Spoonflower behind linen stripe roman blinds

It’s great. I had them custom made (i.e. non-returnable) a couple of months ago. I hadn’t finalised the rest of the room design, but it was already getting bright early in the mornings, and we needed a second blackout layer to keep E sleeping and me sane.

So do I pay the money to switch them out with something else? I ordered a few fabric samples just to see…

Fabric samples from Blinds 2Go

If I do change them, I’ll do a solid. As pretty as those shibori-style ones are, they’re not a good colour match for the other navy features in the room. I need to decide today.

I could use the existing blinds in the boy’s room, but that would lead to more redecorating in there, and I just finished that room for the second time in a year!

So that’s where I’m at with the boho bedroom design this week.

Removable mudcloth wallpaper by Domisticate on Spoonflower + Caravan rug from Anthropologie in Lilac with bonus Corgi

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  1. April 20, 2017 / 5:36 am

    Holy cow, that rug! So gorgeous! Ugh, that’s a bummer about the wallpaper samples, but thank goodness you have them now. I see your dilemma with the shade, but I’m sure you’ll make it work. Can’t wait to see how it all comes together! And the dog is adorable, too 🙂

    • April 20, 2017 / 8:26 am

      Thanks Julie. I’ll just cross my fingers and hope for the best I think!

  2. April 20, 2017 / 5:48 am

    I love all of your wallpaper choices with the rug. And your “bonus dog” 🙂 I do think a solid would look better with your wallpaper choice, but I’m sure you will make it beautiful either way. Good luck!

    • April 20, 2017 / 8:25 am

      Okay, you’ve convinced me – I’ll spend the money! (It didn’t take much ?)

  3. April 20, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    that wall paper is amazing!!! Love your plans and progress!!

    • April 21, 2017 / 8:39 am

      Thanks Lauren!

  4. April 20, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I love the warm gray of the wallpaper – it provides the perfect neutral base for the room!

    • April 21, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks so much Kevin!

  5. April 20, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    i cannot wait for this reveal- i love EVERYTHING.

    • April 21, 2017 / 8:44 am

      Thank you so much lovely lady! 🙂

  6. April 20, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    I can see why you would have a hard time picking – all of the wallpaper samples are so good! The shade dilemma… maybe you could embellish it with a tassel or trim to bring in other colours from the room and help it fit in better? It’s a pretty shade.

    • April 21, 2017 / 8:43 am

      I like that idea – tassel trim in white would be super cute and might just break up the patterns enough. Definitely worth thinking about – thank you!

  7. April 20, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    I am obsessed with that rug!

    • April 21, 2017 / 8:44 am

      Haha, me too! 🙂

  8. April 21, 2017 / 4:02 am

    Love your progress so far. I like option 2 (I can see why you are indecisive though). I can’t believe your neighbour had the samples for a week lol

    • April 21, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      Thanks Andrea! I do love that one too, but I think it might be a bit too much on all the walls. It would make an awesome feature wall in a different space though – I might have to use it somewhere else later on!

  9. April 24, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    I’m also feeling under the wire! I ordered my stuff only YESTERDAY, and I’m biting my nails hoping it all gets here in time…

    • April 27, 2017 / 6:32 am

      I’ll cross my fingers for both of us! x

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