Designers say Erin Napier creates a 'whimsical and cozy atmosphere' in her child's room with this simple design choice

The Home Town Takeover host works magic in her daughter's room

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Erin Napier and her husband Ben Napier, are the hosts of the HGTV show Home Town, are the definitive authorities on country style. Recently, Erin debuted photos of her daughter, Helen's, bedroom, and design experts were obsessed with the wallpaper idea in the room.

The child's room has a wooden bed on a neutral rug. On the walls, Erin and Ben have covered the room in York Wallcoverings Menagerie Stick and Peel Wallpaper. Interior designers are obsessed with this wall decor idea.

'Erin Napier, the design virtuoso, never ceases to amaze with her enchanting interiors. Today, we delve into her captivating child's bedroom, where wallpaper takes center stage,' Elizabeth Grace, interior designer and founder of  Dream Home Making

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Elizabeth Grace

Elizabeth Grace is an interior designer and furniture expert. She received her degree in Interior Design from the University of Notre Dame. Elizabeth landed her first job as an intern with a leading firm in New York City, learning from some of the city’s top designers. She currently works as an interior designer for both residential and commercial clients.

She continues about the bedroom wall decor saying, 'Wallpaper's presence in a child's room brings forth an array of benefits. Firstly, it infuses personality and character into the space. Erin's choice of wallpaper, with its delicate floral patterns, adds a touch of timeless charm that can grow with the child. Wallpaper also introduces color and texture, transforming plain walls into engaging canvases for imagination.'

Julio Arco, architect and interior designer at Bark and Chase states: 'In my experience, wallpaper plays an indispensable role in crafting a cozy and whimsical atmosphere, primarily because of its versatility. It can introduce natural elements, geometrical designs, or illustrative patterns that can tell a story or represent a theme. Nature motifs, for example, have a soothing effect and create a connection with the outdoors, while geometrical patterns can be both engaging and educating. When used effectively, wallpaper becomes more than just a decorative feature; it turns the walls into a canvas that contributes to a child's holistic development.'

Julio Arco
Julio Arco

Julio Arco has been practicing as an architect, interior designer, and online interior designer for the past several years in the United States. He holds a degree in Architecture from ITESM and a Master’s degree in Urban Design and Housing from McGill University. He is also a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).  

Elizabeth Grace continues, 'Wallpaper fosters a sense of enclosure, defining the room's boundaries while enveloping it in warmth. This cocoon-like feeling can be especially comforting for children, creating a secure haven where they can explore, learn, and dream. Erin's wallpaper choice, with its soft palette and intricate detailing, perfectly encapsulates the essence of a cozy space.'

Julio Arco says that the specific choice of wallpaper furthers these benefits. 'The choice of using analog natural elements, such as nature, pines, trees, and friendly-looking animals, is tightly linked to evidence-based design principles. This kind of design provides a calming and familiar environment for children, helping them feel grounded and secure. The presence of these elements in the wallpaper subtly reinforces a connection to the natural world and fosters a sense of wonder and curiosity in the young minds.'


If you love the look, shop Erin's favorite wallpaper below, and read our list of kids' room ideas for more inspiration.

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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.