Published on August 31, 2016

Love toile de jouy but don’t know where to start? Take a cue from these designs and interiors. If going the full wallpaper route feels daunting, there are many other subtle ways to try your hand at the trend. Read on for a few of our favorite takes on toile. 

go big and bold

Sure, traditional blue and white is what comes to mind with toile, but why not take things bolder with bright orange and pink walls? 

stick it on your door

Use the panels on your door for a pop of pattern. This is a charming and clever touch that you won’t tire of. 

upcycle an antique

Lacy of The Inspired Nest upcycled a milk can by adding toile wallpaper to the side. This makes a festive addition to a shelf or entry.

put it on a pumpkin

Not feeling a jack-o-lantern? Go for a more mature look this year by adding toile to your pumpkin. 

make it patriotic

Got an extra (undecorated) room in your home? Try out this patriotic toile look. A solid-colored bedspread really pulls the look together.

timeless & statement-making 

This modern purple and white print looks both fresh and classic at the same time. 

make monogrammed cookies

Perfect for a bridal or baby shower, these monogrammed cookies are a great way to incorporate a hint of toile at your next party.

color your own! 

A black and white print plus highlighter pens add some funk to this dated (but underrated) print.

put it behind your bar cart

The gold global print on robin egg blue by Hygge & West makes a great backdrop for an elegant bar.

take it in the rain

These bold babies brighten gray and stormy days, plus they stand out in a crowd of black golf umbrellas. 

create a hideaway

Book lovers and nappers rejoice! A couch becomes a cozy nook by draping a toile print curtain to frame it. 

go green

Do the unexpected, skip the blue, and go for an all-green vibe with various shades and toile patterns. Somehow, it all works. 

kid around with it 

Thinking about redecorating a children’s room this fall? Why not go the whimsical route like this Hamptons home?

put it on the ceiling

Wake up to gorgeous city scapes without looking out the window or even leaving the apartment! Take a cue from this look in designer Geoffrey Bradfield’s home. 

toile bathroom tile

Make your bathroom a place you want to go with this stylish interior design. The bathroom is an excellent place for toile, as its typically small square footage can keep the print from feeling overwhelming. 

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