Wallpaper has been referred to as “clothes for walls” by top designers in the industry. That is because it allows you to create a unique ambiance in your home that no other wall finish can accomplish.
Nothing personalizes a home better than a beautiful wallpaper design. A properly placed border strip can accent a room or you can add a half wall of wallpaper to give a beautiful wainscoting appearance. You are only limited by your imagination with the thousands of designs and themes available today.
Whatever your taste, there are wallpaper ideas for everyone, from traditional florals and trompe l’oeil, to contemporary geometric and tropical patterns or animal motifs and architectural designs.
1) ESCAPE WITH A SCENIC WALL MURAL
You don’t have to put your artistic nature to the test when it comes to picture walls. There are plenty of wallpapers that are designed to do just that with trompe l’oeil illustrations that can quickly add an extra dimension even in small spaces.
A panoramic mural can not only transport you to another space (figuratively as well as literally!), but by choosing a nature-inspired design, the boundaries between indoors and out can become blurred.
Wallpaper murals have seen a surge in popularity, and homeowners are using these types of wall designs to make a statement. There really is no limit as to what will make a great mural, but some subjects to consider are big forests, maps of the world, as well as beautiful flower arrangements.
2) FACTOR IN AN ABUNDANCE OF FLORALS
Start off by thinking about color. The palette you choose will guide your decisions when it comes to choosing floral designs and will act as the basis for pulling your scheme together.When working floral prints into your home, think about the scale of the flowers in the patterns. Large prints can make small rooms appear even smaller so stick to daintier designs to create an illusion of space.Florals are, quite literally, bigger than ever for 2023.
Large-scale prints are the hero-floral for the seasons ahead. Captivate a room with a feature wall of flourishing foliage. The trend for Renaissance-style brooding dark backdrops with rich jewel tones is very much a key style to look out for.
3) SURROUND YOURSELF WITH BOTANICALS
Tropical and botanical prints are the leading trend for 2023 wallpaper designs. They are attention-getting and striking in any interior. As with other similar patterns, they can bring a sense of nature into the home that truly extends your living environment.Visible repairs are celebrated and emphasized, and durable, natural, and woven materials are championed. Bolder greens are also taking over from the midnight blue bringing in the biophilic trend of wellness through plants and foliage.
Embracing nature can have a positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing and introducing earthy tones into your home is a way of harnessing this energ
4 . ULTRA-THIN GEOMETRIC DESIGNS
Geometric patterns have been around for a long time and are still very much in vogue for 2022. As the design has matured, however, the new trend is toward very thin lines rather than bold, wide designs. Circles, rectangles, squares and various other shapes can be mesmerizing.
Interiors referencing elemental geometric arrangements, subtle raised relief and monochrome palettes channel the comfort found in pattern and routine.
5. DECORATE WITH TEXTURAL PAPERS
Gone are the days when the wallpaper was a one-dimensional piece of paper on the wall. As printing techniques developed, the number of surfaces that can be printed on increases.
One of the most comforting wallpaper trends is introducing texture to the walls. Choose a hessian wallcovering for the ultimate cosseting effect, and let the coziness commence.
You can see and feel wallpaper. Reed wallpaper, upholstery, canvas, and leather are just a few of the textures that can make a beautiful statement as wallpaper. Some interior design specialists are combining textures in the same room to make a bold, unique or personal statement
6. ADD CHARM WITH CHINOISERIE
Chinoiserie is another wallpaper trend which has been in and out of fashion for many years. Historically associated with grand country manor homes, this technique has been modernized and updated is a fresh new way.
Characterized by fantastical oriental scenes and sinuous, stylized flower and bird motifs, the Chinoiserie trend has witnessed a surge in popularity in recent years, with today’s wallpaper and fabric houses offering a wealth of ornate decorative designs to bring wow-factor to your interior design choices.
7. ADD DRAMA WITH DARK COLORS
Dark colors used to be avoided, as often this would be misinterpreted as making a room seem dark and dingy. However, with an eclectic use of space, well-placed shapes and smart living room lighting ideas like in the space shown above, deeper royal blues and luxurious emerald greens are making a desired comeback.
Wall coverings in black can create interior landscapes with huge impact, from elegant and sophisticated to purist.
8. SLEEK METALLIC EFFECT
One of the most stunning wallpaper options at the moment is the metallic effect design, which looks very fashionable and elegant in any interior. You can find plenty of modern wallpaper options with all kinds of amazing designs mixed with a metallic color, and this kind of combination looks very luxurious and graceful
9.GRANDMILLENNIAL DESIGN PATTERNS
The term “Grand millennial” (sometimes called granny chic) may not be familiar to many, yet this trend is gaining traction for interior designs in 2022. Think of grandma’s home that has a touch of elegance mixed in with traditional floral patterns to create a cozy atmosphere.
What “grandmillennial” style looks like depends a lot on the kind of grandparents you’re channeling. We think the best example of this retro-cool aesthetic is drawn from swank places like Beverly Hills and Palm Springs from the ’60s through the early ’80s, when splashy, bold patterns were in fashion. And the most exuberant way to bring this trend home is to try a patterned wallpaper on an accent wall.
10. ART DECO WALLPAPER
A typical art deco wallpaper design incorporates the iconic and lavish patterns from the 1920s and gives them a modern twist. If you like modern-retro luxury style, art deco should fit into your design scheme perfectly. Jazz up your home with some Art Deco-style geometric, fan or diamond patterns and capture the vigour of the roaring 20s. Go bold with a mid-century bright pattern or channel the ornate romance of Art Nouveau. If your home is built in a strong architectural style, matching your home’s interior to the architecture is a way of making the space feel more cohesive.
Alternatively, work with the home’s construction style to accentuate aspects of the design – horizontal patterns that stretch across a wall will elongate the room. Try something different and wallpaper columns and beams to create an impact.
11. MINIMALIST WALLPAPER
Minimalism says “you don’t notice me,” on the one hand, but on the other, you can’t take your eyes off it. With the crowded, noisy, intrusive world that we all live in, many find that their home is a sanctuary that needs to be quiet in all respects. Plain paint might accomplish that, but wallpaper is elegant and tastefully creates a peaceful space. This style works particularly well in large spaces.
Minimalism is a style of design that reduces the number of distractions to allow us to enjoy and focus on the main message of a piece of art. This minimalism trend is nothing new
12. DAMASK VICTORIAN DESIGN
Damask wallpaper was originally used in place of tapestries and/or made to match upholstery fabric. Therefore the designs were created to imitate these woven patterns. Damask fabric and its value came from the silk that was used to produce it. The weaving technique created a silk ground and a matte pattern. This was first done in one color, tone on tone.
There are many variations of damask wallpaper due to its long history and demand. This includes the available colors, the materials, and the content.
Smaller rooms are suited to a more subtle damask wallpaper with lighter shades and smaller patterns. Larger rooms, however, can pull off bright, bold, and show-stopping damask wallpapers.