With wallpaper a bigger trend than ever, it’s the perfect way to bring life and excitement to a space with a myriad of styles and colours to choose from. Whether you want to go bold, add a splash of colour, bring nature indoors or add some vivid pattern, there’s something for everyone.
But how do you use statement wallpaper effectively? We’ve compiled a list of different design possibilities and tips for your most creative and colourful home yet.
Bringing the outdoors in is easy with botanical style wallpapers. From luscious ferns and palms to jungle motifs, the bedroom is a great place to create a tropical paradise. Consider creating a feature wall just behind the bed to draw attention to the star of the room.
Looking for more tips? Check out our post on achieving the tropical look here.
Creative Geometric Home Office
For a home office, you may want to look out for something that energises you but doesn’t overwhelm your senses. While a colourful intricate design may be distracting just behind your desk, choosing a monochrome geometric pattern creates just enough energy to keep you going.
Of course, not every wallpaper pattern needs to be high-energy. In a living room, you may want to choose something softer and more subtle like this organic repeat which you won’t easily tire of. Pair it with natural wood furniture, ceramics and a creative wall hanging for instant relaxation.
Flower Power in the Dining Room
A subtle floral power can create a dynamic and whimsical dining room space. Flower patterns are almost always in style in one form or another and this dense pattern creates a warm energy, perfect for relaxed and casual entertaining.
The 60s and 70s have been big influences in contemporary design so why not embrace the groovy feeling with some retro-inspired wallpaper? We love the idea of using two kinds of wallpaper in different colourways to mix and match with natural and organic textures.
For those who love a bit of warehouse-style but don’t want to embrace the obvious brick-wall-effect patterns, consider choosing a softer monochrome look with a watercolour look. Pair with bold black accessories, natural wood textures and accents of blue and grey to finish off the urban appeal.
Love to keep up with the latest trends? You’ll love the terrazzo wallpapers which combine effortlessly with a rich and vibrant palette in your living spaces. Mix with other high-energy patterns and colours for a contemporary look the whole family will love.
Looking for more tips on using colour? Our guide on matching colours to wood furniture will help.
If you want to add some excitement but fear patterned walls will be too overwhelming, consider creating panels to instantly bright and refresh your space without the huge commitment. A neutral wall colour and a contrasting pattern work well as you can use it to pull in the shades and tones of your furniture and accessories for a cohesive decorating scheme.
Looking for guidance on mixing florals with other patterns? Check out our post.
The Modern Chair Rail
One last way to creatively use wallpaper is to simply wallpaper the lower (or upper) half of your walls. This creates a chair rail effect around the room, allowing you to embrace a bit of pattern that will elevate the entire space. Choose a contrasting strip of colour just above the wallpaper for a fun finishing touch.