Best Wallpaper Trends 2021

Wallpaper! It’s one of my favorite design elements. So I’m pretty excited to talk about wallpaper trends today!

blue and white bathroomQuadrille Wallpaper in our blue and white bathroom.

Best Wallpaper Trends For 2021

So, what exactly are the very best wallpaper trends for this year?

I’m SO glad you asked:)

Some people say wallpaper is back in style, but in my opinion, it never went out!

Trends in wallpaper designs come and go, but there’s so many beautiful wallpaper coverings to choose from these days, I thought it might be helpful to narrow it down to the best ones.

Hopefully this post will help to illustrate why the interior design world loves to use wallpaper so much.

bamboo mirror from Serena and LilySerena and Lily Granada Wallpaper in our past beach house project.

Wallpaper is one of my favorite design elements to use in a room.

For starters, wallpaper can provide lot of “bang for your buck” in terms of changing up the look of a space.

It’s also a lot of fun to embrace the idea of a room covered entirely in pattern or texture.

No matter what your home decor style is, wallpaper can be incredibly versatile.

If you’re looking to incorporate texture into your interiors, wallpaper is a great option.

It’s also the perfect way to create a “wow moment” in a small space, like a powder room or closet. This is actually one of my favorite ways to use wallpaper in the home.

The following are some time tested top picks as well as some of the chicest new options out there.

I’ve also included photos of paper we’ve actually used in our home. I think it’s SO helpful to be able to see what a wallpaper print looks like in situ…

Don’t you?

However my wish list of wallpapers for future projects is practically endless…that’s how much I love to use wallpaper!

wallpaper in bathroom from Serena and Lily site for designer looksSerena and Lily Palm Wallpaper from our beach house renovation.

Is Wallpaper Coming Back?

Depending on who you ask, if never really went out of style.

Some of the prints from the 80s and 90s may look and feel dated…

However, wallpaper as a design element is still going strong and will continue to do so in the future.

Now that we got that burning question out of the way, let’s look at some of the hottest ideas in wallpaper right now!

1. Graphic and Geometric Prints

Graphic prints and geometric shapes are very hot design ideas in wallpapers right now.

These bold patterns lend a playful, modern look to almost any space.

Geometric paper is such a great way to add a lot of personality to even the smallest of rooms.

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of Art Deco inspired prints, these look so elegant and sophisticated in any space.

If you ‘re not sure where to start, when shopping for graphic papers, look for bold color patterns on a neutral or white background.

Chances are you’ll find several fabulous choices to enhance your walls beautifully.

Below find a few fun graphic and geometric wallpaper options.

Graphic and Geometric Print Wallpaper Picks

Best Wallpaper TrendsBrett Design Wallpaper

2. Murals

Traditional wall murals have inspired wallpaper which looks just as good, if not better than painted ones.

Mural wallpapers have been around forever, but they’re having such a moment right now.
Large scale floral wallpapers fall under this trend as well and can also look very modern.
Wallpaper murals can be a cost effective way to get a high end painted mural wall look in your home.
I love how they create an instant mood in a space.
When we moved to our new home, I knew right away I wanted a calm, scenic mural scene in our dining room.
Seen in the photo below, I love the overall effect this paper has in this space.
From fun abstract murals, to nature and even architectural themes, there’s a mural paper for every style these days.
Below are a few mural wallpapers I’m currently loving.
Another somewhat related idea to this: framed Chinoiserie wallpaper panels.
Mural Wallpaper Picks:
mural wallpaper in dining roomSusan Harter Mural Paper in our dining room.

Head over to see our newly finished dining room featuring this gorgeous hand painted mural paper.

4. Textural/ Grass Cloth

It’s no secret I love grass cloth wallpaper, especially in a bedroom or on a ceiling! (Find more ideas for wallpapered ceilings here.)
If you’re not looking to add a lot of prints or colors to a space, grass cloth papers are a really great alternative to paint.
The added texture from these papers can make a room feel so warm and inviting.
These papers seem to lend themselves to a mid-century vibe, but truly they look great with all different types of interior design styles.
There’s also some great faux suedes, printed grass cloths and other textured papers that can really elevate the look of any room in your home.
Below are a few favorite textural wallpapers.
Textured Wallpaper and Grass Cloth picks:
grass cloth Best Wallpaper TrendsPhillip Jeffries Bermuda Hemp Ecru Wallpaper

5. Palm Beach Style

Leafy, tropical prints reminiscent of the Palm Beach area are very much on trend right now.

Many of these beautiful papers tend to be nature inspired.

From Chinoiserie themes to bamboo motifs and all tropical leaves, these quirky, bold patterns are instant mood lifters.

From small powder rooms to long hallways and beyond, infusing your home with this sunny, Floridian vibe always lends a lighthearted, creative feel to any space.

Try out a feature wall with paper if a whole room is too much of a commitment.

Palm Beach Style Wallpaper Picks:

Martinique banana leaf wallpaper in bathroomMartinique Wallpaper in our vacation home

Regardless of your design styles, if you’re looking to add bright jewel tones, striped wallpaper, a bold floral or a any fun new print to your home, wallpaper is not for the faint of heart.

However, the end results are often fabulous.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless when it comes to trends in wallpaper.

Hopefully this post has inspired designs for your own wallpaper choices.

For even more wallpaper related inspiration… this post on wallpapered ceilings is a personal favorite, I’ve recently re-consulted my own post on powder room wallpapers here and I’ll always have soft spot in my design heart  for Les Touche wallpaper, which you can see here.

Also, I just added this post all about using bold patterns in your home.

And, as always, the “our home” section on the top of this blog will take you to all the posts and pics of my home, many of which are wallpapered rooms!

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