What are the best wallpaper trends?
As we head into the new year, I thought I’d revisit this post from a few years back and update it to reflect the best in wallpaper design today.
Since wallpaper is one of my favorite design elements, I’m pretty excited to talk about wallpaper trends today!
Quadrille Wallpaper in our blue and white bathroom.
Best Wallpaper Trends For 2022
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’s an interior design trend which 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.
Serena and Lily Granada Wallpaper in our past beach house project.
Wallpaper is one of my favorite design elements to use in a room, it’s really such a great option.
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 an entire 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 can be an easy way to do this.
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 and top wallpaper ideas 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…
However my wish list of wallpapers for future projects is practically endless…that’s how much I love to use wallpaper!
Serena and Lily Palm Wallpaper from our beach house renovation.
Is Wallpaper Coming Back?
Depending on who you ask, it never really went out of style.
Some of the prints from the 80s and 90s may look and feel dated…
However, most interior designers will tell you, 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. Geometric Patterns
Graphic prints and geometric shapes are very hot design ideas in wallpapers right now.
These bold patterns in different colors 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 With a Modern Twist
Brett Design Wallpaper
Traditional wall murals have inspired wallpaper which looks just as good, if not better than painted ones.
This works beautifully in any room, even a small room like a powder room.
From fun abstract murals, to natural elements and even architectural themes, there’s a mural paper for every style these days.
Head over to see our newly finished dining room featuring this gorgeous hand painted mural paper.
3. Textural/ Grass Cloth
Bedroom Wallpaper Ideas – Phillip Jeffries Bermuda Hemp Ecru Wallpaper
4. Palm Beach Style
Leafy, tropical prints and floral designs reminiscent of the Palm Beach area are very much on trend right now.
Many of these beautiful papers tend to be nature inspired.
Think botanical prints and bright colors.
From floral patterns, Chinoiserie themes to bamboo motifs and all tropical and palm leaves, these quirky, bold patterns are instant mood lifters.
Whether it’s a small powder room or a long hallway and beyond – infusing your home with this sunny, Floridian vibe always lends a lighthearted, creative feel to any space.
Try out a feature wall or accent wall with paper if a whole room is too much of a commitment to these unique designs.
Tropical Patterns and Palm Beach Style Wallpaper Picks:
Martinique Wallpaper in our vacation home
LATEST WALLPAPER TRENDS CONCLUSION
Regardless of your design style, if you’re looking to add anything from bright jewel tones, striped wallpaper, to a bold floral or even a 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 patterns.
Hopefully this post has inspired designs for your own wallpaper choices and will help you pick the right wallpaper for your needs.
If you’re looking for even more wallpaper and general interior design possibilities, be sure to check out these other posts by clicking on each title below-
- Why you should paint your wood floors.
- Bathroom Wallpaper Ideas
- Les Touche wallpaper-Why it’s a personal favorite.
- How to use patterns in your home’s decor.
- The top 10 white cabinetry paint colors for your kitchen.
- Quartz vs. marble countertops.
- The best paint colors for your living room.
- How to make a room feel cozy.
- Home Office Ideas and Inspiration
- Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Paint Review
- How to choose the right area rug for your space.
- Everything you need to know about kitchen pendant lights.
- Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee
- How to perfectly style the empty space behind your sofa.
- Great Looking Kitchen cabinet colors which aren’t white or beige
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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Hi! Just discovered your blog. It’s great! I am considering Serena and Lily Granada wallpaper in Washed Indigo/Sky for my powder bath. There are no windows in that room, do you think that color will be okay in a room with no natural light? Thank you!
Yes! The bathroom we used it in had no windows..only a transom window above the door.
I love wallpaper! Especially textured paper. I have a Schumacher paper in my dining room that is printed on string. I have a woven raffia paper in my powder room that is an aqua houndstooth. I am getting ready to put up a Peter Dunham starburst paper in my upstairs hall bath, and a S&L print on the ceiling in my laundry. After that, a pretty paper in my new master bath and hopefully a bright grasscloth in my foyer. LOVE IT!
These all sound so beautiful!
I admire your oval dining table and was wondering if you could share where I might buy a similar one.
Thanks so much. It’s about 17 years old, so I don’t remember. It was an antique though. You might try One Kings Lane, I’ve seen similar ones there!