While wallpaper was once deemed outdated, stale, and overdone, it has come back in a new and exciting way in the past few years through creative new interior design approaches. Instead of sticking to the traditional florals or lackluster prints, it has taken on a stylish new approach in the form of different types of design, from graphic elements to painterly brushstrokes. Here are a few ways you can get inspired by this resurgence in wallpaper and think about incorporating it into your own home.
Graphic patterns are the biggest and boldest in the wallpaper trend right now, as these designs are venturing into territory that was previously only considered for singular statement pieces of art, instead of full-scale wallpaper. Homeowners are no longer afraid of going ‘too big’ with their prints, and are instead embracing the look of something that is unapologetically bold and demands to be seen instead of fading to the background. Graphic patterns are best identified by thick, bold lines, usually in a simple black and white color scheme to create a contrast. They have a particularly modern look to them that won’t work in every space, but when done right, speaks volumes.
2019’s answer to the traditional luxurious wallpaper, gilded wallpaper has become a transcendent way to add an elevated sophistication to a space, while injecting a little bit of glamor too. The slight shimmer of a gold can bring an entirely new dimensional feel to the room. Gold is elegant enough on its own, but seamlessly incorporated into a wallpaper, it can become the stunning attraction of a room. The difference in finish is noticeable between the tones, but subtle enough that it doesn’t appear gaudy.
Geometric wallpaper, much like graphic patterns, are modern, vibrant, and bold. Geometric patterns tend to play with color more than graphic prints, as well as involve more familiar shapes instead of abstract objects. Geometric wallpaper can bring a lively and exciting feeling to your home, as the patterns can be quite intricate and detailed despite using simple shapes as a base. Many choose a geometric wallpaper as an accent wall if the pattern they have fallen in love with proves to be too busy for an entire room, so feel free to play around with how you display your wallpaper, whether it’s on a single wall, or above a chair rail molding to divide the wall in half. Don’t limit yourself with color, either, as you’ll find geometric prints don’t hold back and invoke creative uses of different shades.
Another popular style that is far more laid back and elegant is the painterly style of wallpaper, which can feature distinct brushstrokes or more subtle watercolor shapes. Unlike other prints, these are not normally symmetrical or repetitive patterns, and instead act as a large-scale work of art featured on the wall itself. Some are even hand-painted, furthering this unique artistic appearance instead of a mass-produced pattern. You’ll find that this more painterly style of wallpaper is soft and feminine looking, making it the perfect addition to a nursery or girl’s room. Looking at a wallpaper like this provides a more unique experience than the repetition of a pattern, and will surely catch the eye of visitors.…