When it comes to the latest trends in home design, wallpaper is making a big comeback.
But this isn’t your grandmother’s wallpaper, the kind that got plastered on every single wall during the mid-20th century. Today’s wallpaper is fresh and multidimensional. Best of all, it makes updating your interior décor quite easy!
Whether you’re looking to create an accent wall or bring a new vibe to an entire room, here are 5 of the hottest wallpaper trends for your modern home:
Wood & Brick
One of the most popular trends in interior design today is an exposed brick or wooden accent wall. Of course, not every home has a brick or wooden wall that can be exposed… If you love the look and want to achieve it in an easy, cost-efficient way, textured wallpaper is the way to go. You can find wallpaper with wood or stone effects in a variety of colors to perfectly march your design preferences. Wood or brick wallpaper brings immediate warmth and visual interest to any space and works well for both rustic and modern industrial designs.
Another hot trend in home décor involves incorporating metallic elements. So why not bring metallic luster to your walls! If your room is small, an accent wall in metallic wallpaper can help brighten the space and make it seem larger. Best of all, you don’t have to settle for solid gold, silver, or copper – new wallpaper designs combine metallic finishes with different shapes and patterns for a luxurious textured look.
Botanicals were a major trend in 2017 due to Pantone’s Color of the Year choice of ‘Greenery.’ And it seems the trend is only growing as more and more homeowners love bringing a fresh, natural feeling into their homes. One way to achieve the botanical look is to bring living indoor plants inside your home. Then, their presence can be accented with a botanical print on your cushions, rugs, or fabrics. And now, you can also create a bold, fresh statement with an accent wall in a botanical design.
Pro tip: try matching your botanical print to your natural surroundings to create a seamless blend between indoors and outdoors.
I know, I know – when you think of floral wallpaper, you may be fearfully remembering your grandmother’s outdated living room. However, today’s floral print wallpaper is bold and vibrant, often with a photorealistic or artistic flair. A modern floral print can bring a powerful burst of bright color into your room, creating layers of texture that evoke natural beauty. Another option is the contemporary-vintage look that blends the best of today’s design elements with a subtle, classic feel, providing an elegant style that is reminiscent of simpler times gone by.
If you want to make a sophisticated statement, try an accent wall in a geometric print. You can find classic shapes, such as triangles, diamonds or squares, as well as innovative patterns, like a prismatic design. When paired with bright colors and metallic accents, geometric wallpaper brings personality and visual interest to any room.
For more design inspiration and to check out Going Décor’s collection of modern wallpaper.