If you’re tempted by the idea of wallpaper, here are some ideas for how to make it work anywhere in your home.
It’s safe to say that wallpaper hasn’t been particularly ‘on trend’ in interiors recently. While there will always be those that remain loyal to its ability to totally transform a room from something average into a memorable space, the popularity of soft, tonal shades of paint has been hard to escape from.
And while we would never recommend decorating your home according to a trend (you’ve got to live with it for years, after all), we’re delighted to see wallpaper creeping back into the mainstream.
There are brands leaning into its vintage, cottagecore charm, while others are giving it an update to make it fit with any modern home. We’ve rounded up some inspiration shots you can save if you’re considering wallpaper for your own home, from bedrooms to bathrooms, and everything in between.
Kitchen and dining
Whether you want to lean in to the character of a period home or counterbalance a more modern space, wallpaper isn’t commonly seen in kitchens nowadays, but it can really make an impact in one of the most used spaces in your home.
Bedrooms don’t always get as much natural light as our main living spaces, so it can be nice to lean into this with a dark, moody wallpaper, or simply go for something with a beautiful, uplifting pattern.
You can make wallpaper feel more contemporary in a living space by keeping your furniture and accessories modern, or go all-out chintz by layering pattern on pattern.
Hallways can often feel like bland spaces, but adding wallpaper gives them a definite character, rather than just an afterthought in the design of your home.
Another space in your home that can often feel a little anonymous, wallpaper is an easy way to liven up a bathroom.
While it’s probably not suitable for a room that has a shower in it, it’s perfect for a W.C., and their often small size means you can even go for a design that might be too expensive for a larger room.