Wallpaper Trends: What’s the best style?

Your quick guide to finding the right design

Are you looking to create a feature wall in a particular room? There’s so much choice with wallpaper, it can become more of a chore than an enjoyable process. Here are a few tips to get you started. The first step is finding the right type of style. Once you have this, narrow it down to colour and order some samples.

Modern

Clean simple lines are the basics to forming a minimalistic, modern space. To compliment your space, select a geometric print for your feature wall. Ideally your feature wall would be the first wall you see when you enter a room. You could select a subtle grey / neutral print or be bold with a deeper colour.

Texture

There is much more to textured wallpaper that meets the eye. I love the variation and contrast available nowadays. From marble effect feature walls to something textured to touch; you’re bound to find something to suit you within this style.

If you have a room already bold in colour and style, adding texture to the wall can elevate your space. For example, if you would like to add depth to your walls then a panelled wallpaper would work really well against your furniture. If you’re not keen on going for a bold or metallic finish you can find something subtle in colour to achieve the same look.

Wallpaper from Next – Grey Silver Textured Wallpaper

Floral

Floral prints don’t get enough credit in what they can do for a room. I think many of us would associate floral prints as dated or “too much” for a wall. The key to finding the right print depends on the wall you’re using for your feature. For prints like these, I’d offset this to a side wall so it doesn’t overpower a space. You can then balance another wall with a different shade of paint to compliment the main colour of the wallpaper. There is a lot of choice when it comes to this style. Narrow it down to a particular element of focus; for example, trees prints, leaf prints, or a flower of choice (orchids / peony). Once you have this you can find a style that would really resonate with you.

Mural

Mural wallpapers come in so many variations and prints. They have a lot of choice and I’ve also used this company for my kitchen. Finding the right design is really down to you in terms of what you’d like to feature. Calming prints are associated with nature or scenery. If you’d like something more prominent then try out some city designs. A few tips on this style; think about the room and the story you’re trying to convey. This will help you consider what print would suit your space.

So there’s my top tips on finding the right design for your room. The one thing I would recommend for definite is, samples. Select a few, place them up on your wall for a few days. This will give you an indication of how your print will look in different lighting conditions. Once you’ve made your choice, order a little extra for contingency. Take your time with finding the right print. If you rush, you might not like what you’ve selected once it’s up. If you are looking to create something one-of-a-kind then I’d be happy to help you on your journey. Contact me here.

I’ll be sharing more ideas soon. Thanks for reading.

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