Wallpaper has had a resurgence of late and now we're sublimely spoilt for choice. Looking for wallpaper ideas? Try a floral feature wall in the bedroom, statement geometric pattern in the living room or a folksy design for a kid's room; there really are so many unique ways to hang wallpaper in your home. So, from pretty florals to trompe-l'oeil to bold (and slightly wacky) prints, get inspired by some of these wallpaper designs. You won't be disappointed with the results.
Want to add interest and character to your cooking zone? Incorporating wallpaper, which will be a major trend in 2015, into the design of your kitchen is the perfect solution. Wallpaper provides an easy way to add visual impact, even in small amounts. Wallpaper gives you the control of complementing the architectural elements throughout the kitchen or adding a beautiful contrast to an otherwise simple color palette. Predictions for this year are that we will also be seeing wallpaper used in unexpected ways and spaces, such as on ceilings, to create striking features.
If you don’t want to commit to a whole room of wallpaper, why not create an accent wall instead? Statement walls continue to be a big trend for 2015, which can be easily achieved by covering an accent wall with a geometric print.
If you’re looking for a bigger impact, covering the walls of a powder room, bedroom or dining room are always classic spaces for wallpaper. We wallpapered the risers of a customer's stairs to great effect (see our residential gallery).
Put a smile on your face with this 1950's styled housewives wallpaper, inspired by the days of seamed stockings and suspenders, Dupenny's 50s Housewives' wallpaper is deliciously cheeky.
Caroline Davidson;s wallpaper for Graham & Brown is a tapestry for the modern age.
Designed as part of their NEW WAVE collective this beautiful Tapestry effect is the perfect mix of a traditional wall hanging design but in an ultra modern technique to give you a look that is bang on trend for this season.
This graphic wallpaper by Eley Kishimoto creates the illusion of a three-dimensional grid across the walls and floors of this bakery in south-east London. Obviously this is a commercial wallpapering project but it just goes to show how influential these designs are and how they then are translated into our homes on a smaller scale.
Geometric patterns can be done on a smaller scale in your home
If you don’t want to take on the task or cost of wallpapering a room, incorporating small accent pieces with geometric and graphic patterns will easily allow you to be right on trend. Try accent pillows or area rugs with strong patterns and designs. You can find them at a variety of price points to match any budget.
Murals have come a long way in the last few years and with amazing digital imagery the sky is the limit, literally! Take a look at these images below and feel inspired...
Paintable papers, metallic prints, faux finishes and more trends coming to a wall near you.
We all know that wallpaper can add instant glamour and warmth to any room, People are finally moving away from just a feature wall and are once again wallpapering two, three and four walls in a room," says David Klaus at Graham & Brown wallpaper company.
Fewer accent walls and more fully papered rooms are cropping up in homes and magazine spreads as of late, along with a handful of "mini trends" in wallpaper designs. Lets take a look at wallpaper trends to inspire you.
Create the ultimate natural look for your interiors by introducing Grasscloth to your walls. Manufactured using natural fibres of jute, reed and arrowroot, Grasscloth provides the perfect compliment to classic or contemporary settings.
Stone, grasscloth, glass beads, wood, brick, steel and tile... faux finishes will serve to inspire your imagination when planning your decor. Let your imagination run will and use combinations to produce stunning results in both residential and commercial interiors.
Fabric and Wallpaper Combos
This is a new trend starting to show in the interior design magazines in the UK. Match your wallpaper to your fabric as shown above.Photos: House Beautiful Magazine UK
It's the perfect hybrid between painting a wall and wallpapering it, and for the non-commital decorators among us, more brands are turning out the totally customizable, textured designs.
Retro walls: 50s and 60s looks fabulous!
Turn back time in style!
Wallpapered ceilings are an increasingly popular option for creating visual impact in a room. It is most effective if you have a cornice since it will separate the wallpaper from the painted walls. Wallpapered ceilings create a feeling of intimacy and coziness, which is a special benefit during winter.Its also great for covering up less than perfect ceilings.
Some wallpapers are now made with CRYSTALLIZED TM - Swarovski Elements. The carefully developed clear and coloured crystals create unique designs that combine luxury and good taste to offer unprecedented decorative possibilities. When with crystals parts of the ornaments have Swarovski crystals randomly placed.
An Interior Decorator Can Help
It is best to get a professional to install your wallpaper as they will not only be able to prepare the walls correctly, they will be able to match up the patterns for a seamless look. If you are investing in your wallpaper you want to be able to stand back and be happy with the result once it is hung for you.
Large scale prints are fashionable but can be overpowering in a small room, so use them sparingly. Try papering the wall behind the bed in a bedroom or as a feature wall in a family or dining room.
Smaller walls are generally better than larger ones. Larger walls, if made into a feature, can tend to dominate a space rather than accentuate it. Walk into the room to see which wall immediately grabs your attention – this is generally a great way to see where a feature wall would have the most effect.
Limit the number of colours in a scheme for a coordinated look. A good trick is to pick two or three colours from your wallpaper, and repeat them elsewhere in the room. Matching plain wallpapers are also available to compliment the image.
If you are papering just one wall, match the paint on the other walls to the wallpaper’s background only for a seamless finish.
In gloomy bedrooms, use wallpaper with a metallic or pearlised finish to reflect light.
Flocked and textured wall coverings are an ideal disguise if walls or ceilings aren’t smooth.
Dark colours tend to make the room look smaller, whereas lighter colours make it look larger.
Stripes on a wall can help to make the ceiling look higher.
Vinyl wallpapers are also very durable and washable, and can be removed easily as they are dry strippable.