By Rosie Hatch

Published on May 2, 2016

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by Rosie Hatch

You’re already experimenting with dark accent walls, dark rooms, let’s take it a step further to something with a bit more interest. Dark patterns in wallpaper can complete a room beautifully, and provide a wow factor that your space may have otherwise been missing. From bedrooms to bathrooms, why not venture over to the dark side and check out these 37 inspirational spaces.

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Photography by ELLIE CASHMAN

Dark floral wallpaper adds an elegant touch of femininity to your space. Pair it with white furniture and allow it to really take center stage.

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Photography by ETSY

By using large scale images against a black background, this wallpaper gives a living room a great conversation piece. No wall décor needed.

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Photography by FARROW & BALL

Black and white damask-type patterns amp up an otherwise ordinary bathroom. Instead of making a small space feel crowded, this printed wallpaper gives it a much needed boost of sophistication.

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Photography by COLE & SON

Deep green palm print wallpaper gives a tropical, sultry feel to this colorful bedroom.

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Photography by COLE & SON

The same palm print paper in a more monochrome color scheme still gives tons of decorating possibilities. In this space, the leather couch and brass lighting stand out nicely, giving the room a mature, earthy vibe.

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Photography by COLE & SON

How fun is this fish wallpaper? Just goes to show that even dark wallpaper colors can still be fun and adventurous. Use it in kid’s rooms, or an accent wall in your game room.

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Photography by MY DOMAINE

This gorgeous forest-inspired wallpaper works well in this dining space by proving that even dark walls can still create a bright open space. The pops of color in the wallpaper give endless possibilities in decoration and color schemes.

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Photography by CARMEL & ROBERT BRANTLEY

This African mud cloth print isn’t just for throw pillows anymore, but can be used on a larger scale as wallpaper. Pair it with brass elements and you have one seriously serene bedroom space.

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Photography by APARTMENT THERAPY

This black and white print looks stunning in this foyer. The black crown molding and baseboards really help define the room by making it warm and inviting.

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Photography by CATHERINE MCCLURE

Black and white is always and winning combination in the bathroom. Add galloping zebras and you’ve got one fun and chic space.

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Photography by PINTEREST

This royal blue chinoiserie wallpaper proves that even dark wallpaper can still be playful by pairing it with these pink bookcases. “Moody” certainly doesn’t need to be “drab!”

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Photography by DOOR SIXTEEN

Just like white walls, dark walls allow furniture accents to really stand out. Here, this jungle scene by Hygge & West certainly gives the room a lively atmosphere.

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Photography by DECORPAD

Using an accent wall behind your bed gives it a much needed cozy feeling. The gold and black throughout the room keep it uniform and refined.

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Photography by WALLS REPUBLIC

This sweet floral wallpaper ties in perfectly with the lavender-hued bedding. By keeping the décor elements simple, it allows the wallpaper to really become the focus of the room.

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Photography by ANDREW MARTIN

Deep red walls allow for a bevy of styling ideas. Use antique or vintage furniture to give the room that Old World aesthetic.

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Photography by HYGGE & WEST

Clouds and moons are a sweet touch to this dark wallpaper, making it the perfect addition to a baby’s nursery or reading nook.

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Photography by WALLS REPUBLIC

A subtle print like this geometric one adds just enough design to a dark colored wallpaper, while still keeping things simple. Brass colored lighting against black walls is always a winning combo.

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Photography by ETSY

A cute village scene using black and white surely makes a great conversation piece. Pairing it with white accents gives the room an excellent touch of charm.

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Photography by HYGGE & WEST

A comic desert oasis gives way to so many decorating possibilities. Pair this wallpaper with Moroccan side tables, sheepskin rugs and plenty of succulents!

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Photography by AMAZON

Faux brick wallpaper is really gaining speed because it looks so much like the real deal. This black and grey brick adds some major rustic appeal to this space.

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Photography by HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

Fluffy clouds in the bedroom is always a good idea. We wouldn’t mind crashing in this warm and comfy bedroom.

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Photography by CUP OF JO BLOG

This hallway really defines the next room because of the stark contrast between dark and light. Adding gold polka dots is a major bonus.

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Photography by PINTEREST

Matching a chic black clawfoot tub to this dark pineapple wallpaper adds major character. It is the perfect balance of refined and fun.

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This wallpaper designed by Vivienne Westwood is nothing short of stunning. The deep red color and artistic print looks amazing when paired with other patterns and prints giving the room a ton of design elements, without looking busy.

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Photography by THE POTATO HOUSE

This dark wallpaper adds a ton of character to this cabin-style space. Who doesn’t love playful, colorful animals on their wall?

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Photography by APARTMENT THERAPY

This beautiful print is great for those looking for dark wallpaper with an earthy feeling. Add rustic wood furniture and you have one darling space.

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Photography by TIMOROUS BEASTIES

This dark blue kaleidoscope-like print is beautiful and unexpected. If you really want to amp up your space with wallpaper, this is it.

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Photography by ZACH DESART

This black and white pineapple print? That red door? A winning combination.

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Photography by LUISAVIAROMA

Looking for the ultimate feminine office space? We found the perfect wallpaper.

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Photography by HOUSE TO HOME

If you want to play it safe with dark wallpaper, here is a great alternative. This red color still adds vibrancy to this bathroom without making it feel too dark.

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Photography by BRIT.CO

Since deeper colors are perfect for the man cave, we found the “Lumberjack” wallpaper, and we can see why!

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Photography by ELLIE CASHMAN

This springy floral paper is certainly a showstopper. The dark background still keeps the look classy and sophisticated without being too overwhelming.

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Photography by DESIGN SPONGE

For the book lover, this “faux library” wallpaper is an awesome addition to a reading nook.

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Photography by PINTEREST

This beautifully pattered paper proves that it pays off to think outside the box.

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Photography by WALNUT WALLPAPER

Another example on how black and white wallpaper is always a winner. Pairing it with colorful accents is a no-brainer.

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Photography by DECORPAD

Sweet colorful butterflies against a black background add some major character to this powder room.

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Photography by HYGGE & WEST

This black and gold city scene pairs beautifully with mid-century décor. You will never want a plain black wall again.