The Most Exciting Wallpaper Designs We’ve Seen This Year
Give your walls a fun update with our favorite new releases.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 7:33 AM
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Wallpaper is having a moment. Once relegated to the “stodgy and dated” design category, this home decor staple is being reimagined in a fresh, contemporary way that appeals to a younger, trendier crowd. Want proof? Take a look at the dozens of new lines and collections that have launched over the last years. In 2018 alone, we’ve seen a slew of new patterns, from abstract, architecture-inspired prints to bright and summery botanicals, that fit just about every aesthetic.
Ahead, check out the latest wallpaper releases you need to know about.
Chasing Paper’s Collaboration With Thimblepress
For Mississippi-based lifestyle brand Thimblepress, creating products that celebrate the joy in every moment in life is key. And now, thanks to their new removable wallpaper line with Chasing Paper—which launches today, August 1—that cheerful vibe can now extend to the home in ways it never could before.
“The collection really feels representative of both our brands; it’s fun, colorful, and we hope has something for everyone!” says Elizabeth Rees,chasing paper
founder. Consisting of seven paint-inspired prints, the selections offer a mix of maximalist hues, as well as more subtle, yet equally dreamy options. Millennial pink lovers will adore the Valentine-inspired option named Rhyme and Reason (pictured), while a marble print skews more minimal, still exemplify the hues of the summer.
“A lot of our customers rent homes, or want to switch up their styles more often than traditional wallpaper allows,” explains Thimblepress founder Kristen Ley on her choice to expand into the decor space. “I personally love being able to express my personality through wallpaper, and I know I am always changing things around and finding new things I am into. By decorating with Chasing Paper, all my dreams will come true! The collection we developed is full of color, whimsy, and soul. It’s for someone who wants to express their style and unique personality through home decor… true self-expression!”
Each printed-to-order 2×4-foot panel is made with Chasing Paper’s signature peel-and-stick fabric, retails for $40, and is available to shop online now at chasingpaper.com.
Photography by David Szymanski
Chasing Paper’s Collab With Graduate Hotels
Beloved college town-focused hospitality chain Graduate Hotels is making its first foray into the world of retail by partnering with Chasing Paper for an exclusive wallpaper line. Each 2×4-foot panel retails for $40, is completely removable, and reflects the hotel chain’s signature use of playful pattern and bold color.
Graduate’s in-house artist and graphic designer Ernest Wlostowski drew from a few motifs commonly used by the company: vintage art, sports, and university paraphernalia. From the more demure classic plaids to statement-making, colorful pennant prints, there’s something for everyone—not just college students looking for a dorm room update. As Julie Saunders, chief marketing officer at Graduate Hotels, points out, “Subtle nods to collegiate decor make the designs ageless, whether you’re still a student or a distant graduate. The spirit of the brand celebrates and commemorates youthful optimism, which applies to students and non-students alike.”
Designed in homage to the hospitality chain, which boasts unique design at each of its properties, the collection is an eclectic one. “‘Sports’ is a playful nod to our celebration of collegiate sports heroes,” explains Saunders. “Our ‘Around Campus’ toile print underscores our dedication to honoring the history and stories of universities in the towns we call home. And to capture the essence of our brand philosophy that we are always learning, we also created a print named after our brand mantra, ‘We Are All Students.’”
The collection is officially available to shop now at chasingpaper.com.
Tempaper’s Limited Edition Print
To celebrate 10 years in the business (seriously!) Tempaper launched a limited edition, temporary print that’s so much fun. Founded by sisters Jennifer Matthews and Julia Biancella Au in 2008, the brand was the firsttemporary wallpaper
company on the market—and to us, that’s definitely something worth celebrating.
A rendition of one of the brand’s regular prints, Halo uses a base of stylish graphic prints with modern design, featuring overlapping curves in order to create rhythmic pattern that’s appealing to the eye. The exclusive print is available for a limited time on Tempaper’s online marketplace for $40 and $80 per panel, respective to size.
Brooklyn-based textile and home goods company Cope just recently branched out into wallpaper, with three new designs—Speckle, Palm, and Eon—inspired by nature. These ethereal prints come in subdued colors that make them perfect for thebright wallpaper
Minimalists, consider this your new favorite wallpaper line.
New Hat is no stranger to the wallpaper game—their custom wallpapers and wall coverings are works of art—but their first line of ready-made wallpaper is really changing things up in the best way. Inspired by everything from pre-colonial Peru to futuristic solar systems, the funky graphics allow you to get the look of custom wallpaper at a fraction of the price.
Art lovers, rejoice: One of our favoriteaffordable art
websites, Twyla, launched their first wallpaper line, inspired by architectural photographers. From the streets of Brooklyn to the beaches of Spain, prepare to be inspired by this colorful collection.
Another art website getting into the wallpaper market, Society6’s first foray into the product has been created exclusively by the company’s network of global artists. From bold graphic prints to soft florals, each print is inspired by a different part of the world, so you’re bound to find a print that speaks to you and your wanderlust preferences.
Love the look of tile, but hate the process and price? Chasing Paper’s
collection was made for you. The temporary wallpaper company uses a peel-and-stick format, so you can essentially “re-tile” your rooms multiple times a month, without commitment. Available in a multitude of colors and patterns like Farmhouse Tile and Simple Stripe, this non-commitment line will encourage anyone to have more fun with their decor.
Another incredibly fun collab by Chasing Paper, this line has been created in partnership with LA-based artist Carolyn Suzuki. Known primarily for her cheery, hand-drawn cards, Suzuki’s wallpaper line is designed for those who don’t take themselves too seriously. Featuring intricate designs and whimsical patterns in a multitude of summer-worthy colors, they’re just what you need to give your home a dramatic summer refresh.
Feel like adding more drama into your home, but don’t want to go too crazy? You need to check out Farrow & Ball’s spring line ASAP. Cool hues and modern color pairings give the entire line a sleek, sophisticated look that proves florals are so last season, and that theatrical looks are in. Timeless elegance is the cornerstone of the British brand’s philosophy, which is why these looks were translated to span a multitude of seasons—and will look great in your home year round.
This story was originally published on June 11, 2018. It has been updated with new information.
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