By Lindsay Cohn

Published on May 21, 2017

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Photography by HYGGE & WEST

Wallpaper is great way to give any room an instant facelift. Lately, we’ve been particularly drawn to patterns of the tropical and jungle-inspired variety. Contrary to what you may have heard, palm trees and banana leaves aren’t just reserved for vacation homes. These vibrant prints add fierceness to any space—from modern boudoirs and boho lounges to contemporary kitchens and formal dining rooms. Ready to take a walk on the wild side? Here are seven stunning ways to enhance any room with lush, leafy wallpaper.

 
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Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK

Bold Bathroom

Statement wallpaper is a great way to add flair and excitement to a small space, such as a half bath. Light wood, white marble, and silver fixtures enhance the California cool vibe.

 
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Photography by AMY BERRY

Dramatic Dining

This is proof that a formal dining room doesn’t have to be stuffy. Rich palm wallpaper sets the scene for a dazzling space. And the gold ram-accented glass top table and eye-catching chandelier add a double dose of glamour.

 
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Photography by SOCIETY SOCIAL

Splashy Sitting Area

Brazilliance wallpaper adds exotic allure to this sitting area. A crisp white couch, colorful pillows, and a black and white vertical striped rug compete the contemporary aesthetic.

Society Social Dorothy Draper Brazilliance Wallpaper, $475

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Photography by LEA HARTMAN VIA DESIGN ADDICT MOM

Eclectic Master

The masculine hues, simple styling, and retro touches balance the modern femininity of the pink leaf wallpaper in this master bedroom by Design Addict Mom.

 
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Photography by NATHAN KIRKMAN AND ANNA KNOTT

Tropical Kitchen

Punch up the personality in your kitchen by trading in a traditional tile backsplash for bold palm-printed wallpaper. No matter how cold and dreary the weather, you’ll always feel warm and upbeat in such a cheerful space.

 
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Photography by WLDRNESSA

Airy Dining Area

This informal dining space—with a peek-a-boo window to the kitchen—feels bright and airy thanks to the fresh green and white color palette and use of natural greenery. OK, so this is actually a watercolor palm mural (not wallpaper), but it’s a sublime example and we couldn’t resist. And you can check out the full before and after here.

 
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Photography by THE JUNGALOW

Boho Lounge

Ditching bare walls for exuberant teal wallpaper—plus adding boho textiles and rich accents—takes this lounge area from low key to lively. If anyone knows how to do palm prints right, it’s The Jungalow’s Justina Blakeney.