11 Ways Wallpaper Can Completely Transform a Room
See the prints we're craving for summer!
Updated Sep 29, 2021 7:44 AM
While a fresh coat of paint is always a surefire way to refresh your space, we can’t deny the equally impressive effect a vibrantly patterned wallpaper can have—case in point: the 1960s floral wallpaper of a rich marigold, sunny yellow, and Barbie pink, found in Brooklyn hotspot, Wild Oleander. And with the warmer months ahead, we’re looking to the beautifully bold and colorful prints that will undoubtedly impart our homes with a much-needed revamp by way of an intricate pattern or inspired print. Read on to the get lowdown on the wallpaper designs we’re loving right now, and see how you can seamlessly integrate it into your existing decor.
Okay, sure, it could be the sink full of florals that have us enamored with this photo but it’s also hard to overlook the wow-factor of the speckled blue wallpaper. While the print is undoubtedly perfect for the powder room or bathroom, we’re all for bringing it into the little ones’ space, preferably designating it for the ceiling. Naturally, furnishings and accent pieces of a primary palette are highly encouraged.
In the market for a modern yet edgy pattern that is elegant at the same time? Look no further than this inspired print, which exudes an element of pure contemporary cool thanks to its ultra chic, dusty pink backdrop and illustrated motif. Taking cues from this NYC shop, and pair the wallpaper with a vibrantly contrasting detail—that black and white checkered flooring certainly does the trick.
Who needs a headboard when you have a backdrop as dynamic and statement-worthy as this? A welcome departure from the typical floral motif, the saturated hues and black base of this wallpaper earmark it as a refreshing take on an otherwise tired classic. Delicate in nature, it can work with a wide variety of decorative styles although we’re all for pairing it with a modern minimalist scheme.
Clare V’s pared-down approach to decorating with color and pattern never fails to inspire us and so naturally, we find ourselves drawn to her vibrant yet subdued line of wallpaper. Product of a collaboration with Wallshoppe, the Onyx Stripe Lotus print does plenty by way of imbuing style to a snoozy space. Designate the print to the walls of the powder room for an instant lift.
Is it just us or does it seem like every wallpaper with a floral or leaf-themed motif usually skews towards the maximalist side of things? For those intent on getting in on the trend, sans having to adopt a wildly abundant splash of botanicals, this minimalist take is just what your life was missing. Bonus points for utilizing it as an accent detail in a whitewashed room or pairing it with decorative elements (think wall art, accent chairs) of a complementary palette.
While we may often find ourselves inclined to embrace decor with a lighter-toned base during the summer months, veering off in the opposing direction can be equally as refreshing. Nothing makes a statement quite like a wall clad in an unexpected print, especially when it’s as bold as this. Product of a collaboration between artist Kate Zaremba and
this removable wallpaper makes for the ideal design detail you can easily swap out come fall.
This one’s channeling major beachy vibes and honestly, we can’t think of a better way to bring a little slice of the ocean into our homes. While the ever-so-versatile shade of blue can complement a wide variety of decorative schemes, we’re all for utilizing this print to emulate a beachy-bohemian vibe within your space. Pair the wallpaper with furnishings of a whitewashed hue and accent pieces that come with an earthy inclination.
A beautiful wallpaper detail hardly ever goes unnoticed, especially when designated to an unexpected space. We’re taking cues from Maya Nairn’s dreamy closet, where a classic chinoiserie pattern imparts the streamlined design with both a pop of color and a much-needed dose of decorative contrast.
If you’re less about repetitive patterns and more about the bigger picture, a wallpaper mural is certainly the way to go. While this one here isn’t necessarily for the faint of heart, it definitely packs in a major dose of style and color to an otherwise understated space. Accent walls are key in making this one work—install the mural behind the focal point of a room, such as a bed or sofa.
Available in two style-focused colorways, this botanically-inclined wallpaper is all about infusing charm with the ever-so-slightest hint of pattern. Bring this one into the rustic space—to instill a mod-meets-woodsy detail—or pair it with a strictly modern scheme for an inspired element of contrast.