New Wallpaper Trends in 2019
Sep 30, 2019
If you’re like most people, you probably wouldn’t put the words “wallpaper” and “trendy” together in the same sentence. If we just described you, get ready to have your design ideas challenged. After falling out of the spotlight for decades, wallpaper is finally making a surprise comeback, popping up in homes and apartments everywhere. Could yours be next? After reading about these wallpaper trends, you might change your mind!
Wallpaper Trends in 2019
Is Wallpaper Back in Style?
The short answer to this question; an enthusiastic, “yes!” (Otherwise, this article would be much shorter!)
The long answer, of course, is more complicated. Yes, wallpaper is enjoying a renaissance right now; but, as with any style trend, there are still some design “do’s” and “don’ts” to keep in mind. Otherwise, you could wind up accidentally creating the same outdated, retro look you’re trying to avoid.
New Wallpaper Trends in 2019
Thinking about ditching the paint swatches? Learn how to choose a wallpaper that looks fresh, modern, and contemporary, and not like something out of a time capsule. Let the tips below inspire you, to help bring your vision to life.
Bold, Funky Wallpaper Designs
Contemporary wallpaper is all about being big, bold, and bright. Expect to see patterns that feature elaborate details, energetic line work, and playful, electric colours. Fruits and flowers are popular motifs, along with abstract, organic shapes. This isn’t your grandmother’s wallpaper.
Try Wallpaper with Clean, and Minimal Lines
If wild floral patterns aren’t up your design alley, try taking things in the opposite style direction with a dose of cool, clean minimalism. Pared-down patterns, like line grids or geometric shapes, add just a touch of detail while keeping a minimalistic aesthetic.
How Can I Incorporate Wallpaper into My Home?
Like paint, wallpaper can be used in any room of your home. However, you’ll need to be mindful of factors like moisture, heat, and exposure to the sun, all of which can damage wallpaper and cause it to fade or peel prematurely. You’ll also need to think about the size and dimensions of the room you want to be covered so that you can budget appropriately.
Once you’ve thought through the nuts and bolts, it’s time to tackle a bigger question: the question of style. In other words, how have you styled your home, and how can you choose a wallpaper that fits? Here are some tips:
- Avoid choosing a wallpaper that clashes too strongly with your current colour scheme. For example, if you have lots of red blankets, pillows, or decorations in your living room, you might want to avoid green wallpaper.
- Stay on-theme. For example, if you have a coastal-style beach house, wallpaper that features shells or nautical prints might be perfect.
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