Trends in Wallpaper

While wallpaper was not so popular in 2010, this year homeowners are passing on the accent walls and are papering all four walls and even the ceiling. The trend towards paintable, textured papers, metallic prints and allover big patterns is growing—just open up the latest issue of a Shelter magazine and you’ll find everything from abstracts to stripes adorning walls in homes from the east to the west coast.

Design trend experts are predicting wallpaper popularity will continue to rise as the paper companies are pumping out clever new options and homeowners are taking more risks when it comes to decorating their homes.

Paintable wallpapers in geometric textures and bead board designs add more interest than just a typical painted wall. These papers are even washable for a more subtle look. For a little glamour, metallics are big right now and wallpapers are available in a range of matte to high shine styles depending on your taste. These pretty papers are great for the living room, bedroom or powder bath. If the idea of a room covered completely in metallic finish is a bit much for you, try just one wall behind the bed or sofa for a focal point.

Big patterns such as wide stripes and massive floral prints are finding their way onto the walls of the homeowners. This bathroom design in one of our models is evidence of this trend with the large classic leaf design in a matte metallic gold on a china red background. The result is warm and inviting and plays well against the coolness of the ceramic tile flooring and vanity tops.

When choosing your wallpaper, have fun and try some of the innovative new options available on the market. If you aren’t sure, we are here to help!