Wallpaper may have fallen out of style for a few years, but it’s back.
We’re not surprised, either. With wallpaper, you can ditch the paint and incorporate some bold, beautiful patterns into your home. Designers and homeowners alike love it!
Today’s wallpaper is much more vibrant and exciting than the stuff of the past, too. From fresh floral patterns to metallic and celestial prints, the paper out there now is anything but boring.
In this article, I’ll discuss some of my favorite wallpaper trends of 2019. Keep reading to see if any of these design ideas strike your fancy.
1. Fresh Florals
For many of us, floral patterns bring us right back to childhood – sitting in the parlor at grandma’s house (eating those stale cookies from her pantry).
Well, florals are now making a big comeback. But, the flowery prints of 2019 aren’t your grandmother’s florals. They’re far more subtle (and much more stylish).
These prints look great everywhere. They’re perfect for creating a relaxed environment in the living room. They look fantastic in the laundry room and bathroom, too!
And if you have a baby on the way, they make a great covering for the walls in the nursery. There’s something about floral prints that just feels calm and soothing.
2. Bold Metallics
If the floral wallpaper trend is something you’d rather avoid, perhaps bold metallics are more your style.
Bold wallpaper and design elements are all the rage, which is why home decorators are going mad for shiny metallics. These prints add a glamorous, luxurious theme to any home.
This type of wallpaper can be incorporated into the living room, bedroom, and any other room of your house. It’s a fun way to add some enchantment to your home’s interior.
Keep in mind that with metallics, less is more. Golds complement Hollywood Regency and other vintage styles. If you’d rather have silver wallpaper, integrate it into a contemporary or modern-styled room.
3. Dramatic and Dark
Incorporating dark wallpaper in your interiors may sound dreary, but that just isn’t the case. Oftentimes, it can be just as vibrant and stylish as a brighter palette.
Dark wallpaper offers mystique and drama to rooms, making it ideal for art studios and meditation rooms.
If you’re an artist, this look can set the vibe and help your artwork come flowing out of you. And if you’re an author, this type of setting may be dark and dramatic enough to help you write your next page-turner.
But, it’s not just for creative spaces. Dark wallpaper works well in other rooms, too. It goes particularly well in bedrooms, as less light can help you get a better night’s sleep!
4. Bold Stripes
Why not go graphic by incorporating colorful stripes? They may seem a bit out of style, but if you do it right, they’re anything but dated.
There are a ton of dynamic, striped wallpaper patterns out there. By selecting strong colors, you can give your home a unique, modern look.
Stripes are also perfect for making a small space seem larger than it is. So if you have a tiny apartment, this trend could be great for you. Plus, you’ll be happy to know that stripes go well with a range of different furniture styles.
5. Solid and Tonal
To make an interior sophisticated and polished, consider trying the solid or tonal wallpaper trend. This type of paper can add rich texture to any room.
If you’re trying to choose a tonal wallpaper style, you can browse through swatches at your local home decor store. If you see wallpaper online you think you might like, have some samples sent to you. Having a stack of samples will help you make the best, most informed decision.
And if you decide to hire a designer at some point, you’ll have a bunch of material to help them get started!
Overall, this is a great trend that will keep your wall looking fresh and inviting. Solid and tonal walls tend to be more flexible than patterns, allowing you to go all out with decor and furnishings.
6. Beyond the Stars
Celestial patterns are another wallpaper theme that people can’t seem to get enough of. It’s perfect for creating a dreamy, other-worldly atmosphere right in your home.
From zodiac themes to patterns with stars and planets, celestial wallpaper will definitely inspire food for thought. Just imagine relaxing in a room surrounded by constellations. This theme will surely bring out the dreamer in you.
Obviously, this trend isn’t for everyone. But if you’re looking to bring a bit of the outdoors into your home, this trend could be for you.
Abstract wallpaper has a fabulous sense of playfulness. This wallpaper trend allows you to make your home as unique as you are.
From geometric patterns to zigzags or circles, there’s no limit to how you can decorate your walls with abstract prints. The possibilities are truly endless!
Before you fully commit to an abstract pattern, that covering your walls in abstract prints is not for the shy. Remember, you’re going to wake up to that pattern every single day.
But taking a risk like this can pay off. After all, it’s fun to embrace who you are and decorate your walls with a pattern that reflects your personality. When you’re ready to defy expectations, grab some abstract wallpaper and get to work!
It’s been fun to see wallpaper make a comeback over the past few years. From modern to vintage patterns, there are just so many amazing styles out there. I have a feeling that the wallpaper trend will be around for a while.
Installing wallpaper in your home might seem like a huge undertaking, especially if every room gets its own theme. But, incorporating it into your house can completely transform your environment.
If you’re stuck trying to choose a wallpaper pattern, remember to take it slow. Collect some swatches and put careful consideration into your decision.
And when it comes time to decide, remember to go with your gut. It’s your home, and you deserve to have it reflect your personality and taste.
Hopefully, these seven trends will point you in the right direction.
Ryan Sundling is a Group Marketing Manager at Cardinal Group Management and works closely with Canvas Townhomes to help them with their marketing efforts. He has over 10 years of experience in the student housing industry.