Wallpaper Trends of 2016
Decorating has never been more exciting with the resurgence of wallpaper. Wallpaper offers an easy solution to adding visual interest; instant glamour and warmth to any room, even if you incorporate it in lesser amounts. It’s predicted that we’ll be seeing wallpaper utilized in unexpected ways and spaces, like on ceilings and in kitchens – to create striking impacts.
If you think that committing a whole room to wallpaper is too much, just create a feature wall instead. Statement walls will continue to be popular, but more fully papered rooms are surfacing in homes and magazine articles lately.
“People are finally moving away from just a feature wall and are once again wallpapering two, three and four walls in a room” says
David Klaus at Graham & Brown wallpaper company.
For bigger impact consider papering the walls of a dining room, powder room, or bedroom. These are ideal spaces for wallpaper. Wallpapering stair risers are also gaining in popularity.
Want some great wallpaper ideas? How about sassing up your bedroom with a floral feature wall, a bold statement geometric for the living room or a whimsical pattern for the children’s room? From pretty floral to trompe-l’oeil to bold prints and murals, get inspired by some of these wallpaper designs. You won’t be disappointed with the results.
Let’s take a look at wallpaper trends to inspire you.
Metallic inks, shimmering beads and textured reliefs all in faux finishes can achieve a sense of subtle glamour. Effortlessly elegant the designs are breathtaking in their simplicity.
Stone, glass beads, grass cloth, wood, steel, brick, concrete and tile looks to make your walls pop and embodies the spirit of our times.
Grass cloth manufactured with natural fibres such as reed, jute, and arrowroot – a perfect complement in both classic and contemporary rooms.
Large botanical prints – reawakening our senses, exploring the vibrant beauty that nature offers.
Retro Geometrics – will continue to be popular but we’ll see less ’70s orange kitchen and more Chinese-inspired hotel room.
Pretty Pastels will reign supreme in 2016 evoking calmness with subtle, muted hues. Sassy toile patterns are sure to win you bonus points.
1950’s styled wallpaper will be sure to put a smile on your face with their cheeky themes inspired by the days of seamed stockings and suspenders.
Murals look amazing and with today’s digital imagery the sky is the limit. Want to use your own photograph or artwork? Custom wall murals add a personal touch.