Wallpaper Trends of 2016

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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.

 

Pastel patterns in the bathroom

This children’s bathroom is enlivened with a pretty mix of pastel patterns that lifts the largely white scheme. Keep wallpaper away from wet areas, or protect the paper with a wash of PVA diluted with three parts water, or a thin sheet of clear Perspex -http://www.mi-kincreations.com/

 

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.

 

Wallpapered stair risers are gaining in popularity

Wallpapered stair risers are gaining in popularity. – http://www.architecturendesign.net

 

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.

 

Custom design wallpaper and hand-painted onto silk

What a statement! This is actually wallpaper by deGournay and not a mural. It was a custom design and hand-painted onto silk – http://degournay.com

 

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.

 

Metallic wallpaper

A metallic damask design that incorporates modern elements, artists tools and geometric shapes. A great pattern for creative types and anyone who appreciate the intersection of art and science…and fruit, naturally – http://www.flavorpaper.com/wallpaper/patterns/handscreened/fruits-of-design

 

Stone, glass beads, grass cloth, wood, steel, brick, concrete and tile looks to make your walls pop and embodies the spirit of our times.

 

Glass bead wallpaper

Glass beads have been added to this wallpaper to give you the bling factor. Perfect for making a statement in any room. – http://www.eijffinger.com

 

Grass cloth manufactured with natural fibres such as reed, jute, and arrowroot – a perfect complement in both classic and contemporary rooms.

 

Grassweave a perfect complement in both classic and contemporary rooms

Grassweave a perfect complement in both classic and contemporary rooms – http://phillipjeffries.com

 

Large botanical prints – reawakening our senses, exploring the vibrant beauty that nature offers.

 

High drama is perfect in a powder room

Large botanical prints create high drama in a powder room – http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/lifestyles/walls-perfect-place-for-pretty/nZ5Ls/

 

Retro Geometrics – will continue to be popular but we’ll see less ’70s orange kitchen and more Chinese-inspired hotel room.

 

Retro Geometrics in mirror finish picks up any colours and movement in the room

Retro Geometrics in mirror finish picks up any colours and movement in the room – http://www.flavorpaper.com

 

Pretty Pastels will reign supreme in 2016 evoking calmness with subtle, muted hues. Sassy toile patterns are sure to win you bonus points.

 

The softness of the wallpaper leaves you feeling as light as a feather. The mix of pastels and neutral tones is both calming and complementary of the minimalist artwork hanging above the bed.

The softness of the wallpaper leaves you feeling as light as a feather. The mix of pastels and neutral tones is both calming and complementary of the minimalist artwork hanging above the bed. – http://www.brettdesigninc.com

 

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.

Put a smile on your face with our cheeky '50's Housewives wallpaper, inspired by the glorious days of seamed stockings and suspenders.

Put a smile on your face with our cheeky ’50’s Housewives wallpaper, inspired by the glorious days of seamed stockings and suspenders. – http://www.dupenny.com

 

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.

 

Murals - Make your walls your canvas.

Murals – Make your walls your canvas. Murals create a complete environment in a room. For me this simple tree on a purple background feels peaceful and calming. You? – http://www.houzz.com.au

 

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