While once thought to be outdated or old fashioned, wallpaper is now back with a vengeance! A slew of beautiful options makes the patterns all the more enticing, and designers have found ways to enhance their effect. For example, juxtaposing modern with traditional styles can give wallpaper a contemporary look. Try placing a ’50s Modern chair in front of a floral or damask wallpaper pattern. Or better yet, cover the walls in a modern, organic pattern, then offset its effect with a piece of antique furniture.
When it comes to incorporating wallpaper into interior design motifs, the possibilities are endless. A stylish wallpaper pattern can set the tone for an entire room or serve as the key piece in a larger design puzzle. We’ve selected some of the most interesting patterns to inspire you in your design endeavors. Sometimes less is more, but in the case of wallpaper, “more” can be just what a room needs!
Floral wallpaper is not what it used to be. Country prints have given way to modern forms, or at the very least, patterns featuring intriguing color combinations. Take the wood-grained chocolate background of the print below, a selection called Bloomer by Graham and Brown. The yellow-cream flowers pop in the foreground. [from Designyourwall.com]
Speaking of pop, the Parlay Pop Flowers motif has a true Pop art effect! A white frame brings this wallpaper pattern into the foreground, and an angular black chair asserts the room’s contemporary look. [from Designer Wallcoverings ad Fabrics]
The olive green color scheme in room below is brought to life by textiles and wallpaper. This floral pattern is decidedly modern, yet the design has a softness, much like the textured throw that covers the bed. [from trendzona]