Wallpaper Trends of 2017
Here’s how you can make these bold styles work in your home.
When it comes to wallpaper you can pretty much find a design in every color, style and pattern to suit your interior.
The fantastic thing about now is that there isn’t one overriding trend and people are embracing their own tastes and individuality. They’re decorating more fearlessly and including items they truly love in their schemes — things that make their heart and home happy.
Bolder with pattern and color. This year’s softer pastel palette works beautifully on the new geometrics, conveying a more feminine edge to a masculine style — particularly if you add a little metallic highlight. Pattern clash and patchwork tiles are great options for bringing interest to any room.
The big new trend: Wallpapers have always had a universal appeal and tend to create a feeling of nostalgia for people through their colors and patterns. Though they’re very much an enduring trend, it’s one that goes through phases; some years, patterns are popular but at other times, it’s stripes. At the moment we’re seeing a move away from the clean, minimal interiors that were so popular a decade ago — today people would like their homes to be much more personal, reflecting individual tastes and interests rather than a “one style suits all” approach. Geometric wallpapers in particular are resonating with people wanting to create a bold, fresh feel.
The big new trend: Wallpaper designs can speak volumes about the tastes and personalities of their owners and the heritage of the houses they occupy. They also can tell the story of the homeowner, infusing their home with character, like a piece of art. Wallpaper is big news because so many people are renovating their homes rather than moving. There’s a trend for pretty patterns, trails and birds, textures and decadent shimmering finishes. Scale is generally large and wallpapers are no longer reserved to single feature walls. Contrasting skirting boards and painted woodwork in brighter, punchy hues has become more popular and is a fantastic way to bring together heritage patterns in a contemporary way.