Our Guide To Wallpaper Ideas For Every Room
Wallpaper has the ability to completely transform a space. From cosy bedroom schemes to quirky kitchens and bold bathrooms, wallpaper promises to bring your scheme to life! Therefore, we’ve put together a guide of our top wallpaper ideas for every room in the house. Whilst the feature walls of the past have given wallpaper a bad name, wallpaper is back and better than ever! So, don’t forget the dramatic beauty of wallpaper when decorating your home…
When it comes to choosing the perfect wallpaper, there are very few rules. As long as you love it and it works for you then it deserves to be displayed. Moreover, wallpaper is one of the easiest ways to update your look and add wonderful pattern to the walls. Maybe you’re a fan of vibrant colour and brilliant, bold designs? Or perhaps you prefer something soft and subtle? Either way, wallpaper is a great way to create a serious style statement!
Kitchen Wallpaper Ideas
Left Image: Rockett St George Extraordinary Interiors In Colour By Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Catherine Gratwicke. Centre Image: Livingetc. Right Image: the Home of Matthew Williamson, as featured in Livingetc.
Wallpaper: Palm Jungle Forest Green Wallpaper: £100.00, Twilight Garden Wall Mural: £295.00, Scrapwood Wallpaper: £175.00
Although not always the obvious choice, wallpaper can have incredible impact in the kitchen. Firstly, it’s a fabulous way to add colour when working with neutral cabinet colours. Also, it’s a great way to ensure a homely feel. As the heart of the home, your kitchen is a space to socialise and entertain in style. Therefore, your walls should be bold and undeniably beautiful!
Above all, you need to be careful to choose a pattern that complements the rest of your kitchen scheme. There are so many wallpaper ideas out there that it can be a little tricky to know where to start. However, focus on a pattern that you love and don’t be afraid to make a statement. For example, botanical designs have a timeless appeal and introduce effortless elegance. But that’s not for everyone! In more industrial spaces, wood or tile effect wallpapers ensure a fantastic focal point. A few of our favourites include the Brooklyn Tin Tiles Wallpaper and Black Brick Wallpaper.
When it comes to adding wallpaper to your kitchen walls, you can be surprisingly playful! For a quick and quirky style solution, wallpaper can be introduced instead of tiles as a splashback. We also love how Whinnie Williams has framed her kitchen in our new book Extraordinary Interiors In Colour. Finally, for the ultimate statement, why not go all-out and add panels of wallpaper to each and every wall!
Wonderful Living Room Walls
Left Image: Rockett St George Extraordinary Interiors In Colour By Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Catherine Gratwicke. Centre Image: Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland Peters & Small, Photography by Debbie Treloar. Right Image: Chinoiserie Wallpaper Mural in Garzas Rose Pink: £510.00.
Our living rooms provide a place to rest and relax. However, as the location for both box-set binging and entertaining, your decor needs to change to suit your mood. So, when it comes to wallpaper ideas for your living room – go bold and add plenty of cosy texture!
Rich earthy colours such as terracotta and clay pinks create instant comfort, whereas dark tones add drama. In addition, we recommend opting for a classic pattern that can be mixed and matched with your furniture. For instance, Chinoiserie designs provide a serene style statement in any setting. Also, you can’t go wrong with an oversized floral mural!
Designed to be displayed with pride, you can achieve a cohesive scheme by wallpapering every wall. This creates a cosy, cocooning effect that is particularly beautiful in smaller spaces. Alternatively, in a large space with plenty of period features, a wall or two can be enough to ensure impact! Moreover, you could always introduce pattern to traditional panelling for a wallpaper idea that celebrates creativity. One of the many benefits of wallpaper is the sheer scale of styles and applications available. So, dare to be different and embrace your individuality!
Dining Room Wallpaper Ideas
Left Image: Chinoiserie Wallpaper Mural - Taj Mahal Maca: £510.00. Centre & Right Images: Livingetc.
Wallpaper: Chinoiserie Wallpaper Mural - Taj Mahal Aloe: £510.00, Watercolour Landscape Wallpaper Mural: £510.00, Botanical Botanica - Forest Wallpaper: £325.00
Traditionally one of the more formal areas of the home, the modern dining room deserves a dose of drama. Whether used for everyday dining or saved for special occasions, the dining room is uniquely important. Above all, it’s the space where we relax over great food with friends and loved ones. Therefore, the dining room should be gorgeous and grand. And the perfect way to achieve this, is to embrace the magic of a wall mural!
From beautiful botanical scenes to more abstract designs, introducing a wall mural will truly transform your interior. In addition, our collection includes designs inspired by travel that will transport you around the world. For example, the Taj Mahal Wallpaper Mural will take you on a trip to the tropics of India. Similarly, the Mountains mural and Desert designs introduce breathtakingly beautiful landscapes that provide the perfect backdrop for a decadent dinner party!
Beautifully Bold Bathrooms
The home of Kate Moss, as featured in Architectural Digest
As an icon of the fashion world, Kate Moss' bathroom proves that her home is as stylish as her wardrobe. Also, it perfectly illustrates the point that wallpaper belongs in the bathroom! Certainly, the bathroom is one of the more practical spaces in your home. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be creative and make a serious style statement. We’re firm believers the practical pieces and spaces in your home should be both functional and beautiful! And Kate Moss proves this point perfectly with a stunning de Gournay wallpaper, hand-painted in subtle shades of blue.
From luxury en-suites to the downstairs bathroom, there are so many opportunities to have fun with your bathroom styling. For example, a botanical wallpaper in soft blue or green tones will help create a luxurious space for relaxation. On the other hand, bold wallpaper ideas with quirky accents of colour and pattern ensure that your home will stand out from the crowd.
Like colour, wallpaper patterns are uniquely personal and a wonderful way to express your individual sense of style. So, create a stylish sanctuary like Kate Moss or dare to go bold with dramatic colour confidence!
Bedroom Wallpaper Ideas
Left Image: Livingetc. Centre Image: Architectural Digest Germany. Right Image: Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland Peters & Small, Photography by Debbie Treloar.
Wallpaper: Botanical Botanica Rose Wallpaper: £105.00, Edo Mural Design Wallpaper Panel - Mint Green: £470.00, Leopard Love Wallpaper: £99.00
Wonderful wallpaper ideas are truly at home in the bedroom. From traditional inspirations to more modern ideas, your bedroom is THE place to showcase your style. The best bedrooms we’ve come across all have a clear sense of identity. And in our opinion, wallpaper has a big part to play in this…
Creating instant impact on the walls, your choice of wallpaper design and colour should reflect both yourself and your aspirations for the space. Whether that might be somewhere to relax, or more of a creative space designed to inspire. As we mentioned before for beautiful bathroom wallpapers, your choice of pattern can help set the tone of your bedroom. So, it’s incredibly important to opt for a design and colour palette that works for you!
We love the bold decision to wallpaper both the walls and ceiling in the above image from Livingetc. Alternatively, for a more subtle approach, this home in Architectural Digest features Gucci’s iconic Heron wallpaper as an extension of the headboard. And the result is possibly the most beautiful feature wall we’ve ever seen!
Finally, don’t rule out more unusual, quirky patterns… Our Co-founder Jane Rockett used snake print wallpaper in her home for a fashion-forward approach to decorating. Consequently, she has created a sumptuously cosy space that is both relaxing and seriously sexy!
Cool Kids Bedrooms
Left Image: Swans Children's Wallpaper - Pale Rose: £60.00. Centre Image: Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland Peters & Small, Photography by Debbie Treloar. Right Image: BorasTapeter Polar Wallpaper: £59.00.
Last but not least, we couldn’t discuss wallpaper ideas without mentioning the kids. Children’s wallpaper can be paired to their personality to inspire a sense of imagination. As a result, the options for kids include everything from arctic animals to jungle scenes...
Above all, a child’s bedroom should be somewhere they can play, learn and settle off to sleep. Therefore, often more muted colours are the best wallpaper choice. However, you can always add in pops of colour through accessories to bring in more vibrancy!
With beautiful patterns that inspire playtime and encourage adventure, wallpaper is a must-have for any fabulous kids’ rooms. For example, an illustrated wall mural can help transport your little one to another world. Also, the presence of majestic animals can introduce a hint of wonder and whimsy the walls. So, whatever their favourite animal or hobby may be, there’s almost certainly a wallpaper to match!
For more wallpaper inspiration, check out these blogs:
- Bedroom Wallpaper Ideas for 2020
- Rockett St George Own-Design Wallpaper Collection
- Kitchen Wallpaper Ideas for 2020
- 5 Alternative Ideas For Up-cycling With Wallpaper