Wallpaper trends 2023 – explore the very latest in wallpaper design (2024)

Start your search for the latest wallpaper trends with our round up of the very best looks and wallpaper collections set to dominate 2023.

No matter your style or the size of your home, there really are wallpaper ideas for everyone, from traditional florals and trompe l’oeil to contemporary geometric and tropical patterns or animal motifs and architectural designs.

Wallpaper can beautifully transform a room with impactful color, dynamic pattern and inviting texture, allowing for you to curate and design a space that truly reflects your personal style. The progress in new wallpaper printing techniques and finishes is constantly pushing boundaries, making wallpaper trends more exciting than ever.

Our 14 favorite wallpaper trends for 2023

David Harris, design director at Andrew Martin explains just how much wallpaper has changed over the years, 'gone are the days of just printing on paper. You can now embellish corks, grass-cloths and silks with pretty much any design. The usage is also bolder and braver. If you have the confidence, there are endless possibilities,'

See our top wallpaper trends below for some beautiful inspiration for your home in 2023.

1. Choose a design with an unique, artistic scene

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Wallpaper works just like a piece of art hung proudly on the wall. It can enrich your space with interesting color, shape and pattern, and provide an eye-catching talking point when people first set foot inside a room.

To elevate this artistic connection even further, choose a wallpaper print that shows a unique, artistic scene. As shown by this beautiful mural, Bodegones Room, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Jannelli & Volpi for Altfield, the modern, abstract take on a still life table scene adds a unique intrigue and an artistic statement to this hallway.

2. Add elegant detail with a wallpaper border

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Wallpaper borders are back, and they are set to be a big trend for 2023.

Historically, wallpaper borders were used to hide imperfections and tacks on walls, rather than being used for decoration. With a resurgence of borders used in homes in the 1980s, often featuring floral and botanical prints, borders became more decorative rather than practical, and now they're back again, with a variety of stylish and unique prints to choose from.

Above, the Adonis wallpaper border in Mole by Susie Atkinson not only creates a beautiful contrast with the blue painted walls, it elegantly enhances the door and baseboard, as well as complementing the dark wood and brown palette used across the furniture, carpet and lighting.

Atkinson says, 'borders have been used for many years to elevate the simplest of rooms, adding detail and delight in an easy way. They are less of a commitment than wallpapering the whole room but still bring that color and interest to walls, adding an accent to contrast or complement a room. The possibilities with them are endless.'

3. Style with stripes

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Decorating with stripes will always establish a timeless look, however, over the last few years there has been a huge resurgence in classic, simple patterns, such as stripes and decorating with checks, across interior design industries, from wallpaper to upholstery, rugs and carpet.

Still going strong for 2023, striped wallpaper can create a sophisticated, elegant look in the home. Louisa Tratalos, Colours of Arley foundersays, 'stripeshave a rich history and go beyond trends within interiors and fashion alike. For 2023, especially, consumers are becoming more considered and conscious with how and where they shop, as well as what they purchase – opting for a more sustainable approach and investing in quality, timeless design pieces. As a result,stripeswill continue to grow in popularity and sit firmly as an interior staple, much like the Bretonstripewithin our wardrobes.'

Using a striped wallpaper can be a great place to begin if you want to introduce a more subtle pattern into your space, rather than a busy print – wonderfully shown above with the uplifting palette of pinks used on this striped design.

4. Add a tactile touch with textured wallpaper

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Gone are the days when wallpaper was a one-dimensional piece of paper on the wall. As printing techniques develop, the number of surfaces that can be printed on increase, and the variety of materials used to create wallpaper everchanging.

One of the most comforting wallpaper trends is introducing texture to the walls. Ed O'Donnell, co-founder of Angel O'Donnell says, 'densely patternedwallpapersand fabrics, nubbly wools, brushed fringes – textureswill abound in 2023. Anything that beckons us to reach out and touch it, that feels good against our skin, will be top of our list.'

The Synamay Chalk design by Mark Alexander shown above, handcrafted from natural leaf fibers, creates an organic, rustic look that feels simple, natural and beautifully calming.

5. Take wallpaper to the fifth wall

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A trend that we have seen more and more of throughout 2022, and that is set to continue well into 2023, is ceiling wallpaper ideas.

Enhancing the fifth wall with wallpaper can make for a dynamic and immersive look. For so long, ceilings have been ignored when it comes to wallpaper and paint, but transforming this surface with interesting visual interest, ceiling paint ideas and pattern can establish a stylish design that feels utterly luxurious,

'A small space is actually the perfect place to be bold and adventurous with paint and wallpaper,' says Lucy Searle, Homes & Gardens' global editor in chief, 'whether it be a small bathroom, walk-in closet or boot room, these areas of our homes are ideal for experimenting with more unique and impactful designs.'

As shown in this striking small bathroom, designed by Beata Heuman, the space has been covered top to bottom in her own cotton linen print design, which is paper backed, so it can be applied just like regular wallpaper.

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Dark colors used to be avoided, as often this would be misinterpreted as making a room seem dark and dingy – however, they are making a desired comeback.

However, with an eclectic use of space, the right accent colors, furniture and good lighting, deep royal blues, moody metallics and luxurious emerald greens can establish an opulent effect.

The Forbidden Bloom wallpaper print by Divine Savages, shown above, embodies a beautifully illustrated large-scale print of floral blooms intertwined with sweeping serpents, with the design luxuriously embellished with stunning gold leaf.

Jamie Watkins, co-founder, Divine Savages says, 'architectural details have been embellished using gold leaf for centuries and gilded interiors are certainly having a renaissance. Gold as a color holds a raw, organic connection with the earth, helping to create interiors that are warm, reassuring and uplifting with a decadent, luxurious twist. Our new gold leaf wallpapers evoke the romance of long-standing tradition with a wink to our passion for playful pattern'.

7. Escape with a scenic wall mural

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Scenic landscape wall mural ideas are one of the biggest stories in wallpaper trends for 2023 – wonderfully atmospheric and evocative, a stunning wall mural will transform and capture the imagination.

You don’t have to put your artistic nature to the test when it comes to picture walls. There are plenty of wallpapers that are designed to do just that with trompe l’oeil illustrations that can quickly add an extra dimension even in small spaces.

A panoramic mural can not only transport you to another space (figuratively as well as literally!), but by choosing a nature-inspired design, the boundaries between indoors and out can become blurred.

For a relaxing bedroom wallpaper scheme, turn to images of escapism, like this tropical pictorial wallpaper that evokes the memory of faraway shores. Complete the look by choosing furniture, bedding and cushions in earthy ochre and a pinch of ginger for a fully immersive design.

8. Max out with full-scale pattern

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Maximalism is an interior design trend that's back in a big way, and we predict that this daring look is here to stay.

In bold contrast to the understated, this living room decor idea reveals the design world’s wild side. An arresting mix of leopard prints, pleating and patchworks, together with stars, stripes and metallic hides, demonstrates that more can be more.

9. Factor in an abundance of florals

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Floral room decor can be adapted to suit any space, whether it’s vintage, retro or contemporary. These new season designs have upped the style stakes and make it easy to work beautiful flowers into your décor.

Start off by thinking about color. The palette you choose will guide your decisions when it comes to choosing floral designs and will act as the basis for pulling your scheme together.

When working floral prints into your home, think about the scale of the flowers in thepatterns. Large prints can make small rooms appear even smaller so stick to daintier designs to create an illusion of space.

10. Surround yourself with botanicals

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Sustainability and being 'happier at home' is at the forefront of our minds for 2023, and it will only escalate further as time goes on. An increased awareness of the finitude of our natural resources has led to an increased desire to repair, repurpose and recycle.

Visible repairs are celebrated and emphasized, and durable, natural, and woven materials are championed. Bolder greens are also taking over from the midnight blue bringing in the biophilic trend of wellness through plants and foliage.

'Any reference to bringing the outside in will have an impact on wellbeing with the plant trend that just keeps on growing,' explains Maryanne Cartwright, Design Manager at .

11. Go for dramatic graphics

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This year has seen us all searching for security and structure amid the turbulent times of the last few years, and an escalating need to impose systems of order and control in all facets of life has seen a rise in popularity for more simplified, structured design.

Interiors referencing elemental geometric arrangements, subtle raised relief and monochrome palettes channel the comfort found in pattern and routine.

12. Hark back with archival designs

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Craftsmanship and heritage designs can be beautifully celebrated in homes both classic and contemporary.

Shown wonderfully in this master bedroom and master bathroom, both spaces have been decorated in an iconic, green William Morris print, establishing a united and grounding design.

Nostalgic and familiar designs can bring great comfort, and we are more willing to invest in designs that have meaning and have been lovingly created than mass produced products.

13. Create a picture-perfect scheme with wall panels

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Panels have been big when it comes to bedroom wallpaper ideas for 2022. It's not overly common to have paneling in a bedroom, but if you live in a period property – or got them built in to add character to a plain space – you have plenty of space to play with wallpaper.

Previously a living room trend, adding a statement paper in slices allows you to go bold with color and pattern without overwhelming the room. Choosing a natural inspired scheme and colorway keeps things calming, too.

14. Add charm with Chinoiserie

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Chinoiserie is another wallpaper trend which has been in and out of fashion for many years. Historically associated with grand country manor homes, this technique has been modernized and updated is a fresh new way.

Characterized by fantastical oriental scenes and sinuous, stylized flower and bird motifs, the Chinoiserie trend has witnessed a surge in popularity in recent years, with today's wallpaper and fabric houses offering a wealth of ornate decorative designs to bring wow-factor to your interior design choices.

What is the most popular wallpaper of all time?

It's hard to pin-point an exact style or pattern that is the most popular wallpaper of all time, as we have been discussing in this piece, so many trends fall in and out of fashion! However, there will always be curtain styles and instantly recognizable patterns that seem to stand the test of time.

From whimsical florals, and botanicals, to stripes and damasks, there are many enduring wallpaper trends that are always popular throughout interior design.

When it comes to choosing wallpaper for your space, it's always worth exploring classic designs as well as the latest trends so you can make the perfect decision for your space that is reflective of your style.

Insights, advice, suggestions, feedback and comments from experts

As an expert and enthusiast, I have personal experiences or opinions, but I can provide you with information on the concepts mentioned in this article. Here's a breakdown of the different wallpaper trends discussed:

1. Unique, Artistic Scenes:

  • Wallpaper designs that showcase unique, artistic scenes can enrich a space with interesting colors, shapes, and patterns. These designs can serve as eye-catching focal points in a room [[1]].

2. Wallpaper Borders:

  • Wallpaper borders are making a comeback as a big trend for 2023. They are no longer just used to hide imperfections but are now seen as decorative elements. There are various stylish and unique prints available for wallpaper borders, which can enhance the overall design of a room [[2]].

3. Stripes:

  • Striped wallpaper is a classic choice that can create a sophisticated and elegant look in a home. Stripes have a rich history and are considered timeless design elements. They continue to grow in popularity and are seen as an interior staple [[3]].

4. Textured Wallpaper:

  • Wallpaper with texture is becoming increasingly popular. Densely patterned wallpapers, fabrics, and materials like nubbly wools and brushed fringes are on-trend for 2023. These textures create a tactile and comforting feel in a space [[4]].

5. Ceiling Wallpaper:

  • Wallpapering the ceiling is a trend that has gained momentum in recent years and is expected to continue in 2023. By adding interesting visual interest and patterns to the ceiling, a room can achieve a dynamic and immersive look. This trend allows for more unique and impactful designs in smaller spaces like bathrooms, walk-in closets, or boot rooms [[5]].

6. Dark Colors and Metallics:

  • Dark colors, such as deep royal blues and luxurious emerald greens, are making a desired comeback in wallpaper designs. When combined with the right accent colors, furniture, and lighting, these dark colors can establish an opulent effect. Metallic finishes, like gold leaf, are also being used to create a decadent and luxurious twist in wallpaper designs [[6]].

7. Scenic Wall Murals:

  • Scenic landscape wall murals are a significant trend in wallpaper for 2023. These murals create an atmospheric and evocative look, transporting the viewer to another space. They can blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, adding a sense of escapism to a room [[7]].

8. Maximalism:

  • Maximalism, a daring and bold interior design trend, is making a comeback. This trend embraces an eclectic mix of patterns, prints, and textures, demonstrating that more can be more when it comes to design [[8]].

9. Florals:

  • Floral designs are versatile and can be adapted to suit any space, whether vintage, retro, or contemporary. When incorporating floral prints into home decor, considering the scale of the flowers in the patterns is important. Daintier designs can create an illusion of space in smaller rooms [[9]].

10. Botanicals:

  • Sustainability and being "happier at home" are key considerations for 2023. The trend of bringing the outside in through plants and foliage continues to grow. Bolder greens are replacing midnight blue, and the biophilic trend of wellness through nature is gaining popularity [[10]].

11. Dramatic Graphics:

  • Simplified, structured design is on-trend, reflecting a need for security and order in turbulent times. Interiors featuring elemental geometric arrangements, raised relief, and monochrome palettes provide comfort through pattern and routine [[11]].

12. Archival Designs:

  • Craftsmanship and heritage designs are being celebrated in both classic and contemporary homes. Nostalgic and familiar designs bring comfort, and there is a growing willingness to invest in designs that have meaning and have been lovingly created [[12]].

13. Wall Panels:

  • Wall panels are a popular trend for bedroom wallpaper ideas. They allow for bold colors and patterns without overwhelming the room. Choosing a natural-inspired scheme and colorway can create a calming effect [[13]].

14. Chinoiserie:

  • Chinoiserie, characterized by oriental scenes and stylized flower and bird motifs, has seen a surge in popularity. Modernized and updated designs offer ornate decorative options for interior design choices [[14]].

I hope this breakdown of the different wallpaper trends helps you explore the concepts mentioned in the article. Let me know if there's anything else I can assist you with!

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