Wallpaper Is Back.
Patterned wallpaper is definitely in for 2017. It's great to see how design trends end up coming back around, even with something that used to frustrate people like wallpaper. The designed papers are being made by companies such as Anthropologie and Murals Wallpaper; metallics, big florals, organic shapes, and even faux marble are some of the hottest looks today. The application and removal process of wallpaper has also improved, using methods like peel-and-stick as to not destroy your walls and simplifying the removal.
Some of the most popular wallpapers of this year have shiny metallics throughout, specifically gold. These papers are truly elegant and can be used in any type of space, from your bathroom to your living room! My favorite wallpapers with metallics have a white background color, where the gold becomes a subtle, yet classy element that could work well in anyone's home.
Ah, your grandmother's house-- revived! Floral wallpaper used to make me cringe, quite honestly, but what I've been seeing Anthropologie create this past year has completely changed my mind. The difference with their patterns compared to the dated 1940s classics is the scale change. We're seeing BIG flowers with dramatic colors, and they are stunning! Use this paper on just one wall for an accent, or go bold and do a whole room; come on, don't be scared!
I first stumbled upon faux marble wallpaper made by Murals Wallpaper. Check out their collections here; all of the papers are among some of the most unique I've seen this year. I bet this trend will be saving a lot of people money who want an expensive look on a budget!
Lastly, for those who have a Bohemian soul (like me), organic patterned wallpaper. These papers can be edgy, cool, and a much needed modern revival of the paint alternative. Some of my favorite wallpapers with organic patterns have a dark background color, which really makes the designs pop. Pair this with other bold-hued and patterned rugs for a pulled together Bohemian style. Want more tips on mixing patterns? Check out my article How To Mix Patterns In Your Home Like A Pro!