Bedroom wallpaper ideas – make a statement
There are so many new ways to use wallpaper in your bedroom. No longer constrained to four matching walls and staid prints, the latest wallpaper designs offer so much more – and are no longer just for your walls! If you’re looking for striking bedroom ideas, wallpaper can be the winning ingredient.
Choose from big prints, flocked patterns or coloured stripes to create striking feature walls in your bedroom. Or, why not think outside the box and wallpaper furniture to put a spin on classic design?
Don’t shy away from bold wallpaper in a small room. A cleverly-chosen print can really open up an enclosed space: Stripes will make all the difference to your small bedroom and give the illusion of extra height or width. Try playing around with visuals and hang stripes in different directions to create a unique talking point.
A great way to incorporate wallpaper into your bedroom is with one feature wall. This way, you can go all out on print or pattern and choose something really extravagant, without breaking the bank. Try papering one wall behind your bed for that chic hotel look, or frame your bed with a few strips of wallpaper for a modern take on a traditional headboard. For a bold injection of pattern, try a retro wallpaper in a bright colour and large-scale pattern.
Think about using wallpaper in a completely new way to really make a statement. Papering the ceiling will make a striking focal point, as will papered furniture. Transform plain table and chairs into something really special with patterned and brightly coloured wallpaper or line your shelves with flocked wallpaper to make the most of simple storage solutions.
Combine classic patterns with block colour for a modern country style. In this vibrant scheme, a muted colour clash peps up the vintage-vibe wallpaper. Go for throws in mustard yellow to stand out against a neutral botanical, and introduce putty greens for freshness.
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Walls don’t get more eye-catching than this! A retro-print wall mural creates a great focal feature in this contemporary bedroom.
Murals are available off-the-peg or custom-made. Choose a design that sets the theme of your room and remember that a mural will take centre stage. Positioning it behind the bed and keeping furniture unfussy will show off the design at its best.
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If you love all things vintage, you won’t be able to resist this 1970s-inspired bedroom scheme, which combines floral wallpaper with antique furniture and patchwork accessories. Hang paper around a window opening to enhance incoming light and really draw the eye. Continue the style in your bedding with pillowcases in a contrasting coloured fabric but similar pattern to your wallpaper.
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Summery yellow shades can work wonders in a room – and on your mood. Opt for a soft sunny colour with a delicate floral pattern for an uplifting look that sings country bedroom charm. You?ll bring extra shine, too, if you choose a paper with a gentle sheen. Team your chosen wallcovering with delicate grey bedding to finish off the look.
Picture yourself tucked up in a gorgeous log cabin with a roaring open fire, cosy fur throws and snug cushions. Pure bliss! You can easily achieve this feeling at home with some clever decorating to create a country bedroom. Choose real-effect log wallpaper, woodland-themed accessories and plenty of animal motifs – foxes, stags and owls will make the room come alive. It?s a bold look, but the finished room will be warm, inviting and reflect the splendor of nature.
Black and grey needn?t be dark and gloomy. When mixed with pretty pastels, as seen here, these dramatic shades are soft and calming, creating a gorgeous modern bedroom. Use a striking design on the bedstead wall, such as this typographical wallpaper that features place names from around the world. Carry the look through to the rest of the room by incorporating black and white artwork on other walls, and by adding accessories, cushions and throws.
Wallpaper isn?t just for walls. It?s easy to cover a tabletop, headboard or wardrobe doors – the perfect way to use up paper from previous projects, or any samples you might have saved. This gorgeous floral design with delicate bird cage motif is absolutely beautiful and looks fantastic used in the panelling of these doors. And if you fancy a change, it?s quick to remove without having to totally redo the room.
Inject colour into a neutral room with a bold and striking patterned wallpaper. Pasted onto one wall it acts as a feature, which can be complemented with accent accessories and cushions. Balance a bright colour, such as this bold orange, with a plain carpet and neutral bed linen, allowing the wallpaper to lift the whole bedroom scheme.
Make a feature of a bedroom fireplace by papering the chimney breast. Adding pattern to this area of the room will make a real focal point without it being too overpowering. Choose a pretty, delicate design for a feminine look that blends beautifully with a Victorian fireplace. You could also decorate the neighbouring alcoves, or even frame leftover paper to hang above the bed.
Create a dramatic feature wall with a bold oversized striped wallpaper.
Stripes are a great way of changing the scale of a room. Use them horizontally like this to make a small room appear wider or use them vertically to draw the eye upwards so that ceilings appear higher.
This bright pink and grey wallpaper is ideal for a bedroom, where you can be a little braver with your colour choice. Teal blue makes a bold accent colour on cushions and lamps.
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Statement walls needn’t shout with colour. This soft grey floral wallpaper is eye-catching in an understated way.
The large-scale floral pattern uses subtle shades of grey and cream, which are easy on the eye and perfect for a relaxing colour scheme.
Don’t be afraid of using a pattern like this on more than one wall ? just keep to the same colour palette throughout on furniture, bed linen and accessories.
Gypsy-style is hot right now and the bedroom is the place to have fun with a bold floral wallpaper.
With such an intense pattern, it’s important to add balance to the room, so take the pale background colour of the wallpaper and use it on floorboards, ceiling and bed linen.
Then pick out the key colours from the design (0pink, red and black in this scheme) on cushions, throws and accessories.
Looking for ideas for a teenager’s bedroom? This monochrome wallpaper is perfect for any budding fashionista.
Keep the wallpaper to just one wall or an alcove area for dramatic effect. Mix it with white walls and pale flooring and add just one accent colour such as fuchsia or teal to add visual impact.
Go for contemporary style furniture in glossy finishes or polished chrome to carry the theme through.
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Bring a touch of hotel style to your bedroom with a luxe silk-effect wallpaper.
High-sheen finishes and metallics are a great way of adding wow factor on a smaller scale. Just keep to a subtle palette of coffee, cream and gold to create an understated luxury look.
This wallpaper has a raw-silk-effect background overlaid with a textured damask for added shimmer and shine.
Bring drama to a small space by using a wallpaper with a strong repeat. For a cohesive look, consider a valance or curtains in the same fabric. Break up the scheme with some bold, block colour such as this vibrant throw, and add simple furniture to complement the look.
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Harness a delicate wallpaper by using symmetry to enhance the look. In this serene scheme a simple wallpaper with hints of grey and silver is enlivened by a pair of dark wood bedside tables, white table lamps and playful frames hung low on the wall to draw the eye.
Red and white is a classic combination that stands the test of time. Contemporise the look with a modern graphic or stick to timeless florals. Try pairing a wallpaper like this with checks for a varied look and tie in curtain fabric for a scheme that evokes French country house style.
Blue and white is a look that won’t go out of style. Try choosing a wallpaper with a bold repeat and pick out its themes in the rest of the scheme. This bedroom carries the colourway all the way through, using a palette of blue and white with tones of cream and green in stripes as well as florals.
Vibrant brights are the ideal palette for a sunny bedroom with sea views.
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