Fall for sunshine yellow wallpapers

Need inspiration? Check out the best of this season's wallpapers

WHY WE LOVE IT No colour embodies summer more than bright, cheerful yellow. From pale lemon hues to richer shades of buttercup and mustard, it instantly puts you in a good mood, lifts the look of any space and fills a room with a soft, inviting glow.

WHERE TO USE IT Yellow is a versatile shade and the right print will sit happily in a kitchen, bedroom, living room or home office.
Floral motifs are the perfect fit for bedrooms and living spaces, while graphic prints work brilliantly in kids' rooms and smart stripes suit a home office.
It's also the ideal colour for brightening up small, dark spaces, such as cloakrooms or utility areas.

living room with striped yellow wallpaper on wall

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This wallpaper's smart sartorial stripe would suit most spaces

Sigge in Yellow 787-32, £60 per roll, Edward collection, Sandberg

HOW TO USE IT To ensure your room doesn't look like it's been drowned in the decorative equivalent of custard, make sure you don't overdo it. Stick to just one shade of yellow for a unified look, then mix it with one or two complimentary colours. Grey and yellow are a match made in heaven, as grey will give this buttery colour a smart, sophisticated touch. Alternatively, go for gold highlights on a yellow wallpaper to create a luxe look, keep it simple by pairing it with white for a classic summertime feel or team with leaf green for a country look.

living room with wooden flooring and printed yellow wallpaper

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The delicate metallic sheen on this paper reflects the light

Sakura in Yellow Lustre, £82 per roll, Archive Trails collection, Little Greene

HOW TO ACCESSORISE IT White country-style furniture teamed with yellow wallpaper and fabric will give a space a relaxed, traditional feel, while more contemporary shapes in honey-coloured wood or a black gloss will keep the look modern.

room with printed yellow wallpaper and plant in vase

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Inspired by a blanketed sky of stars, this delicate, intricate design comes in five colourways

Stjärnflor 14665, £60 per roll, Wonderland collection, BoråsTapeter

3 places to buy YELLOW PRINTS

ELANBACH This classic English brand's fabrics and wallpaper designs, from florals and stripes to paisleys and ikats, come in a range of yellow shades. Prices start at £38 per m for fabric and £96 per roll for wallpaper.

JOHN LEWIS Find a huge selection of fabrics and wallpapers in plains, florals and graphic prints from well-known brands, as well as the company's in-house range. Prices start from £8 per m and £19 per roll.

WALLPAPERDIRECT There's a vast choice of yellow wallpapers at this online store, from big-name brands as well as exclusives by Brewers and Albany. From £14 per roll.


Bring a room to life with these sunny delights

printed yellow with white wallpaper roll

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This fun, vintage-style, lemony print will look great in a kitchen

Ailsa in Soft Lemon, £12 per roll, B&Q

floral printed wallpaper roll

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Large dreamy blooms work well in a bedroom

Watercolour Bloom in Ochre, £15 per roll, Next

printed yellow wallpaper roll

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Give your hallway subtle retro vibe

Golden Leaf, £48.50 per roll, Layla Faye range, Wallpaperdirect

floral printed wallpaper roll

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Bring a fresh feel to a country-style scheme

Spring Meadow in Yellow, £28 per roll, Sussex Gardens collection, Albany range, Wallpaperdirect

light red printed wallpaper roll

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This subtle print would work well in any space

Lym in yellow, £9.99 per roll, Home of Colour range, Homebase

printed geometric pattern wallpaper roll

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A delicate block print with exotic fan motifs

Kashmira in yellow, £69 per roll, Echo Indienne collection, Baker Lifestyle

floral printed wallpaper roll

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Opt for a graphic print on a feature wall

Pom Pom in Lemon Slice, £105 per roll, Natasha Marshall

printed yellow wallpaper roll

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Keep it chic with traditional pattern

Toile in Butterleigh, £48 per roll, Brewers range, Wallpaperdirect

pattern printed wallpaper roll

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Striking, stylised florals create a modern feel

Issy in Quince, £44 per roll, Xander collection, Villa Nova

printed yellow wallpaper roll

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Use this fun-filled print for a feature wall in an office

Philippa Wallpaper in Yellow Jersey, £70 per roll, Liberty

Ginevra Benedetti
Deputy Editor (Print)

Ginevra Benedetti has been the Deputy Editor of Ideal Home magazine since 2021. With a career in magazines spanning nearly twenty years, she has worked for the majority of the UK’s interiors magazines, both as staff and as a freelancer. She first joined the Ideal Home team in 2011, initially as the Deputy Decorating Editor and has never left! She currently oversees the publication of the brand’s magazine each month, from planning through to publication, editing, writing or commissioning the majority of the content.