8 patterned wallpapers that’ll make you stop and stare

Create a statement wall that will stop people in their tracks with these cool wallpapers from Livingetc

Patterned wallpaper is a quick and (relatively) easy way to give an instant update to your home. Whether used in small spaces to add personality or large areas for a bigger impact, all it takes is a few rolls and you’ve got a wall with wow-factor. Time to get out the wallpaper paste…


This colourful Cole and Son wallpaper adds instant drama to this otherwise traditional entrance hall, creating an element of surprise as you walk through the door. Frame bright, patterned wallpaper with neutral colours and a lot of space so they don’t overwhelm the room.


Delicate, illustrated wallpaper can create a charming narrative across the walls. This stylised palm tree landscape by Christian LaCroix brings a jungle vibe to this living room, with the monochrome palette keeping it simple and elegant.


A bright coloured wallpaper like this zesty lemon shade gives an instant lift to a space. The lake pattern on this Nina Campbell design features swans and wildlife in gentle, tonal colours, the whites echoed around this bedroom to counteract the bold base colour of the wallpaper.


A dark patterned wallpaper like this will bring drama to any space, and is a great excuse to bring in some brightly coloured pieces of furniture like this vibrant blue sofa. The large scale pattern on this black wallpaper adds to its high impact, and will make for a room you won’t forget in a hurry.


The walls of this playful home are fluttering with life, covered in this whimsical birds and butterfly patterned wallpaper by Schmacher. The delicately painted birds and butterflies fly around illustrated branches, which turn the whole wall into a dream-like forest.


How to keep toile modern? Use a bold colour like this teal wallpaper by Quadrille, and turn the usually complex, detailed scenes into pared back silhouettes. Voila – despite its small size, this bedroom is packed full of personality.


Clean cut, black and white stripes make for a sophisticated statement wallpaper. The small width of the monochrome stripes in this Sandberg design makes them great for aloves and small spaces – align the stripes vertically to accentuate the height of walls and draw the eye upwards.


Nothing says spring more than a abundance of blooms. This pretty floral wallpaper by Osborne & Little brings flowers of all shapes and sizes indoors – team it with whites and neutral colours to let your walls do the talking.

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