The top eight wallpaper trends as seen on Instagram

The wallpaper designs making a statement

Wallpaper is a sure-fire way to make an impact in your home. These are the top wallpaper trends taking over Instagram right now.

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The experts at have trawled through Instagram to reveal the most popular wallpaper designs of this year. Wallpaper has always been a timeless interior decor addition, but it looks like classic florals and retro styles are making a comeback.

These are the eight wallpaper trends to look out for...

1. 3D wallpaper

bedroom with floral wallpaper and master bed

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Scoring the top spot as the most 'Instagrammed' wallpaper was the 3D wallpaper. 3D wallpaper made up a total of 77,682 hashtags. This lifelike paper will give any feature wall a wow-factor.

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2. Floral

The classic floral wallpaper is back with a new spin. Last year saw a surge in bold floral and nature-inspired looks. It is no surprise that everyone's minds have turned that way during the last six months.

3. Retro

You might have thought you'd left those '70s designs behind with your childhood. But thanks to the on-going trend for all things retro, retro wallpaper has become a new go-to for homes hoping to make a statement.

4. Geometric

Sharp geometric style wallpaper is still making a statement on the walls of Instagram. Many people have even taken to recreate the look on a budget with tape and paint.

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5. Tropical

Many of us won't be able to get away on holiday this year, however, that hasn't stopped us getting festive with tropical wallpaper. From botanical prints to palm trees, tropical wallpaper has racked up 8,253 hashtags.

6. Damask

This glamorous wallpaper slid into sixth place, with 5,720 hashtags.

7. Abstract

Abstract wallpaper is perfect for creating an on-trend mural at home. It has racked up 3,348 hashtags on Instagram, and we can see if racking up quite a few more this year.

8. Scenic

Whether it is decorating a nursery or a dining room, a scenic wallpaper will take a home from ordinary to extraordinary. However, we would recommend only using it as a feature wall, rather than covering the whole room.

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Will you be trying out any of these wallpaper trends at home?

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.