Wallpaper trends

These are the key wallpaper trends set to dress walls this season

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  • If you're looking to redecorate these are the six key wallpaper trends worth buying into right now!

    Wallpaper continues to be a popular choice when it comes to decorating. It can add instant colour and impact to any interior space. But with so many designs and wallpaper trends available, how do you choose which one’s right for you? You let Ideal Home help you, that’s how.

    Related: Home decor trends for Autumn/Winter 2018 – we predict the key looks for interiors

    We’ve rounded up the key wallpaper patterns trending right now.

    Whether you want an understated design for subtle interest or a bold statement pattern to give a room wow factor, our guide will ensure your home is on-trend for the foreseeable.

    1. Eastern influence

    This trend encapsulates the hand-finished patterns 
synonymous with Japanese and Indian design. Today’s trend sees these styles blend with classic decorative designs and simple geometric prints.

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    Image credit: Graham & Brown

    ‘Influenced by Japanese design ideology, the intricate hand-drawn Himitsu wallpaper invites viewers to explore the hidden beauty of a Japanese alpine landscape.’ says Paula Taylor, Colour & Trends Specialist at Graham & Brown.

    ‘Referencing historic Nihonga paintings, delicate cherry blossom trees are pictured perched atop towering mountaintops. Surrounded by clusters of clouds and water-filled valleys.’
    Buy now: Himitsu Wallpaper in Jade, £50 a roll, Graham & Brown

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    Image credit: Scion at Style Library

    The Japandi collection by Scion fuses Scandi simplicity with Japanese artisan details.

    Restful colour combinations paired with clean-lined, 
Scandi-style furniture creates a zen-like feel for any room.

    Buy now:Shinku Wallpaper, 
£45 a roll, Scion st Style Library

    2. Modern rustic

    This relaxed look has been smartened up with tweed and wool prints in bold colours. Playful illustrations of woodland animals and forest foliage are key prints.

    Wallpapers featuring abstract patterns, silhouettes and soft metallic sheens give the look a country-luxe edge.

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    Image credit: Sanderson at Style Library

    This relaxed, painterly design brings the Highlands to life.
 The Elysian range combines modern and rustic hand-painted patterns.

    ‘The Sanderson studio has been inspired by ancient woodlands, native wildlife and rare and beautiful plants.’ explains Rebecca Craig, Sanderson’s head of design. ‘ Finding a divine calm from a time where myths and legends began, Elysian’s designs capture the beauty of the natural world.’

    Buy now: Owlswick, £75 
a roll, Sanderson 
at Style Library

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    Image credit: 1838 Wallcoverings

    Soft metallic highlights give 
this abstract feather design 
a glam edge.

    Buy now: Tranquil Wallpaper, £65 a roll, 1838 Wallcoverings

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    Image credit: Graham & Brown

    Subtle silhouettes and tone-on-tone colour gives a modern update to a classic leaf print.

    Buy now: Prairie Wallpaper 
in Spring, £40 a roll, Graham & Brown

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    3. New Retro

    Uniform geometrics such as chevron, honeycomb and zigzags are key for this look. Hits of retro teal, orange and mustard play a key role in the colour palette.

    Style the look with 
Fifties-inspired furniture.

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    Image credit: The Paper Partnership

    Abstract lines create a less formal pattern, to lend a softer feel to your decor.

    Buy now: Hatton wallpaper 
in Quartz, £63 a roll, The Paper Partnership at Wallpaper Direct

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    Image credit: Albany at Wallpaper Direct

    Choose a modern Deco look 
with gold highlights.
 The colour contrast on this design makes a real style statement.

    Buy now: Omega, £20 a roll, Albany at Wallpaper Direct

    4. Rough luxe surfaces

    The natural textures of stone, cracked earth, marble, minerals and wood 
are key patterns for walls. Pair patterned wallpapers with opulent velvet and shimmering jacquard fabrics.

    The lustrous palette for this trend will appeal to lovers 
of minimal, glam style.

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    Image credit: Anthology at Style Library

    Here patterned velvets contrast perfectly against a subtle glittery wallcovering.

    Buy now: Plica, £125 a roll, Anthology at Style Library

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    Image credit: Albany at Wallpaper Direct

    Add a glam touch to your decor with this marbled design paper. The shimmering gold highlights help to catch the light and add depth to the design.

    Buy now: Azurite, £24 a roll, Albany at Wallpaper Direct

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    Image credit: Graham & Brown

    Inject a little industrial-chic style with a polished-parquet-effect wallcovering.

    Buy now: Insignia wallpaper in Rose Gold, £40 a roll, Graham & Brown

    5. Trad florals

    Inspired by classic illustrations, traditional watercolours and oil paintings this trend has been given a contemporary update by oversized prints.

    To create an eclectic look, contrast the busy florals with modern lighting, plain linens and luxe velvets.

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    Image credit: Jane Churchill

    Blowsy blooms and a graphite backdrop 
add drama to this statement design.

    Buy now: Marble Rose, £95 
a roll, Jane Churchill

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    Image credit: 1838 Wallcoverings

    The elegant trailing florals on this design helps to create a contemporary, feminine feel.

    Buy now: Aurora in Mist, £85 a roll, 1838 Wallcoverings

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    Image credit: Cole & Son

    Inspired by the 
beauty of English country gardens, Cole & Son have kept things more traditional with this vibrant design.

    Buy now: Lilac Syringa Vulgaris, 
£110 a roll, Cole & Son

    6. Quiet pattern

    This modern-country style is all about layering timeless, nature-inspired prints to create a calming space.

    Colour comes in the form of barely there tints of grey, taupe, pink and blue. The pared-back palette allows you layer pattern scales and styles without fear of it overpowering a room.

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    Image credit: Sanderson at Style Library

    Subtle metallic touches lift this 
layered design.

    Buy now: Farthing Wood, 
£59 a roll, Sanderson at Style Library

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    Which pattern will be adorning your walls this season?



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