When you decide that you want to include wallpaper in your home’s interior décor, the next step is to make sure that you get the right styles. Wallpaper trends—like all interior decorating trends—change over time, so it’s important to know about what’s up-and-coming to get the right look for your home. Here are three trends to be aware of for 2021.
Bold Colors and Maximalist Designs
You’ve heard the saying to “go big or go home,” but when it comes to wallpaper, it’s time to go big inside your home. Maximalism is back in so many ways for your home. Over the last couple of decades, there has been a significant emphasis on minimalism—getting rid of excess items and only having the bare minimum in terms of furniture, colors, tones, and textures. Maximalism is the opposite.
The goal of a maximalist design is to create a significant wow factor by layering together several different colors, shapes, patterns, and textures. On your walls that could mean selecting a bold print that includes several different colors or patterns. It could also mean mixing and matching various patterns and colors together. For example, you might select a bold, dark pattern for the top of the room and a complementary animal print for the bottom with a rail or molding that separates the two sections. Add eclectic furniture, textured throw pillows, and area rugs, and ornamental wall hangings to get the full maximalist experience.
Nature, Floral, and Graphic Prints
Bold patterns are another trend that is taking off and can help you create visual interest on your walls instead of having blank walls and doing all the decorating with your furniture and wall hangings. These patterns are bold by nature and can be visually appealing when paired with the right furniture. From nature prints like leaves to florals and even geometric graphic prints, this is a bold but fun way to make your home stand out.
A Nod to the Past
One of the main reasons people hesitate to get wallpaper is a concern that it might make your home look a little dated (remember grandma’s wallpaper?). But today’s trends are highlighting some of the nostalgia of those days with patterns influenced by the past with a level of sophistication and style that makes them a perfect fit today. Bright, bold floral prints, mid-century color palettes, and designs that evoke the artistry of bygone eras.