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Wallpaper is a fantastic way to add personality and style to any bedroom. Not only does it create a focal point in a space, but it also sets the mood and adds visual interest.
Let’s explore different ideas for using wallpaper in a bedroom to create a tranquil space, a vibrant atmosphere or deep moody drama. We’ll look at texture, natural themes and colour palettes, gentle pastel colours, romantic wallpapers, floral patterns, masculine style and more.
Celebrate the season and the trending warm spicy palette of autumn. Create the ultimate cosy, comforting space with loads of delicious colour and luxurious comfy fabrics, throws and rugs. Then add a striking wallpaper or mural to your bedroom and pull the entire look together. If you're clever with your choice of bedcovers, you can transform the look in summer with a cooler toned duvet or blanket to tone down the 'heat'.
A tranquil wallpaper is perfect for creating a serene and peaceful atmosphere in a bedroom. Think soft blues, greens, and grays, and patterns that evoke nature, such as waves, leaves, or clouds. A wallpaper with a subtle texture or a watercolor effect can also add a calming touch. Pair with soft, muted bedding and minimal accessories to complete the look.
If you want to make a bold statement with your wallpaper, consider a vibrant pattern or strong colour palette. This look is perfect for those who love to be surrounded by the energy of pattern and striking colour. Bold floral prints, strong geometric patterns, or an abstract art-inspired design can be great options. Keep the rest of the room fairly neutral to avoid overwhelming the space and let the wallpaper take centre stage. Just add a few bed throws or cushions in complementary colours to connect with your wallpaper.
A textural wallpaper is an excellent choice for adding depth and dimension to a bedroom, but maintaining a calm sophisticated look and feel. Think grasscloth, subtle textural wallpaper or a tone-on-tone embossed vinyl wallpaper with loads of relief for surface interest. Such wallpapers add a tactile element that can create interest in an otherwise paired back space. Keep the colour palette neutral or monotone to allow the texture to shine, and add cosy elements like a plush rug, textural cushions or a chunky knitted throw.
Bring the outdoors into your bedroom with the careful selection of a feature wallpaper or mural. Nature has a way of transporting one to a calmer more restful state of mind which is just what one needs in a bedroom. A space for restorative sleep, relaxation and rejuvenation. Create the ultimate sanctuary space with a well-considered colour palette which brings a sense of calm. Nature-inspired colours like green, blue and neutral tones are ideal as they speak of rebirth, growth, serenity, inspiration and wisdom. Patterns featuring grasses, leaves, trees and seascapes will whisk you away to dreamland.
For a romantic bedroom look, consider using a wallpaper with a soft, floral pattern. This can create a cosy, intimate feeling in the space, perfect for a bedroom. A wallpaper with a nude pink or soft blush colour scheme can be particularly effective in creating a romantic atmosphere or in fact any soft tone. For an even more luxurious touch, consider a wallpaper with a metallic or iridescent finish, which can add a subtle shimmer to the space.
When one thinks about graphic patterns one tends to imagine bold ultra-modern patterns that create a cool clinical look, but that doesn't have to be the case. These 2 softer tone-on-tone patterns have a sophisticated and welcoming look and will create a great comfy atmosphere in a bedroom. So look for graphic patterns with a softer touch and pair them with complementary colours for an elegant look.
To create a masculine look in a bedroom, consider using a wallpaper with a geometric or linear pattern in neutrals or dark, rich colours or choose a wallpaper with a subtle texture. This more tailored approach will create a smart, uncluttered look, with strong planes of colour and layers of texture. If you would like a bit more drama, consider a wallpaper with a metallic touch and consider deep charcoals, tones of sand and leather, deep greens and indigo blues.
For a bedroom with a touch of whimsy consider using a wallpaper with a soft delicate colour palette. To create this playful look, choose a wallpaper with a whimsical theme, such as birds or butterflies, animals, cloudscapes or other novelty elements and bring some magic into your space. Large wall murals are perfect for this look as one can escape to a faraway land or forest to get the look.
So using wallpaper or murals in a bedroom can be a great way to add personality and style to your space. Whether you're looking for a romantic, masculine, quirky or dramatic look, there are so many different styles of wallpaper to choose from. By considering the pattern, colour, and texture of the wallpaper, you can create a bedroom that reflects your personal style and creates a cosy, inviting atmosphere.
All images courtesy of the amazing wallpaper brands we distribute exclusively in Southern Africa - Eijffinger, Jannelli & Volpi, JWall, Marimekko, Missoni Home, Pip Studio & Tres Tintas.