Wallpaper is back in a big way. This phrase refers to the accelerating preference for using wall coverings throughout the home. It alludes equally to the scale of motifs in the freshest new on-trend designs.
There is nothing boring about these papers. In a bold reimagining of an outdated 80s trend, they use enormous scale and updated color as a jumping-off point. Then, designs draw on additional features, so they stand out even more:
- Classical motifs have a whimsical overlay, or are updated with color.
- Traditional landscapes may be reduced to black-and-white, with pops of color.
- The interest in natural elements is translated into grand designs with rhythm and movement.
- Leaves are blown up to new proportions.
- Flowers are dramatic and bold. Interesting backgrounds mimic silk, velvet or linen textures. Some blooms are fantasy inspired.
- Geometrics tend to be massive. Some have blurry and indistinct edges. Others look interestingly abstract.
Wallpaper today feels more like a work of art. It refuses to remain in the background. These designs insist on being noticed as much as the rug, the sofa or any other showpiece in a room.
Here are a few of The Trend Curve’s favorite designs.