Wallpaper Styles & Trends

Wallpaper is back, having shaken off its reputation as a relic of the ‘70s. When paired with the right paint palette, wallpaper adds a witty edge to interiors. INSIDE OUT magazine will help you develop your decorating prowess with our easy guide to harmonising paints with the latest wallpaper designs.

Botanical – For an attention-seeking focal point, over-scaled plant prints work beautifully in large open-plan rooms, adding a mix of pattern, illustration and natural drama. Take it a step further and mix it up; just make sure you stick to no more than three prints and use a common colour to unify the scheme. Works with warm whites and beige colours.

Travel – Maps, iconic settings and geographic motifs make for an evocative feature, eliciting warm memories. Neutral palettes in warm soft browns soften the graphic features of maps and black-and-white shots.

Birds – Birds are an interior favourite because they are so versatile. Adaptable to different settings, bird motifs can incorporate hand-illustrated styles, bright and ornate features, playful takes on pattern or extra flourishes such as birdcages or botanical settings. Use tones of blue in your paint palette to counter busy patterns and to ensure a calm and soothing setting.

Metallic - Muted silver, gold and bronze tones inject a sense of glamour into the home. Pair with geometrics for contemporary cool or flocks and organic patterns to soften a space. A soft grey can temper the hard-edged look of metallic wallpapers.

Click herefor Inside Out’s selection of the latest wallpaper design and paint palettes.

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