Willing to give your living room an instant update? A new wallpaper design is a great way to add color, pattern, and texture.
Many brands now produce both wallpaper and paint, so tricky decisions are often already made for you when it comes to creating perfectly coordinated combinations. Be brave and find colors and looks that work for you. Here is our pick of the best living room wallpaper design ideas.
Wallpaper your furniture
Who says that it needs to go on your walls? Make a striking statement in your living room by wallpapering a key piece of furniture, such as a sideboard. This is also a fantastic way to upcycle an old item that might otherwise end up at the tip.
Smarten up with pinstripes
Create a tailored, designerly look in your living room with pinstripes – they look just as smart on your walls as they do on suits. Choose soft greys so the scheme doesn’t feel overly masculine, and add a luxe touch with accents of gold in your accessories and soft furnishings.
Tie the room together
Use an eye-catching wallpaper to unify different living zones in an open-plan space. Here, two separate seating areas are visually drawn together by a whimsical botanical print running around the entire circumference of the room.
Go totally tropical
Transform a plain white room into a tropical paradise with a wallpaper teeming with exotic plants.
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Try a tonal scheme
Pick a wallpaper featuring different shades of the same color to create a subtle but striking feature wall rather than overwhelming the space. Opting for a simple design instead of a hectic pattern will also help to soothe the scheme.
Bring neutral with bright colors
If you want to introduce bright shades into your living room, balance a neutral scheme with a colorful wallpaper design. Pick out tones from it and echo them in your soft furnishings.
Add a bit of flower power
Bring a country living room to life with a floral wallpaper design. Balance a large botanical print with a plain painted wall.
Create a sense of drama
Add a theatrical touch to a neutral scheme with a bold printed wallpaper. This rich midnight blue and gold pattern creates a focal point out of the modern chimney breast and immediately draws the eye.
Update an old classic
Create a cutting-edge vibe in your living room with a wallpaper design that puts a new spin on a classic print.
Make a statement with monochrome
After an effortlessly contemporary look? You can’t go wrong with monochrome. Create a dramatic backdrop to your scheme with a bold black and white wallpaper design, such as this striking cityscape.