More than a passing trend, wallpaper has been adored by British decorators for centuries. From its origins in ancient China to its current status as a wildly popular interior décor tool, wallpaper can completely change the texture, ambience and mood of a room.
Even better, it can be shaped and adapted to whatever styles and trends are most popular. In this post, we’ll look at some of the hottest wallpaper trends expected in 2021. From trending Pantone colours to bold geometric designs, we’ve got every base covered when it comes to emerging wallpaper trends.
A ‘Summer Bouquet’
While the thought of winter can be a little hard to swallow, the new Summer Bouquet colour wheel from Pantone already has us looking forward to sun-drenched days in Hyde Park and flower-filled afternoons at Kew Gardens. Inspired by exotic pinks, herbal greens and creamy petals, the fresh summer palette takes cues from the enduring beauty of Mother Nature.
Keep things simple with a solid colour or make a statement with one of our stunning floral wallpaper designs. Needless to say, these wallpaper trends pair perfectly with a vase of freshly cut flowers from the farmers’ market.
While a lick of paint may transform the colour of a room, textured wallpaper completely reinvents a space. In 2021 we’re gearing up for a huge resurgence in the textured wallpaper trend. After all, incorporating different textures into a room is one of the most effectives strategies used by interior designers.
Our Anaglypta vinyl range does just this, using premium quality embossed plastic to recreate everything from antique-inspired Victorian designs to elegant Art Deco patterns. Not only do textured wallpapers make a bold statement, they also feel amazing and are a guaranteed way to bring depth and complexity to a room.
Gaga for geometric
One of the biggest wallpaper trends we’re making way for in 2021 is geometric. While geometric wallpaper makes a bold statement it’s also surprisingly timeless and will hold its appeal for decades to come. There’s something distinctly modern about geometric wallpaper which makes it ideal for fans of contemporary decor. Looking for something extra special in the bedroom or living room? Elevate your geometric wallpaper with on-trend designs featuring metallic highlights.
Take me to the jungle
Over the past few years, no interior design trend has taken off quite like indoor plants. A global phenomenon, ‘plant babies’ are breathing new life homes around the world. In 2021 we’re taking the trend one step further and launching a series of jungle-inspired wallpapers that will transform your space into a lush indoor oasis – perfect for plant lovers, as well as ‘black thumbs’ who just can’t seem to keep even easy-care succulents alive.
Use our jungle pattern wallpaper to decorate a feature wall or go all out and create your very own rainforest. In 2021 we’re all about moody jungle designs featuring darker backgrounds and rich greens, greys and yellows.
We’ve already seen linen make its mark on the high street and in 2021 we’re getting ready to decorate walls with everyone’s favourite natural fabric. Lightly textured to recreate the aesthetic of flax, our linen-look wallpaper is the perfect combination of rustic and luxurious. In 2021 we’re launching our linen wallpaper in a variety of natural hues, including cream, grey, dusty pink and sage green.
Tough and durable
One thing that never goes out of vogue is clean, scratch free walls. If you’re looking for easy-care wallpaper our Anaglypta range performs particularly well in high traffic spaces such as staircases, hallways and entryways. The award-winning brand manufactures its wallpaper by combining two layers of paper using high pressures and temperatures, then embossing the to create high-definition patterns.
With an increasing number of people now staying at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, wear and tear on the home has never been more pronounced. This makes durable wallpaper even more appealing in 2021.
Classic and timeless
While we love staying on top of the latest décor trends, we understand wallpaper is an investment and many of our clients are in search of classic and timeless designs. For these sorts of inquiries, we always turn straight to our classic wallpaper collections.
Simple and understated, our plain wallpapers pair well with virtually any décor. Another great option for decorators that don’t want to tie themselves down is our range of paintable textured wallpaper. Suitable for any room, our high-quality textured wallpapers can be painted and customised time and time again.
Another interior design trend that never goes out of vogue is exposed brick. Reminiscent of New York loft apartments and rustic French farmhouses, exposed brick brings a sense of rawness and character to your home. But it does take a lot of effort to get it in the first place.
Fortunately, our brick effect wallpaper captures the charm of exposed brick without the need to chip off your drywall. The clever manufacturing process perfectly captures the texture and granular finish of brick, creating a wall so realistic you won’t know the difference. Keep things classic with Abbey Road or get fresh and breezy with Carnaby Street.
All that glitters
One of the 2021 wallpaper trends we’re looking forward to the most is glitter. Intrinsically glamorous but not too theatrical, our range of glitter wallpapers will bring a touch of sparkle to your home. For rooms that are lacking sunlight, glitter wallpapers are a clever way to make the most of what you do receive.
The subtle glitter finish reflects sunlight and bounces it around the room, creating the illusion of extra light and space. From autumn-inspired tree branches to elegant damask designs, our 2021 range of glitter wallpapers is better than ever.
Keep your walls on trend
Ready to revamp your walls? Cover Your Wall has everything you need to keep up with the latest wallpaper trends 2021. Whether you’re thinking subtle and stylish or bold and brave, our high-quality wallpaper will transform your home into a magazine-worthy space.