How to Choose the Right Statement Wallpaper for Your Home

From a feature wall in the living room to a bold accent in a powder room, statement wallpaper can add drama to your home. Whether you opt for lush tropical prints or mid-century modern animal motifs, or a more pared-back textured style in neutral tones, there are many options available to suit any style of interior.

The word ‘statement’ means something that stands out, often because of its large size or distinctive design: a statement necklace, for example. Similarly, in design, a statement wallpaper is one that’s striking due to its size and appearance: it’s the kind of wallpaper that can make a big impression in your bedroom, for instance.

While wallpaper has long been a common interior decoration choice, it’s become even more popular as a means to transform an entire space. Unlike paint, which covers just the surface of your walls, wallpaper is printed on sheets that are then applied to the wall with wallpaper paste for a complete cover. Traditionally, wallpaper was plain or textured, with a repeating pattern. Today, bold designs and large motifs are the biggest trend in statement wallpaper.

Choosing a statement wallpaper for your home is easy when you consider the options available. In 2022, the hottest designs include a fusion of contemporary geometric forms with archive florals and botanical motifs. Murals featuring a single non-repeating large design are another key trend, and these work well in any setting. For a more luxurious feel, try pairing richly-toned wallpaper with gold accents.

If you have paneled walls, a statement wallpaper can be the perfect finishing touch, especially when teamed with traditional wood furniture or a distressed finish. This is the kind of wallpaper that looks at home in a country cottage bedroom, or could be used to complement an old barn conversion.

A wallpaper statement wall can also be a great way to add interest and character to a bathroom. For example, a wavy stripe design like our ‘Mythical Land’ will make the perfect backdrop to your bathroom suite, as it will create an atmosphere that is both relaxing and calming.

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