Five Modern Wallpapers We Love (& Tips for Installing It!)

 

Wallpaper is back! Whether on an accent wall, in a closet, or even on a ceiling, this vintage no-go has turned into a designer favorite. The key to wallpapering any room is to get a fresh pattern that brings the other components (upholstery, window treatments, throw pillows) together. Here is some fresh & modern wallpaper we love (all available at Wayfair.com):

 

Floral Fixation

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This black and white Biloba floral & botanical embossed wallpaper puts a contemporary spin on traditional florals. We’d love it in a hallway opposite a bright living room, or in a living room with bright yellow or blue accent pieces.

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This modern rose pattern wallpaper by Brewster Home Fashions is just contrasting enough to add depth to a room, but not so overpowering in color that it overwhelms.

 

Architectural Interests

 

Exposed Brick Wallpaper by York Wallcoverings

 

The exposed brick look is a classic Lowcountry feature in old homes, but if you’re in a more modern space, you might have good old white walls. You can spice it up and add a little warmth with exposed brick wallpaper!

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Similar to the brick, we think this weathered board wallpaper by Brewster Home Fashions could be an excellent addition to any house lacking that historic charm. We see it in a bedroom behind a headboard in a home near the beach.

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Modern Whimsy

 

This geometric wallpaper from Graham & Brown is perfect for a small accent wall. We love its modern cartoonish look, especially for a loft or minimalist home.

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Handling the wallpaper installation yourself?

Here are three pro tips:

  1. Lay out all your paper before beginning to ensure the cleanest job possible.
  2. Begin papering in the least conspicuous area of the room so that if the ends don’t match perfectly, no one will notice.
  3. Stay moving in one direction while hanging.
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