When it comes to infusing color and pattern into a bedroom, it's hard to trump the power of wallpaper. It can completely transform the look and feel of a room and provide an ideal point of departure for decorating the rest of your space. Wallpaper options have really exploded over the last few years and there are endless designs available to satisfy whatever look you are trying to achieve, from traditional to modern to whimsical.
And don't even get us started on the relatively new category of removable wallpaper, which makes taking the plunge easier and all the more appealing. Frankly, bedrooms are the ideal spot for diving into the wallpaper trend, as they are deeply personal spaces where it's safe to express yourself in ways you might not feel comfortable doing in more visible spaces like your living room.
Check out these nine chic bedroom wallpaper ideas to see what we're talking about.
1. Create a veritable English garden.
Who wouldn't want to wake up surrounded by this romantic bedroom wallpaper idea every morning? Oversize flowers in saturated colors appear almost three-dimensional and make a striking statement in this boudoir. Designer Mandy Cheng tempers the large botanical pattern with petite wall lights in antique brass while a mix of bohemian throw pillows add an eclectic note.
2. Embrace one color for a cohesive look.
Surf's up! This monochromatic room by Raili Clasen has us longing for the beach. The wallpaper mimics brushstrokes and adds an organic vibe and plenty of texture to this serene bedroom. Natural wood stools, a cream area rug, and cage pendant lights add warmth and break up the sea of green. Feel-good bonus: This wallpaper is created using British paper sourced from regulated forests and the inks are water-based. (Translation: It's environmentally friendly.)
3. Add texture with grasscloth.
When you want an understated bedroom wallpaper idea, we are big fans of grasscloth for the unparalleled texture and depth it brings to any space. It's a classic material that will stand the test of time. Shea of Studio McGee pairs a cream canopy bed, white linens, and a light-colored rug with charcoal-gray grasscloth for a high-contrast look. Ink-blue bedside tables and brass table lamps bring symmetry (one of the tenets of great design) and add a touch of glam to this handsome space.
4. Terrazzo all the time.
Terrazzo is everywhere right now. From flooring to countertops to accent pieces, the far-reaching appeal of the material is hard to deny. Liberty Interiors uses terrazzo-inspired wallpaper as a playful backdrop in a neutral bedroom, and infuses a bit of color with pops of pink. If you're concerned terrazzo is a passing trend (or that your love for it will fade) this peel and stick wallpaper is perfect for you.
5. Embrace a quirky ceiling.
Sometimes the quirkiest of architectural details (like this ceiling) make a room the most alluring. Rather than trying to mask these odd features, accentuate them with a dramatic print, as seen in this bedroom by Thread Art and Design. The billowy clouds are a moody addition to this masculine space that's enhanced by oil-rubbed bronze sconces, a midcentury bed frame, and dark bedding. Patterned pillows and a star-shaped flush mount keep the look from being too serious.
Get the Look: Cole & Son Nuvolette (set of two rolls), $499
6. Mix traditional with bohemian.
When you mix a floral bedroom wallpaper idea with a metal dresser, an antique mirror, and embroidered sheets, like Katie Hackworth did, the look goes from sweet and youthful to sophisticated and timeless. A rattan bed is an unexpected choice that adds warmth and a bohemian note to the space. A plug-in hurricane lamp, Moroccan rug, and velvet accent pillow add to the eclecticism.
7. Try out a cheeky print.
We double dare you not to smile every time you walk into your room with this wallpaper on your walls. We love the retro feeling of the cheeky '70s Palm Springs-inspired print. Yes it makes a statement, but pairing it with muted bedding and a substantial wood side table, as seen here, really tones down the impact.
Get the Look: Wallpaper Republic Palm Springs Wallpaper, $122 per roll
8. Ground a busy pattern with leather.
This vintage-inspired removable wallpaper from Target (yes, Target sells wallpaper!) provides a cheery and romantic backdrop in this bedroom by Emily Henderson. Pink pillows, a rosy duvet, and blush accessories accentuate the wallpaper, while a leather headboard grounds the space and adds texture.
9. Apply "tile" in an unlikely way.
A bedroom isn't typically the first place that comes to mind when thinking about tile, but we like the surprise application of the "tiled" wallpaper in this room by Mint Candy Designs. The cobalt blue and white pattern creates a European farmhouse vibe that is perfectly complemented by a woven chandelier and vintage bedside tables.
Get the Look: Kemra Heritage Tiles Wallpaper, $132 per roll