Posted on December 06 2018
One of the easiest, most cost-effective way to transform your bedroom is through using wallpaper. Adding both exciting imagery and color to the space, bedroom wallpaper comes in all different shapes and sizes, ranging from traditional wallpaper rolls to custom wallpaper murals.
Creating The Perfect Look In Your Bedroom With Wallpaper
At its core, wallpaper is transformative. It completely revitalizes the space to the point where it’ll feel as if you’re in a completely different room. When creating the perfect look for your bedroom, it’s important to consider both the wallpaper pattern and wallpaper color. Both will have a dramatic impact on the space as the imagery can set the tone while the color sets the mood. Wallpaper designs generally fall into two major categories: traditional/classic themes and contemporary themes. For traditional/classic, some of the most popular categories include transitional, damask, floral, and textures. Contemporary wallpaper themes include geometric, watercolor, and faux effects. Of course, this is only a generalization as there are certain floral wallpaper prints that have a more contemporary flair, or geometric designs that evoke a sense of nostalgia.
Creating the perfect bedroom wallpaper look also includes deciding whether you want to create a single feature wall or use the wallpaper throughout the entire space. Using a “main” wallpaper design on a single wall can be an excellent way to create an artistic look within the bedroom. For example, using a wallpaper mural behind the bed can make the space feel more dramatic, creating an area of interest. On the other hand, if you want unified theming throughout the space, consider using wallpaper on all walls throughout the bedroom.
Wallpaper Colors To Use In The Bedroom
In interior design, color has an important function. Not only is it used to add a stylish look but it can also affect the mood of the space. In the bedroom, certain colors work better than others, depending on the type of atmosphere or emotion you want to create. If your goal is to create a relaxing bedroom mood, go for colors such as blue, lilac, light green, and pastels. Softer or lighter colors tend to create a more soothing effect.
For a mood that’s more energetic or passionate, consider red, purple, and navy blues. These darker tones tend to have a more dramatic effect on the room, making it feel more enclosed and intimate. Of course, be careful when using dark colors in a small bedroom as it can make the space feel even smaller!
Our Top Picks for Bedroom Wallpaper
Pastel Abstract Painted Mountains R5900
There’s no denying the gorgeous aesthetics of watercolor wallpaper. The featured banner at the top of this article features this exact same print in a deep green-blue color scheme, but we’re also pretty fond of this pastel pink and peach wallpaper color. The soft colors work beautifully together, and when used as bedroom wallpaper, what you end up with is a minimalist yet stylish artistic look.
Neutral colors - such as white, beige, taupe, and brown - may not be the most exciting but it does have its usage as bedroom wallpaper colors. These colors are typically easier to use because they pair well with most other colors. If you’re decorating a bedroom with an established color scheme, choosing neutral colored wallpaper is an easy way to get a matching look. Featured above in a light beige and white, Fractured Lines is a modern geometric wallpaper that’s an eye-catching mosaic of different sized triangles.
Purple & Silver Inflated Stripes R5867
For smaller bedrooms, using a wallpaper pattern that emphasizes lines can be a way to make a wall look taller or longer. In this case, the horizontal alignment of the pattern will make a wall feel wider. Of course, it’s not all functionality with this print. The eccentric color scheme adds a playful mood to the bedroom with its deep purple and burnt orange, while still retaining a sense of maturity. What we love most about this design is that it combines geometric shapes in a way that’s incredibly creative!
While the previous print works best in bedrooms for adults or those who want to create a mature tone, this next one is the perfect fit for kids and teenagers (or those still young at heart!). Again, it uses geometric shapes in unconventional ways, but the color scheme gives it a more youthful tone. The bright yellow and orange mixes with the darker brown and red to create a vintage aesthetic that’s truly transformative.
Large Two Tone Damask Linen Wallpaper Blue R4710
Is there a wallpaper design more iconic or romantic than damask? Evoking a sense of history and tradition, using damask wallpapers in the bedroom is popular among interior designers with good reason. It has an intricately delicate feel that’s complex and detailed. The flowing lines and curves add a sense of movement to the walls, creating a dynamic, evocative aesthetic.
Last but not least, we can’t forget to talk about wallpaper murals. Best used as a feature wall, wallpaper murals can be customized to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. For our final pick, we have to talk about faux effects wallpaper murals, a theme that’s immensely popular among designers and homeowners alike. With so many different styles to choose from, it’s hard to narrow it down to one, but for bedroom wallpaper, we’re choosing this rustic concrete mural. It adds a certain contemporary tone that’s both sophisticated yet weathered.