Posted on June 28 2018
The summer season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with a home makeover! In this article, we’ll be highlighting the top 5 summer wallpaper trends that are heating up the interior space with their stylish looks! From creative geometrics that show off your personality to artistic prints that will truly “wow” your guests, read on and find out what the top summer wallpaper trends are for 2018.
1. “Traditional Chic” Wallpaper: Blending Classic and Modern Tastes
The first summer wallpaper trend for 2018 are patterns that blend a classic look with a more modern aesthetic approach. Blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary, these traditional chic wallpapers are popular for the summer time because this unique blend creates an iconic look that can be “dressed” up or down depending on your room’s furniture. When you want to create a high-end, designer look that’s sophisticated, or a more casual cozy look, here are two examples of wallpaper patterns that blend classic and modern together.
Digital Floral Tiles is truly a unique wallpaper design, mixing a highly traditional tiled background with a contemporary “digital” overlay. This creates an interesting duo look that’s full of details and visual intrigue. The minimalist color scheme puts the focus entirely on the imagery. Consider using this in a living room to create an original centerpiece, or in a powder room to create a sense of modern appeal.
With a traditional image, the more modern color scheme helps create a more contemporary look. The rich colors are absolutely breathtaking, establishing a bold color palette that is sure to unify the space. The deep dark blue background provides a gorgeous contrast for the foreground imagery – the light greens, blues, and reds play off the background nicely.
2. Art-inspired Wallpaper Patterns For The Creative Folks
Instead of a few photographs or paintings on your walls, why not transform the entire wall into an artistic work? With watercolor wallpaper, these designs often take an artistic direction, portraying eye-catching scenery and imagery. Art-inspired wallpaper patterns are the perfect summer wallpaper trend for homeowners who want to show their creativity and love for beautiful, thought-provoking imagery!
Featuring a watercolor aesthetic, Koi Pond is a prime example of art-inspired wallpaper. The wallpaper design mimics a painter’s brush as the watercolors blend effortlessly into each other. With a relatively minimalist color scheme, the brown, blue, and white of the wallpaper have a relaxed look that is sure to add a subtle stylishness to the space.
Of course, we can’t talk about art-inspired wallpaper for the summer without featuring one of our most popular and favorite designs. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, we think this bright yellow version of Almond Blossom is absolutely great for the summer. It adds a vibrant optimism to the room, whether you’re using it in a larger dining room or a smaller den. Actually, this leads into the next summer wallpaper trend…
3. Cheery Yellow Wallpaper That’s Bright and Welcoming
Yellow wallpaper absolutely screams “summer” because of its vibrant appearance. This color has the ability to transform the space, making it feel more energetic and welcoming. Since color can often have an impact on our mood, using yellow paper in communal areas – such as the living room or kitchen – is a great way to lighten the mood.
When you explore the yellow wallpaper category, you’ll find a diverse collection of designs. One of the ones that stand out to us is Solid Hexagon, a highly contemporary geometric wallpaper with a 3D effect. This helps to add a sense of depth to the walls, making it perfect for smaller or irregular shaped room. The yellow isn’t as light as the previous wallpaper, with this one taking a deeper shade.
For those still unsure about wallpaper and whether or not it’s right for them, textured wallpaper is an excellent alternative to paint. If you don’t want too much imagery on your walls, textured wallpaper is a high-quality, long-lasting (and budget friendly) way to skip the messy paint while maintaining a solid-colored, minimalist look.
4. Large Leafy Wallpaper Designs for a Natural Look
A list of summer wallpaper trends wouldn’t be complete unless we looked at floral wallpaper and what’s blooming, so to speak. For 2018, the biggest floral wallpaper trend is definitely large-scale leafy designs that make a huge visual impact. Larger imagery have a monumental feel, creating a unique look for the space that’s transformative.
First up is Jungle Imprinted, a taupe and beige wallpaper with a repeating faded look in the background. Neutral colors are often quite easy to use, especially if the room you’re decorating already has furniture and décor ready. Neutral colors can be easily inserted into pre-existing color schemes.
This print has been making the rounds from fashion and accessories to home décor and furniture. It’s become an iconic print in such a short period of time not only because of its versatility, but its trendy looks. The bold green leaves against a plain white background have a minimalist look that makes it a stylish addition to any space. It balances the detailed use of color with a more simplistic background, creating a look that is so stylish for the summer season.
5. Quirky Wallpaper That Shows Off Your Personality
Last but not least, the final 2018 summer wallpaper trend we’re finishing off with is all about showcasing your personality through your home décor. Geometric wallpaper is a category where wallpaper designers are showing off their own personality so chances are you’ll definitely find a pattern that resonates with you!
While most geometric wallpapers are all about defined shapes and straight or curved lines, this one is a bit out of the box. It’s a more abstract take on traditional geometric prints, opting for shapes and patterns that look more like an optical illusion than defined imagery. The minimalist color scheme has a modern appeal as well.
Lastly, Geometric Style is a blend of many of the previous summer wallpaper trends we’ve been talking about – it has an artistic look that makes use of watercolor aesthetics, and it blends a classic geometric pattern with an updated modern aesthetic. What results is a stylish geometric design that’s also timeless. With a mostly blue color scheme that features darker and lighter shades, there are hints of light green as well. It’s these splashes of color that add a lot of interesting quirks to the pattern.
And there you have it! Our top 5 summer wallpaper trends for 2018! From creative, art-themed wallpaper to hybrid traditional/modern patterns, this summer is all about embracing interesting designs and showing off your own individuality.