This post was translated and featured for French-speaking readers in the Guten Morgwen home décor blog.
Wallpaper is a key interior trend for 2021. Therefore in this post, I would like to focus on wallpaper trends in 2021 and introduce you to some incredible patterns and colours, that are popular this year.
In the past years, I see more and more homeowners choosing very courageous colours and darker tones. Don’t get me wrong, the bright colours on the walls are still the most popular option, which normally would multiply the light in the space and increase the airy feel. But darker colours are getting popularity especially in 2021 because they bring this cosy feeling that you have when you cover yourself with a blanket next to the fire pit outside. Now the cosiness of darker tones comes indoors, too.
The biggest trend this year is the wallpaper from the 70s. How they say, everything new is well-forgotten old. The aesthetic in patterns and ballsy colours is what we love a lot this year. It could be as simple as big geometric shapes with flashy colours (like orange or red), or funky patterns you would remember from your parents or grandparents houses.
Shop and images: Wallpaper from the 70s | wallpaperfromthe70s.com
This trend started a couple of years ago and it is stronger in 2021 than ever! Botanical themed wallpapers that are normally dark and deep (dark green, dark blue with splashes of bright colours) are perfect for a bedroom and in some cases living room. In 2021 we love our bedrooms to have the feel and look of the forest. I agree, this does bring us the amazing cosiness and calmness, that we get from the hiking trips in forests and jungles. It brings me the vibe of waking up in a tent in the morning in the forest and enjoying the sounds and beauty of nature.
Shop and images: Brewster Home Fashions | brewsterwallcovering.com
Floral or botanical wallpaper and animals in wallpapers come hand in hand together. I would say, animals in wallpapers are a more advanced option for those who appreciate and supports nature. The scenes with animals from underwater (which would be a perfect option for your bathroom), forests and jungles are bringing this dynamic vibe and a massive interest to your room. It is for sure a touch in your interior that makes a bold statement.
Shop and images: Etoffe | etoffe.com
Now, enough of bold statements. Let’s look at some nice options when we want to create a calm ambient in our spaces without flashy and screaming colours. Abstract wallpapers would be a perfect choice if you are looking for something simple and something calming. If you decide to go for abstract wallpapers, my advice, avoid colours like red, dark blue, purple. They tend to create a little bit of a stress factor, which we don’t want when we build a calm space.
Shop and images: Hovia | hovia.com
In 2021, when we talk about unicolour wallpapers, we rarely mean one colour. What we talk about, is one accent colour and a couple of minor colours or tones and a unique texture. This type of wallpaper is more classy and it is still going to be popular throughout the years. I would see this wallpaper in homes of career-oriented people with a more serious side. It is a perfect mix of chic, glam and seriousness, but not too boring as if it would be one colour.
Shop and images: Graham Brown | grahambrown.com
I hope you enjoyed my wallpaper selection as a part of series of home décor finds. Don’t forget to subscribe to a newsletter and never skip an update.