To make a statement in any room wallpaper can transform any living space. We asked Resene colour expert Brooke Calvert what’s on-trend when it comes to colour and patterns this spring.
Large patterns can make a room feel smaller and cosier whereas a small pattern can make a space appear larger.
Bathrooms can be a great place to start for those who are new to wallpaper as you don’t have the fuss of trying to coordinate furniture simply matching with a tile or paint for the remainder of the walls.
If you’re selecting wallpaper to work with an existing scheme be sure to consider the colour of permanent fixtures such as flooring, curtains, and furniture, this will ensure for a well-balanced scheme.
If you happen to be starting from scratch wallpaper can be a good starting point towards the style you may choose throughout your home. Look at selecting colours that compliment or pulling colours out of the paper to work in the rest of the space.
When looking for a wallpaper remember to select what makes you happy rather than something you think is on trend. At the end of the day it is in your home and you’re the one who will be left looking at it.
Once you narrow down your selection it’s worth ordering a sample of a couple of your final choices this allows you to see how the pattern or texture repeats as well as making sure it’s going to work in your home, alternatively books can be borrowed out of Resene stores.
Don’t let wallpaper put you off by thinking you are stuck with that same paper for the next 10 years, wallpaper is a lot more user friendly now, and can be stripped and reapplied within a day, completely transforming any space. When you invest in a winter jacket you don’t expect to have it for the next 10 years, it’s not much different with wallpaper.
Trend: Bold floral and botanical inspired patterned wallpapers
Bold floral and botanical inspired patterned wallpapers are growing very popular think intense coloured florals, palm fronds and tropical exotic.
The classics like spots and stripes are still hanging around but being recreated in new ways spots are getting smaller with fun new colourways, stripes can be anything from rustic timber to classic black and white.
Trend: Geometric prints
Geometric prints are on the rise with options for large colourful designs or subtle tone on tone.
Whimsical papers have taken off, for those who are looking for something a little different, Conversational is a great book to find all sorts of quirkiness.
Trend: Wall murals
Wall murals have been brought to life echoing a piece of art for your walls.
Faux wallpaper designs resembling subtle renderings, replicating effects such as colour washed concrete walls, granite, steel walls the options go on!