I’ve been collecting lots of patterned wallpaper samples this month, both for my own home and for design projects I’m working on for a few clients. Today I’m sharing my favorite wallpaper patterns right now.
Consider this post a reference point for when you’re ready to buy wallpaper for your home. And keep in mind that many of these wallpapers are available in a variety of colors, so there are multiple options to choose from.
For more patterned wallpaper ideas—including ways to add wallpaper to a rental—read this post: “7 Unexpected Wallpaper Ideas That Make a Big Difference in Any Home.”
I love a squiggle pattern. This one has the boldness of a stripe but with a little bit more movement and playfulness. I’m itching to use it somewhere!
This mural reminds me of a children’s book. It’s romantic and beautiful. Sometimes murals can make a room feel very serious, but the bright tones of these green colors make this mural feel cheerful.
This is a classic, soft gingham pattern in a beautiful dusty, muted pink color. Sandberg always does pastel wallpapers really well.
This is a pretty blue stripe pattern that includes three colors. The pattern is subtle and has a hand-painted quality. I think it would look great in a hallway.
This reminds me of a really pretty block print fabric you often see in traditional homes. This pattern feels traditional but not at all stuffy.
I love the scale and depth of this pattern. The colors are really beautiful in person. This would add the perfect amount of drama to a small entryway, powder room, or stairway.
I think wallpapers that highlight elements from nature are popular because we feel so good when we’re outside. This wallpaper pattern feels like a representation of the wildness and unruliness of nature, done in very fun colors.
There’s so much I love about this pattern—the scale, the variety of colors, and that it reads like a stripe. It’s dynamic but isn’t overwhelming. It plays well with other patterns while still being really bold.
This wallpaper makes such a statement. The mix of colors is one of my favorites!
This is one of the first wallpaper patterns I really loved. I’ve wanted to use it in our house forever. There’s something about clovers that are near and dear to my heart, and I love the purple and green color combination.
This pattern is wild. It doesn’t really fit into a specific pattern category, and I think that’s what I like about it. It would be really fun to install in a bathroom.
Helene Blanche is the queen of very simple patterns done really well. This drop pattern is everything you love about a Swiss dot fabric, translated into wallpaper.
This is a compact stripe pattern that reads very differently up close than far away. I love the detail and depth of this pattern.
I love that this is a bold geometric pattern done in very subtle, muddy colors. It’s a subtle pattern that still holds its weight thanks to its graphic nature.
This is very similar to the Sandberg Brita pattern but in much bolder colors. If you want a stripe that dominates and has a nearly full-bleed appearance, this is a great pattern to consider.
This diamond pattern is so subtle it almost reads as a texture. This would be a fun way to achieve the look of a grasscloth-textured wallpaper without using grasscloth. I couldn’t find this pattern available to shop online right now, but I still wanted to share it as inspiration.
I love that this is a stripe pattern that also brings in the movement of a subtle floral design. This wallpaper is out of my budget at the moment, but it’s something I like to keep in mind as inspiration.
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BY Kate Arends - May 17, 2023
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