Wallpaper has been evolving a lot from the Victorian styles or strange patterns that only your grandmother could love. But that’s changing. It’s possible to use modern wallpaper in a way that is stylish, updated and sleek.
One of the benefits of wallpaper is the sheer amount of choice in styles. This means you can find a style that works even in the most modern of spaces. Wallpaper can be as muted or bold as you want, depending on your style. Take a look below to see how to use modern wallpaper designs in your space.
If you want your room to give you a saturated hue with subtle texture, therefore you can use a deep, subdued color wallpaper. like in the photo above. This transitional space is enriched by the deep royal blue that sits behind the oriental art. A royal blue pillow brings the shade into the rest of the space. Meanwhile, a lighter blue sofa matches the wall without blending into it, making this space an all-around great example of how to work with a color scheme using wallpaper.
Because wallpaper is so customizable, it’s easier to get the exact shade you want. Often, with paint, the shade underneath contributes slightly to the new color unless you slather on many coats.
You can go bold with your wallpaper as the modern wallpaper style dictated, you don’t necessarily need to avoid patterns in wallpaper. Try going for a contemporary pattern like in the photo above. By combining it with trendy art, your bold wallpaper can add to the fun, artsy vibe of a space.
Mixed textures like the smooth, light ceiling and natural wood floor give the space a further updated look, as mixing contrasting textures is currently a huge trend in design. Also, shots of bright color, like the red dresser with its minimalistic design, help this space look more bold and modern. Bright accent colors are a huge trend in modern design.
Contemporary wallpaper doesn’t always mean a will design on the walls. Contemporary wallpaper also comes in more muted styles. If you want your wallpaper to be on the more modern side, try going for a neutral shade.
Neutrals are a mainstay of many modern spaces, as they allow the style to not become outdated next year. There’s something truly timeless about neutrals. As an example, the photo above shows a textured wallpaper that gives depth to the surrounding white ceiling and walls.
The hallmark of moderns styles is high contrast color schemes, and black and white create the ultimate contrast. Choosing an artistic wallpaper with a black and white design is a good way to get a stark, modern look.
One such idea for a modern wallpaper, as shown in the photo above, is to go for a black and white tree pattern. The black and white color scheme reflected on the sofa gives cohesion to space. The black and white design of the trees also makes them look slightly abstract and artsy, rather than a colored naturalistic style that might make space look more like a country design.