The Beauty of Wallpapers: Old Trend with New Suggestions

Apparently, flashy wallpapers with bold patterns were a huge thing back in the ’60s and ’70s. These funky wallpapers in bright colours and surreal patterns that were supposed to convey good vibes and they filled the walls of many living rooms in the ’60s.

But it’s common wisdom that home trends pass but they never completely go into history. We may forget about them for some time and choose something else, but eventually, something that’s been resting in the past for some time can get revived into a trend again. Wallpapers are one of those trends that are making a big comeback in 2019 but with a series of updates. Unique floral prints and patterns are trendy again, but in a more sophisticated way. What we can also see is more textured wallpapers with subtle and small-scaled patterns that have a relaxed and soothing vibe. These are very popular, as they add an element of visual interest without overpowering the space as a whole.


If you are looking to add a bit of excitement to your plain walls, textured wallpaper can be a great choice. These have raised detailing that creates depth, oftentimes with the intention to mimic the building materials like stucco, brick and tin. Grasscloth papers, ones that replicate the brushstrokes of an oil painting and designs that showcase a 3D look are just some of the textured wallcoverings that can be pleasing for both the eye and the touch.

Those that are minimalist and more neutral colour-wise, don’t need vibrant shades to do the talking. If your home interior is more on the minimalistic side, then you can opt for a textured wallpaper with geometric patterns. These look futuristic, elegant and even a bit eccentric wallpapers would add a bit of visual interest to your space without ruining your overall minimalistic look. This makes them perfect to be featured on all four walls as part of a full-room concept. Or being simpler means that they can easily be paired with nature-inspired and floral patterns or wallpapers with strong bold colors like purple and terracotta.


If you want to create a more subtle interest, textured wallpapers don’t have to occupy every wall in a room. Nowadays, it’s more likely for wallpapers to be seen only on one statement wall that can look super chic when done right. You can create an accent wall, hang it on the wall around the fireplace or behind the TV or any wall that stands out and you are drawn to when you enter the room.

A black, grey or navy blue textured wallpaper in a bedroom behind the bed will add a bit of drama – just make sure you opt for white bedding and have enough natural light in the room. But an accent wall doesn’t have to be in a different colour than the other walls in the room. A tone-on-tone accent wall can be also impactful enough without insisting upon the spotlight. An accent wall can be also the ceiling – or as some call it the fifth wall. If you are going this route, again, you can opt for a textured wall paper that’s subtle.


Textured wallpaper can visually expand the size of their room as well. It can play a visual trick that makes your room appear bigger. The porous texture will create striking shadow patterns as the light glides over its surface.

Given the fact that it will cover a big amount of space of your room, regardless of whether you choose to dress the entire room with it, or only one wall, it’s always a better option to leave the installation in the hands of experienced professionals. This way you’ll can rest assure that everything will look impeccable.

When you decide that you need a change, you can give it a fresh coat of paint. Textured wallpaper for walls can be painted like a regular wall and is an excellent option for adding texture without needing to apply materials under the paint. The process for painting textured paper is similar to the process for painting drywall, so no special tools or skills are needed. Just make sure the wall is clean and dust-free and invest in a good primer.

Mia Hadson

Mia is a passionate blogger. Her obsession with beauty, health and shopping started young. Her philosophy is based on simple things, regardless of whether it is about applying makeup, decorating a room or cleaning a home. She believes simplicity is the basis of beauty and she implements this ideology in all spheres of her life.