It appears that wallpaper will spend some time in the limelight this coming year, according to the pros.
"Wallpaper is a bigger trend for 2024 than we have seen in a while," says Elizabeth Rees, founder of Chasing Paper. "Consumers are craving rooms with personality, and wallpaper gives that to them."
In this day and age, it's easier than ever to acquire wallpaper that matches your taste to a t. In fact, Tulio Salcedo, senior buyer for wall decor at Lulu and Georgia, says more people are buying wallpaper online than ever before, thanks to companies adapting and making the purchasing process much easier than before.
In general, wallpaper usage seems to be on the rise, but more specifically, certain styles, patterns, and applications are extra in vogue. Here's what trends the experts are predicting for 2024.
Meet the Experts
Tulio Salcedo is the senior buyer for wall decor at Lulu and Georgia.
Sandra Willund is the creative director at Sandberg Wallpaper.
Elizabeth Rees is the founder of Chasing Paper.
In 2024, you just might see your favorite artists debut a wallpaper collection.
"One trend that I think will be popular for 2024 is the transition of wall art into wallpaper," Salcedo says. "Art patterns make the perfect subject for wallpaper as it can be introduced in a fresh way through pattern repeats and print sizes."
Salcedo adds that artists like Paul Marrote, Aileen Fitzgerald, and Christiane Lemieux have already started to shift their art into wallpaper as a new art medium."
Wallpaper on the Ceiling
Where designers start placing wallpaper may also be in for a change in 2024, and they just may start taking inspiration from the patterned ceilings across Europe.
"Ceiling wallpaper is a trend that we will see more of," says Sandra Willund, creative director at Sandberg Wallpaper. "It makes the room more unique and creates a captivating focal point."
The Return of the Accent Wall
In recent years, there's been some debate over whether or not accent walls are still in style. However, Salcedo predicts that wallpaper accent walls are going to reposition themselves as a trend this year.
"Looking into next year, I think the trend will be around applying wallpaper to an accent wall instead of covering a full room," he says. "Maximalism is an aesthetic that is becoming more popular, especially in specific spaces. With the addition of prints, colors, and themes, singular accent walls can be more of a focal point."
Heritage Revival Prints
The cottagecore and grandmillennial interior design movements are thriving, and wallpaper experts predict that will continue well into the following year. Rees expects to see customers gravitate towards heritage revival prints as a result.
"Heritage revival prints are the 'grandmother house' and vintage-inspired tithe florals and lace-like motifs with a twist," she says. "These designs feel classic and traditional but are reinvented in fresh colorways."
Patterns In Sepia Tones
Sepia tones are warm and inviting, and you can expect to see much more of this neutral look in 2024.
"In the opportunity of variety, sepia lends itself to be used democratically in different environments from a living room to a powder room to a nursery," Salcedo notes.
Classic Stripes and Variations
Willund predicts that we will see all sorts of stripes appear in rooms via wallpaper. This includes everything from classic, thick stripes with two alternating colors to even modern wavy stripes.
In 2024, more brands may start offering removable peel-and-stick versions of their products, which will make wallpaper a more realistic choice for renters, people on a budget, and even indecisive decorators.
Since wallpaper typically requires a more experienced approach, it's no wonder that the easy-to-use peel-and-stick versions will be moving into 2024.
One major interior design trend we'll see next year is bringing the outdoors in via landscape scenes. And, rather than commissioning a landscape mural, you can apply a wallpaper mural.
"Wallpaper murals take on an immersive look with designs that add depth," Rees says. "Natural landscapes such as forests, jungles, and rolling hills and mountains receding the distance create powerful perspectives. These designs offer a sense of calm and escape."
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