Just when it seems most walls were finally stripped of all their colorful, patterned wallpaper, it’s trendy again. These aren’t the same prints from before, however, so if the word wallpaper conjures up images of your grandmother’s floral walls and pea green shag carpet, don’t worry.
Today’s wallpaper is reminiscent of the outdoors, with textures, tones, and subtle patterns that mimic grass, the forest floor, or other plants—even berries and wood. In addition, there are textures like faux fur, metallics that gleam in the light, animal prints, bold designs, and wallpaper that glistens in the light because of well-placed Swarovski crystals, according to former interior designer Margaret Morgan of Examiner.com.
Today’s wallpaper is anything but boring.
Of course, if you do prefer a more traditional route, you can always find something similar to what might have been on the walls in previous decades. For example, the blueberry pattern designed by Josef Hoffmann for the Wiener Werkstätte in 1904 is available once again at NeueGalerie.org.