2021 was a great time for interior design, but we are even more excited about wallpaper trends 2022! Not only is wallpaper the reborn must-have decor item for the home, but now wallpaper murals are king! No longer are boring repeat patterns acceptable. Instead, scenery, artwork and bold statements are hot, hot, hot! It’s the only way to dress up walls nowadays, you know...
So, do you want to know what wallpaper is on-trend for 2022? Get ready to embrace murals showcasing beautiful green wallpaper - from dark forest hues to Mediterranean olives. Be warmed by bold orange tones with marble effect designs that you never thought possible on walls! Or swing back to the 60s with a retro wallpaper that would have looked at home in John Lennon’s living room! Not only ALL of this, but there are so many other wallpaper trends for 2022… Just you wait!
Green wallpaper that is almost delicious (sage and olives - yum!)
Mural in photo: Botanical Beauty
All green wallpaper is welcome in 2022! From mouth-watering olive and sage green wallpapers to grounding mossy green shades that bring you back down to earth. It’s true that in the year of ‘22, green is the colour to crave. Not only do these earthy shades mirror our natural environment, but they are easy to decorate with. By simply choosing natural wooden furniture, such as the utterly stylish dining set above, you can complement green tones with sustainable, plant-based items. As well as wood, opt for rattan, hemp and wicker decor.
Mural in photo: Forest Glow
As well as earthy olive, moss and sage tones, richer hues of this well-loved colour are hot for 2022. Dark green wallpaper such as this Forest Glow artwork adds more of a dramatic ambience to the room. And because it is a green and gold wallpaper, we see an added touch of luxury as well. Even though the gold is printed and not shimmery, it still offers a touch of glamour. What’s more, beautiful green wallpaper is a great choice if you want a home that pleases all: whether you want to keep your friends and family happy in the guest bedroom or are trying to sell your home. It’s true, many of us love the colour green! It brings us closer to nature, is good for our mental health and increases focus. What’s not to love?
Wallpaper trends 2022 is about warm orange wallpaper
Mural in photo: Orange Geode
If your home is lacking energy and you like to draw your family and friends’ attention to your home’s design, then orange wallpaper is the answer! No longer is this shade just for autumn - it’s now a whole-year-round kind of tone! Especially if you live in a colder climate! The same shade as fire, orange will bring a sense of warmth and comfort into any space: perfect for a cosy bedroom or living room!
Mural in photo: Acorns and Oak Leaves
If you want to go one step further with orange wallpaper, why not go for something like this Acorns and Oak Leaves mural? As you can see, an ornate burnt orange wallpaper will add so much to a neutral setting. Although it makes you think of autumnal orange leaves and fallen conkers, it will work just as well in the heat making you think of dramatic orange sunsets in midsummer… Trust us. Happy, warm and bold orange wallpaper can bring so much to a home.
Vintage wallpaper that Queen Victoria would approve of!
Mural in photo: Larkspur Pattern
Another huge wallpaper trend 2022 is vintage wallpaper - and we couldn’t be happier. Not only do vintage designs both complement a period property or bring charm to a new build, but they create a sense of familiar comfort. We don’t mean they make your home look like your nana’s house! The latest vintage wallpaper designs take a twist on the old. Such as this William Morris wallpaper named Larkspur Pattern. This blown-up version of one of his original works allows you to focus on the design rather than make you squint at the small and intricate patterns. And if you’re a fan of the Victorian era, our William Morris range is really for you. Did you know that Queen Victoria herself commissioned Morris & Company to design a special wallpaper for Balmoral Castle?
Mural in photo: Chinoiserie Garden
Another vintage wallpaper trend for 2022 that is still being sought after is chinoiserie design. Oriental-inspired chinoiserie wallpaper steps us a little further back in time to the 17th-18th centuries. Get ready to embrace walls or entire even rooms with Japanese style gardens and beautiful birds. If you want to be really creative, why not divide and frame the wallpaper and display these on the wall to look like antique panel art?
Basically, if you love Jane Austen and like to pretend you're a character from Pride and Prejudice, then a chinoiserie mural is for you.
Rocking retro wallpaper to swing you back in time!
Mural in photo: Diamonds Geometric
Did you know that retro wallpaper is on-trend because mid-century decor is all the rage again? It's time to step back to the '70s, '80s and beyond to get in touch with nostalgic, vintage styles. And because most of us are familiar with these styles, whether from your childhood home or visiting your gran's, they are all really comforting! They basically make us feel very much at home!
Go bold with a large pattern wallpaper such as this Diamonds Geometric mural. Does it make you think of the disco diva years of the ‘70s or colourful, post-war 1950s design? Let’s face it, retro is definitely cool.
Mural in photo: Wow Pop Art
If you really want to wow your family and friends with retro wallpaper, choose this Wow Pop Art design from our retro-tastic pop art collection! This is the perfect wallpaper mural to bring a room to life! Marlowe Lade, Expert Home Stager from Home Staging Canada Inc. explains how murals like this are hot for 2022 rather than simple patterned wallpaper.
“The trend now more than ever is going toward using a feature wall not the whole room. Think modern in color and bold in nature.”
It’s about making a show-stopping statement, which is why pop art works so well in a vintage, mid-century styled home! Paired with fun coloured items such as the teal couch and pink and terracotta accessories, this pop art wall art complements the room entirely.
Cottagecore wallpaper to show your love for the simple life
Mural in photo: Olive Green Plants
It’s true. Wallpaper trends for 2022 still can’t get enough of the cottagecore trend. The new version of shabby chic, cottagecore is not just about beautiful floral wallpapers, hanging dried flowers and homemade rag rugs: it’s a lifestyle choice. Do you know how it has came around? It is a response to our growing need for nature, an escape from the world of social media and a turning towards the past for a simpler life. As well as styling homes like quaint, country cottages (even if you live in a city apartment), many are baking from scratch, growing their own food and adopting a pet to ground down and slow things down.
Mural in photo: Delicate Floral Meadow
To achieve cottagecore interior design, opt for furniture made with sustainable materials such as wicker chairs, rattan rugs and hemp baskets. And of course, not forgetting pretty flower wallpaper. Gentle, watercolour painted florals such as the ones in this Delicate Floral Meadow set against an off-white background will bring nature’s simple beauty into your home. It’s the perfect floral mural to represent your beautiful, simple lifestyle.
One of our favourite wallpaper trends 2022: blue wallpaper
Mural in photo: Underwater Dream VI
It’s true. Blue wallpaper is one of our favourite wallpaper trends for 2022. And when you see gorgeous navy wallpaper murals like this Underwater Dream VI, it’s not difficult to understand why. Blue wall art is a classic. Whether you go for a simple blue pattern or a navy and gold wallpaper statement like this. Paired with natural woods and black and white tones or married with gold accessories, blue wallpaper suits a wide range of colour schemes which is why many of us LOVE it in the home.
Mural in photo: Blue Wild Meadow
If navy is too dark for you, then wallpaper trends 2022 is loving light blue wallpaper. Similar to Dulux’s pale blue colour of the year, ‘Bright Skies’, pastel blue wallpaper such as this Blue Wild Meadow really reflects the mood of the moment. We are all in need of a fresh start and are longing for a sense of lightness and brightness in our lives! When choosing light blue murals, think of cold and clear blue skies, pale blue duck eggs and summer flowers…
We’d love to hear what you think wallpaper trends for 2022 are! Just leave us a comment below.