Living Room Wallpaper
The living room is where you relax and also take guests – sort of a representable space. That's why it should look representable as well. These rooms are usually bright to look more spacious, but different dark wallpapers could give it some elegance.
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The living room usually is the main gathering area in the house. That is the place where we spend lots of time entertaining guests as well as watching TV and playing board games on a rainy day. This room needs to look representable but at the same time welcoming and cozy.
Wallpaper in the living room
The living room is the perfect place where to go bold with prints and colors. You won’t be sleeping in this room so you can have lots of bright, colorful, and stimulating decor if you want to. Wallpaper can also be a wonderful way how to express your personality and help you to set the mood and style of the room.
Nowadays you can get lots of beautiful living room wallpaper prints starting from traditional geometrical shapes to breathtaking nature prints and romantic flowers. The options are endless. The modern wallpaper prints are bold, crisp and of high quality – it will be like someone has hand-drawn all the details on your walls and it won’t resemble your grandma's 60-ties house at all (unless that’s the look you are going for).
How to pick the right living room wallpaper print?
Prints at first can feel daunting – there are so many, all of them are beautiful, some of them are very bright but some are extremely dark and moody. How to choose the right one for you?
- Determine in what interior style the living room will be
When you have in mind what style you want for your living room, you can easily start decorating. Just keep in mind the style you want and acquire items that reflect that style. That way all your furniture and decor, including wallpaper, will look good together.
There are several interior design styles and you can pick any you like. To reassure you, all rooms in your house don’t necessarily need to match. They can if you want to but it will be totally fine if they don’t. Here are a few interior design styles that will look good in the living room and what living room wallpaper prints would go well with them!
a) Scandinavian. This is a very simple interior design style that will be appealing to people who like clean lines, white color, and uncluttered spaces. One might argue that the Scandinavian style is a type of minimalism, and it could be true because minimalism also favors white, simple decor, and lots of space. The Scandinavian style really embraces natural, eco-friendly, and sustainable materials when in minimalism it plays a role but it is not as important.
It is popular in the Scandinavian and minimalist interior to paint the walls plain white, but if you are looking for a little bit of a twist try these living room wallpapers: “Unique lines”, “Poly Lines”, or ‘Honey Deer”.
b) Maximalism. The opposite of Scandinavian and minimalistic interior design is maximalism. If you like collecting things and like it when a room is full of textures, layers, and objects – this style is for you. With a maximalism room decor, you want it to feel rich and abundant, but you don’t want it to be overwhelming, chaotic, and dissonant. To avoid the latter, try to stick to a color palette and you will be golden! For a maximalism style living room look for bold, colorful, and busy wallpaper, for example, “Tropical Thailand”, “Abstract Ditsy”, and “Lost in Lemons”.
c) Midcentury modern. A great style that will go well together with older houses. It will also be a hit if you are a person who loves retro or vintage furniture and decor elements. Characteristics of a midcentury modern style are functional design, natural materials, and curved lines. Living room wallpapers that will go great together with midcentury modern style are: “Wavy patterns”, “Striped Ornament”, and “Royal Orchestra”.
d) Modern Farmhouse. This breezy style brings the best from outdoors indoors. Natural materials, white finishings, and rustic hints. This style is perfect for summer residences and everyone who loves a little bit of glam country living. For this interior style try one of these wallpapers: “Forest Dream”, “Centaurea Cyanus”, and “Honey Deer”.
e) Bohemian. The free spirit of the boho style calls for those who like to travel and collect artifacts in their way. Earthy tones, beige, light green, and natural colors perfectly describe the bohemian style. For a bohemian living room wallpaper look for untraditional patterns and muted colors, for example, “Water Mosaic”, “Seashells in Bloom” and “Precise Arrows”.
f) Eclectic. The eclectic style combines modern and historic, minimalistic elements and maximalist looks. Wall color and wallpaper used in eclectic style usually are something bright and unusual. However, you can easily have white walls and minimalistic wallpaper as well. Eclectic is a mix of everything and almost any style and look will work. For a bold eclectic style try one of these wallpapers: “Total Circus”, Abstract Ditsy”, and “Water and Sun”.
- Is there anything you need to “fix” with the wallpaper?
Living room wallpaper is amazing for visually helping the room achieve the desired look. It can help visually fix features like low ceiling, little light, small quadrature, and others. a) Raise the ceiling with the right living room wallpaper. To visually raise the ceiling choose a wallpaper that has vertical lines or has a print that is arranged in a vertical manner. To achieve this effect choose one of these wallpapers: “Modern Conifer”, “Precise arrows”, “Drawn verticals”, “Vertical Rectangles”, or “Tropical Cover”. b) Brighten the room with light-colored wallpaper. If your living room is a little bit dark, you can help it feel more sunlit with light and bright wallpaper. It is good to keep in mind that other elements like mirrors, light-colored furniture, and so on can help make the room look brighter as well. Wallpapers that can help brighten the room are: “Tiny Branch”, “Spring bloom”, “Herringbone”, or “Fresh Lemonade”. Wallpaper “Dots and Shapes” might look amazing for an accent wall and bring in some sunny vibes. c) Open up the space with the perfect living room wallpaper. To make a small living room feel bigger with wallpaper, choose one with repeated print or horizontal lines. Also, a good rule of thumb is not to cover the whole wall with a busy print but create an accent wall. You can also go for a dramatic mural with an image that goes in-depth. Great wallpaper options for small spaces are: “Desirable Old World”, “Botanical gardens”, and “Exotic Hawaii”.
- What is your color scheme and personal preference?
When picking a print for wallpaper, the most important factor is your personal style. It influences what interior design style you choose and what color palette will be used in the room. There will be lots of different wallpaper patterns and only your personal preference will determine which exactly to choose even when there are several suitable wallpapers for the interior design style and color palette. The main thing though is to have fun and find something that speaks to you and will make you happy for a long time.
Types of wallpaper
There are two types of wallpaper – stick and peel and traditional. Stick and peel wallpaper is easy to apply and remove (it works almost like a big sticker) but traditional wallpaper needs additional glue. There are techniques for both wallpapers how to apply them correctly. It is possible to do it yourself, but as with everyting, professional help will make it happen faster and neater.
Have any questions?
If you are interested in living room wallpapers from our shop but are not sure about some details, don’t hesitate to contact us! We offer a sample for every wallpaper, so you can check it out and see how it looks on the wall before you purchase a whole roll, so be sure to try this option out. If you have any other questions our support team will be happy to answer them all. Happy decorating!