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Wanting to feel modern is one of the things that never change. It was popular in the 19th century, in the 1920ties, 80ties, 90ties, and today. The only thing that changes is what the modern features look like. There was a time when wallpapers with romantic florals in pastel were really on-trend. There was a time when it was modern to have two types of wallpaper divided with a horizontal divider line. So what is modern wallpaper today? Let’s have a look!
For a long time, it was trendy to have walls colored in one or several colors or have a texture made by paint or plaster. Wallpaper was something you just saw at your parent or grandparents' house – dull colors, boring floral prints, and uninspiring yellow and gray tones.
However, nowadays wallpaper has made a comeback, and having wallpapered walls is trendy. Especially if the prints are colorful, bold, crisp, filled with greenery, or have a vintage look from the beginning of the 20th century.
With the rise of modern wallpaper, including stick and peel wallpaper and new printing methods that ensure art-like quality, wallpaper is back on track. People cannot get enough of the stunning prints, illustrations, patterns, and colors. A modern house feels fresh, bright, and bold; with wallpaper, you can easily accent all those things.
Modern wallpaper pattern trends
One line faces motif
The abstract art one-line faces have taken over the pattern world. You can find not only wallpapers with this print but also posters, canvas, bags, coasters, and anything else. It has a minimalist vibe, the print is elegant but powerful. Whether you choose it with a splash of color or black and white it will make a statement and will transform your house from medium to extra modern just in a few moments. If you want to try this modern wallpaper trend, check out these wallpaper options: “Line Elegance”, “Endless faces”, or “Paint Elegance”.
Abstract forms in different colors
Abstract art on the walls will make your room instantly feel more modern whatever pattern you choose. However, a very popular and common look these days is just random abstract forms that could be described as “blobs” together with other, more structured elements like lines, sketches of leaves, and even the one-line faces. The forms can be in whatever color you like, from bold and bright to more subtle and pastel. A popular color scheme for a subtle look is antique pink and sage, soft blush, and brown with a pinkish undertone. Modern wallpaper with abstract forms to check out are: “Golden Shapes”, “Abstract Geometry”, and “Continuous lines”.
Colorful geometric shapes
Explore structure with geometric shapes but color them in bright watercolors that look hand drawn not machine printed. These opposite elements combined create eye-catching prints that give a wall a juicy, full look. Excited about this modern wallpaper trend? Take a look at these wallpapers: “Semicircles” and “Pasted paper”.
Bold prints in busy patterns
This type of modern wallpaper is perfect for a statement wall. The prints are colorful, bright, and draw attention. It can be anything starting from sculls mixed with flowers, ethnic patterns, or feather prints. Most importantly the print needs to have coherent color combinations and good balance with the rest of the interior. To achieve the latter a good idea is to choose furniture in the same color as the wallpaper or choose it in a very neutral tone like beige, white or black. If you are interested in a modern wallpaper with a bold print, try one of these wallpapers: “Your Mystic”, “Ethnic Rhombus”, “Peacock feather” and “Decorative Floral”.
Modern wallpaper usage ideas
Nowadays it is especially popular to look for more creative ways how to decorate a home with modern wallpaper aside from putting it on the walls. Take a look at these ideas!
Lining drawers with wallpaper
You can try lining your drawers with the stick and peel wallpaper. It is great if you have some leftover modern wallpaper, but also a good idea if you want to add some spice to areas only you use. After all, decorating is not just for the guests!
Backdrop for shelving
Use the colorful patterns on a smaller scale than a wall – add the stick and peel wallpaper to the back of a shelving unit. It will give a fresh feel to the room and you will get a fun pattern in a nonoverwhelming way.
Have old and dingy doors but new ones are not in the plan yet? Refresh the look with modern wallpaper! Stick and peel wallpaper is perfect for this kind of small makeover – the doors will look modern, fun, and new.
Ceiling is the fifth wall
If you are feeling particularly brave, a great way how to use modern wallpaper is to put it on the ceiling. It is best to use a bold and contrasting pattern to create an ultramodern interior design look that will leave your guests speechless and amazed.
Traditional or stick and peel wallpaper?
When choosing wallpaper you have two options – go traditional or choose stick and peel wallpaper.
Traditional wallpaper is a great option for long-term houses and for people who tend to stick to one style for years. It also usually has a more paper-like finish which some people prefer versus stick and peel wallpaper which can have a little bit of a shine. Choose traditional wallpaper in situations when you are sure you will want it on for years and years.
On the other hand, peel and stick wallpaper is easy to install and easy to remove. It doesn’t leave any glue residue on the walls so it is perfect for rental places. If you are monitoring how much waste you produce then stick and peel wallpaper will have a little bit more waste, since the backing is peeled off and thrown out.
Are you looking for a specific modern wallpaper pattern? Or maybe you have a question about our peel and stick or traditional wallpapers? Be sure to contact us if you have any questions, our customer support team will be happy to help you!