For many of us, the word ‘wallpaper’ evokes images of outdated, drab-looking rooms from the past. However, if you ask today’s interior designers how to inject a space with personality, there’s a good chance they will suggest wallpaper.
Whether simple and muted or ornate and bold, wallpaper has the power to transform a space from dull to captivating. While the application process is no mean feat, applying a beautiful wallpaper to your bedroom is an effective, inexpensive, and non-permanent way to completely change the feel of the room. It can add color, texture, and pattern to any style of home. Take inspiration from these 10 bedrooms that have been swathed in lashings of wallpaper.
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Interior designer Lauren Mahoney believes in the power of pattern and color to resolve small spaces. This bedroom in an updated terrace home features Ralph Lauren ‘Marlowe Floral’ wallpaper in Prussian Blue from Radford.
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Cookbook author Stephanie Conley’s former childhood home has been reinvented for her own family in a style marrying Spanish Mission and Hollywood Regency. The wallpaper in the master bedroom adds warmth to space.
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In stylist Jono Fleming’s apartment, a dreamy mural from Anthropologie behind the bed is paired with a Cole & Son wallpaper, transforming the space into an escapist’s haven.
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Poco Designs’ Poppy and Charlotte O’Neil created a luxe, bespoke feel for this Sydney apartment. A calming Phillip Jeffries wallpaper adds texture and color to the elegant master bedroom.
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Barely touched since the 1800s, Adelaide Bragg’s handsome Victorian house has a newfound sense of lightness thanks to a robust renovation. Seagrass wallpaper in a natural tone fosters the master bedroom’s atmosphere of calm.
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Splendid vision transformed this once tired 1880s terrace in Sydney into a glorious, glamorous, and comfortable home. Emerson’s handpainted silk wallpaper from Griffin & Wong makes a whimsical statement in the moody master bedroom.
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With a pretty pastel color palette and floral wallpapers aplenty, this grand Federation house evokes English style in a very Australian way. The master bedroom has been swathed in GP & J Baker ‘Peony & Blossom’ wallpaper from Elliott Clarke.
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The textured ‘Quill’ wallpaper in Ebony from Porter’s Paints is paired with a plush textured bedhead, a charcoal rug, and a deep grey quilt, adding a multi-tonal dark and moody element to the bedroom in this contemporary home.
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In Darren Palmer’s coastal home he has paired a blue botanical wallpaper with the vibrant blue and orange bedding from his MYER bedlinen range to create a colorful, yet still calm, bedroom space.
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Sophie Bowers of Strutt Studios collaborated with stylist Jono Fleming on his parents’ home renovation. Bold patterns and textures on the walls elevate the colorful penthouse to another level.