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What to Expect: 2018 Wallpaper Trends

2018 is looking closer than ever.

We know, we know — we’re still a couple of months away yet. But, as far as we’re concerned, it’s never too early to be prepared for the new decor trends the new year will bring!

So, we’ve done our research, and put together the top wallpaper trends for 2018. From metallic features to avocado green walls, here are our six favourite ways to transform your home for the new year.

Botanical print wallpaper

Botanical was a huge decor trend throughout 2017 and is looking to continue into the new year. With many opting for plants to bring the botanical theme into their home, why not go one step further with botanical wallpaper?

Green and leaf wallpaper prints are ideal for bringing a breath of fresh air to a space. Choose a palm tree, jungle or tropical print to inject colour and make a bold statement. For a more subtle way to work the botanical decor trend into your home, opt for subtle patterned or ever-popular damask wallpaper design in a muted shade. Keep an eye out for metallic or textured wallpapers to really bring your walls to life.

Pink wallpaper

The rose gold trend of 2016 transitioned into the millennial pink trend of 2017. It is clear that pink is going nowhere!

Soft, muted pinks remain the decor shade of choice for those looking to keep on top of the trends. When it comes to your wallpaper, opt for subtle, ashy or pale salmon pinks that will complement a room without overpowering it. If you’re put off by a full wall of colour, why not opt for a pink feature wall, patterned pink wallpaper or geometric wallpaper in pretty pink tones?


Faux effect wallpaper

Throughout recent years we have seen a huge surge in the industrial decor trend, with natural materials cropping up all throughout the home — particularly on walls. From exposed brick to slate, tile or even wooden walls, it seems natural really is best when it comes to making an impression with your decor.

The only issue is actually quite a big one — achieving the look! Stripping back a wall to brick, or installing wood or tile can be a costly, time-consuming job. This is where faux effect wallpapers step in! A faux effect wallpaper brings you all of the style of natural materials with none of the effort, and you can explore a vast array of realistic looking designs.

Slate, stone and brick wallpaper designs are ideal for adding depth and interest to a room, while wood effect wallpapers are emerging as a top choice for home decor enthusiasts. Try using a faux effect wallpaper to create a feature wall in a kitchen or dining room, or showcase your fireplace with a natural, rustic backdrop.

Brass and metallic wallpaper

Metallics are an instant way to bring a luxurious edge to a room. Copper and brass, in particular, are huge in decor, ideal for creating a stylish accent in a space.

The great thing about metallic accessories is the warmth they bring to a room. With this in mind, have you considered metallic wallpaper? A metallic wallpaper will instantly bring a cosy yet fashion-forward vibe to your abode. Choose a gold wallpaper with warm tones to keep it bright, warm and on-trend.


Green, in its many shades, is always huge in decor. While mint, pastel and teal greens have had their moment over recent years, avocado green is set to be the new must-have shade.

Yep, avocados have come into ‘fashion’ in a huge way over the past couple of years, and we will now begin to see this rich shade of green gracing our walls!

There are many ways to work this bold, fun and on-trend shade into your home. From brightening up a kitchen to injecting a pop of colour into your living space, a bright green shade will instantly bring life to a room. You can use avocado green wallpaper to create a feature wall and act as a stylish focal point, or go all out with green wallpaper running throughout a whole room — the choice is yours!

Safari creams and browns

Cream is a home decor classic; it is versatile, subtle, and instantly makes a space look larger. Bring your cream decor up to date for 2018 by embracing the emerging safari trend.

The safari decor trend takes advantage of cream and neutrals, mixing in earthy and orangey browns alongside map, atlas or animal features to add depth and interest. Choose a subtle cream wallpaper, and use brown furniture and soft furnishings to accent your space. To really go all out on the safari trend, make a statement with bold animal print wallpapers.


2018 wallpaper trends look to be following those we have seen towards the end of 2017:

  • Botanical print wallpaper.
  • Pink wallpaper.
  • Faux effect wallpaper.
  • Brass and metallic wallpaper.
  • Green wallpaper.
  • Safari creams and browns.

For further ways to makeover your home, be sure to explore the full ranges of contemporary wallpapers, murals and wall art at I Want Wallpaper.