New year, new home! Or new home decor, at least.
2019 is coming to a close and, while it may be a couple of months away yet, now is the perfect time to start considering the home decor trends that 2020 will bring. Whether you’re looking for a couple of small touches to bring your home up to date, or you’re considering a full-blown home makeover, the new year is a great time for a fresh start in your home.
If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Here at I Want Wallpaper we’re doing what we do best; talking all things wallpaper trends! 2020 has a lot in store in terms of decor trends, from new fashions bursting onto the scene to some old favourites with a twist. From nomadic inspired walls through to the elegance of the 20s, here are our top 2020 wallpaper trend picks ahead of the new year…
Tranquil Dawn wallpaper
While there is no word on the official Pantone Colour of the Year just yet (this is usually announced in December), Dulux has declared their colour of the year 2020; Tranquil Dawn. The shade is exactly what it sounds like – calm, inspired by nature and with elements of an early morning sky.
Somewhere in the middle of green, blue and grey, this shade offers a touch of colour while still being subtle and sophisticated in your home. The shade Tranquil Dawn is endlessly versatile, making it a great choice on your walls. As at home in a living room as it is in a kitchen or bathroom, we can see this beautiful shade cropping up in homes everywhere as we move into the new year!
Get the look with Erismann Romano Plain Vinyl Textured Wallpaper in Green.
Abstract shaped wallpaper
If you’ve been keeping an eye on decor and wallpaper trends over the last couple of years, you’ll know geometric patterns have been everywhere. And, while the trend doesn’t look to be leaving us anytime soon, it has been updated for 2020.
Rather than detailed geometrics, in the new year, we expect bigger, bolder abstract shapes to take centre stage. With inspirations taken from expressionism, this eye-catching larger than life decor trend is artistic and unique, bringing personality and an inherent playful vibe into the home. Look for geometric wallpaper with large patterns and contrast to bring your home into 2020 in style.
Get the look with Marburg Geometric Pattern Metallic Wallpaper in Copper.
Warm neutral wallpaper
Grey has been absolutely huge in home decor in the last year or two, but now, we’re seeing a change on the horizon. If you’re not a fan of colourful walls and are trying to decide on that perfect neutral shade, cool-toned greys are out and warm neutrals are most definitely in.
The warm neutrals trend has instant Nordic vibes – conjure up an image of a Norwegian log cabin and you’ve hit the nail on the head! Rustic and earthy, warm neutrals are incredibly natural, bringing a sophisticated yet comforting feel to the home. Explore shades such as cream, light beige, ivory and taupe, and add cosiness with a variety of different textures.
Get the look with Holden Opus Loretta Texture Cream Wallpaper.
It seems it’s impossible to look at new trends without a throwback or two cropping up – ironically, retro seems to be constantly at the forefront of fashions. In 2020 we’re seeing a unique combination of eras rising to the top of the decor style stakes; the 20s and the 70s.
This retro combination takes the elegance of the 20s and combines it with chic 70s boho – with a few extra disco vibes sprinkled in. The end result is luxurious, glamorous and fun. Think art deco, with gold and marble furnishing, and burnt orange and mustard shades. A retro feature wall is a perfect way to instantly take your home’s style up a notch or two in the new year.
Get the look with Rasch Modern Art Deco Abstract Peacock Wallpaper in Gold and Black.
Fashions often take inspirations from the world around us, and this next trend does just that. The nomadic global inspirations decor trend looks at the earth and the vast array of cultures it offers, bringing these together in an eclectic mix of patterns, colours and textures.
Indian and Moroccan prints are set to be huge in home decor in 2020. From rugs and soft furnishings right through to tile wallpaper, this trend brings handcrafted vibes that are warm, comforting and effortlessly stylish. Look for Moroccan tiles in vibrant colours for your walls and fill your rooms with plants to create an earth-inspired space with an instant homely feel.
Get the look with Grandeco Botanical Moroccan Tile Wallpaper
Industrial concrete wallpaper
While industrial trends have been all over the home decor scene for a number of years, 2020 is seeing a new rising star material – concrete! Joining tried and trusted industrial favourites such as brick and tile, concrete is ideal for creating a contemporary, cool industrial space.
From microcement on floors to concrete shelving, this trend doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Concrete walls, therefore, are a great choice for bringing a modern, stylish feel into your home. To avoid your room looking too much like a warehouse, look for a concrete faux effect wallpaper with a warm tone, and furnish with light wood to create warmth and contrast.
Get the look with Grandeco Orion Concrete Industrial Distressed Wallpaper.
So there you have it; six super stylish ways to help transform your home for 2020! Are you going to bring a splash of colour and pattern to your home with the Moroccan tile wallpaper trend? Or perhaps you’re looking to showcase the industrial trend with a concrete effect wallpaper? Whichever takes your fancy, look no further than the I Want Wallpaper collection. We offer a number of stylish wallpaper options from top brands, so you can enjoy quality and style that will make an impact in any room of the house.
Fancy looking back to the trends of 2019? Check out our style assessment from last year:
It’s that time again – time to look at the new decor and wallpaper trends 2019 will bring!
With the new year on the horizon, now is the ideal time to think about transforming your home and beginning 2019 in true style. And, to help you get started, we’ve dived into 2019s top home decor trends, bringing you the must-have wallpapers of the moment.
Whether you fancy taking it dark and dramatic with black patterned wallpaper or want to inject some sparkle with shimmering metallic options, here are our top five picks for your home in 2019.
Blush pink wallpaper
Pink has been making an impression for the past couple of years, albeit in slightly differing shades. While last year was all about millennial and salmon pinks, in 2019 things are looking a little more blush.
Blush pink is the ideal shade for the home; it is unique without being overpowering and manages to effortlessly combine subtle and statement elements. Modern, pretty and effortlessly stylish – what more could you want? We’re loving pink for living rooms and dining rooms. For an extra chic look, why not choose a pink wallpaper with gold detailing?
Rich navy wallpaper
Navy blue is the colour of the moment when it comes to home decor, with navy blue walls seeing a huge surge in popularity over the last year. And, we’re happy to tell you, blue doesn’t seem to be going anywhere for 2019!
Elegant, unique and beautiful navy blue walls are perfect for creating a cosy vibe in the bedroom, dining room or living room. To stop the room from feeling too dark or cold, pair your blue wallpaper with gold or warm wooden accents to help bring depth.
Dark & dramatic wallpaper
In 2019, it’s time to turn things down a notch with darker, more dramatic walls. Dark walls are in, and a sure fire way to make a stylish statement in your home for the new year.
Dark walls, however, don’t have to be dull! Rather than a full black wall, which is likely to overpower your room, instead opt for patterned black wallpaper. A tonal striped black wallpaper used as a feature wall is great for breaking up a room, while a unique Mexican skull patterned option is sure to instantly transform your space, bringing a daring, eye-catching, yet glamorous, touch.
Sophisticated shimmer wallpaper
Perhaps you’re looking for something with a lighter, brighter effect? Metallic wallpapers are another trend set to remain huge throughout 2019, and metallic definitely doesn’t have to mean OTT!
A subtle shimmer wallpaper is both glamorous and sophisticated while bringing an ultra-modern, ultra fashionable vibe into any room in the house. Choose a patterned metallic wallpaper to create a feature wall in your hallway that is sure to wow guests from the moment they enter. Or, opt for a geometric shimmer design to bring a contemporary feel to your living room or study.
Geometric wallpapers have been hugely growing in popularity over recent years, and in 2019 trellis wallpaper looks set to take centre stage. Trellis wallpaper is a geometric style with a specific lattice pattern and is the ideal option for those looking to add interest and elegance to their home.
To keep the style light and modern, opt for a contemporary shade such as teal, with a shimmery metallic accent. Use this style to bring a contemporary feel to your dining room, or transform your living space with an eye-catching trellis feature wall.
For further ways to transform your home throughout 2019, be sure to check out the full wallpaper collection at I Want Wallpaper. And, to ensure your home is always at the forefront of fashion, keep an eye on our wallpaper trends collection for the 2019 wallpaper trends as and when they arrive.