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9 Of The Best Kitchen Wallpaper Designs

The kitchen is the heart of the home; it’s where families come together to cook, eat, catch up after work and school, do homework, and drink endless cups of tea. Your kitchen should be a space that feels homely and is somewhere you want to spend your time in, so finding the right aesthetic for you is important.

When it comes to decorating a kitchen, paint and tiles may be the most popular options, but you shouldn’t rule out wallpaper. There are some gorgeous kitchen wallpaper designs out there – you just need to make sure you’re using it in the right place to help it to stay in good condition.

brick effect wallpaper in kitchen

Read on to find out everything you need to know about wallpapering a kitchen and discover our favourite kitchen wallpaper ideas. 

Can You Put Wallpaper In A Kitchen?

Yes, you can put wallpaper in a kitchen, but not every type of wallpaper will be suitable for this room. Kitchen wallpaper is inevitably more likely to get splashed, whether that’s from washing up or cooking spills, so bear this in mind when you’re choosing a design for your home. As a result, you might prefer to opt for tiles or paint close to your sink and hob, using wallpaper elsewhere in the room to reduce the risk of splashes. 

Other factors you should consider when choosing wallpaper for kitchens include:

  • Look for splashproof wallpaper options, such as vinyl or washable wallpaper – these can be wiped down, so they’re easier to keep clean in a messy room
  • Avoid fabric-based wallpapers, such as crushed velvet or linen-effect designs, as these are more likely to experience a build-up of dirt
  • Opt for a busy patterned or coloured wallpaper that’s less likely to show stains and dirt
  • Keep your kitchen well-ventilated to prevent wallpaper from curling, as cooking can naturally make the room feel more humid

9 Of Our Favourite Kitchen Wallpaper Ideas

kitchen with tiled effect wallpaper

From vinyl wallpapers to rustic kitchen wallpapers and even designs inspired by food and drink, we’ve collated nine of our favourite kitchen wallpapers to provide you with some inspiration. You might need to be prepared to eat takeaways or cold picnic snacks for a day or two while the decorating is carried out, but the results will be more than worth it.

1. Vinyl Wallpaper

Vinyl wallpaper can be wiped down, which means you can easily clean off any splashes from cooking, washing up, or arts and crafts. This makes vinyl wallpaper a great choice for a kitchen, and it’s available in so many different designs, including:

  • Opt for a neutral vinyl wallpaper with the Arthouse Concrete Textured Plain Taupe Wallpaper (priced at £23 per roll), which would provide a good neutral background to make your mark on, whether you have coloured kitchen cupboards, or lots of art prints on your wall
  • Choose a vinyl wallpaper with a little more of a pattern, such as the Grandeco Concrete Vinyl Wallpaper in Stone (£16 per roll), which features a brushstroke effect in different colours, including greys and creams. The busy pattern means splashes will be less likely to show on this wallpaper anyway, but the vinyl finish means it can be wiped clean too

2. Washable Wallpaper

washable kitchen wallpaper sample

Washable wallpaper is another fantastic option for kitchen wallpaper, as it can be cleaned gently when needed using soap, water, and a soft sponge. This type of wallpaper is the perfect choice in a kitchen if you have kids or are a particularly messy cook. 

Our collection of washable wallpaper includes:

3. Tiled Effect Wallpaper

Tiled walls are a popular choice for kitchens, particularly for the splashback behind the hob, as they can be easily wiped clean. However, it can be expensive to decorate a whole room with tiles, so a tiled effect wallpaper may be a more suitable option for the rest of the room if you like this style. 

If you are opting for a tiled wallpaper, avoid a tiled floor, as this could be a little overwhelming on the eye. Instead, go for a wooden floor or lino, as these will still be relatively easy to clean, which needs to be a priority in the kitchen. 

Our collection of tiled effect wallpapers includes:

4. Wallpaper Designs Inspired By Food And Drink

coffee-patterned wallpaper

Choosing a kitchen wallpaper design inspired by food and drink is a fun way to decorate a kitchen. Opt for a design featuring something you love to add a little personality to the room. Whether you’re a coffee lover or like to relax with a cocktail in the evenings, there’s something for everyone in our collection. 

Our favourite food and drink-inspired designs include:

5. Cottagecore Kitchen Wallpaper

If you’re looking for something on-trend yet timeless at the same time when researching wallpaper ideas for the kitchen, look to cottagecore. The cottagecore trend is a homely style influenced by the aesthetic of a country cottage, where the kitchen is the centre of the home. Cosy vibes and a rustic feel are at the heart of cottagecore, with gingham and floral patterns a big part of this aesthetic – both of which are ideal for using in a kitchen. 

Bring the feel of a country cottage to your kitchen with checked wallpaper designs, such as:

tartan wallpaper

6. Stone Effect Wallpaper

Using stone effect wallpaper in your kitchen creates the vibe of a crumbling cottage, which can feel incredibly rustic, traditional, and homely – everything you want a family kitchen to be. If your exterior walls are built from stone, this type of wallpaper can look incredibly effective indoors too, and it’s a good blank canvas to accessorise. 

Bring the style of a farmhouse kitchen to your home with:

7. Brick Effect Wallpaper 

kitchen with brick walls

Brick effect wallpaper is another great option for bringing a traditional, farmhouse feel to your kitchen – it’s a perfect choice if you have lots of rustic pots and pans or mismatched crockery on display.

Our favourite brick wallpaper designs include:

8. Floral Kitchen Wallpaper

Floral wallpaper is a traditional choice for a kitchen, and opting for delicate floral or vintage-inspired designs means your wallpaper won’t date or go out of style – think damask patterns in pastel colours or delicate ditsy floral prints, such as:

9. Feature Wall Wallpaper

striped feature wallpaper

Creating a feature wall in your kitchen or dining room is a great way to make an impact and to separate food preparation and dining areas. The wall with the kitchen window can be a good spot for a feature wall to create a focal point, while if you have an open plan kitchen/dining room, papering one wall in a different design can help to create a clear marker of where one space ends and the other begins.

Good options for a feature wall in your kitchen include:

Shop Wallpaper For Every Room In Your Home

Find wallpaper for every room in your home at I Want Wallpaper. As well as kitchen wallpaper, we also stock wallpaper for your living room, dining room, bedrooms, playroom, nursery, and even your bathroom.

Browse our full collection of wallpaper today, or contact us here if you have a question about any of our designs.