Bedroom wallpaper ideas: 12 ways to update your bedroom decor
Breathe new life into your room with gorgeous bedroom wallpaper ideas – here are a few of our favourite looks that will create a unique space in which to sleep
The average person spends the equivalent of 26 years sleeping in their lifetime, so it's safe to say the bedroom is one of the most used rooms in a house. With so much time spent in one space, your bedroom should be a top priority when it comes to decorating.
Wallpaper is an easy way to breath new life in to a room - dark walls create a cost atmosphere, neutral colours offer a calming effect, and patterns bring a fun, playful feel to a room.
We've rounded up a few of our favourite bedroom wallpaper ideas to create a fresh and unique sleeping space.
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Get a sumptuous souk feel with gold palm trees on midnight blue
Fans of the maximalist look will love this stylised Moroccan-inspired bedroom wallpaper from Barneby Gates, paired here with a luxurious fabric-covered headboard, gold mirrors, ikat lampshades and patterned cushions. More is definitely more in this bold bedroom scheme, which will transport you off to more exotic climes with its riot of colour and pattern.
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Pair wallpaper and panelling
Add a touch of traditional style with a patterned bedroom wallpaper. Anna Motts of @hall_farm_cottage decorated her half of her bedroom wall with this beautiful Morris & Co Pimpernel Charcoal wallpaper, accompanied by panelling on the lower half of the wall. The overall effect is classic without feeling dated and offers a calming colour palette that is perfect for the bedroom.
Add a touch of playful texture with flocked bedroom wallpaper
This Poochi bedroom wallpaper in ‘Bichon Creme’ from Divine Savages features tactile little dog motifs in a ‘cheeky twist on a classic polka-dot pattern’. It looks perfect with painted woodwork in a coordinating shade, warm wooden furniture and crisp bedlinen. With such a subtle pattern, you can easily cover all four walls of the bedroom with this charming wallpaper design.
Create a meditative space with a wallpaper design inspired by nature
With its beautiful blossoms, trailing leaves, flowers and fruits, this Japanese-style bedroom wallpaper brings the calming effects of nature in – and as plant lovers know, this can only be a good thing for happiness and wellbeing. The window panes also add a trompe l’oeil effect, helping to open up the space.
Embrace mid-century design with a modern twist
This small-scale bedroom wallpaper design featuring repeating dots, lines, and waves could work in so many spaces, but adds a fun and funky look to a teenager’s bedroom with its confident pops of colour.
Make room for romance with beautiful floral wallpaper
Inspired by the beauty of English country gardens, blousy floral wallpapers are a natural choice for bedrooms, evoking a dreamy sense of nostalgia. Combining chrysanthemums, primulas and roses, this striking floral striped paper was Graham and Brown’s wallpaper of the year 2020, and we can certainly see why.
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Go over to the dark side for a cocooning space
Whether you choose to use a dark bedroom wallpaper on one feature wall or to envelop the whole space, this look works well in larger bedrooms to bring a dark and moody atmosphere. Little Greene’s Millefleur wallpaper in Knight is inspired by a 15th-century tapestry in the National Trust’s Montacute House, bringing a contemporary twist to the idea of a tapestry wall hanging.
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Keep it simple with timeless striped wallpaper
Vertical, horizontal, diagonal… this versatile pattern can look at home in both traditional and contemporary bedroom schemes, and is easy to accessorise with other designs. Bedroom wallpaper with vertical stripes will make small ceilings appear taller, while horizontal stripes will add width to a room.
Celebrate texture with a concrete-effect bedroom wallpaper
So much more than a plain white wall but perfect for those who are wary of overdoing it with colour, this look is cool, calm and collected. Using photographic imagery of real wall surfaces, it’s easier than ever to get the effect of natural materials, from brick and plaster to weathered wood.
Create a picture gallery wall
Botanical plants, birds and butterflies, complete with frames, are the focus of this stylish bedroom wallpaper. Guaranteed to transform your bedroom, it has all the charm of a curated gallery wall, without any of the effort or risk of pictures falling down on you as you sleep.
Add wow factor with a famous artwork
A great way to bring your favourite pieces of art into your living space is with a wallpaper mural on one wall. With designs from the V&A, The Ashmolean, The National Gallery and the Natural History Museum, to name a few, there are thousands of options at Surface View, made to your exact measurements.
Choose a large-scale print in a soft colour
If pattern makes you happy, don’t be afraid to add some to your bedroom walls. This repeated paisley wallpaper design is bold, yet soft and curvy, with a subtle palette – perfect for lulling you off to dreamland.
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