Wallpaper trends 2021 - a glimpse into the latest looks

The latest wallpaper trends 2021 decoded and discussed

Wallpaper trends 2021
Surprise Wallpaper, £160 per m, Liz Roache at Pierre Frey
(Image credit: Pierre Frey)

Looking ahead to wallpaper trends 2021 and your walls are set to be dressed to impress. Bold and vibrant designs topping an expert study into upcoming wallpaper trends based on recent Google searches looking for graphic wallpaper ideas.

With 2020’s walls based around nature, texture and softness, homes in 2021 are set to make an impact, with the research including futuristic styles and many travel-inspired patterns in a reaction to the confinement of 2020.

Wallpaper trends 2021

Miyako wallpaper panel scene 1&2, w70cm, £195 per 6m (matching drops 2x3m), Designers Guild

(Image credit: Designers Guild)

Coming in at number one on the list of living room wallpaper ideas is 3D wallpaper, which has seen an increase of over 300% in Google searches between January and December 2020. ‘3D wallpaper designs will become a huge trend,’ says Alex Whitecroft, Head of Design at I Want Wallpaper. ‘As we look for creative ways to make our spaces feel bigger, expect to see giant wall murals which create an infinite effect and feeling of depth featuring tunnels, cityscapes and forests’.

Wallpaper trends 2021

Phantasia Wallpaper in Emerald Green, £185.00 per 4x2 m length roll, House of Hackney

(Image credit: House of Hackney)

Also on the rise are tropical, bamboo, animal print, botanical and scenic wallpapers, signifying that exotic adventures are moving indoors. ‘Since we haven’t been able to travel this year, many homeowners have sought ways to bring their holidays into the home,’ says Whitecroft. ‘Invigorating tropical styles – rich deep rainforest and jungle patterns – are a shorthand way to bring the world to you, while also suggesting a sense of the natural world which, for many in towns and cities, has felt very distant this year.’

With boldness being back, it's clear that next year you're going to need to know how to wallpaper a statement wall.

The Top 10 wallpaper trends 2021 are:

1

3D style

2

Toile

3

Tropical

4

Abstract

5

Textured

6

Geometric

28.99%

7

Damask

8

Floral

9

Bamboo

10

Animal print