For bedrooms that are patterned to perfection.
Modern bedroom wallpaper ideas cover everything from map walls and wow-factor murals, to industrial-inspired concrete and cement and even purposefully distressed looks. Fancy a floral? Highlight the delicate pattern by keeping adjoining walls in exposed brick for a refreshingly modern spin. Prefer something plain? Go for all-over colour in a subtly textured paper to let the art and furniture do the talking. And for something in between, botanical inspired wallpapers are great for creating a restful, neutral scheme.
No longer constrained to plain copy-paste prints, the latest wallpaper designs offer so much more. If you are in the mood for something that’s a little more lively, browse these fun cloakroom wallpapers, funky kids’ wallpapers and teen wallpapers for bolder prints.
And these days, wallpaper isn’t just for your walls, either. Give your bedroom some oomph with a statement ceiling like the gold ceiling pictured below.
From floral backdrops to contemporary graphic motifs, dress your bedroom walls with these bedroom wallpaper ideas.
This master bedroom zings with punchy colour combinations and quirky yet classic motifs.
Get the look: The bed is Serena & Lily’s Pondicherry with nailheads, upholstered in the brand’s Kuba cotton in Navy. The wallpaper is Bergius in Cobalt by Designers Guild. This is the Rouge coffee table by Novogratz for CB2.
This master bedroom is so huge it dwarfs you, but the space is made cosy through a busy wallpaper, flashes of colour and an inviting seating area.
Get the look: The bed is from The French Bedroom Company. The chandelier is from an antique shop. The wallpaper is Jade Temple Cornflower PDG654/01 from Designer’s Guild. The Button sofa in Nabucco Turquoise F1545/04 with the base in Adler Mink F1844/01 from Designer’s Guild. The curtains are a mixture of Saraille Celadon F1879/10 with layers of Jade Temple Cornflower FDG2296/01 and Ventaglio Wedgewood FDG2288/03 from Designer’s Guild.
Vibrant brights are the ideal palette for a sunny bedroom.
Get the look: table is by Area 51. For similar, try Kartell at Heal’s. The Líneas wallpaper in Rosas is by Tres Tintas Barcelona. The bed is Serena & Lily’s Fillmore with nailheads, upholstered in Lattice cotton in Saffron/Putty.
The girls’ room is a pretty room that has style oozing from the walls. The decor is pretty but sophisticated enough to last through several ages and stages.
Get the look: The cloud wallpaper is Cielo Sky PDG677/01 from Designer’s Guild. The Wave bed in Brera Fino Turquoise F1791/16 from Designer’s Guild. The curtains and bench are Christian Lacroix in Butterfly Parade Lagon FCL025/04 from Designer’s Guild. The rug is from Emily’s House.
The bare brick wall and roof rafters are exposed, the roughness of the exposed brick highlighted by the decorative wallpaper.
Get the look: This is Earlham wallpaper by de Gournay. The bed is from Poliform. The floral cushion is from Mint.
As the house was built in 1893, the enlarged map on the wall is of the area from 1892.
Get the look: The map wallpaper is by Love Maps On… The bespoke headboard was designed by Paul and Tim and made by Material Concepts. This is the Tribeca Duane pendant light by Søren Rose for Menu at Nest. The bespoke Andwoodcraft side table includes a Buster + Punch pull handle.
This master bedroom is grand, yet intimate, and beautifully blends antique pieces with modern fabrics and wallpaper.
Get the look: The Scottish landscapes once belonged to the owner’s father. Christie’s holds regular auctions of fine British paintings. This is Large Georgian Rope Trellis wallpaper by Cole & Son. The coronet was bought at auction and restored by Peter Thuring. This is the Louis Zinc side table by John Reeves at Heal’s.
There’s a certain sumptuousness to this space, with its rich textures and colours.
Get the look: The Night Indigo wallpaper is from the Calico Collection at Calico. The bedside table and mirror are by B&B Italia. The lamp is by Porta Romana.
The plum wallpaper gives depth without interfering with the overall scheme. The headboard is made from two old doors that were found at a tip.
Get the look: This is Drag DR 1230 wallpaper by Farrow & Ball. The lamp shade is from Pooky. The paisley print bed linen is by Zara Home. The geometric cushion is made in Ravenna linen by Michael Szell at Christopher Farr Cloth.
This bedroom feels both masculine and calming. The luscious teal wallpaper with a bold border of white around the top keeps things light and airy.
Get the look: This is Amalfi Silk vinyl wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries. The bed was custom-made. The butterfly throw is from Kokon to Zai. The alpaca fur rug is from The Rug Company. The side table, bedside lamp and antique door are from Galerie Glustin in Paris.
Wisteria growing languorously over the front of the house was one of this property’s most alluring features, so a hand-painted wallpaper was chosen to echo this feature in the bedroom.
Get the look: This is de Gournay’s Wisteria wallpaper. The antique, chandelier-style wall sconce is from The Architectural Forum. The bed linen is from The Linen Works. The bedside table is from The Old Cinema.
The painting continues onto the wardrobes opposite, helping to blend the wardrobes in with the rest of the room.
Get the look: This is de Gournay’s Wisteria wallpaper.
The chimney breast was extended to match the exact width of the super-king-size bed and the walls have been distressed and painted to resemble the musty mystique of a flooded château. Layers of paint and varnish were added to build up the elegantly decayed look. A distressed-effect wallpaper could achieve the same effect.
Get the look: The paint effect was created by Jason Hawkridge using Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue estate emulsion. The rattan bed is from Crown French Furniture. The bed linen is by Larusi.
Choose a concrete wall or concrete-effect wallpaper. This master bedroom been transformed into something really rather gorgeous with the gold-leaf ceiling, one raw concrete wall and lacquered green elsewhere. We love the mix-up of modern and traditional.
Get the look: The gold-leaf ceiling was applied by Clare Lewis. The Christy duvet cover and Biba pillowcases are from House of Fraser. The Infamous Sex Etching in the Boudoir print is by LE GUN at Cob Gallery. The parquet floor is antique charred Japanese ash from Victorian Woodworks.
There’s a Victorian Gothic vibe to this scheme, inspired by the antique four poster. White floorboards, crisp paintwork and that prim print wallpaper keep it looking fresh.
Get the look: This is Little Greene’s Albemarle Street wallpaper. The bedside cabinet and the armoire were found at The Giant Shepton Flea Market. The mirror was bought at Ollie & Bow in London’s Golborne Road. The cushions are from Sera of London.
This bold striped wallpaper sets the scene for a rock ‘n’ roll teenage girls’ room.
Get the look: This is Farrow & Ball’s Block Print Stripe wallpaper. For a bespoke bed like this one, try The London Joinery Co. The bed linen is from Soak&Sleep.
This vintage bedroom is instantly lifted by a modern neon wall light.
Get the look: The far wall is papered in Donatello wallpaper by Nicholas Herbert. The feature wall is papered in Bugs & Butterflies wallpaper by Barneby Gates. The bed is from The French Depot. Find Zoe Grace’s In Love neon installation at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. The Powder Puff cushion is by Sera of London.