We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether deciding on a whimsical nursery wallpaper design or the minimalist linework of a geometric pattern for your bedroom, wallpaper helps you elevate a space, making it personalized to you. Our thoughtfully-curated wallpaper patterns are perfect for your home, beautifully blending form and function here at Lulu and Georgia.
Wallpaper adds texture and depth to a room. It is also making a comeback as one of the trendiest ways to decorate your home. The beautiful range of patterns, colors, and textures make home wallpaper a vital part of defining the aesthetic for a bedroom or living space. A wall treatment has the power to transform any room completely—whether you want to make a room seem larger, provide a unique accent that ties everything together, or just enhance a design theme. With a large variety of different kinds of modern wallpaper available for sale, it’s essential to understand the fundamental principles of how to use them correctly.
Not sure what style fits your aesthetic and home best when shopping for wallpaper? Don’t worry; we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below for styling tips and inspiration as you choose the best wallpaper patterns to buy for your home.
Consider Your Space
Buying a wall treatment is a big decision, so you should carefully examine your options and the different ways to use wallpaper in your look. We recommend you start by looking at the room, or rooms, that you want to revitalize. Imagine the different types of wallpapers in relation to the central theme in that space. That way, whatever motif you choose to buy and style will be much more likely to blend in seamlessly or create intentional contrast for visual impact.
It may be best to layer in a wall treatment as an accent wall in an open-concept or traditional family room. Or, if you have a small-space living room that serves as the center of your home life, you can decorate an all-around scheme for the entire room. That is why we love the rich color and texture of the Semira Grasscloth Wallpaper. With its dyed sisal fibers, you can inject a bit of visual and textural interest to balance your functional furniture pieces.
In a bedroom, ask yourself questions with the end result in mind. How does this design echo or set off the style of the furniture? Do you have young children or a newborn and want whichever style you choose now to still be fun and imaginative in a few years? However you pick, start by recognizing and determining how you will use this new texture in your space.
Wallpaper With A Purpose
Choosing contemporary wallpaper for your home can accomplish a wide range of functions. You may want to add texture to all the walls in a room, use a decorative mural wallpaper on a single accent wall, or mix and match wall treatments next to each other for added polish. For instance, we love the ornate, vintage-inspired pattern of the Morris & Co. Strawberry Thief Wallpaper. Whether chosen for a kitchen table area, home studio, or bedroom, its luxe, chromatic design will enliven and transform your space.
Featuring detailed linework and rich color palettes, our line of stylish wallpaper patterns allows you to fill your space with lots of character. What is also great is that you imprint your style with textural styles without just being limited to pattern-work and different colors. A tactile mural wallpaper can complement and play off the texture of the furniture and textiles in your space. Once you’ve done your homework and defined a vision, it’s time to start shopping styles.
Contemporary Wallpaper Trends We Love
As new materials and patterns have become more accessible, the world of home wallpaper has expanded and brought in tons of beautiful and exciting designs. We're huge fans of wall treatments that layer in a ton of tactile and visual appeal because they instantly transform your space.
As we rejuvenate our living spaces, textured and tactile walls are preferred over flat and painted ones to add a fresh look. Treatments like Venetian Plaster, wood paneling, and grasscloth wallpaper add a dimension to the indoors, giving an organic yet refined quality. Textile styles also have unique and added benefits. These materials are not only breathable but also offer better sound insulation.
While there have been many innovations in terms of materials, some classic prints and styles are also making a strong comeback. Our floral mural wallpaper designs feature timeless patterns in modern color palettes. These floral wallpaper patterns can offer so much lush life to your walls.
If you want to add even more character to your walls, you can’t go wrong with vintage-style prints that feature old works of art or even maps. These designs can add an antique presence to any room when used well, which can sometimes be exactly what's needed. These richly patterned prints can bring endless appeal to a carefully curated eclectic aesthetic.
Kids Rooms and Nursery Wallpaper
We certainly understand the balancing act of designing a nursery or kid's room and having it grow with your little one over the years. We know that the story of our founder's "big girl" room for her daughter reminds customers of their own. The challenge is to create a bright, dreamy, and whimsical space to keep your child's imagination engaged, and visual texture plays a vital role. That is why we're such huge fans of illustrator Kelli Murray and her bestselling Rylee + Cru brand. We teamed up with Murray to create an exclusive line of mural wallpaper styles and fanciful designs meant for children’s rooms, nurseries, and playrooms.
Curated Designer Wallpaper Collections
At Lulu and Georgia, we're proud of the company we keep. From up-and-coming makers to celebrated brands, we are excited by the designers and names we work with. That includes exclusive capsules from Rylee + Cru and Sarah Sherman Samuel and a curated selection of wall treatments you can now shop for online. These stylish pieces from different design studios and industry-leading brands—like Morris & Co, Nathan Turner, Anewall, and Scalamandre—all evolve your space's style.
Home Wallpaper Dos and Don’ts
When choosing a wallpaper style for your living room, kitchen, bedroom, or transitional spaces, the abundance of options can be overwhelming. So, from installation to mixing and matching patterns, here are a few things that you should consider.
Do: Make a Plan
Carefully consider the types of wallpaper you buy before starting your project. Think about how the mural will complement the rest of the room, including the furniture, the other walls, the floors, and the decor.
Don’t: Rush into It
When you get a new idea, you might have the urge to rush head-on and get it done as quickly as possible. However, whatever style you choose will be with you for a while. With that in mind, think through the idea and consult with friends before making your final purchase.
Do: Measure Everything Twice
One of the most frustrating home renovation mistakes is taking the wrong measurements and having to re-do everything from scratch. Therefore, it’s crucial to take careful measurements and buy a bit more wallpaper than you think you’ll need.
Don’t: Go Overboard
An intricate motif or floral mural wallpaper can bring any room to life, but it can also overwhelm your design scheme. Be mindful of using your chosen style, especially those with bold designs and strong features. The size and scale of your patterns are also important to consider—and that is especially true in smaller spaces or eclectic aesthetics where other patterns are present.
Do: Hire A Pro
Installing a wall treatment can be a difficult task to do, especially if you plan on doing it yourself. To avoid this sticky task, hiring a professional to help you can be wise. While searching for a pro, make sure they are not only qualified and experienced in installing your wallpaper but are also familiar with the materials you've chosen for your design.
Modern wallpaper can offer almost endless ideas to enhance any at-home design style. You can use it as a daring accent, completely reimagining an entire room and bringing it to life. Tactile designs can help add a new dimension to your home and make your walls tell a powerful story that captures the eye. Be bold and inventive by using intricate linework, prints, and texture to express your style.
When you shop for wallpaper online at Lulu and Georgia, you’ll find pieces that will complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. Choose from our wide selection of wallpaper patterns and find the perfect choice for your project, no matter what you might be looking for. Check out our Shop by Room page for more ideas and inspiration on best creating stylish everyday living spaces.