Looking for a bold wallpaper but unsure how to style it with other items? Check our suggestions for bold wallpaper combinations for your home that you can try!
As previously mentioned in our bedroom inspiration post, I have considered adding wallpaper to the bedroom. I am not sure if I will because it’s such a bold decision, but I have definitely found myself both pinning and saving different wallpaper prints in hopes of potentially grabbing some for our home.
I wasn’t always a wallpaper person, primarily because most of the wallpaper I remember seeing growing up isn’t something I would necessarily want to adorn our walls with. However, since I started watching HGTV years ago and seeing how they’ve expertly paired bold prints without it looking tacky, I’ve become more and more open to the idea of it.
I am no interior designer, but as we continue to work towards trying to decorate and organize our home, I’ve found myself gravitating more and more to nicely decorated homes. I think also growing up with a mother who’s into interior design has helped me develop an interest and appreciation for it as well.
I’m not sure if you’re currently looking to or thinking of adding wallpaper to your home, but here are a few wallpaper combinations you might want to consider!
BOLD & BLUE
Perhaps I’m biased, but I feel like navy goes with a number of different colors. Whether you’re looking for something dark and moody or bright and preppy, navy is a universal color that goes with just about anything. I say just about because I’m personally not a huge fan of a potential blue and orange combination 😉
With this wall print in particular, I feel it would look really nice with pale pinks, gold and rattan accents. It’s bright and preppy without taking away from the boldness of the print. I also love the look of bold prints with wainscotting to keep it from looking too overwhelming in a space. Plus the wainscotting I think allows you to go even bolder with the print.
If you’re leaning more towards a bold-printed, pastel wallpaper, I’d recommend pairing it with colors that bring out certain colors in the print. For example, in this wallpaper print I selected, I focused on bringing out colors that would bring out the beautiful pastels in it. However, the only exception to that would be the green, velvet chair. While it’s not a color found in the original wallpaper, I felt the green and pink added some nice contrast to it. Add in some chinoiserie jars and gold accents and it feels like a pretty, pastel environment.
FUN & FUSCHIA
Usually, super bold colors are not something I naturally gravitate towards when it comes to home decor. Give me all the blues, pastels, and neutrals, but hot pink is something you’d rarely find in our home. However, as soon as I saw this black, speckled wallpaper I immediately pictured it with hues of pink, wild animal print rugs, wainscotting and gold for something classy, preppy, and bold. Popping in bright colors is a great way to not only make the black, speckled wallpaper pop, but it brings a unique flair to the room.
For darker, bohemian prints, I find that jewel tones tend to work best alongside it. Although in this image I paired it without the wainscotting, I could see it looking nice with it. However, in my opinion, if you’re looking for a moodier feel, adding white wainscotting would brighten the room, but not give you the mood you’re achieving. However, I think this would look great with wainscotting in a paint color that matches the print in either a dark navy or dark hunter green color.
As far as the decor, I immediately thought of golds, antique books, baroque-style picture frames with period art paintings in them, and furniture in jewel-toned reds, pinks, greens, and blues.
SERENE & SWEET
If you’re looking for something a little more peaceful, I’d recommend choosing a wallpaper that either has pastel or white base to it with minimal other colors within it. The fewer colors and the lighter it is, the easier it will be to match with pieces of furniture that provide a serene feel.
There’s sometimes a misconception that bolder prints are only for people who want a bold, bohemian or eccentric look in your home. However, there are thousands of wallpaper prints that when paired with the right furniture and decor, can truly create a space that can work for any decor style. Whether you’re looking for something serene or something bold, there’s a wallpaper print for that.
Above all, what’s most important is that you feel content in the space that you’re in and feel that it’s something you are happy with at the end of the day. That it’s something that you’ll be proud to come home to each day. We’d love to hear from you, however!
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What are some of your favorite wallpaper combinations? Which of the above combinations do you think you’d be more likely to try?