Interior design trends come and go, and it’s the same with wallpaper.

Wallpaper is a beautiful design element that can add to an appealing apartment. And, it provides the best “bang for your buck” in regards to switching up a look.

Nonetheless, before doing an overhaul, consider using peel and stick wallpaper. If you’re not into that idea, speak to someone in the leasing office. You can likely use wallpaper, but the damage may come out of your security deposit.

If you return the wall to its normal state when moving, you may not get charged. In either case, talk with the management team.

When you do move forward with a project, have an aesthetic picked out already. We have to warn you, though, with so many different styles, it’s challenging to know which ones to pick!

Don’t worry. We can help you narrow down your selections. Here are seven trendy wallpaper styles to consider incorporating in your apartment.

1. Bold Abstract Shapes

If you don’t mind going bold, then you’ll get hooked on eye-catching abstract shapes on wallpaper. Expressionism is the common theme at play here.

Today, the geometric style has plenty of natural and free-form shapes. You’ll see strong arches, wavy lines, and sharp curves.

When added to walls, geometric designs create an engaging and unique look.

If you’re a fan of abstract and symbolic art, go with wallpaper that leaves room for interpretation.

A geometric wallpaper design with significant patterns also lends to the idea of “go big or go home”.

So, go for loud and have fun with this unforgettable wallpaper trend!

2. Warm Neutrals

Wallpaper in warm neutral shades is gaining in popularity. We love earthy neutrals because they create a natural and comforting interior.

If you’re unsure of what shades to consider, there’s ivory, taupe, light beige, and cream.

The excellent news is warm neutrals go with everything. If you have brightly colored decorations, don’t fret. Neutral wallpaper won’t clash with the elements.

Having neutral colored walls also makes it easier to switch up the look in your interiors. If later you prefer to incorporate a few bright colors, it’ll be easy to add them to the layout.

Your apartment is sure to make you feel right at home with beautiful neutrals.

3. Plants and Foliage

Sustainability is on many of our minds this year and will continue in the years to come.

Bolder greens reflect the trend of wellness through foliage and plants.

If you use wallpaper with a lush rainforest print, the green hues will add a soothing shade of color. Consider putting it on a wall in your bedroom. A lush print will look fantastic on the wall behind the bed!

Bringing the outside indoors lends a sense of peace and tranquility. To complement your nature-inspired wallpaper, add a calming eucalyptus plant or succulent.

Without a doubt, you’ll be eager to come home after a crazy day to wind down in your calming bedroom.

4. Beautiful Coral Tones

When you think of coral, your mind goes to beautiful coral reefs.

Coral wallpaper is calming and inviting, which makes it perfect to have in a bedroom.

But, you can also add it to your living room to liven things up.

Use a coral abstract print to create a peaceful backdrop for a room you frequently use.

If you want to stick with the whole ocean vibe, hang a few framed ocean prints on the wall. Then you’ll feel like you’re on vacation 24/7!

5. Scenery and Murals

If you’re a fan of murals, then you’re in luck because those (and scenic wallpaper) are on-trend.

Bring your wall to life with a life-size art mural. Scenic wallpaper creates an instant focal point.

And, having a life-size mural in a room such as a living room is a great conversation starter.

For example, guests can feel like they’re in Rome marveling at the magnificent Colosseum. Or, make them feel like they’re floating through outer space with all the stars and planets!

Using a scenic mural in your interiors is a lot of fun. If your apartment is on the smaller side, it’s best to only have a mural on one wall.

Otherwise, the scenic wallpaper can begin to take over. It can steal the show in a living room, but give your bedroom a break and use neutral wallpaper instead.

That is – unless you happen to like feeling like you’re traveling everywhere you turn!

Since the wallpaper takes on a life of its own, decorations should also be at a minimum.

Add too much to a room, and it can look cluttered. Allow the scenic wallpaper to stand out by adding elements that stay behind the scenes.

6. Industrial Concrete

When you think of adding wallpaper, concrete probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.

But, industrial-themed wallpaper creates a fresh and contemporary interior.

You don’t want your apartment to look like a warehouse. To prevent this, find concrete wallpaper with a warm tone.

Industrial concrete wallpaper looks excellent, paired with decorative elements such as:

  • Older looking globe with a marble base
  • Metal glass lanterns
  • Table sculptures
  • Steampunk decorative boxes
  • Metal clock

After the wallpaper is in place, enjoy the process of creating an urban, contemporary vibe.

7. Romantic Glamour

Do you appreciate having a romantic atmosphere with a modern twist? Then you’ll love popular Hollywood glamour wallpaper!

An example of glamorous wallpaper today is a peony blossom pattern in vibrant shades of pinks and green.

Lush botanicals can set the mood in a dramatic interior for all who enter.

You’ll feel transported back into the 1920s, while simultaneously enjoying a modern vibe.

There’s no question that there are a lot of trendy wallpaper designs for this year and beyond!

Before committing, think about which wallpaper designs go with your decor and furniture.

After deciding on a theme or color scheme, it’s time to go to town. Once you jazz up your walls, you’ll be volunteering to have the next party at your place!
About the author

Dominique Daniels is the Business Manager at The Morton. With over five years of property management experience, she begins and ends each day loving what she does. She finds joy in helping current and future residents and makes The Morton a place everyone loves to call home.