New in bedroom wallpaper: stylish stripes, bold florals and more

Bold bedroom wallpaper ideas

Are you ready to redecorate? Then, why not give your bedroom a refresh with the latest wallpaper ideas? Picture floral whimsy, squiggly stripes, groovy motifs, and tropical prints.

The latest wallpaper ideas are set to help you turn your bedroom into a stylish sanctuary. The best bit? They are perfect for creating a feature wall behind your bed and even achieving a dramatic look by enveloping the entire room in striking patterns.

Feeling inspired? We round up the latest designs to get your moodboard going – and make sure to scroll all the way down to browse through our shopping edit, too.

70s style

Think groovy swirls, nostalgic florals and psychedelic motifs – Lust Home’s 70s Style collection is a celebration of nostalgic pattern and colour. Let your inner hippie go wild with these daring designs in warm colourways – from burnt orange and vivid mustard to classic avocado.

“Wallpaper is the perfect way to add some 70s style to your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom,” says Amy. “The scale of designs means they pair perfectly with metro tiles in the kitchen or bathroom and the calming colour palettes make for a peaceful bedroom setting. Lean into the full nostalgia of the designs and style with thrifted pieces or go for a contrast with contemporary finishings.”

70s style room with patterned wallpaper, floor lamp, shelf and pink armchair
The Hippie Shake wallpaper in Vintage Pink and Poison Apple, £65 per roll.
70s theme wallpaper with squares in muted tones of pink and mustard
Just an Illusion wallpaper in Vintage Pink and Harvest Gold, £65 per roll.

Eye-catching designs

Infuse your interiors with some serious charm using Annika Reed Studio’s new Dancing Queen wallpaper collection. The designs feature squiggly stripes, cross stitches and floral whimsy. “The inspiration for Dancing Queen emerges from finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, creating a personal celebration of tradition, joy and the liberating dance within the home,” says Annika Reed, the artist and founder of the brand.

“The entire collection encourages you to step outside of your comfort zone, embrace the dance of life and inject a burst of vivacity into your living space. My favourite pattern is Wiggly Squiggly. I’m about to transform my downstairs WC and I can’t help but love the dynamic movement it brings,” she says.

blue squiggly lines with red dots on a neutral background
Wiggly Squiggly wallpaper in Blue and Red, £165 per 10m roll.
neutral design with wood furniture, wall art and house plants
Circus wallpaper in Big Green Top, £165 per 10m roll.

Vintage-inspired wallpaper

Piglet in Bed has debuted its first collection of re-imagined heritage prints, made to order in the UK and using eco-friendly inks. Picture colourful gingham, fun stripes and pretty florals, which are perfect for adding a romantic touch to your master bedroom, while dainty hand-painted motifs are great for reviving your little one’s space. So dreamy, right?

bedroom design with gingham wallpaper on the wall and terracotta bedding
Gingham wallpaper in Honey, from £169 per roll.
pink background with vintage style florals
Field Rose wallpaper in Powder Peach, from £169 per roll.

Tranquil escape

Craving a getaway? Clarke & Clarke has joined forces with US interior designer and television host Breegan Jane to launch a new collection of wallpaper and fabrics. Inspired by Breegan’s travels and philanthropic work, the designs are a riot of print and colour.

tropical wallpaper design with trees and flowers
Mombasa tropical wallpaper, from £240 per roll.
living room with patterned walls, curtains and cushions
Kisumu wallpaper in Caribbean, £50 per roll.

Wallpaper ideas for kids’ bedrooms

Renovating your little one’s sleep space? Add a playful touch to their bedroom with House of Hackney’s adorable wallpaper designs from The Child’s Garden collection, embellished with Alice in Wonderland illustrations, pastel florals, and mythical wildlife. They work especially well as a fun feature wall or paired with complementary paint colours.

dreamy bedroom design with florals on the wall, animal print carpet, purple wardrobes, pink curtains and floral armchair
Artesania wallpaper in Meadow, from £140 for 2m half-height wallpaper.
Alice in Wonderland themed wallpaper on a black background
Alice in Wonderland wallpaper in Noir, from £140 for 2m half-height wallpaper.

Your cheat sheet of decorating with patterns

Don’t know where to start decorating using patterned wallpaper? Luckily, Annika shares her top tips…

  • Balancing patterns is crucial for a cohesive visual appeal – blend bold prints with subtler ones for a harmonious effect.
  • Consider the scale of patterns in relation to the room size to avoid overpowering or underwhelming effects. Remember, large patterns suit spacious rooms, while smaller ones work well in more compact spaces.
  • Maintain a unified look by sticking to a consistent colour palette. Choose a colour from the wallpaper or a contrasting hue for the ceiling, creating a cohesive and tranquil atmosphere.
  • Strategically position furniture to complement wallpaper patterns, ensuring a seamless flow in the design.
  • Embrace artwork on top of wallpaper for visual impact.
  • When using patterned wallpaper in multiple rooms, you need to ensure a smooth transition. Consistency in colour or theme fosters a cohesive flow, resulting in a unified and pleasing aesthetic.
  • Test wallpaper samples in the actual space before committing.

Feeling extra? Why not give pattern clashing a try to create a truly statement design? “The key to pattern clashing is to start with your hero print,” advises Amy Holton, head of creative at Lust Home. “Keep a consistent colour running throughout. Allow space for the patterns to breathe – prints made from texture such as a woven element are a great way to do this. Vary the scale of your designs to ensure they’re only clashing and not fighting,” she adds.

Shopping edit

Kick-start your new project’s moodboard with these wondrous wallcoverings – from blooming florals to escapist motifs.

selection of nature-inspired wallpaper with florals and tropical leaves and fauna
1. Nene wallpaper in Coral, Sage and Teal, £145 per roll, Cole & Son. 2. Wild Wild Woods wallpaper, £150, Divine Savages. 3. Balancing Act wallpaper in Green Sky, from £160 per roll, Brand McKenzie. 4. Onism Dusty Pink wallpaper, £120 per four panels, Woodchip & Magnolia. 5. Quenin Fleurettes wallpaper in Griotte, £158.91 per roll, Lelièvre Paris. 6. Aurora wallpaper, £145 per roll, North & Nether.
selection of wallpaper designs with stripes, florals and nature
1. Kappar Seagrass wallpaper, £170 per 10m roll, Abigail Borg. 2. Ribbon Mix Stripe in Blossom, £48 per roll, Ohpopsi. 3. Lantern Parade wallpaper in Dawn, £590 per pack of 1x7m rolls, Andrew Martin x Kit Kemp. 4. Tangier Stripe wallpaper in Mustard, £95 per roll, Alice Palmer. 5. Shoreline Stripes wallpaper in Lemon Meringue and Gold on Pearl White, £75 per roll, Lucie Annabel. 6. Ben wallpaper in red, £84 per roll, Sandberg Wallpaper.

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