Wallpaper Trends in 2016

Wallpaper is still going strong this year, bringing a bit of fun, drama or luxury into our rooms. Three trends that you can watch for are natural elements, metallics, and pastels. We've got some great examples of each, ranging from bold to subtle. NATURALS

A beautiful and graphic piece by Luke Edward Hall.

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Collage wallpaper by Rosemary Milner.

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Techinically, this one is a wall mural, but as you can stick it up and it's gorgeous we're including it.

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METALLICS

We start with a bold and colorful metallic. If you're not courageous enough to coat a  large room with this, think about a hall, entry or powder room - or even a single accent wall.

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Beautiful Boho Diamond from Michele Varian.

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And old favourite from Farrow and Ball highlights metallics and pastels in a wonderfully subtle pattern.

Wallpaper trends for 2016 include metallics, botanicals and natural elements, and pastels

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A beautiful mix of quiet color and a bit of metal. Perfect in this powder room.

Wallpaper trends for 2016 include metallics, botanicals and natural elements, and pastels

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PASTELS

Pastels are a big trend this year, and wallpaper is a great way to highlight this without having to change out your main furnishings.

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Dreamy and pretty, they are often thought of for the bedroom, but considering expanding them into other spaces, such as this bar below.

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Even this more traditional pattern can be juxtaposed against modern furnishings and fittings to create a beautiful result.

Wallpaper trends for 2016 include metallics, botanicals and natural elements, and pastels

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Decor: Chinoiserie, in a limited dose.

Disclosure: I LOVE Chinoiserie. If you're not familiar with it, well, you probably are and just don't realize it. This decorative and artistic theme that uses imagery of China (real or what we imagine it is/was like)  can be seen around the home in everything from drapery to wallpaper to vases and other decor. When the decorator or home-owner goes full bore with it, it's quite a spectacular sight. Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 1.00.15 PM

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But Chinoiserie is a big look to commit to and many find it overwhelming, or even too pricey to go whole hog with - especially if you are thinking forward to when you want to redecorate again in two years ;)  If you want to incorporate this gorgeous look into your decor, we've got some great tips here on adding it in measured amounts.

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Writing this post has me in a chinoiserie state of mind, so I've reached for my small touch - a single serving teapot that doubles as a pretty piece of decor. Why not make yourself a nice cup of tea and start thinking about covering some panels or getting a throw cushion or two?

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