There are few design elements that are as engaging as colorful wallpaper. The simple addition of a wallpaper in a fun pattern or unexpected motif can liven up a space in an instant. See 30 of our favorite wallpaper design ideas, from fully-papered rooms to spaces with bold statement walls. Whatever your decorating style, there is a gorgeous wallcovering to match it.
A palm-print wallcovering adds a dose of Southern California to the former Milan home of Brian Atwood and Nate Berkus. The brass dining table is from the 1970s.
For his upstate New York country house that he shares with his partner, Tony Longoria, designer Todd Oldham applied 20 coats of glaze to the wall behind the kitchen sink. He then decorated it with cutouts of Japanese silk-screened papers for a dramatic effect.
An antique floral wallpaper design makes a statement in the bathroom of designer Katie Ridder's townhome. The sink is custom-made and is flanked by antique sconces.
In a luxury Gramercy Park apartment, the dining room’s golden wallcovering is by , the chandelier is a custom design, and the 1950s mirror is by .
In a guest room, a green and aqua striped Robert Hoven wall treatment complements a rainbow striped Doug and Gene Meyer rug. The 1920s wicker chairs are original to the house, and the 19th-century table is American.
In typical California fashion, this Mill Valley home is nature-inspired from the color palette to the decor. The kitchen features a gorgeous leafy wallpaper design by Pierre Frey, accented by some real greenery on the dining table.
In Christina Juarez' colorful home, the custom kitchen island has a Carrara marble top, the pendants and floor lamp are by , and the barstools are by ; the bar cart is by , and the Sam Still artwork above it hangs on a wall covered in a wallpaper; the antique birthing chair is from New Orleans.
Also in Christina Juarez' apartment, the walls and vintage sofa in the home office are covered in an fabric from . The vintage chair and pillows are in a ikat, the elephant stool is by , the side table is by , and the rug is by . An Oberto Gili photograph, anchors artworks by Oscar de la Renta (top left) and Donald Robertson (top center).
The powder room in Andy Cohen's apartment is wrapped in ’s Cherry Forever mylar wallpaper, the vanity is by , and the vintage Milo Baughman mirror is from . The purple-resin bowling ball is from and the portrait of Diane von Furstenburg on a framed silk scarf is by Andy Warhol
In the guest bath of a Los Angeles home, a chair is upholstered in the California state flag, the sink and fittings are by , the custom wallcovering is by , and the door is painted in .
In the master bedroom of this family-friendly apartment, the bed and side tables are custom designs, the walls are sheathed in a custom grass cloth by , and the sconces are by
It's no surprise that wallpaper and textile maven Kate Reynolds's Brooklyn home is filled with extraordinary wallcoverings. The dining room features a fun geometric design by , which is beautifully complemented by an authentic Moroccan rug.
A pretty West Village apartment has plenty of adorable design details in the dining room; The wallcovering is , and the artworks include pieces by , , and .
Inside a Palm Springs home, the guest room's eye-catching wallpaper is a , punctuated by drawings and a sleek black chair by .
In the entry hall of a grand New York apartment, the settee is covered in a Rose Cumming fabric, the late-18th-century Philadelphia table is a family heirloom, and the hand-painted yellow floral wallpaper is by San Patrignano.
Inside the family room of a historic Long Island farmhouse, the curtains are made from a fabric and the textured sandy wallpaper is by .
This very Parisian apartment is all about elegance; Inside the entry hall, the hand-painted wallpaper is a design by Studio Peregalli and the wainscoting was painted to resemble marble.
The laundry room of a Brooklyn home makes a playful statement with cheetah wallpaper by . The crab print is vintage and the abstract artwork is by .
In a stylish West Village apartment, the powder room emphasizes drama with jungle-inspired wallpaper and sleek black fittings by .
Mid-century design mavens Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley filled their Connecticut abode with a mix of contemporary and throw-back decor. The guest bedroom's bed and furry rug are by Serena & Lily, the chairs are by Duane Modern, and the floor lamp is by Arredoluce. They gave all of the mid-century furniture a modern dimension with a refreshing minimalist wallpaper design.
In a Brooklyn townhouse, the powder room boasts shibori wallpaper is by and the mirror is by .
The dining room in an eclectic Oakland home is lined with the patterned wallpaper by . The bold pendant light is by , the vintage hooked rug is American, and the photograph is by .
In a Montana guesthouse designed by Ken Fulk in the mountains, the charming yellow wallcovering is from Sloan Miyasato, the carpet by Mark Nelson Designs is topped with a buffalo-hide rug, and the artworks are from the 19th century.
On an estate in the Hudson River Valley, the pattern-friendly master bedroom is outfitted with hand-painted wallpaper by de Gournay. The curtains and pelmet are of Lelievre damasks, and the rug is a Persian 20th-century design.
Manhattan-based decorator Frank de Biasi and his partner, textile and clothing designer Gene Meyer, spared no detail in their colorful living room. The wallpaper by Doug & Gene Meyer features a fun mini-pattern. The circular rug is by Niba Collections, the carpet is by Holland & Sherry, and the tiger painting is an Indian piece.
This mountaintop Montana retreat designed by Ken Fulk pairs a steel bed by Room & Board with a 1920s leather sofa. The bed linens and side tables are by Ralph Lauren Home, the ceiling light is by Maarten Baas, and the wallpaper is by Phillip Jeffries.
A beach house in the Hamptons really leans into the nautical look with fish-printed wallpaper by Cole & Son. The powder room mirror is by Made Goods and the sconce is by Visual Comfort.
Peek inside this minimalist, Moroccan-inspired pool house in New York. In the raised sitting area, the patterned wallpaper and cushion fabrics are by Nancy Kintisch and the sconces are by Atelier de Troupe.
In the master bedroom of a Houston home, the bed is upholstered in a Schumacher fabric that are also used for the curtains. The subtle peachy wallpaper is by Farrow & Ball and the carpet is by Stark.
The dining room of a classic Connecticut home features chairs designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, a custom-made table, and an 18th-century pine commode from Vermont. The landscape-inspired, hand-painted wall covering is by Gracie, and the rug is by Holland & Sherry.