Design Trend: Wallpaper on one wall

I said trend because I’m seeing it more and more lately: painting the walls of the room, except one which will be wallpapered. And you know what, friends? The idea is fabulous and let me explain why (based on one example):


I love this turquoise & white room, it has wallpaper on one wall which makes it look warmer and not so crispy as it’d look if it had all walls painted in turquoise. Although I love this color, I don’t like when the room looks overwhelming whether it’s because of the color, accessories or furniture. The accent being put on the wallpaper, please notice how beautiful are those white framed pictures on a turquoise background. No one needs too many hues in a room and I think a mix of colors as the one from above is perfectly acceptable. Now check the sofa – it’s white and it wouldn’t be much deal without the cushions which are another accent and gives the room a refreshing look. The same thing with the coffee table, armchair and side lamp – it’s pretty much of white & turquoise which is spread evenly and makes this room adorable, not tiring at all! Not to mention the pattern of the wallpaper –  a very special touch to the room, making it so cheerful yet romantic! I hope you got the point! Now please see more of these inspirational examples:


Apartment Therapy


Apartment Therapy


Living Etc.


Ideal Home Magazine UK




Emily McCall


Ideal Home Magazine UK


Apartment Therapy via Urban Sardines



Any thoughts? Is there anybody who disagrees with me? If so, I’d love to hear why! Please share your opinions in the comments!

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5 Responses to “Design Trend: Wallpaper on one wall”

  1. Nastya
    10. May, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    I absolutely agree! esp if the pattern is too colorful..

  2. Ludmila
    10. May, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    thank you :)

  3. Jane (aka the girl in the brick house)
    11. May, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    Great images – thanks for sharing. I SO agree with you – especially as I had previously been a bit anti wallpaper (probably a throwback to childhood homes) but these rooms show how well one wall wallpapered can look. I might even consider it in our new home …!

  4. Ludmila
    11. May, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    With all the modern and stylish wallpaper patterns these days it’s hard not to fall in love with wallpapers again! And Jane, yes, I suggest you to do it in your new home! xo

  5. Holly
    08. Jul, 2010 at 6:05 am #

    The turquoise and white room is gorgeous! I would have never thought of doing a room like that but it’s beautiful!

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