Ask any interior designer about one of their favorite ways to inject personality into a room and chances are they’ll recommend wallpaper. Whether it’s an eye-catching removable design or a traditional style that requires more of a commitment, wallpaper can freshen up just about any space.
If you’ve been torn about the transformative power of this design solution, consider this roundup of 10 living room wallpaper ideas.
Dramatic Chevron Wallpaper
A palette of blues fills this Park Avenue living room designed by Kelly Behun. The bold chevron wallpaper by Schumacher complements the graphic carpet from Marrakech. A custom sectional covered in a Pindler linen, a cocktail table by Nada Debs, a striped chair by Kelly Behun Studio, and a vintage tubular chair by Joe Colombo for Flexform complete the look.
Textured Neutral Wallpaper
Inside the living space of a historic Long Island farmhouse, the curtains are made from a Home Couture fabric and the textured sandy wallpaper is by Phillip Jeffries.
A maximalist space, like this living room crafted by New York-based designer Frank de Biasi, calls for an understated wall covering. The designer opted for a blue mini-pattern wallpaper by Doug & Gene Meyer to keep the focus on the mix of art, colorful seating, and a circular rug by Niba Collections.
Patterned blue wallpaper and cushion fabrics by Nancy Kintisch, along with sconces by Atelier de Troupe, add charm to a Moroccan-inspired room.
Black and White Botanical Wallpaper
A black and white botanical wallpaper by House of Hackney elevates CeCe Colhoun’s New Orleans manse. The Cassina chaise longue is from Design Within Reach and the Louis Vuitton trunk is vintage.
Textured Gray Wallpaper
A palette of grays can be full of visual interest, as shown in this living room design by Thom Filicia. The gray textured wallpaper serves as the perfect backdrop for a rectangular mirror and black faux leather crocodile screen.
Charming Floral Wallpaper
A floral wallpaper by Knowles & Christou makes a statement in an Ann Pyne-designed Manhattan living room. White accents, including circa-1972 closet doors, Chinese-style chairs, and a marble table from R.E. Steele Antiques, enhance the design scheme. A chandelier, in the style of Diego Giacometti, serves as a conversation-starter.
Emily Henderson knows the key to incorporating a bold pattern in a living room design. This spacious living room features a bold green palm leaf wallpaper that adds contrast to the white Chesterfield-style sofa.
Dainty Floral Wallpaper
Sometimes, a simple floral wall covering is all that’s needed to pull a living room together. The neutral design in this Paris space is beautifully layered with pops of red and blue.
Silk Burlap Wallpaper
Silk burlap wallpaper by Ralph Lauren adds to this room’s sophisticated vibe. The Greenwich Village space, which is owned by Andy Cohen, also features a sofa, in a Maharam stripe by Paul Smith, and love seat, in a Ralph Lauren denim, from Classic Sofa of NY.