The Most Popular Wallpaper Trends For 2021, According to Instagram

published Jan 23, 2021
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New year, new me? No, new year, new wallpaper. Wallpaper brand MuralsWallpaper has unveiled some of the top wallpaper trends to expect across homes this year. Whether you’re looking to redesign your living room, bedroom, bathroom, or home office this year, the brand has narrowed down the top 10 trends that Instagram users cannot get enough of. Between artistic abstract designs, dark florals, and playful patterns, below are the top trends that will dominate walls in 2021.


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Abstract shapes with pops of color will continue to be a big trend this year. Allsorts (MuralsWallpaper), Watercolor Mosaic (AllModern), and Kating (Ivy Bronx) are some options that could zhuzh up a home office, nursery, dining room, and anywhere in between. 

Classic Blue

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As evidenced in York Wallcoverings’ 2021 Color of the Year (“Blue Jean Jacket”) and Pantone’s 2021 spring/summer trend report (“Cerulean” and “French Blue”), blue will be a recurrent color theme this year due to its calming and versatile hue. Blue Palette Grasscloth (York), Willem Blue (MuralsWallpaper), and Blue Stacked Scallops (Magnolia Home) are some warm examples. 

Textured Brush Strokes

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Textured brush strokes add depth and texture to a wall—as well as mask any slight imperfections on the surface. (A double win.) Arshile (MuralsWallpaper), Abstract Brushstroke (West Elm), and Textured Terracotta (HappyWall) are some options that lean into the design. 

Dark Florals

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Florals might have been considered old school at one point, but dark florals add sophistication and luxe into any space. Cornelia (MuralsWallpaper), Black Juniper Forest (Rifle Paper Co.), and Black Fable Floral (Spoonflower) are some gothic yet chic options. 


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Like florals, botanicals will not be going out of style any time soon. With tropical and natural elements that bring the outdoors in, botanicals can transform any room into a garden or jungle oasis. Botanique Jungle Dawn Bespoke (Graham & Brown), Garden Party (Rifle Paper Co.), and Wildwood (Rifle Paper Co.) are options that will bloom in any room. 

Playful Patterns

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Whether animal prints, human prints, or art prints, patterns are the best (and easiest) way to infuse personality into interiors. Sukhasana (MuralsWallpaper), Tigers on Pink (Spoonflower), and Lemon Zest (RoomMates Decor) are some whimsical design options. 

Bold Watercolor

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Bold watercolors add an artistic and dramatic flare to any room. First Bloom Original (FEATHR), Shadows of the Deep (FEATHR), and Luminosity (MuralsWallpaper) are some bold choices that will satisfy your inner artist.


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The moons and the stars could (and should!) be brought into a space. Whether for a bohemian home or a nursery, this cosmic trend shoots for the stars. Constellations (Perigold), Mystical (MuralsWallpaper), and Ebern Constellations (AllModern) are some out-of-this-world options.

Statement Art

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From illustrations to paintings, statement art can easily make a, well, statement in any room. Scoop (MuralsWallpaper), Van Gogh’s Starry Night (MuralsWallpaper), and Hokusai’s The Great Wave (MuralsWallpaper) are some bold options.


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Inspired by quartz and marble, terrazzo will continue to be a major trend this year due its luxe and creative pattern. Terrazzo (Chasing Paper), Multi-Colored Terrazzo (RoomMates Decor), and Stone Black (MuralsWallpaper) are some fun design choices. 

Tell us: Which wallpaper trends will you be incorporating this year?