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The wallpaper edit

24 May 2018

Introducing the wallpaper trends from Next, interiors editor Rory Robertson styles the latest floral fancies, new geometrics and Scandi-inspired prints to get you in the decorating mood this season.

Looking for some home improvement inspiration? It's time to consider the wonders of wallpaper. Colourful, sophisticated, bold, bright, subtle, traditional or contemporary - wallpaper designs come in many formats, but don't be baffled by all those choices. We have honed in on a selection to bring you the top three trends shining through this season, so it's never been easier to have your home looking in vogue and a true reflection of your style. 

Better still, our range captures a new breed of 'paste the wall' wallpaper technology, making application quick and hassle-free for those that want to do it themselves.


Florals for spring? Admittedly, it's not exactly groundbreaking.

However, they remain the ideal choice for anyone who wants to bridge the gap between a traditional look and something of a more contemporary style. It's all to do with how, or more importantly in what way and quantity, you apply the print.

Some people really rate the vintage vibe that decorating with florals on a large scale can give you, which, if that's your style, then great, but maybe you want to avoid that and keep the room looking modern at the same time?

The trick is not to apply the floral wallpaper to every wall. Instead, pick out one or two key wall surfaces and limit your wallpaper application. For example, choose to decorate the wall where your bedhead is, or an alcove in your living room.

You will have all the prettiness that florals offer, but without overwhelming yourself with too much pattern.

Choose from bright yellow blooms such as our Ochre Floral Wallpaper, or a year-round classic like the slightly more subtle metallic toile design of Silver Woods.

New geometrics

Combining bold lines and a distinctly contemporary edge, in a palette of subtle and soft metallic colours, we spotted that geometric prints attracted lots of attention during the interiors shows at Milan design week recently.

Geometric prints look undeniably good in modern homes where they reflect clean and contemporary architectural lines. Embodying a sense of luxury living, the patterns in this geometric selection create an elegant and grown-up ambience.

You can either work one of these luxe wallpapers into your current interior, or be inspired by the hotel-style trend.

Hotel style is all about expensive-feeling textures, such as velvets and silk, matched with statement lighting and, for the bedroom, quality layered bedlinen.

You can read more about the trend here.


Opt for a refresh with one of our Scandinavian-inspired prints. Flora and fauna, along with geometrics, are featured here, but in an altogether simpler and more colourful fashion. These papers are great for day-to-day living. They're not as opulent or elegant as the new geometrics selection, and not as loud or detailed as our floral designs, instead, they offer a great update for the home that's less of a bold statement. We think they are particularly suited to brightening up the breakfast area in the kitchen or if you want to create a light, summery bedroom.

Our top tip for these Scandi wallpapers? Tie in some mid-century style furniture to complete the look.

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