Wallpaper is an aspect of interior home decorating that has passed in and out of vogue over the years, however 2023 looks to continue its recent revival with homeowners embracing bolder aesthetics for their decorating choices.
This year’s trends brings an abundance of flora- and fauna-inspired patterns, exotic prints, scenic murals, modern geometric patterns and maximalist style all vying for attention to be that new feature wall in your home or adorning an entire space with a refreshed look. If you are thinking of making the most of the Winter months with some home decorating to revitalise and enliven your home, we would highly recommend you start with Resene’s latest wallpaper collection as a veritable one-stop-shop for these can’t-miss trends of 2023. Here are our top picks:
Exotic botanicals and jungle-themed prints loom large in this year’s wallpaper designs. These attention-grabbing prints, including animals and birds in their natural settings are bold, lush and vibrant – perfect for bringing an exotic touch of nature into your home while breaking up a large wall or making the most of an empty space between built-in cabinetry or inhabiting the other nooks and crannies of your home for an eye-catching element of surprise. These prints do the talking, so you will want to consider keeping the rest of your decor simple and pared back with the use of natural materials and textures, a neutral colour palette and even some real foliage.
The timeless elegance of the Damask design style is also enjoying a huge resurgence this year. The scrolled motifs of this retro nature-inspired wallpaper might conjure sentiments of yesteryear, but with a contemporary twist, it delivers big on chic and stylish in any space. Ever versatile, fresh colourways and plays on scale will give any space an upbeat and contemporary vibe – either repeating the pattern throughout an entire room or trying something a bit different with creating a bold damask wallpaper ceiling or containing smaller areas of pattern within wall panels for some added character.
The Allure of Art Deco
There are few better ways to invoke a sense of drama and opulence to your walls than to channel The Great Gatsby with the classic yet opulent designs of the Art Deco era. Exuding 1920s glamour, these patterns are equally at home showcased in more intimate areas such as foyers and small bathrooms, as larger statement walls of your living, bedroom or dining space. From a classic pattern inspired by New York’s famous Chrysler building to a whole array of contemporary patterns, lines and geometrics including diamond and fan silhouettes in shimmering metallic colourways, rich jewel tones or muted, earthy colourways, this eclectic style of wallpaper will jazz up any space instantly.
Bold and Beautiful Florals
Florals and botanical-forward designs are bigger and bolder than ever for 2023. Heroed this year with large-scale prints displaying dark, sumptuous backdrops with vibrant jewel tones, this trend is made for taking centre stage on a feature wall of a larger room, heightening space and tying an entire room together. Alternatively, if you‘re a little hesitant to make such a bold statement, smaller real estate such as a petite bathroom or even a bedroom ceiling will equally embolden a space. Soft, lightly-coloured florals are also making a foray, which are perfect for bedrooms and opening up smaller spaces.