Current Wallpaper Trends

If you are looking to update any room in your home, consider wallpaper. While some people might paint a bold color or consider stenciling a design, these are no longer your grandmother’s prints. Updated for the times, wallpaper options range from mute, bold, classic, funky and everything in between. The benefits of wallpaper are many, such as the fact that it can last for up to 15 years or more and it can also hide many wall imperfections.

Ring's End Design and Decor wallpaper display

Bottom row from left to right: Scalamandré, Pierre Frey, Schumacher, Galbraith and Paul, Cole and Son, Quadrille, Katie Ridder, Thibaut, Christopher Farr, Kravet

People love wallpaper for many reasons; from being able to tie accent pieces into a room, to adding metallic elements or texture. If you are looking to update your home, come in and speak to our Ring’s End Designers about which wallpaper is right for you; our Designers can help ensure there is a flow to your room.

Project done by Ring's End Designer Whitney Jennison including wallpaper

Project done by Ring’s End Designer Whitney Jennison

When considering which trends you are most interested in, here are some of the trends we are seeing:

  • In powder rooms utilizing grasscloth is a big trend, vendors such as Phillip Jeffries have a wide variety of options. By putting this type of wallpaper in a powder room, there is no risk of humidity lessening the quality of the look you are going for.
  •  Creating an accent wall with one wall of wallpaper and 3 painted walls is another big trend. Doing this allows you to create a focused point of design while still creating an element of surprise. You can be bold with your one wall of print, or with your painted wall color and the two methods will complement each other beautifully.
  • Adding elements of continuity into a room is another way to establish a flow. Many vendors offer the ability to get the same wallpaper designs in fabric form so that you can add coordinating pillows and other elements into your room.
  • Wallpaper murals are another interesting element to add to a room because instead of a repeating pattern, they offer some distance between the ceiling and floor. This new element is showcased by Farrow and Ball with their Feather Grass wallpaper.
Feather Grass Farrow and Ball Wallpaper at Ring's End

Feather Grass from Farrow and Ball

Wallpaper Options at Ring’s End Design and Décor Locations

With wallpaper at our Ring’s End Design and Décor locations you can go bright and cheery or calm and muted. Here is an example of wallpaper you can see at our Flagship Darien Location from the new Thibaut Collection, Summer House:

Ring's End Thibaut Wallpaper Wall

Thibaut Wallpaper from the new book, Summer House

Some of the fun of decorating is seeing how wallpaper will look in your home and how it will fit with your décor. To ensure you are making the most educated decision, Ring’s End has you covered two different ways:

1 – When working with our Designers they can make sure that you get a swatch to bring home and see how the design looks in your own home. This will allow you to see how light will effect the design elements as well as how the color and design works with the rest of your room.

2 – When looking through the sample books, you can see images of how the wallpaper looks in rooms already decorated to determine if it will be a fit. This will help determine if the wallpaper will work with what you currently have or if it will help you achieve the look you are going for.

Ring's End Design and Decor Wallpaper Book Anna French from the Seraphina Collection

Anna French wallpaper from the Seraphina Collection

With all of this in mind and the thousands of available options from many well known and high end vendors, it can be overwhelming to make a decision. Remember that you can stop in to one of our many Ring’s End Design and Décor locations from 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday and Thursday until 7pm seasonally. Any member of our Design Team will be happy to answer your questions and find a solution for your home.