Wallpaper is a quick and easy way to completely transform a space, and a change can be especially welcome in the living room, where most of us spend the majority of our leisure time at home.


Whether you choose to redecorate the whole room or add a striking feature wall, the right wallpaper can add freshness and vibrancy even to the tiredest space. However, with literally thousands of different designs available, choosing a wallpaper style can be a daunting prospect.

To help you get start, we asked the experts at Ever Wallpaper for their advice on five styles of wallpaper that look particularly impressive in a living room. Read on to find out what they are...

Best wallpaper styles for a living room

Tropical pattern

Tropical Green Leaves
Tropical Green Leaves, from £21 per metre

Tropical motifs have grown to become extremely popular in interior decor over the past few years. It's easy to see why - a splash of tropical style lends colour and brilliance to any space, which is why it's particularly suitable for adding an uplifting touch to an otherwise neutral living room scheme. Add a neon sign or two for a super-modern look.

Animal wallpaper

China Rose Wallpaper
China Rose, from £21 per metre

Wildlife motifs are a versatile style for your wallpaper. There are plenty of ways to bring an animal-themed print into your space in a way that suits your tastes: naturalistic illustrations for a cottagecore vibe or super-stylised for a contemporary look, animal patterns or a single larger image. You can find wallpaper depicting almost any creature under the sun, but birds are especially fashionable when it comes to bringing a touch of nature to your space.

Brick wallpaper

Orange Brick wallpaper
Orange Brick, from £21 per metre

If you've embraced a modern or industrial aesthetic for your living room, then there is no better complementary wallpaper choice than a brick-effect design. For smaller or darker living rooms, minimise the risk of a 'closed-in' look by confining the brick look to a feature wall, such as behind a sofa.

Floral wallpaper


Floral wallpapers have always been a popular choice because they give light and colour to a room. As with wildlife wallpapers, floral motifs come in a huge array of styles which can complement traditional as well as modern schemes. Whichever style you choose, floral wallpapers add a soothing injection of nature into your scheme.

Geometric wallpaper


The rigour of the lines and shapes found in geometric wallpaper designs suits a modern living room, adding interest to what might otherwise be a plain wall. Of course, this does not mean that such a wallpaper has no place in other styles of decoration. On the contrary, if you're a fan of retro style, geometric wallpaper makes for a perfect backdrop to mid-century modern decor.