Five wallpaper styles perfect for a living room

Industrial, floral or geometric? Discover your wallpaper style with our run-down of the wallpaper designs that will suit your living space

Published: January 17, 2022 at 2:46 pm

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.

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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

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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

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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.

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