If you want to make a statement in a room, one way to do that is with bold wallpaper. What’s wonderful about wallpaper is how versatile and expressive it can be. There are myriad options from classic patterns like stripes or polka dots, to more artistic looks like florals, to the glamorous like metallics. Whatever your taste or style, a touch of wallpaper can be counted on to transform a space.
There are subtle forms of wallpaper but in this post, I’m focusing on bold wallpaper ideas. The looks that catch your eye and make a statement. They are perfect for an accent wall, a ceiling, or even an accent on a piece of furniture. Most use them in small doses for a splash, but they can even work to cover an entire room if you like the maximalist look or if you want to keep the rest of the room subtle with the walls being the one bold punch in the design.
Here are 10 creative and bold wallpaper ideas to inspire you:
Bold Wallpaper Ideas
The black and white stripes on the walls against the inverted circular flooring create a jaw-dropping first impression in this entryway.
Source: House Beautiful
The stunning wallpaper is absolutely captivating in this powder bath. The other elements were cleverly left simple so the wallpaper can shine.
Wallpaper doesn’t have to be restricted to just the walls. It can make a bold impact on the ceiling, too.
Diagonal stripes create a bold focal point behind the sofa to draw your eyes to the accent wall.
Source: Architectural Digest
How chic is this charming powder bath? It’s so simple, yet darling.
Source: Style At Home
Here’s another example of using a bold wallpaper on the ceiling. This entire home office is simple and minimalist until you look up for a big surprise.
Source: Home Adore
A big floral wallpaper brings some soft femininity to this otherwise rustic space.
Source: Desire to Inspire
This simple home office is livened up with a large graphic wallpaper with vibrant color.
Source: The Glitter Guide
A similar wallpaper was used in this coastal powder bathroom, showing its versatility.
Source: Design Love Fest
Wallpaper can be used in many weird and wonderful ways, like covering the sides of dresser drawers for a nice little surprise.
Source: Crazy Wonderful
What a way to make a statement!