A muted color palette provides a simple backdrop that allows a boldly patterned wallpaper -- an affordable alternative to similar looking cement tile -- to pop in this compact kitchen. Oversized light pendants add additional visual interest to the chic space.
Wallpaper is back, and we love all the fun colors and designs you can add to a room with its repetitious patterns. Designer Stacy Garcia created this chic poppy design as the perfect backdrop for any contemporary living space. The bold teal pattern allows the furnishings to remain modest while it takes center stage. Do you fear a permanent wallpaper solution? Try something temporary and easy to remove to adapt to your ever-changing tastes. Image courtesy of Stacy Garcia
In this galley kitchen, the colors from the bold wallpaper are repeated in the green wall paint and blue Ann Saks tile backsplash. The pattern's drama is balanced by sleek white Ikea cabinets, countertops and stainless steel hardware. Large copper pendants add warmth to the space and complement the room's jewel tones.
In the bedroom, designers mixed a fun, teal patterned wallpaper with a bold pink pillow set to keep the space funky and vibrant. To finish the design and add texture, a white bedspread, white headboard and white faux fur pillow also anchor the space.
In the hall opposite the stairs, designers paired a bold, funky patterned wallpaper with a rich dresser and gold details. The dresser anchors the design, while the gold details add a bit of pizzaz as well as connecting this space to the design of the rest of the house.
Bold Accents Brighten White Transitional Living Room
Bold orange and teal accents brighten this transitional living room, drawing attention to the two neutral sofas. Three rectangular wooden wall sculptures add unexpected texture to the creamy white walls, while the mixed patterns of the rug and upholstered chair create a relaxed, yet stylish look.
Eclectic Office Space With Geometric Print Wallpaper
This fun home office features funky patterns paired with pops of bold color. Gold and white geometric print wallpaper adds a touch of texture, while black and white wall art gives the room a contemporary vibe. A pink and white leather chair positioned next to a brown wooden desk creates the perfect working space.
Art Deco-Inspired Living Room With Bold Orange Chair
This glamorous living room, designed specifically for entertaining, flows seamlessly into the kitchen and dining area. A bold orange chair adds a pop of color to the mostly neutral space, while fun patterned accessories add texture and visual interest.
To add texture to the living room, designers brought in an oversized chaise lounge into the space to provide some extra seating. For color, art was added as well as a teal vase and a teal pillow. Neutral, patterned curtains were added to finish the space.
In the hall bathroom, ombre shower curtains add a modern touch to a more classically patterned marble floor, and continue the home's overall palette of black, white, and blue. A sleek black vanity and large round window give guests plenty of space to freshen up.
Consider textures carefully and don’t be afraid to go large with key features. This room, with its show-stopping bed, mix of tactile finishes and patterned wallpaper works excellently. The oversized headboard, plump pillows and faux fur add all the essential luxurious finishing touches.
Living Room Flows Into Dining Room in Eclectic Home
Bold colors and playful patterns carry throughout the living and dining room in this eclectic home, artfully tying the two spaces together. Pattered gray wallpaper also unites the spaces, adding texture and movement to the walls.
When decorator Nick Olsen moved into his 525-square-foot studio in New York City, the walls were painted white, in keeping with small-space convention. "But the place just looked gray and dingy," says Olsen. And so, rather than just slapping on a newer, brighter coat of white, he painted the apartment's main room Oregano Green (Benjamin Moore 2147-10), in an oil-based metal enamel, to resemble lacquer.
"Although the apartment is small," says Olsen, "it's actually rather grand with 12-foot ceilings, huge windows and a high-relief fireplace. So I felt it would be a shame to tone it down with a pale color or white." For even more impact, he painted the doors glossy black and the trim white, and added a deep teal velvet sofa. Olsen didn't shy away from bright color in the 35- (yes, 35!) square-foot kitchen either, wallpapering the fridge in a bright spring pattern and painting the walls and the ceiling Sea Mist Green (Benjamin Moore #2041-50). "To make color work in a really tiny room like this kitchen," Olsen suggests, "paint the walls and ceilings the same color so you're eye doesn't stop at the ceiling line."