Feeling totally inspired to kick start the new year with a makeover? Wallpaper is always an easy way to make a bold statement in a room, something that a lick of paint just cannot help achieve on its own. Florals are having a moment, so here are our favourite 10 moody wallpapers that should help you transform a room.
1. Dark Floral Wallpaper - Ellie Cashman
Nothing else could we choose first, other than this epic, Dutch masters - still life inspired wallpaper that we saw in Nikki Tibbles' home a few moons back, and which has since become Pinterest gold. Nikki first spotted the wallpaper on Instagram, and the rest is , well history! Find it here.
Best in: a boudoir styled bedroom covering all four walls.
Create a luxurious ensuite bathroom with the help of Heritage Bathrooms: This is the Hylton Freestanding Acrylic Double Ended Bath in Copper Effect, RRP £2250, with the Hartlebury Bath Shower Mixer, RRP £395. In the background you can see the Victoria Double Console Sink, RRP £795 and Console Legs, RRP £180. This is the Bayswater Mirror in Ivory, RRP £315. Wallpaper: Ellie Cashman. Photo: Heritage Bathrooms
2. Summer Squall in Midnight Blue Vinyl Wall covering - Ellie Cashman
And because Cashman's collection generally rocks, we've also chosen another of her floral patterns, in a midnight blue background with pink peony flowers. Find it here.
Best in: a sassy guest WC for maximum impact.
3. 'PORTOBELLO' - De Gournay
If florals and moody are the combination you are after, then De Gournay's exceptional monochromatic design colours of 'Portobello' on pitch dyed silk could be the one for you if your pockets are deep enough. The dark background will set the mood here.
Best in: an eclectic dining room with French furniture.
4. Floretta | Clarke & Clarke ($58 or £31 per roll)
An all over design of large peony like flowers with beetles and butterflies hidden amongst the petals. Shown here in the blush and charcoal colour way. Also available in Antique/Charcoal and Heather/ Ebony. Combine with the Sofa.com Humphrey two seat sofa in Smart Velvet Cobalt.
Best in: romantic bedroom setting with a pink upholstered bed.
5. Delft Flower - Designer's Guild
An elegant wallpaper design, featuring a trailing pattern of painterly effect stylised flowers, including daisies and poppy heads. Shown here in the charcoal colour way. It is also available as a mural (3m height by 1.4 width panels).
Best in: A living room sporting a green velvet sofa.
The Delft Flower Mural
6. Malin - Sandberg
An all over design in a hand drawn sketched effect of leaves and flowers. Shown here in dark forest green, black and fuchsia pink. This reminds me of the flowers that you often see by the highway in Greece. Combine with the Isaac armchair in Dexter's linen fabric in Blossom (Sofa.com).
Best in: A dining room with Scandi inspired furniture.
7. Flowers in a vase mural - Surface View
Included in the Big, Beautiful, Dramatic Floral Wallpaper article on Apartment Therapy in March 2017, is the National Gallery 'Flowers in a Vase with Shells and Insects' mural by Surface View. See similar romantic floral designs here.
Best in: As shown here, a landing or home entrance for first impressions.
8. Artemis - House of Hackney
This is a brand that keeps increasing in value. Their fabrics are really high quality and their quirky patterns are gaining a loyal following. "Artemis" is a paper shows a trailing stylised floral design with a victorian feel. Inspired by William Morris and Diana Vreeland's iconic Garden in Hell living room.
Best in: Living room teamed with velvet.
9. Gypsy by Petronella Hall (£96 per roll)
A beautiful flamboyant rose design, with large scale watercolour style flowers, set against a geometric pattern of rings / circles. Shown here in the bold white on peacock blue.
10. Emeline - Clarke & Clarke
A large scale, bold, multi-coloured floral bouquet, with a hand-painted effect. Shown in the pinks and blues on a dark ebony black background. We like the dark background which is trendy and the fact that you can pick any of the colours - light blue, cream, white, pink or red for your furniture.
Best in: A colourful living room with a sofa in any of the above colours.
11. Flora by Boråstapeter
A pretty floral design featuring a plethora of wild flowers including daisies and buttercups set against a charcoal background. The pattern is much smaller however the overall look is not busy. Find it here.
Best in: keep this one for the kitchen or in a kids room.
12. Paradise - Little Greene
Uk based Little Greene are known for colourful papers with intense colours. Paradise is one of our favourite and we used it in an alternative colour way in this project. In the Ebony colour, it sits perfectly within our collection of moody florals. Buy it here.
Best in: a dining room
13. Midnight Garden mural - House of Hackney
A stunning midnight English garden all rose design – shown in the pinks and cream on a deep black background. This is a mural so preferably use it as an accent wall paper. Get it here.
Best in: bedroom behind the bed or in the dining room.
14. New Bond Street Hide - Little Greene
Another moody gem from Little Greene, it is based on one of the oldest surviving documents in English Heritage’s wallpaper archive, this fragment from an embossed leather wall hanging actually predates wallpaper. Panels of embossed and painted leather, usually with a floral pattern, were popular, though expensive, modes of decoration in the late 16th and 17th centuries.
These panels were sewn together to create large-scale decorative hangings, much in the same way that drops of wallpaper are hung side-by-side to create a much more impressive statement. Buy it here.
Best in: this is totally a dining room wallpaper as it is rather busy (so you don't want to be looking at it all day) and it also has red hues (which are great in dining spaces!).
15. Snow Tree by Colefax and Fowler
A great option if you want to show off some classic pieces of art or furniture and one that would look amazing with a sofa covered in check cloth! Get it here.
Best in: the living room, the living room!
Are you into moody wallpapers? Do you know of a pattern that would look great in this collection? Drop us a comment to let us know!