Not Your Grandmother’s Wallpaper Styles


Wallpaper styles

Like jeggings, jean shorts and neon colors, wallpaper is another 80s trend that’s experiencing a renaissance. But don’t worry—modern wallpaper styles aren’t the same dainty flowers your grandmother hung on her walls. Today’s styles feature bold colors, cool geometrics, fun florals and funky patterns. Wallpaper can actually breathe new style into a room and demonstrate your design sense.

If you’re nervous about wallpapering your home, start small. Pick a room like a guest bathroom to test out this old-school trend, or add dimension to a room by wallpapering an accent wall. Home owners can also take comfort that DIY wallpapering has gotten a bit easier. If you’re fearful of making a long-term commitment, opt for “removable” wallpaper (also called renter’s wallpaper). It’s so easy, you may offer to repaper your grandmother’s house.

Wallpaper styles to inspire you:

geometric wallpaper
1. Geometric prints at 505 S. Philip St., Philadelphia.

modern toile
2. A modern toile print 7209 Wissahickon Ave in Philadelphia.

colorful flowers
3. Colorful modern flowers at 717 Harrison Road in Villanova.

textured wallpaper
4. Textured wallpaper at 415-17 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia.