Nothing adds color and pattern to a bedroom like beautiful wallpaper. But the truth is many people are a little intimidated by the idea because they think wallpaper costs too much per square foot and is nearly impossible to install without a professional. If that is the case for you, we got some great news.
These days wallpaper comes in a vast range of styles for both small and big budgets. There is also a wide selection of options designed for do-it-yourself installation. For example, peel and stick wallpaper, which is perfect for rental bedrooms, is a snap to both hang and remove. To help you refresh your space, we collected our favorite wallpaper decorating ideas for bedrooms.
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Adds Visual Depth
When it comes to maximizing square footage, living in a tiny rental can be extremely challenging. To add visual depth to this teensy studio apartment in New York City, LABLstudio created an accent wall using removable peel and stick wallpaper. Doing so helped to create a little separation between the bedroom and the central living space.Continue to 2 of 30 below.
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In this bohemian-inspired bedroom by Eleven 11 Design out of Dallas, Texas, a bigger than life floral peel and stick mural lends color to pitch black walls. Pairing the botanical print with a dramatic dark color gives the room a dash of rock 'n' roll swagger.Continue to 3 of 30 below.
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Fish Scale Pattern Wallpaper
A fish scale patterned wallpaper in dreamy shades of peach and blue is the stylish main ingredient in this cosmopolitan bedroom by Black Lacquer Design, an interior firm out of Los Angeles, California.Continue to 4 of 30 below.
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Textured wallpaper can add touchable character to any bedroom. It is a particularly good idea for minimalist inspired spaces like this one by Laura Umansky Interior Design based in Houston, Texas. The eye-catching wallpaper in a soothing shade of bluish-gray adds a textured pattern to a room filled with both smooth and soft surfaces.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Old Hollywood Glam
Banana leaf wallpaper pours on the Hollywood glamour in this New York City apartment by Homepolish interior designer Tiny Rich. She wanted to create a sense of cohesion in the small space, so she also used the same wallpaper to cover a nearby bookshelf (not shown).Continue to 6 of 30 below.
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Pretty Pink Batik Wallpaper
Design firm Amber Interiors based in Los Angeles, California designed this stunning bedroom for one fortunate preteen. The pink Shibori-inspired wallpaper, which is anything but childish, anchors the space by providing a pretty backdrop for the colorful bedding and vibrant rag rug. Shibori is a Japanese technique for dyeing cloth that is similar to tie-dyeing and has been popping up in interior design circles lately.Continue to 8 of 30 below.
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When it comes to decorating, we think the bedroom is the perfect spot for expressing your love of color. But that doesn't mean you have to go overboard. In this space by Abaca Interiors out of New York City, colorful wallpaper in a sparse pattern gives a mostly white bedroom a big dose of personality.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Faux Wood Wallpaper
Here is how Autumn Clemons the Utah based interior designer behind the blog My Design Dump, gave this bedroom a masculine, rustic edge without spending a bundle on reclaimed wood. Covering the ceiling is vinyl wallpaper by Sure Strip in a pattern called White Washed Faux Wood With Knots.Continue to 11 of 30 below.
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We adore the retro-fantastic squirrel wallpaper by graphic designer Aimee Wilder in this vintage-inspired bedroom by James Wagman Architect. It takes the stuffy edge off the wood walls and built-in shelving.Continue to 12 of 30 below.
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A Cozy Cocoon
An awkwardly shaped, child's bedroom by Studio Bonbon in the U.K., feels more like a cozy cocoon than a cramped sleeping space courtesy of nonwoven wallpaper by Cole and Son called Woods & Stars. To hang the wallpaper, you will need to paste the wall first. Doing so makes sliding the wallpaper into the exact position a snap.Continue to 16 of 30 below.
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Studio McGee based in Utah designed this pretty bedroom for a lucky preteen who got to pick out the wallpaper. The swan pattern provides a lovely backdrop for the full-size bed and headboard set. The white juju hat is a super pretty focal point. Mud cloth and batik patterned bedding and pillows add pops of contrasting patterns for added interest.Continue to 18 of 30 below.
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Make a Statement
We love how this dramatic cabbage rose wallpaper lends a pop of pretty to this modern bedroom featured on Homepolish. While the pattern is pretty busy, it does not overpower the minimalist-inspired furniture.Continue to 19 of 30 below.
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Perk up a Recessed Wall
Black and white arrow wallpaper called Tapestry by Caravan Home perks up a recessed wall in this bedroom by California based Amber Interior Design.Continue to 20 of 30 below.
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Black Lacquer Designer gave this bedroom in a classic brownstone in Alexandria, Virginia, a fresh twist with abstract wallpaper in splashy hues of dolphin blue and navy.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Bring the Outdoors In
Botanical print wallpaper enlivens this retro-inspired bedroom by Jessica Helgerson Interior Designs based in Portland, Oregon.Continue to 23 of 30 below.
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Match Your Headboard to Your Wallpaper
Layering identical patterns on this bedroom wall for some reason totally works in this quirky space decorated by Janet Gridley Interior Design out of Houston, Texas.Continue to 27 of 30 below.
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Cover the Walls and Ceiling
Here wallpaper on the walls and low ceiling makes a teensy attic bedroom in a Brooklyn home decorated by Jenny Wolf Interiors feel exceptionally cozy and even a bit bigger. That is because covering all five surfaces in the same pattern can make ceiling height in cramped space seem much taller.Continue to 28 of 30 below.
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The Wallpaper Look
If you are looking to add a playful pattern to your bedroom walls, consider using wall decals. It is how Lindye Galloway Interiors out of California got the polka dot look shown on the quick. The best wall decals to use are peel and stick vinyl. Not only are they easy to wipe clean, but you can remove them without harming drywall or your existing paint job.Continue to 30 of 30 below.
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Make a Headboard
You can use woven, fabric wallpaper to create a floor to ceiling headboard as shown in this bedroom by French and French Interiors. The designers added the material to a flat board before attaching to the wall.