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Flower Power: The Botanical Wallpaper Trend Taking the Design World by Storm

Spring has sprung outside—and it’s also blossoming inside with a fun and bold botanical trend. Floral and botanical wallpaper is having a MOMENT in the interior design world. Biophilic design hit the top trends list in 2021 and continues to go strong, so it makes sense that botanical wallpaper is trending, as it’s a great way to incorporate biophilic elements into your home design and bring the outside in.

Floral and plant prints can help exemplify a variety of design styles—from classic formal and traditional to retro-inspired and contemporary looks. It all depends on the scale, colors, and style of the florals you choose.

While there are endless options out there for floral and botanical wallpaper prints, our designers have picked out their top 10 favorite botanical wallpaper designs. Keep scrolling to see these prints in action!

1. A Bold Vintage Aesthetic

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If you’re looking for a classic and timeless botanical wallpaper design, this is it. The dense design of this wallpaper, with the bird and botanical motif, is filled with details and colors that captivate the eye, infusing the room with energy and delight. Vintage-inspired and artistic, we love how this design acts almost like a piece of large-scale art in this room.

The Wallpaper: Strawberry Thief by Morris & Co.

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Modern traditional spaces where you want to make a big visual statement. The design is definitely vintage-inspired, but the somewhat eclectic nature of the pattern gives it a more modern vibe.

2. A Walk in the Garden

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This botanical wallpaper design brings to mind a calming stroll through an English garden, among flowering trees and chirping birds. A delicate pattern, it works well when paired with solid colors. In this space, we pulled the greens from the wallpaper for the paint on the lower half of the walls and trim. The result is a refreshing, welcoming bedroom design.

The Wallpaper: Eugen Oat by Sandberg

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Bedrooms, dining rooms, and home offices, where you want to add a traditional-but-unique design element.

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3. When Life Gives You Lemons

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Want to add a delightfully fresh and spring-like feel to your space? Give this cheerful lemon-print wallpaper a try! This is a great example of a botanical wallpaper that’s not a floral print. After all, botanicals can reference any type of plant, not just flowers! We love that this lemon print has a watercolor quality to it and that it incorporates leaves and branches as well as lemons for a more dynamic pattern.

The Wallpaper: Lemon Tree by Morris & Co.

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Breakfast nooks, kitchens, or really any sun-filled space where you want to add a dose of cheer! This light-hearted pattern is perfect for classic and eclectic design styles.

4. Vintage, But Make it Moody

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This wallpaper is a great way to combine two trends: botanical wallpaper and moody spring colors. This ornate vintage-inspired pattern features a high-contrast navy and white palette that has a bold appeal. We love the way it makes this bedroom feel moody and cozy, adding the perfect dose of character and charm to the space.

The Wallpaper: Pure Strawberry Thief by Morris & Co.

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Classic and traditional spaces, particularly bedrooms and powder rooms. The flowers and birds in the print create a very classical feel—but when paired with modern forms and natural materials it can also create a delightfully eclectic look!

5. Butterfly in the Sky

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Butterflies are a common addition to botanical motifs. The colorful butterflies take center stage in this pattern, while the delicate flower and leaf patterns, illustrated in gold, take a back seat. The result is a soft and whimsical design. We love that it’s a simple pattern—but with bright pops of color.

The Wallpaper: Papillon by York Wallcoverings via Anthropologie

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Adding a classic and youthful touch to any space. It’s obviously beautiful in this Regency-inspired bedroom—but it would also be a great addition to a kids bedroom or bathroom.

6. Modern Chinoiserie

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This whimsical wallpaper has classical chinoiserie vibes, with the fruit and flowering trees in the design creating a spring and summer feel! We love that this design has a delicate, hand-painted feel to it that makes it feel very custom and high-end.

The Wallpaper: Blossom Chinoiserie Grasscloth Mural by Anthropologie

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Large walls. This is a colorful pattern, but it has a lot of negative space, making it great for larger applications, particularly in a classic formal space.

7. Best Fronds

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Made by Swedish wallpaper designers, this nature-inspired wallpaper features a classic Scandinavian motif with a variety of ferns. This pattern offers another take on botanical wallpaper that we love: leafy greens with ferns galore! The simple color palette keeps it visually clean and approachable, and it’s a perfect way to compliment sage green millwork, like in the bedroom above.

The Wallpaper: Herbal Moss by Borstapeter via Anthropologie

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Classic and traditional-style spaces that have a grounded, earthy aesthetic. It’s a great pattern for a full-room application (vs. just an accent wall) because of the way the pattern is a bit more spaced out, with more white space in the background.

8. Mid-Century Whimsy

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Design a space with retro flair with this whimsical, oversized botanical wallpaper. The combination of the playful botanicals and muted pastels gives this design a very 60s vibe, which is a fun way to give any room an extra dose of personality.

The Wallpaper: Humming Marsh by Anthropologie

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Accent walls in eclectic and boho spaces where you want to add a bold, playful element to the overall design.

9. Traditional Neutrals

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We love the neutral-on-neutral design of this botanical wallpaper. The low-contrast pattern offers a sense of calm, despite the busy pattern. And how cute are those acorns sprinkled in among the oak leaves? This wallpaper pattern has a true nature-inspired vibe that feels warm and welcoming.

The Wallpaper: Pure Acorn by Morris & Co.

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Traditional-inspired spaces where you want some added visual interest without it being too “loud.” This neutral-toned pattern strikes the perfect balance, adding visual appeal while keeping things neutral. It’s a great choice for dining rooms and home offices.

10. Underwater Adventures

Aquatic themed botanical wallpaper

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Not all botanical designs are made up of land plants, as this underwater-inspired botanical wallpaper proves. With its deep blue and orange color palette, this bold, high-contrast pattern adds a ton of visual depth to any space it’s in (especially with the blue-on-blue tonality). The goldfish add a fun, quirky touch to this wallpaper design!

The Wallpaper: Ocean Reverie by Anthropologie

This wallpaper pattern is perfect for…

Eclectic and boho spaces. Because of the goldfish motif in this wallpaper design, we love the idea of using it in a bathroom—but it’s also great for a boho bedroom, as you can see in the design above!

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9 Out-of-the-Box Accent Wall Ideas To Give Dimension to Any Room

Thinking of designing an accent wall? Yay! We are big fans. Accent wall designs are a great way to personalize a space and create a focal point in any room. If you’re looking for accent wall ideas or have questions about what goes into an accent wall, you came to the right place!

accent wall ideasWhich wall should be an accent wall?

First things first: Which wall should you use? The short answer is that it’s totally up to you! You can have an accent wall behind the bed, create a wood accent wall in your office, design a wallpaper accent wall in the bathroom, make an accent wall behind a sofa…the sky’s the limit! When choosing where to put an accent wall, it’s also a good idea to consider architectural features—are there lots of windows or doors on the wall you plan to use? These obstacles can make it more difficult to paint/apply wallpaper, etc. so you’ll want to keep that in mind.

accent wall ideasShould accent walls be darker or lighter?

The color of your accent wall depends on what you like! Accent walls are meant to add contrast to a room, so if the room is light, consider going with dark accent wall ideas or more saturated colors. Likewise, if the room is dark already, go for accent wall ideas that add lightness.

accent wall ideasHow do you decorate an accent wall?

You can choose from a wide variety of ways to decorate an accent wall! You can paint your accent wall a solid color, opt for a wallpaper accent wall, come up with photo wall ideas for a gallery wall, add oversized art, or even fill a whole wall with bookcases for something functional and unexpected. Read on for our favorite out of the box accent wall ideas!

accent wall ideasPop of Pink!

This fabulous living room uses the entire end of the room as an accent wall to create a focal point for the space. The result is a totally gorgeous pop of pink that adds to the tropical design of the living area. Using the back wall helps add dimension—a great space-saving trick for small rooms!  And we love how accents like the green sofa and chairs, the pink pouf and pink pillows help pull the whole color scheme together.

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accent wall ideasBlissful Bedroom

A moody, saturated accent wall behind the bed is one of our favorite feature wall ideas. The dark color helps anchor the space and makes it extra cozy for sleeping. This is a great way to tone down the brightness of a naturally light-filled room! The dark wall adds contrast and depth and mutes the sunny vibes to create a space that’s both cheery and cozy. You can come up with fun gallery wall ideas for a saturated background wall like this, too!

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accent wall ideasA Touch of Teal

This accent wall adds an unexpected vibrance to an oddly shaped dining room! The bright electric teal color might overwhelm the room if you tried to use it for the whole space. But as an accent wall, it adds just the right pop of personality and color! Painting just a few walls adds visual intrigue and depth—and the remaining white walls and white and wood dining set helps create the perfect contrast!

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accent wall ideasPerfectly Peachy

Accent walls look great in kids’ rooms where you can have tons of fun with color! We got creative in this kids’ space with a bright peach accent wall. It helps anchor the bed against the solid, lively wall and creates lots of fun contrast that enlivens the space.

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accent wall ideasWallpaper Accents

We love how the wallpaper mural in this entryway zone helps define the space and create a stunning look. It’s perfect if you don’t have a proper entryway and want to visually define the space as a separate area. Adding bold artwork is one of our favorite wall decor ideas—it adds a dramatic dose of visual interest and the variety of patterns and textures make the space extra cozy and cool.

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accent wall ideasBold and Beautiful

A bold wallpaper accent wall like this one featuring tropical teal fish is a great way to add character and class to a room! Watch out though—wallpaper can get expensive fast! It’s often cheaper to just do an accent wall with paint, but we do love the effect of a stunning wallpaper pattern like this one.

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accent wall ideasShadowbox Nook

We love how this wallpaper accent wall creates a cute and cozy nook within the bedroom. The tucked-away architectural feature is further defined with the accent wall to create a lined, shadowbox effect—perfect for a home office nook!

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accent wall ideasMirror, Mirror Accent Wall

This mirror accent wall adds a bold, glamorous touch to the living room—it creates a “Hall of Mirrors” vibe at home! It’s a great look for a formal sitting room as it has a very luxurious, over-the-top vibe. The colorful rug and deep blue sofa definitely add to the effect!

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accent wall ideasWoodsy Feature Wall

If you love a woodsy, rustic look, go for accent wall ideas like this textured wood accent wall. The variety of wood grains and colors look great if you want a rustic, farmhouse look but don’t live in a cabin! And it offers lots of textural interest that instantly creates a cozy, cabin-like feel in the bedroom.

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Wallpaper Round-Up: Our February Favorites

Finding a wallpaper you love is easy, visualizing how it will look in your home, is hard. You probably wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive, so why shouldn’t you be able to try on wallpaper before installing it?

A little Modsy Magic to the rescue: we’ve rounded up 6 wallpapers we are loving this month and installed them in a living room so you can see the end result – before committing your walls and your wallet.

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Your February Wallpaper Round-Up:

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  • Carved Ogee, Gray (Hygge & West): Go bold with this metallic gold ogee pattern on a charcoal grey background. We recommend this wallpaper for anyone craving a sophisticated look with an organic twist.

 

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  • Tourbillon (Farrow & Ball): These graphic brushstrokes will bring a touch of liveliness to any space. We love this pattern for anyone wanting to jazz up a contemporary interior.

 

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  • Leaping Lemurs (Anthropologie): We love this playful pattern featuring our favorite Madagascan primates. Make your lemurs pop by pairing them with solid, bold colored furniture.

 

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  • Peonies, Yellow (Hygge & West): Give your home a dash of countryside tranquility with this wallpaper. The sunshine yellow hue is sure to brighten up any entryway, bedroom, or even bathroom.

 

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  • Tall Grass Wallpaper (Anthropologie): A moody twist on a floral motif, this wallpaper is as lovely as it is timeless. The dark background gives your space an edge while the wispy grass and butterflies keep it feeling sweet.

 

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  • Procuratie e Scimmie (Cole & Son): Transform your walls into fine art with Italian designer, Piero Fornasetti’s “Procuratie e Scimmie” wallpaper. Featuring monkeys wandering through the ruins of classical architecture, this wallpaper brings a touch of humor design sophistication to your home.

 

Did we miss your favorite wallpaper? Tell us in the comments and we will show it to you in our living room!

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