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Blue Wallpaper: Merging a Timeless Interior Color with Modern Home Style

Blue Wallpaper: Merging a Timeless Interior Color with Modern Home Style

When it comes to interior colors, blue tops the charts across the board. Popular with color-lovers and neutral fans alike, there’s a blue hue for every style and mood. This love of blue also extends to wallpaper, with blue wallpapers consistently among our most popular designs.

Whether you’re new to wallpaper or have been a convert for years, these blue wallpapered spaces will have you rethinking the styling opportunities in your own home:

 

Elevated Home Style with Blue Wallpaper

Using wallpaper to bring both color and pattern to your space is a simple way to instantly elevate your home’s style. The added design element sets the foundation for creating a dimensional space rich with visual texture and interest.

Design and Photography by Katie Pellegrino of katiepellegrinohome

Katie Pellegrino’s stunning bedroom makeover is a perfect example of the depth and interest wallpaper brings to a space. The simple and sweet floral design from our Erin Gates wallpaper collection adds the most delicate touch of color and pattern; without it, however, the whole room would feel flat.

The blue and green accents all tie back to the wallpaper, creating a sense of continuity and completeness. However, the contrast between the wallpaper’s pattern and the solid blocks of color throughout adds dynamic interest to the space. This dual sense of complementary and contrasting elements allows you to fully appreciate both the individual features as well as the whole room.

Design and Photography by Dina Holland of Dina Holland Interiors

Contrast between wallpaper and décor is key to the success of this bedroom design as well. Interior designer Dina Holland chose this modern blue wallpaper to accentuate the more traditional bedding. The densely packed chrysanthemums are painted in a blue gradient, the navy centers lightening to white at the outermost edge. The rich dimension from the flowers’ shape and coloring makes a dynamic backdrop for the bedding’s classic lines and simple embellishments. 

Design and Photography by Lana DeFrancesco

In this final floral space, blue serves as the backdrop for a medley of wildflowers and woodland greenery. While botanical designs are naturally soothing, the delicate powder-blue adds an extra layer of relaxation.

Serving as the perfect tranquil transition for her upstairs hallway, Lana DeFrancesco also created a delightful bonus space: the world’s coziest reading nook! A pink chair and antique lampshades pull out the blush tones in the wallpaper’s flowers, while a handful of plants and vintage touches encourage you to linger and unwind.

Wallpaper as the Defining vs Unifying Design Element

Oftentimes, wallpaper is the make-or-break feature for themed home style. For example, this oh-so-chic coastal dining room by interior designer Cory Connor. With an abundance of natural light and stunning woodwork, the room had an incredible foundation – but lacked a defining feature to give it an airy and beachy vibe.

Design and Photography by Cory Connor of Cory Connor Design

The solution? This deco wave blue wallpaper designed by Sarah Richardson! A modern take on traditional Japanese wave motifs, this whimsical yet elegant wallpaper introduced the perfect polished but relaxed coastal style. A sandy-white pedestal table and a series of playful, high dive art pieces add the finishing touches to this sea-riously chic design.

Design and Photography by Kate Damich of speakingofdiy

In other spaces, wallpaper is the unifying feature in a room bursting with pattern! Kate Damich’s dreamy maximalist bedroom is a perfect example of this. In true grandmillennial fashion, she has layered pattern upon pattern and celebrated color with a cheerful blend of blues, greens, pinks, browns – and even a pop of yellow!

What keeps this space from feeling too busy is two-fold. One aspect is the cohesion of the color palette. The brown tones throughout serve as grounding neutrals, while the brighter hues are repeated and spread out throughout the room.

The second is the wallpaper itself. The toile landscape has an abstract quality that allows it to read more as a texture than a competing design element. However, the design’s larger scale and detailing adds more interest than a standard textured wallpaper. This fine balance between texture and detail adds an extra layer of sophistication to Kate’s bedroom!

 

Bathrooms with Blue Wallpaper

It’s no secret that bathrooms and wallpaper are meant to be! Since bathrooms are smaller and more self-contained than other areas of your home, they’re the perfect space to try out something new.

If you’re looking to find that sweet spot between bold and approachable, choose a blue wallpaper! Available in every style and finish under the sun, blue wallpaper will push you outside your comfort zone… without the anxiety of going TOO far.

 

For those who appreciate timeless home style, look for a classic design like a toile or floral trail. Elevated with modern touches, these wallpapers stand the test of time – especially in a universally-loved interior color like blue!

This modern-meets-traditional bathroom by Robin Schwadron of R Titus Designs features our elegant and timeless Jessamine Blue Floral Trail wallpaper, brightened with gold accents and a pop of green along the baseboards.
Photography by Dustin Forest Halleck
We love the recent resurgence of toile! Here Courtney Wafzig uses our Joy De Vie Blue Toile wallpaper in her parent’s bathroom. The design brings new, artistic flair to toile classic, idyllic countryside themes.

Alternatively, make a statement with a blue wallpaper that has either a lavish finish or lively pattern! Whether you’re making a quick pit-stop or partaking in a bit of pampering and self-care, a little extra indulgence from a luxurious or fun-filled wallpaper is sure to lift your mood!

Enjoy a touch of luxury with this glamorous blue bathroom design by Summer of Adeas Interior Design. The blue wallpaper features both a metallic sheen and geometric detailing in velvety flock; this elevated feel is carried through to the vanity with its rich stone, sleek basin sink, and embellished white and gold mirror.
Photography by Caitlin Antje
To create this whimsical and welcoming kid’s bathroom, Diane Rath of The Rath Project wrapped the space in a bright, illustrative botanical wallpaper. Paired with bold doses of blue in the vanity and playful blue and white geometric tiling, this space is a joy to be in!
Photography by Erin Kestenbaum

 

Feeling inspired? Peruse our collection of blue wallpapers to find your perfect match! Be sure to share your home style update with us as well by tagging us on Instagram!

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