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What are the latest wallpaper trends? New styles, colors and prints designers are predicting for 2023

Living Etc - September 2022
by Aditi Sharma Maheshwari

You might not think that in 2023, wallpaper trends would still have the same appeal, but there's a longing for texture and pattern on walls right now that's making this wall covering an essential design tool.

Wallpapers have seen a huge shift in designs, styles, applications, and even functionality in the past few years. These are no longer just used for feature walls or to hide an unsightly vertical space. From textured varieties, 3-D designs, and maximalist styles to kaleidoscopic colors and larger-than-life prints, their stature and importance as an interior design trend has grown.

If you are mesmerized by the power of wallpapers, then you're in the right place. We spoke to interior designers and brands to understand what's next with this clever wall covering.


'First of all, it’s important to understand that wallpaper trends move very slowly,' says Ross Taylor, co-founder of The Curious Department. 'This isn’t fast fashion; here today, gone tomorrow. This is mainly because of the commitment it takes to cover your walls in a print designed to last for years.'

'Take, for instance, the jungle print theme that has been running for years, and hit its absolute peak during the lockdown, where people realized they couldn’t spend much time outside and so decided to bring the outdoors in,' Ross explains, 'but the jungle trend hasn’t gone anywhere; it’s still very popular and will be for years to come.'

'Although the trends are slow burning, they always have a starting point,' he adds. 'Sometimes that’s culture or an external factor like the pandemic.'

Aditi Sharma Maheshwari
Content Editor

Aditi is a homes writer and editor with several years of experience. Her articles, backed by expert insights, offer suggestions aimed at helping readers make the best home design choices. For this article, she spoke to top experts to understand the wallpaper trends that are going to be big next year.