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Bedroom Wallpaper Ideas: 30 Stylish Makeover Designs

Whether you’re looking for a subtle backdrop for your master bedroom or something bold and eye-catching for a guest room, wallpaper provides the perfect opportunity to add personality to your space. Below, we’ve compiled some of the best bedroom wallpaper ideas to help you get started. From classic and timeless patterns to modern and contemporary designs, you will indeed find something to fit your style.


When it comes to choosing a wallpaper for your bedroom, there are several factors to consider. First, think about the overall color scheme of the room and the feeling you’re trying to create. Are you going for a modern, minimalistic look or a more cozy, homey feel?

Photo Credit: Peter Dunham – Peter Dunham Fig Leaf wallpaper covers the walls of this beautiful green bedding featuring a bed with a green tufted headboard.
Photo Credit: Anne Chessin Designs – A red rope lantern lights a shared kid’s bedroom boasting walls covered in black geometric wallpaper and a white metal bunk bed dressed in pink and blue bedding. A white rope and wool stool sits beside the beds on a tan striped rug.

Then, decide what kind of wallpaper works best for the space; is it a patterned wallpaper, a textured wallpaper, or something else? Finally, consider how the wallpaper will coordinate with your furniture, linens, and other decorative elements. Once you’ve gathered all of these elements, you should be able to find a wallpaper that works perfectly for your bedroom!

Photo Credit: Mrs Paranjape – Bedroom features a cane headboard with gingham pillow on floral wallpaper and a red and white window shade.

Different Styles

When it comes to designing a bedroom, wallpaper is a great way to add style and personality. Whether you’re looking for something bold and daring or something more subtle, there are a variety of wallpaper designs that you can choose from.

Photo Credit: Harding and Co – Wonderfully styled orange and blue boys’ bedroom features an orange lacquer shelving unit placed beneath a gold-framed art piece hung from a wall finished with Quadrille Petite Zig Zag Wallpaper.

If you’re looking for a classic look, striped wallpaper is the perfect option. This timeless design can be found in various colors, allowing you to create a cozy yet sophisticated space. For a modern look, try a geometric patterned wallpaper.

Photo Credit: Mark D Sikes – Bedroom features a queen bed in front of shuttered windows and brown art on brown striped wallpaper.
Photo Credit: Anne Chessin Designs – Charming white and blue bedroom features a white rattan hanging chair topped with a blue chevron and orange pillow and hung in a corner in front of walls covered in blue striped wallpaper.

For a bold statement, try a floral wallpaper. It’s perfect for a bright and airy feel, and adds a feminine feel to the room. If you’re looking for something a bit more subtle, try a damask wallpaper. This type of wallpaper features intricate designs perfect for adding a touch of luxury to your bedroom.

Photo Credit: Blakley Interior Design – Bedroom features a white rippled gourd lamp on a white geometric nightstand and a Heather gray bed on green and yellow botanical wallpaper.
Photo Credit: Olly and Em – A white faux bois chandelier lights a bedroom clad in pink chinoiserie wallpaper and boasting a light gray canopy bed placed on a light gray rug. Tall arched windows are covered in white curtains hung from gold rods, while a white corner chair and ottoman sit in a corner beside a white spindle accent table.
Photo Credit: Harding and Co Design – A yellow typography print in a purple frame hangs in a gorgeous girls’ bedroom from a wall clad in Galbraith & Paul Lotus Wallpaper over a white and pink Moroccan basket. A window is covered in an animal print roman shade.

If you want to make a statement, you can’t go wrong with a graphic wallpaper. This type of wallpaper can be found in various colors, styles, and patterns, allowing you to create a one-of-a-kind look. For a cozy feel, try a textured wallpaper. This type of wallpaper adds depth and texture to a room, and it’s perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere.

Photo Credit: Megan Winters – Chic contemporary bedroom is covered in black strokes print wallpaper and features a stunning black and white houndstooth chaise lounge placed on a black cowhide rug. Tan and white abstract art is hung in black frames is hung beneath and beside gold framed round convex mirrors.
Photo Credit: Am Interior Design – Bedroom features a low wingback blue stripe headboard with blue and white bedding and black and white Mr. Blowfish Wallpaper.
Photo Credit: Coats Homes – Colorful wallpaper complements a charming kids’ bedroom featuring red spindle beds placed beneath stacked art pieces and flanking a yellow lamp topping a green French nightstand.

If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, you can opt for a mural wallpaper. This style of wallpaper is perfect for creating a unique space, and you can find a variety of designs and colors to choose from. For a rustic look, try a distressed wallpaper. This style of wallpaper can easily add a vintage feel to any room.

Photo Credit: Katie Rosenfeld – Fornasetti Nuvole Wallpaper complements a black dresser styled with a black tray and a tiger lamp and placed beneath a curved brass mirror.
Photo Credit: Reena Sotropa – Contemporary bedroom features a dove gray wingback bed on orange Groundworks Graffito wallpaper and mismatched bedside tables.

If you’re looking for something that’s a bit more subtle, opt for a neutral wallpaper. This wallpaper is perfect for creating a calming atmosphere and is available in various shades, textures, and patterns.

Photo Credit: Britt Design Studio – Attic bedroom features a white and brown nightstand accented with brass hardware and an an ivory and green striped headboard accented with tan and green pillows on Serena & Lily Feather Wallpaper.
Photo Credit: Amber Interiors – Cottage bedroom design features a curved brown print headboard with orange plaid bedding with a gray farmhouse nightstand on brown floral wallpaper.
Photo Credit: Rajni Alex Design – Sophisticated bedroom features a tan French headboard that supports a bed with white bedding and a pink faux fur pillow, flanked by glass and nickel lamps over white nightstands on an accent wall clad in gray floral wallpaper.
Photo Credit: Lindsey Hanson – Bedroom features a light gray tufted bed on blue grasscloth wallpaper and a small tall wooden nightstand lit by a brass swingarm sconce.

Renting? Wallpaper May Still be an Option

If you’re looking to add some wallpaper to a rental apartment, there are some tips and tricks you can use to make sure you don’t damage the wall or your bond.

Photo Credit: Brandon Architects – Bedroom features a gray rattan swing on a deck with sliding doors, a white linen bed with wood trim flanked by blue wooden nightstands and white and blue wallpaper.

Firstly, make sure to check with your landlord to make sure they’re okay with you adding wallpaper. Depending on the type of wallpaper, there are removable options that can quickly be taken down and leave no marks on the wall.

Photo Credit: Bear Hill Interiors – Contemporary bedroom features a white tufted headboard accented with pink pillows flanked by white nightstands lit by Caribbean blue lamps, a white chair with blue cushion and a gold sunburst mirror mounted on Brunschwig & Fils les touches pink wallpaper.

You can also use damage-free command strips to hang the wallpaper, which won’t leave any marks either. Finally, be sure to check for any fire regulations in place that you need to be aware of before adding any wallpaper.

Photo Credit: Karen B Wolf Interiors – A glass bottle lamp sits atop a two-toned nightstand placed in front of a wall clad in blue textured wallpaper and beside a white slipcovered bed accented with white and blue bedding.

A Little Goes a Long Way

There are several options for incorporating wallpaper into your bedroom without covering all the walls. You could opt for a feature wall, where one wall is entirely wallpapered, or for a more subtle approach, you could use wallpaper in a border, painting the rest of the walls. You could also choose a wallpaper with a smaller pattern or even use wallpaper differently, like as a headboard or wall tapestry.

Photo Credit: Studio DB – Dark gray bed in an arched niche decorated with blue and white wallpaper finished with a bronze sconce in a contemporary bedroom. A white and blue rug adds a mismatched pattern to the loft room creating appeal in all corners.

Here are some of our favorite wallpaper bedroom looks:

Photo Credit: Geoff Chick – Bedroom features a wooden headboard with picture shelf, blue wallpaper and a white chandelier.
Photo Credit: Brooke Wagner Design – Charcoal gray curtains cover sliding glass doors surrounded by charcoal gray wallpaper in a bedroom featuring a custom built daybed fitted with drawers and mounted against an accent wall clad in blue trellis wallpaper. The bed sits on a blue jute rug.
Photo Credit: Alice Lane Interior Design – Lovely attic bedroom is clad in orange and green floral wallpaper and boasts a rope swing hung from a vaulted ceiling in front of a white built-in window seat topped with a green cushion and located beneath a window dressed in a green roman shade.
Photo Credit: Madre Dallas – Bedroom features a blue pinstripe tufted chair with skirt, blue and white wallpaper and a blue and white curtain.
Photo Credit: Cara Woodhouse – Charming contemporary bedroom features walls covered in pink wallpaper and a “Dream of Me” mirror hung above an oblong credenza, as a light pink velvet accent chair sits in a corner on a cream rug.
Photo Credit: Karen B Wolf – Light blue grasscloth wallpaper frames a bedroom window dressed in ivory curtains hung from an acrylic and brass rod over a white and silver block print bench.
Photo Credit: Digs Designs – A black and white chaise lounge sit on a woven rug beside a white accent table and in front of walls clad in matching white and black wallpaper.
Photo Credit: Anne Chessin Designs – Mr. Blowfish Wallpaper accents a restful bedroom boasting white roman shades with brown trim and a white beaded chandelier.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A calming gray is a good choice for a bedroom because it creates a soothing, tranquil vibe in the space. If you want to keep it modern and chic, add a few pops of bold color alongside it.

A disadvantage of wallpaper is the process of applying it to walls being more time-consuming than painting, and one can’t simply paint over it or apply different wallpaper if you get bored with it without some prep work.

Holly Antoine

Holly Antoine is a Home, Lifestyle and DIY content creator. After leaving behind an 11-year career in the dental field to pursue her passion for design and decor, she developed her own branded site, HollyGrace.ca, where she shares her love of home design, decor, DIYs and inspires others to get creative and build[...]

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