Is Wallpaper back in style for 2020?

It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t been the year we expected. Even though we are slowly inching our way back to normalcy, the majority of the population is still spending most of their time at home, staring at the same boring walls every day. Now, more than ever, our homes need to be a space we are excited to be in.

When people think of wallpaper, they might think of a tacky design that covered every inch of their grandmother’s house. However, wallpaper has made a serious comeback in 2020. We are going to highlight the top 5 trending wallpaper designs that can be used as an accent wall or an entire room if you are daring enough.  With the right interior paint color to compliment it, you can create a brand new space that will make sitting at home a little more appealing. 

  1. Geometric

Geometric designs bring interest to your space, while maintaining a clean and simple look. Having geometric wallpaper in your home office can create a stylish backdrop for your many Zoom meetings. These designs also look great in kitchens and bathrooms. 


Pro Tip: Use a light neutral paint color for the remaining walls in the room. This helps prevent your space looking busy or overbearing.



Nature designs, specifically foliage patterns, have been very popular this year. Using this wallpaper paired with an earthy color scheme gives off a relaxed, yet worldly vibe. These designs are best used in living rooms and bedrooms.

Natural Themed Wallpaper

Pro Tip: Design with different textured pieces such as macrame, leather, and rattan for a trendy bohemian look. 


Art Deco

Many people have been bringing the Art Deco style of the 1920’s back in 2020. These patterns are similar to the geometric designs, but with a vintage flair. This is a good choice if you are looking to add an air of sophistication to your space. Think of Art Deco for your dining room, home office, or sitting room.

Pro Tip: Add metallic accents to transform your space into a modern day Gatsby mansion.



If you like the idea of wallpaper, but are not sure a pattern is your style, textural wallpapers might be just what you need. These include faux wood, metal, and grasscloth. Textural wallpapers are eye catching, without being distracting, and because they are so versatile, they look good in almost any room in your home.

Pro Tip: Have a dark paint color like Sherwin-Williams Naval that you love, but don’t want your space to look gloomy? Add a light textural accent wall to brighten it up!



Mural wallpaper for the slightly more daring wallpaper enthusiast. However, this can be the perfect way to fill up a large wall that you have been struggling to design. You don’t have to worry about finding the perfect wall art, because suddenly the whole wall is a piece of art. Try this in any gathering room in your home. For example, the living room or dining room.

Pro Tip: Keep furniture and decor simple and let the mural be the focal point of the room. Your guests will be immediately intrigued!


As you can see, there are a multitude of ways to use wallpaper in your home. Whether you want a subtle change, or an eye catching new look, there’s an option for you. However, pairing it with the right interior paint color is essential, and that’s where we come in! If you’d like to talk to one of our experts, give us a call at 317-824-9322, or book a free estimate online