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You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about wallpaper by now, but it is for good reason. Sales of wallpaper are BOOMING and there are no signs of it slowing down. In a recent survey, the majority of respondents indicated that they plan to purchase wallpaper within the next year. Plus custom wallpaper specifically accounted for 15% of the market in 2020 and is expected to reach 34% by 2025!
Spoonflower’s talented community of designers ensures that the Spoonflower Marketplace is a go-to shop for the most unique custom wallpaper designs. Looking to join in on this amazing product trend? In this article, we will provide you with trending keywords and color inspiration to help artists design for wallpaper and to help you choose what wallpaper to use in your space!
We’re seeing huge year-over-year growth for classic wallpaper search terms like “floral” and “citrus.” Customers are also searching for wallpaper to decorate specific rooms — the search term ‘bathroom wallpaper’ seeing the most recent growth. Scroll through the slideshow below to get some insight on these trends and more.
As we spend more time at home, we are seeing soothing wallpaper designs for tranquil interiors on the rise. Softer colors and earth tones are perfect for these quiet spaces that can encourage self-care and meditation.
Images courtesy of jodieemarieee
Expressive mark-making and patterns can lead to the one-of-a-kind wallpaper customers are looking for. Consider creating a story with design collections in similar color palettes to inspire pattern mixing.
Images courtesy of bellistontwins
Small spaces like bathrooms are becoming increasingly more popular for wallpaper. You may think you should only use large-scale elements for wallpaper, but also consider small to mid-sized designs for these spaces.
For other small space inspiration think tiny houses, camper vans, kitchen backsplashes, home office accent walls and door flair.
Images courtesy of girlonthehudson
Adding another layer to your walls through texture is a great way to add subtle interest to your space. Our textured Grasscloth wallpaper is a great option to bring an elevated and cozy texture you can see and feel to your walls. This very versatile wallpaper offering can complement many different design styles—from bohemian to mid-century to traditional.
Consider basing your design collections around earthy neutral shades like terracotta and sage.
If you create Spoonflower designs using these shades, don’t forget to tag your designs with these trendy color names. When designing, instead of using specific hex codes, try developing your own signature shades of terracotta and sage like these artists from the Marketplace.
From topographical to vintage prints, map wallpaper works well in home offices. Use them to add an active element to your home school space or classroom. Consider personalizing the landmarks by illustrating maps of your hometown or favorite vacation spots.
Check out all the featured wallpaper designs and start imagining them on your walls! Looking to design wallpaper? My best advice for artists is to design what you’d want to have in your own home.Shop the Trends
Tara Reed is the Artist Community Manager at Spoonflower. As an artist herself, she gets an incredible sense of joy helping others make a living doing what they love. In her spare time, she is hustling to make her own personal art dreams come true.
Leave a comment and let us know what wallpaper trends and colors you see gaining popularity. And if there is anything you think we missed that you want us to include in our next trend report, let us know!