5 Key Wallpaper Trends from designers Feathr

blossom wallpaper with rustic console tableCherry Blossom in Vintage White.  Image credit Shutterstock_Jafara

Bring in a wow factor with wallpaper trends from Feathr

Wallpaper has gone through periods of popularity over the years, but it’s very much having a moment. The best thing about wallpaper is how it can instantly change the look and feel of a room. A characterless room can be transformed with the pattern and texture wallpaper gives, offering so much more interest to a home than just a lick of paint. One of our go-to places for wallpaper inspiration is Feathr, the home of artisan wallpaper. The company’s absolutely stunning designs of wallpaper and wall murals are more art than decoration and give even the blandest of rooms a wow factor. We chatted with Tom Puukko, co-founder of Feathr to find out more about the latest wallpaper trends.

Why do you think wallpaper has been a growing interior trend?

One reason designer wallpaper has been such a big hit in recent years is the sheer range of different styles you can find.  Paint of course is still a great choice, but only with wallpaper can you create a subtle distressed paint effect, add a touch of style with an ombre wallpaper or go full on maximalist with a luxury gold chinoiserie wallpaper.

What are five of the most popular wallpaper styles for 2021?

Interior design trends play a big part in wallpaper trends, but the ones that are popular year after year are those that are adaptable to lots of different interior styles.  Floral, geometric and abstract designs have been given a contemporary nod, whilst retro prints, such as chinoiserie and tropical have made a comeback in a more modern guise.

5 key wallpaper trends in 2021

large bamboo armchair and wooden bed with patterned wallpaperKubla Khan in Sand. Image credit Shutterstock_Photographee.eu.

1. Chinoiserie

Chinoiserie is the imitation of Chinese motifs and as a style has been a huge trend in recent years. It adds wonderful texture to a room and can come in a wide selection of different styles depending on how much of an impact you want.  Choose from a subtle wallpaper with patterns in a soft hue or an impressive metallic wallpaper with cherry blossoms, sakura branches and birds in a bright colour.

abstract wallpaper with wooden bench and black armchairOh La La wallpaper in Sand. Image credit Shutterstock_Photographee.eu.

2. Abstract

Abstract wallpaper is a favourite in homes world over.  It offers a multitude of styling options from soft washes of colour as a simple way to recreate paint effects to creating an aged shabby chic look with an artfully distressed wallpaper. Again, colour can be used to either dial up or dial down the impact, but an abstract wall is guaranteed to add warmth and interest to a room.

bamboo patterned wallpaper with pale green sofaBamboo in Original. Image credit Shutterstock_Jafara

3. Tropical

If you want to add an instant shot of glam to a room, tropical wallpaper is a fantastic way to go.  From bold flamingos or a colourful jungle to a more relaxing composition of hints of bamboo in a foggy rainforest, a tropical design wallpaper or wall mural is fun, on-trend and sparks the imagination.

brown leather armchair with large floral wallpaperVerbena in Vert.  Image credit Shutterstock_Jafara

4. Floral

Cottagecore has been one of biggest recent interior trends and this homely style means floral wallpaper is once again back in fashion. Playful, nostalgic and busy, the floral wallpaper trend includes clashing looks synonymous with the cottagecore style or for a more refined and subtle feel go for oversized blooms and trailing branches.

Top tip: "to create the ultimate rustic chic interior, combine a vintage inspired wallpaper with reclaimed wood furniture and add in mismatched soft furnishings to complete the look. Oh La La wallpaper melds together muted earth tones that perfectly complement the warm wood hues of a rustic dining table or reclaimed wood sideboard" Tom, co-founder, Feathr

dark geometric wallpaper with brown leather sofa and wooden coffee tableMansfield in Teal. Image credit Shutterstock_jafara

5. Geometric

The sharp forms and patterns of geometric wallpaper make it a classic style, whether you’re looking to create a modernist home, a living room with a mid-century look or even add a contemporary edge to a period home.  The current trends in geometric wallpaper tend towards luxury with classic patterns of dark colours and glimpses of metallic.  It’s a style of wallpaper that has something for everyone and can make a real difference to a room whether it’s used on a feature wall or all over.

Meet Feathr

Feathr is a Scandinavian company founded by three friends Tom, Anne and Oli. They started the company to work with people who shared their passions of art, big ideas, design, craft and interiors to create stunning contemporary designs available as wallpapers, murals and fabrics.  Their original wallpaper designs and ideas are quite literally a work of art that you can add to your home. See more of its beautiful designs by visiting Feathr or @wearefeathr.


  • Modish Living

    Hi Natalie, we’re so glad you liked our blog on Feathr wallpapers, they really are beautiful and go so well with all sorts of interior schemes and furniture, including ours! They have lots of different wallpapers – visit their website at feathr.com to find out more. x

  • Natalie Fan

    Your wallpapers are beautiful. Is it just these 5 or 6 ones available?

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