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The hottest wallpaper trends to look out for in 2022

Office render of Lick canopy 01 wallpaper

WordsMegan Lambert


Few things will make you feel your age more than watching a trend come back around for the second time. Wallpaper, we’re looking at you. If you’re a child of the 70s, 80s, or 90s, chances are you’ll have grown up amongst floor-to-ceiling (or even bordered) wallpapered rooms. The turn of the millennium = the magnolia years, but since then, we’ve learned to love a lot more colour in our home and gradually, wallpaper has crept back into our lives. 

Wallpaper is the perfect way to start a narrative within your home and create visual interest. It’s art without the frame. We’ve seen our decorating community experiment with evermore creative ways to use wallpaper, from wallpapering your ceilings to bright and bold tropical designs. So, without further ado, here are the hottest wallpaper trends to look out for in 2022. 

2022 wallpaper trend: biophilia

If we could sum up 2022’s biggest trend in a word, it would be biophilia—be that architecture, biophilic colour palettes, to wallpaper. As Tash, our Lead Colour Specialist, explains, “biophilia is all about connecting with nature. It makes you feel very calm, whilst pattern breaks up a room. By bringing in a dense botanical or forest wallpaper design, you’re softening the walls, and straight away it will open it up”.

Biophilic designs like gentle Fern 01Forest 01, and Forest 02 are perfect if you want to bring this trend into your home. A gorgeous use of biophilic-inspired wallpaper, it creates a connection with nature through a set of glass doors, drawing the outdoors in.

Bring some biophilia into your home with these botanical wallpapers.

2022 wallpaper trend: abstract botanicals

Keeping with the biophilic theme, next up are abstract botanicals. There’s still that connection with nature, but it’s more of a nod than a direct representation. As Tash puts it, “it’s a more contemporary way of having floral designs in your home. Everyone loves a floral, but abstract botanicals allow you to be a bit more adventurous and playful with your colour choices and style”. Its designs like Mars Meadow 02 and Electric Poppies 02, or if you want a way of bringing a little tropical decor into your home, why not try Rainforest 01 on for size? In short, abstract botanicals mean fewer rules and more experimenting.

2022 wallpaper trend: animal motifs

Close neighbours of biophilia are animal motifs, as both connect us to the natural world. We’ve been seeing more and more quirky animal wallpaper designs, and we predict it’s going to be a trend that will continue to grow. Different animals add a different character to a room. So whilst cheeky monkeys popping out of lush foliage, like our Monkey 01Monkey 02, and Monkey 03 designs, will bring a sense of fun to a room, birds on the other hand can create a sense of elegance and serenity. They can transport you to warmer climes and invoke a sense of wanderlust.

Bathroom of Vogue Williams decorated in Lick Animal 02 wallpaper
Image of Lick Monkey 01 wallpaper