Contemporary Wallpaper Ideas

Wake up your bare walls with these 10 fresh, contemporary wallpaper designs. Although removal is a (nearly) hassle-free experience, these wallpapers are so stylish you'll never want to take them down.
By: Caren Baginski

Photo By: Nama Rococo

Wallpaper With a History

A fresh color paired with a very traditional pattern means up-to-date, contemporary wallpaper. Design by Thibaut, the oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm in the United States.

Clever Wallpaper

This dusty green and bronze wallpaper in a simple pattern is ideal for a large space. The rolls resist fading and come in a variety of bold, graphic patterns — some more subtle than others.

Pampered Wallpaper

Use this handprinted design as either a wallpaper or, in smaller quantities, framed as wall art. Design by Karen Combs of Nama Rococo.

Eco-Friendly Wall Decor

Add some texture to your walls with one of the seven colors of this woven jute wall coverings. Design by twenty2.

Striped Wallpaper

This two-toned stripe gives a 3-D feel to the wall. Contemporary through and through, the pattern comes in seven colorways. Design by Neisha Crosland.

Home Wallpaper

Erica Wakerly's designs are inspired by her love for the '50s and art deco design.

Glass Bead Wallpaper

The sheen of this wallpaper comes from the tiny glass beads that cover the surface. The beads on flexible paper are perfect for turning walls into shiny, unexpected focal points. Design by Beadazzled Flexible Glass Bead Wallcovering.

Wallpaper That Shines

This tone-on-tone metallic tinged wallpaper is a long way from your grandmother's florals. Design by ROMO.

Paintable Wallpaper

Feature your child's artwork on this budget-friendly paintable wallpaper. Design by Graham & Brown.

Outdoor Wallpaper

Why let the interior of your home have all the fun? Susan Bradley's outdoor wallpaper comes in a variety of patterns, from damask to floral.

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