As a Vancouver home builder and renovation company for many decades, we have seen a lot of trends come and go. The last few seasons we have primarily seen the ever popular white-on-white design aesthetic. But as is always the case, things are starting to change. A few years ago, accent walls were a big thing. Subtle tones dominated, then one wall would boldly stand out with colours complementary to the room but decidedly daring. It turns out those wall trends have gone the way of 1980’s pastels and the 2017 styles are a bit more exciting than the recent all-white trends.
It’s been a while since wallpaper was an interior design ‘go-to’, save for last spring’s bold floral accent walls. There has been some serious evolution in quality, patterns, and options. In fact, there’s even been some evolution in how and where designers are placing wallpaper this season.
Are you brave enough to wallpaper a ceiling or use a bold floral in a mural style? It’s time to get creative and the good news is, it’s not a forever decision. The latest ideas may not be something you’ve considered before but wait until you see these bold trends.
This entrance way from In Site Designs in South Carolina is fun, classic and bold all at the same time. Using this technique in a small area can add some serious character to an area that is often only designed for its functionality.
If you’re brave and your personality is bold, then try something really creative. We love this master bedroom reno from Woodford Architecture and Interiors in the UK that includes a full ceiling wallpaper. Design and decor are big reflections of the personality of the house owners meaning you can be as subtle or as daring as suits you. It’s a lot like choosing a piece of art for your home.
You can always go for something as “out-of-the-box” as a decorated ceiling in a more subtle way too! There are a lot of options when it comes to suiting your personal style or the style of your family members. This light and airy kid’s room is done with wonderfully soft wallpaper that compliments the room while adding some pizazz to the all-white design.
If this all seems like an awfully big commitment for you, why not try something less dominating, but just as beautiful? This bold strip of Big Rothesay wallpaper bluebellgrey.com as seen in elledecor.com creates the perfect accent while acting like an art piece. Using a small wall or small area can bring the same stunning effect to a room as a decorated ceiling, without being all-encompassing. Watercolours are big this season, and florals are still in too, so don’t be shy about color!
As part of the evolution of wall design and décor, there are products like those made by Luxe Walls –Australia’s go-to destination for affordable, bespoke wallpaper. Their products are designed to peel & stick, making a seasonal change an easy option. You can have almost anything printed onto the Luxe paper and make your own custom design to suit your decorating needs. This cherry blossom paper would be an amazing addition to any Vancouver space in the spring!
One last suggestion for sprucing up your space either as part of a renovation or as seasonal refresh is the even less permanent wall decals. These have been trending for a few years now but as styles evolve so do removable decals. They give you the chance to try a few things out before making the move to something more complicated like wallpaper. Try them on the ceiling to get a sense of how you might do with a full ceiling re-do. They are easy to use, can be room specific and, of course, you can move them anytime you like. Be as whimsical as you want because, after all, they are only temporary!
For a free consultation on Vancouver’s west side including Kerrisdale, Shaunessy, West Point Grey, Southlands and Kitsilano, contact Well Balanced Designs at 604.669.5551