I first started paying attention to the dark floral wallpaper trend about 4 years ago when Emily of Cupcakes & Cashmere renovated her powder room. I’ve always loved dark florals when it came to clothing, but I looked at the home decor trend with new eyes once I saw what she used.
There’s a bit of vampiness to it, and while bright, white and cheery has been a very popular aesthetic in home decor lately, I welcome this moody departure from the norm.
Some designers are using traditional wallpaper while others are using decals, but you can’t go wrong either way-it all just depends on how permanent you want the installation to be. If you’re a fan of a darker, more moodier home aesthetic then a living room wall plastered with the design could be a great way to make a statement, but if you just want to dabble in the trend, testing it out in a small powder room ala Emily or in your wash room is another alternative. How you play up the design is totally up to you.
I’ve seen some palettes using rich jewel tones, while others have gone for softer, more washed out hues to still keep things light and airy. I fall a little in between. I rent, so I wouldn’t do anything permanent, but I’ve seriously entertained trying out the wallpaper in my 2nd bedroom turned home office.
The design will work in any room, and how you decorate around it (rustic, modern glam, traditional) is what will really make it all come together. My personal choice would be lots of creams, grays, matte brass or gold fixtures + accents, and a jewel toned pop of color.