Friday, 2 December 2011

Wallpaper trends for 2012

It is almost Christmas and that means 2012 is just around the corner.  What is your new years resolution this year? One of mine is to invest more money in my home and less on clothes.  Fashion after all is everywhere, it surrounds us and affects our buying choices.  As one of my icons Coco Chanel said :  'Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.'

According to Margaret Morgan, Interior Design Examiner, who has interviewed the main players in the wallpaper industry today, there are 6 trends to watch out for in 2012.  They are : natural, textures, glam, simplicity, past, traditional with a twist.  Lets take a look at them more closely.

The first trend is Natural wallpaper.  Natural is everything that relates to nature : animals, forests, trees, flowers.

Here is my pick to represent the natural trend from our AVL designer program.  Leopard print is a very hot pick among main street fashionistas.  Here is how to incorporate the trend into your living room.

living room leopard, modern-wallpaper, for home decor

The next trend is Textures.  Textured wallpaper has been around for a few years now.  We just can't get enough of the real texture feel when we touch the material.  Below is my entrance hall pick from the AVL assortment.

The next one in line is Glam, my favorite! Glam is all that glitters.  Here is a simplistic modern choice to represent the glam category.

Simplicity in home decor still rules our universe.  This trend is the first pick for designers and the main street.  As we know it and love : abstracts, geometrical, plain color, simple cuts.


The visit from the Past is the next 2012 wallpaper trend.  The Past should not be confused with the traditional.  The Past trend represents the return to the mid century housing as well as the 1970s vibe.
I picked the wood to represent the mid century housing. Does it not look great with modern furniture?

The last trend is Traditional with a twist.  Damasks, florals and stripes are the representatives of this trend.  However it is the twist that takes it out of the ordinary.  Below is the Traditional trend with a punch of vibrant color.

Below is my take on the Traditional with a twist. The stripes are traditional, the leopard is the twist. The look is unusual and goes well with the color of the chairs.

How to wallpaper decorate your room in 2012? The sky is the limit.  Imagination never goes out of style. After all as my favorite 21 century icon said : 'Fashion fades only style remains the same' (Coco Chanel).

For more styling ideas please visite our AVL website : 
If you don't have an AVL account with us yet you are welcome to log in as a guest and experience our visualizer.  This interactive tool allows you to visualize a wallpaper of your choice in any room.

Happy browsing everyone.

1 comment:

  1. It's difficult to pick a favorite out of these wallpapers. My apartments in Itasca Il need a little decorating and improvement.