Ask any interior designer about one of their favorite ways to inject personality into a room and chances are they'll recommend wallpaper. Whether it's an eye-catching removable design or a traditional style that requires more of a commitment, wallpaper can freshen up just about any space.
If you've been torn about the transformative power of this design solution, consider this roundup of 20 living room wallpaper ideas.
A palette of blues fills this Park Avenue living room designed by Kelly Behun. The bold chevron wallpaper by Schumacher complements the graphic carpet from Marrakech. A custom sectional covered in a Pindler linen, a cocktail table by Nada Debs, a striped chair by Kelly Behun Studio, and a vintage tubular chair by Joe Colombo for Flexform complete the look.
Inside the living space of a historic Long Island farmhouse, the curtains are made from a fabric and the textured sandy wallpaper is by .
In a Montana guesthouse by Ken Fulk, the charming yellow wallcovering is from Sloan Miyasato, the carpet by Mark Nelson Designs is topped with a buffalo-hide rug, and the artworks are from the 19th century.
An estate outside Florence features a wall covering in a classic striped pattern. The pair of 18th-century inlaid Tuscan tables flanks a doorway, the wooden armchairs are 18th-century Venetian, the floor lamps and straw curtains are by , and the 19th-century lithographs depict scenes of India.
A living room space in Wilhelmina Models CEO 's New York home features grasscloth in a light blue-gray tone. Accessories with pops of color add to the cozy vibe.
The energetic Upper East Side apartment owned by the late Lee Radziwill included a living space with walls, curtains, and a daybed all covered in a vintage Rubelli stripe in red.
A whimsical wallpaper steals the show in this Ken Fulk design, which also includes armchairs upholstered in a Jab Anstoetz velvet, J. & J. Kohn dining chairs, an antique Adolf Loos cocktail table, and carpet by Stark. Over the original 1930s mantel is a photograph by William Eggleston.
A subtle neutral pattern graces the walls in an inviting pied-à-terre in Paris designed by the firm Studio Peregalli. Pops of green and red seating add balance to the elegant home, which is owned by American socialite Katherine Bryan.
A maximalist space, like this living room crafted by New York-based designer Frank de Biasi, calls for an understated wall covering. The designer opted for a blue mini-pattern wallpaper by Doug & Gene Meyer to keep the focus on the mix of art, colorful seating, and a circular rug by Niba Collections.
Patterned blue wallpaper and cushion fabrics by Nancy Kintisch, along with sconces by Atelier de Troupe, add charm to a Moroccan-inspired room.
A black and white botanical wallpaper by House of Hackney elevates CeCe Colhoun's New Orleans manse. The Cassina chaise longue is from Design Within Reach and the Louis Vuitton trunk is vintage.
A palette of grays can be full of visual interest, as shown in this living room design by Thom Filicia. The gray textured wallpaper serves as the perfect backdrop for a rectangular mirror and black faux leather crocodile screen.
Sometimes, a simple floral wall covering is all that's needed to pull a living room together. The neutral design in this Paris space is beautifully layered with pops of red and blue.
Emily Henderson knows the key to incorporating a bold pattern in a living room design. This spacious living room features a bold green palm leaf wallpaper that adds contrast to the white Chesterfield-style sofa.
Designer to the stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard crafted a gorgeous Malibu home inspired by Bali. For the living room, Lawrence Bullard settled on a Kneedler Fauchère paper painted by Kelly Holden. The exotic design scheme also features seating by Bullard, an Indian cocktail table, and a mirror that is framed by an Indonesian door. A fireplace with 18th-century Indian marble columns creates additional interest.
A floral wallpaper by Knowles & Christou makes a statement in an Ann Pyne-designed Manhattan living room. White accents, including circa-1972 closet doors, Chinese-style chairs, and a marble table from R.E. Steele Antiques, enhance the design scheme. A chandelier, in the style of Diego Giacometti, serves as a conversation-starter.
updated a Queen Anne manse in Tuxedo Park, New York, with a colorful palette of browns, reds, greens, and blues. The textured wallpaper in a neutral tone, the curtains, and the rug are all original to the house.
Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing was tapped to design a model apartment for the luxurious Hudson Yards building. He opted for a graphic blue wallpaper for the personality-packed living space.
Silk burlap wallpaper by Ralph Lauren adds to this room's sophisticated vibe. The Greenwich Village space, which is owned by Andy Cohen, also features a sofa, in a stripe by Paul Smith, and love seat, in a denim, from .
What's not to love about this tropical-inspired living room filled with vibrant blues, including a textured wallpaper by Elitis. The living room in the Hamptons beach home, owned by the author of The Idea of Him, is furnished with a sofa by Calypso Home and slipper chairs upholstered in a fabric by Prismatek. The Orkney Island-style chair is from Room Service Home.