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19 Subtle Wallpaper Patterns you’ll Love

Published on:

10/17/18

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Carrie Barker

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Are you on the fence about adding wallpaper to your home? Have you considered it, but just aren’t sure? I say, GO FOR ITChoosing subtle wallpaper patterns are a great way to ease into wallpaper, and there are thousands of fabulous choices!

Unlike statement paper (which has a bold stand-alone pattern), subtle wallpaper looks great under art, mirrors, family photos, etc. Think of it more as a neutral backdrop like paint … but WAY more fun!

Below are some inspiration photos AND 19 subtle wallpaper patterns you can easily shop!

19 subtle wallpaper patterns you'll love!

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SOME SUBTLE WALLPAPER PATTERNS I LOVE

I love how this gray diamond print really makes the green velvet chair pop! By the way … I LOVE this chair!

19 subtle wallpaper patterns you'll love!

ANTHROPOLOGIE: MAGNOLIA HOME DIAMOND SKETCH WALLPAPER

This super subtle abstract paper would be the perfect introduction to wallpaper! You could use it on all walls in an entire room because it is SO subtle!

19 subtle wallpaper patterns you'll love!

ANTHROPOLOGIE: LOGAN WALLPAPER

This neutral print is perfect for my home office! I love pink (as you can probably see), so I needed a wallpaper that would make a great backdrop behind all my pink art and decor. You can see more photos of wallpaper in my home HERE.

This paper looks stunning with the navy blue dresser! I also love that it is above a chair rail. I envision this simple pattern on all walls of a room … with the white molding below, of course!

19 subtle wallpaper patterns you'll love!

SERENA AND LILY: LUNA STRIPE WALLPAPER

You can never go wrong with grasscloth! It adds a sophisticated textured feel to any room in your home!

neutral dining room seabrook na204 grasscloth wall covering

SEABROOK PATTERN NA204 IN MY KITCHEN NOOK

This feather wallpaper is one of my all-time FAVS! I’ve seen photos of it in little boys’ bedrooms, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and dining rooms. It looks GREAT in ANY room! (p.s. it comes in several colors!)

19 subtle wallpaper patterns you'll love!

SERENA AND LILY: FEATHER WALLPAPER

What do you think about adding wallpaper now?! If you’re excited and ready to get started, I’ve rounded up 19 subtle wallpaper patterns below to help you out! You can also shop my CURATED COLLECTION OF WALLPAPER!

If you are new to wallpaper, please read Wallpaper 101: What you Need to Know to get Started.

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  2. Dana says:

    What is the designer/pattern name of the paper in the first image? (various sized medallions) TIA

    • Hi Dana! I don’t have the product information on this wallpaper. However, I sourced this image from coatshomes.com, so you can contact them to see if they have any product info for you. Best of luck! It’s a beautiful wallpaper :). – Carrie

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