If you want to revamp the look of your walls this year and create a new look in your living space, blue wallpaper is a great option to choose.
The colour blue is a popular choice for home decor, especially as blue is renowned to be a soothing colour that can help create a sense of serenity, but it can also be dramatic too. There are lots of beautiful blue color shades to choose from – from light blue, soft blue, baby blue and sky blue to bright blue, cobalt, dark navy and midnight blue. Dark blues can help create a cozy, intimate feeling in a room and are ideal for a modern living room or dramatic dining room. Lighter blues can add a feeling of airiness and a relaxing atmosphere, so are good shades for a bedroom where you want to feel comfortable for sleeping or an office, where you want to create a sense of calm for concentrating.
You don’t have to stick to just using one shade of blue in your home decor or decorate an entire room in exactly the same wallpaper; combining shades of blue helps add extra layers and texture into your interior design and you could use one wallpaper design to create a feature wall.
Wallpaper makes it easy to bring stunning designs and glorious colour to your walls. But with numerous wallpaper designs on the market today, to help narrow down your search, we’ve put together the Fresh Design Blog guide to some of the best blue wallpaper designs available in a variety of different shades and styles.
Bird-theme blue wallpapers
Birds seem to make a common appearance on wallpaper designs, so here are some of our favourite blue wallpapers featuring birds and feathers.
Perched birds wallpaper
The Harlequin Standing Ovation wallpaper is a lovely blue wallpaper design featuring British birds perched on branches.
Sparkling feathers wallpaper
If you like dark blue wallpaper, check out this Matthew Williamson Adorno wallpaper. The paper features a rich dark blue background with a delicate feather design on it – in fact, the features look like they’re sparkling with crystals.
Seagull design wallpaper
If you’re decorating a beach house or a beach themed room, this seagull design wallpaper is a must! It’s designed by Sanderson, and inspired by one of the fabrics in their archive.
Chatty parrots wall covering
The Chatty Parrots blue wallpaper by The Jaunty Coccoon is a playful design in cobalt blue. The wallpaper is printed in the UK.
Classic flamingo design wallpaper
The Cole & Son Flamingos wallpaper is one of their all-time favourite designs. It’s available in a wide choice of colour options, including a pale blue, but we think it works great in the navy background colourway.
Another great wallpaper for creating a dark and intimate feel in room is this Jane Churchill Plato wallpaper in midnight blue. The modern feather style design with metallic accents helps add interest and detail to the walls.
Geometric blue wallpaper ideas
Love geometric designs? Here are some blue wallpaper ideas that might appeal.
Geometric lattice blue wallpaper by Surface House – with its nod to vintage style, this navy blue wallpaper with its geometric lattice design has three dimensional, trompe l’oeil effect.
The Kelly Hoppen ikat design wallpaper was created for Graham and Brown and it’s a bold and beautiful Asian style geometric design.
This hand-drawn herringbone wallpaper is relatively simplistic in style, but creates an effective design on a wall. It’s in an Oxford blue colour.
Tree design wallpaper ideas
Trees are another common theme in contemporary wallpaper designs, so here are some blue themed tree style wall covering ideas.
Blue sprig wallpaper
Graham and Brown’s Boreas design wallpaper features delicate silver sprigs trailing over a frosty blue background. It’s reminiscent of a winter wonderland scene. This is a lovely choice of wallpaper for a bedroom and is a calming and soothing shade of blue.
Woods & Stars wallpaper
The Woods & Stars wallpaper by Cole & Sons has a truly magical feel to it! The design features birch trees and gold stars. It’s available in several different colourways, but we love this one.
Idyll Tree wallpaper
This soft and soothing Idyll Tree design wallaper features metallic trees on a duck egg blue background. The metallic are in shades of gold and champagne and give it a glamorous feel.
Blue wallpapers featuring buildings or places
The London skyline blue wallpaper is by the Graduate Collection and offers a way of bringing a view of the iconic London skyline into your home, wherever you live.
Traditional Japanese pagodas feature on this statement wallpaper from John Lewis. The design is in blue against a paler background.
This Hampstead design wallpaper by Little Greene features white outlines of buildings against a blue background. It offers a relaxed interpretation of an urban scene in Hampstead and was originally designed by Els Cavetti. Various other colourways are available.
Postcard to Inger wallpaper
This charming Postcard to Inger wallpaper by Mini Moderns is inspired by hand-painted plates by Scandinavian artist Inger Waage. It features the townhouses of Nyhavn, with sailing boats passing by. This one is in the washed denim colourway.
Stripes and spots
For a beautifully laidback blue wallpaper, this Wildflower Stripe wallpaper in ink is ideal. It has silver metallic detailing and an ombre effect.
Blue polka dot wallpaper
This blue polka dot wallpaper features spots in two shades. It’s a peel and stick wallpaper and is easily removeable if you change your mind. Available from NordWallPaper on Etsy.
Monteagle Stripe wallpaper
The Monteagle Stripe wallpaper by Ralph Lauren is printed in soft, muted indigo colours and has a textured weave effect. It would look perfect used in a beach house or for a relaxed nautical interior design scheme.
Ikat spot wallpaper
If a pure spot design doesn’t quite float your boat, perhaps its funky cousin, the ikat spot, might? The Kimi wallpaper is by Scion and features brushmark style spots. It’s a paste the wall paper.
Blue wallpaper effects
Faux brick design
Faux brick design wallpapers are still really popular and a great way of getting the illusion of a brick wall in your home, with minimal effort. This Brick design wallpaper by Woodchip and Magnolia takes a step away from the traditional brick wallpaper colours and looks great in blue.
Tile effect wallpapers are great to use to decorate a kitchen or bathroom. This Cole & Son Piccadilly wallpaper in pale blue is really eye-catching and is an attractive traditional wallpaper tile design.
Wall panelling effect
The Redbrook wallpaper by Laura Ashley can be used to create an effective wall panelled design on a wall. It looks dark and dramatic in this navy blue.
Other notable blue wallpapers
For the ultimate in calming bedroom wallpaper, the Sanderson Silvi clouds wallpaper is a lovely design. We could even imagine this being used on a bedroom ceiling.
Deep ocean wallpaper
This marbled ink effect wallpaper is inspired by the deep blue ocean and is really dramatic. It would look great used in a dining room or living room. Flow Deep Ocean is available from Woodchip and Magnolia.
We hope this selection of popular blue wallpapers has inspired you with your home decorating.
Do you have a favourite? Which of these blue wallpaper designs would you use to decorate the interior of your home? Leave a comment below.