Bye-bye white walls and monochromatic colorways—playful wallpapers continue to be a popular trend for 2022. Builders and designers participating in this year’s Utah Valley Parade of Homes know this all too well as they put bold and scenic wallpapers on full display in powder rooms, bedrooms, offices and more. From serene painterly flowers to novel patterns worthy of a double-take (we’re looking at you, squirrel-covered bathroom), wallpapers offer a variety of extraordinary statements for your walls. Here, we’ve gathered our top picks for playful wallpapers spotted at the 2022 parade.
Scenic and Mural Wallpapers
When you’re longing for a glimpse of a tranquil countryside or majestic mountaintop, a scenic wallpaper offers an atmospheric panorama. Not only do they bring a piece of the great outdoors inside, mural wallpapers also deliver an artistic flair to any space. When added to a guest bedroom or at-home school room, large-scale wallpaper can easily be mistaken for a hand-painted mural.
A bedroom in a Saratoga Springs home combines a relaxed color palette with a subdued alpine scenery. Spanning the whole width of the room, the scenic wallpaper adds dimension and interest to the space.
A Mapleton home’s bathroom delivers a splash of color with hexagon teal shower tile and scenic Renaissance-style wallpaper. The juxtaposition of color brightens the space despite the sparse natural light source.
In a Saratoga Springs home, designers adorn a children’s workspace with tree-lined wallpaper. The illustrative pattern delivers a childlike sense of whimsy to the space that both kids and adults can appreciate.
A lush countryside mural adds a calming atmosphere to this home’s primary bedroom. The designers color-matched verdant hues with the painted ceiling to create the feeling of a forested oasis.
Bright and Bold Wallpapers
The 2022 Utah Valley Parade of Homes pushed designers and builders to explore their creative limits—and what better way to go full-tint than with bold, in-your-face wallpaper? Highly saturated tones and hypnotic patterns made their way into several spaces from reading nooks to mudrooms to bedrooms in this year’s Parade of Homes.
A powder room in a Lehi home packs a punch with cheeky floor-to-ceiling wallpaper. Dozens of mirrored squirrels and orange poppies create the illusion of depth in the modest room.
Chic wallpaper with Egyptian iconography adorns each wall in this laundry room. The designers pair the sophisticated patterns with tiffany blue built-in cabinetry.
Designers didn’t skimp on style in a Provo home’s mudroom. The high contrast wallpaper draws green hues from the surrounding views and repeats in the nearby bathroom for added continuity.
Vibrant wallpaper transforms a children’s reading nook into a jungle getaway. The splashy colors help accentuate the scalloped wall niche, and provide a welcome departure from the surrounding white hues.
We’ve been trendspotting at Utah’s parade of homes for years, see what we pointed out last year!