What's the first thought that comes to mind when someone says "wallpaper"? If it's scary, permanent, and statement-making, you're not alone. But newsflash: Wallpaper doesn't have to be any of those three things—and can easily work into a minimalist or modern aesthetic. It also doesn't have to occupy every wall in a room, if your minimalist spidey senses are tingling. Accent walls can pull a room together without being imposing, or adding chaos to a clean space. We rounded up 27 of our favorite ways to work with minimalistic wallpaper, all you have to decide is where they'll live.
Minimal doesn't have to mean you have to stick to a black and white, monochrome color scheme. A good way to balance pops of color with your minimalistic decor is to use a neutral wallpaper, like these gray palms.
Like we said before, bold black walls pair well with metallic accents, wood and white furniture. This smaller pattern is way more exciting than just a black wall, but doesn't require any additional commitment.
Ombre might seem daunting at first, but when done in a delicate hue, for instance a pink gradient, it can feel soft and subtle, adding just the right amount of mood to a room. This wallpaper, named "Petal" (so cute), is available from Calico.
Any opportunity we have to add marble-esque touches to our space (without the cost of actual marble), we're on board. This print is perfect for a kitchen, but we could see it working wonders in a bathroom, too. It even has entryway accent wall potential...
This subtly sliced, repeating pink print isn't too bold, or too striking, but still adds interest and depth to a room. Available via Feldspar, this paper is washable, which is kind of amazing if you're considering it for a kid's room.
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