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10 inspiring kitchen wallpaper ideas

If you want to transform the look of your kitchen quickly and cost-effectively, wallpaper is your best friend. Check out these inspiring kitchen wallpaper ideas to get started.

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Whether you want your kitchen to be bold and bright, calm and classic or slick and stylish, wallpaper can help. There are so many different styles, colours and patterns available that there really is something for everyone.

Here, we’ll explore 10 inspiring kitchen wallpaper ideas to get your kitchen looking lovely.

Inspiring wallpaper ideas for your kitchen

These kitchen wallpaper ideas will help you to breathe new life into your kitchen.

If you’re looking to give your kitchen an all-important refresh, go ahead and get inspired. Then, once you spot an idea you like, simply learn how to hang wallpaper, or find a good painter and decorator to complete the job for you.

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1. Colour block kitchen wallpaper

Colour block kitchen wallpaper

With its fun colour blocking and irregular shapes, this wallpaper almost looks like a bespoke wall mural. We particularly love the faded colours, which are giving us real retro vibes – especially in combination with those gorgeous olive kitchen cupboards!

If you’re a fan, read all about colour blocking and choosing the perfect colours. Plus, check out our kitchen colour ideas for more inspiration.

2. Food-themed kitchen wallpaper

wallpaper ideas for kitchen

When you’re choosing your wallpaper, it makes sense to choose a design that feels appropriate for the room you’re wallpapering. Which is why we love what this homeowner has picked out! Covered in trees and pears, it’s a food-themed print that feels oh-so-appropriate for a kitchen renovation.

Umming and ahhing about what wallpaper to choose? Have a browse of our trending wallpaper ideas for more tips.

3. Wallpaper splashback

wallpaper kitchen ideas

A fancy splashback can cause your kitchen renovation costs to climb. But one cheap splashback idea is to use wallpaper. This concrete wallpaper adds depth and texture to the space, while still protecting the wall against heat, water and stains.

After more cheap kitchen makeover ideas? Take a look at our affordable kitchen ideas and our small kitchen ideas on a budget to get your brain whirring.

4. Wallpaper your island

feature kitchen wallpaper ideas

Feeling bold? Then why not wallpaper your kitchen island as well as your walls, like this daring homeowner?

Not only is it a brave look that helps to tie the space together, but it’s also a fantastic way to bring your new kitchen costs down. After all, there’s no need to fork out on a new kitchen island when you can make your existing freestanding one into such a style statement. Read our kitchen island ideas for more inspo.

5. Zone an open-plan kitchen diner

Kitchen wallpaper zoning

Let’s not forget how handy wallpaper can be when it comes to zoning an open plan living space – like this kitchen diner. Here, the homeowner has opted to keep the walls of the cooking space light and neutral, while the dining area is decked out in a rich blue art-deco-inspired wallpaper.

Have a look through our open plan kitchen ideas and our open plan living ideas for more tips. Alternatively, our guide on how to divide a room has more info about zoning an open plan space.

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6. Introduce a feature wall

Kitchen wallpaper colour scheme

An accent wall can help you draw attention to certain parts of a room, as well as to inject some personality. This kitchen boasts a bright purple, green and pink feature wall. Together with the brown kitchen tiles, it ties together nicely.

If you’re considering a feature wall as part of your kitchen revamp, read up on our selection of awesome feature wall ideas.

7. Double-height feature wall

Double-height wallpaper feature wall

If you’re lucky enough to have a double-height ceiling in your kitchen – or you’re building and designing a house from scratch – you’ll love this kitchen wallpaper idea. The homeowner has extended this geometric wallpaper right to the top of the space, really highlighting the room’s height.

Using wallpaper that’s predominantly white is a useful way to increase natural light in a kitchen, adding depth and texture without being overbearing.

8. Black and white kitchen wallpaper ideas

Black and white kitchen wallpaper ideas

Black and white make a dramatic yet coherent colour pairing that works equally well in modern and period properties. Here, the homeowner has decided to turn a load-bearing column in the centre of the space into an eye-catching feature by covering it in wallpaper designed to look like old newspapers. It adds a quirky, vintage twist to this otherwise modern apartment.

If you’re after a similar look, check out our black and white kitchen ideas. Or, why not extend the look to your bathroom? Our black and white bathroom ideas will have you covered.

9. Japandi kitchen wallpaper

Japandi kitchen wallpaper

This Japandi-style apartment teams gorgeous hardwood with light pink and terracotta shades to create a calm and inviting space. We love how the homeowner has used the same pink flowery wallpaper in both the cooking and living areas of this open plan kitchen living room. It’s a great way to connect the two spaces and make them feel coherent.

Making a mood board will help you to create a similarly consistent and considered look in your own kitchen. And of course, don’t forget to take a peek at our guide to making your home more stylish and our stunning interior design ideas as well!

10. Floral print kitchen wallpaper

Botanical kitchen wallpaper

Florals are always a good bet when it comes to wallpaper. This homeowner has introduced a playful illustrated flower print to this otherwise very neutral kitchen. It adds fun, colour and life to the space without taking over.

If you want to incorporate your love of nature into your interior design in a similar way, head over to our selection of biophilic interior design ideas. Or, if you just love florals then our bloomcore interior design ideas are for you.

Wallpaper kitchen ideas key takeaways

  • Wallpaper can be a cost-effective way to add interest to your kitchen decor
  • Create a calm environment by choosing neutral shades, or add some fun by opting for discordant colours
  • You don’t have to wallpaper the whole room – instead, consider using wallpaper to zone a space, or to create feature walls
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