If you’re going to steal one interior design trend from Gwyneth’s house tour, let it be this: her handpainted wallpaper.  This ornate statement is an investment, but you can still recreate Gwyneth’s style with other wallpaper ideas with a similar effect. Here is everything you need to know about the trend (including an expert-approved alternative). 

Gwyneth Paltrow’s painted wallpaper trend  

2021 may have set the seeds for the painted wallpaper trend to grow, but Gwyneth’s home (as seen in this video) has brought this trend firmly into 2022. Our editor-in-chief Lucy Searle notes how we have already featured them here on H&G, and they’re amongst our top design trend predictions for 2022.  ‘Handpainted wallpaper is stunning in the flesh, and a wall mural can be used to create a statement space,’ Lucy says. While this bespoke decor is expensive, she explains that it is worth the investment (if possible). ‘That said, you can find lookalikes that are more accessible,’ Lucy adds.  However, Lucy is not alone in her admiration for Gwyneth’s painted wallpaper trend. David Harris, the Design Director at Andrew Martin (opens in new tab), also explains that this wallpaper trend will continue to accelerate this 2022 – adding that there is a painted wallpaper for every style of home.  ‘Whatever your taste, there is something everyone, from traditional florals and trompe l’oeil to contemporary geometric and tropical patterns or animal motifs and architectural designs,’ David says.  The designer adds that you can showcase an ornate look by choosing wallpaper printed on embellished corks, grasscloths, and silks that have a similar aesthetic. ‘The usage is also bolder and braver. If you have the confidence, there are endless possibilities,’ David says.  Are you inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow’s living room wallpaper idea? Experts suggest this is more than just a fling – so you can invest in confidence.