BOLD PRINTS ON THE WALL A MYRIAD OF NEW CHOICES
WALLPAPER has come a long way from the old floral designs of yesteryear.
Bold geometric patterns, bright colours, unusual textures and handpainted wallpapers give a myriad of choices for decorators looking to push the boundaries.
Bryce Capp, of boutique wallpaper manufacturer Milton & King, says looks are even bolder this year as wallpapers move in line with larger trends.
“I don’t think wallpaper is a trend in itself – it’s more about incorporating it into a design,” Capp says.
“For example, you may use a faux brick in an industrial/warehouse type of home design.’’
Digital techniques have opened up a wealth of choices for decorators, he says.
“No longer are you limited to choosing from a swatch book that every wallpaper store has,” Capp says.
“Now you can shop online for something suited to your need and order a sample.’’
Technical advances have made hanging wallpaper less fraught than it once was.
Non-woven wallpapers make installation quicker and cleaner because paste is applied to the wall rather than the paper.
This also makes wallpaper easier to remove.
Capp predicts that digital producers will work to make their products look more or- ganic and handmade.
As for prints, Capp says vintage, retro, classical, floral, family-inspired, holidays, nature and even history play a part this year.
Natural finishes such as stone, wood and brick are also trending now.
“Currently our brick wallpapers are our bestsellers,” Capp says.
Create a striking look. Milton & King’s Bronze and Copper Wallpaper; Owls Have More Fun Mural; and (below) one of their bestselling Vintage Bricks wallpapers.