Go big, bold and beautiful with wallpapers inspired by the natural world, writes Jennifer Veerhuis
It’s like we’ve taken a leaf out of the jungle book and stuck it on our walls. Bold, colourful botanical images and big leaf tropical prints are the new go-to looks making visually arresting statements on walls.
Annandale Wallpaper owner Effie Kalitsis says big prints, including palm leaves, are back.
“People like the green and 70s colours and they’re tending to use these prints in the living space as well as in bathrooms,” Effie says.
Porters Paints marketing manager Melanie Stevenson says they’re also seeing interest in such prints, including a new collection by British fashion designer Matthew Williamson, who has released a new range for Osborne & Little. through Seneca Wallpapers.
The collection includes vivid leafeaf prints, while botanical imagery is a standout in Sydney designer Kerrie Brown’s collection.
But leaves and flowers are not the only natural elements capturing hearts.
“We’re seeing interest in grasscloth wallpapers, papers with texture or a perceived texture, like Zigrino which resembles animal skin, or Quill which is inspired by feathers,” Melanie says. “It’s inspired by a desire for more natural finishes and natural elements.”
Effie says, while natural grasscloth has variations in it, which some people don’t like when they see it hung, faux grasscloth, which is vinyl, overcomes that.
She says industrial looks such as bricks, concrete and timber are popular, while Scandi-style wallpapers are also in. “It’s a look that’s popular with people who are just getting introduced to wallpaper” Effi Effie says of the Scandinavian look.
In terms of colour, Effie says t there’s a trend towards golds and
Rich botanicals become a feast for the eyes with Kerrie Brown’s Down The Garden Path wallpaper.
Let nature make a bold statement with this Cuba Libre mural from the Elitis Raffia & Madagascar wallpaper collection.