Wallpapers that wow
1. photo-real textures We’ve seen peeling planks and brick wallpapers, but now textured effects have been given an opulent twist. Wallpapers are replicating oxidised or burnished metals using highlytextured vinyls as well as digitally printed realistic surfaces. Meanwhile texture is created on fabrics using foil-printed velvet and lustrous yarns woven into materials. If you love a polished interior style, these designs will add depth and dimension in place of pattern.
2. Soft geometrics
The repetition of shapes in the new wave of geometrics is less regimented, giving a more relaxed and expressive finish. A mix of offbeat shapes, curves and hard edges are softened by overlapping, translucent layers or imperfect patterns. Lovers of modern Scandi and mid-century styles will adore this fresh take on graphic prints. 3. painted panoramas Unlike traditional panoramic scenes that create a sense of grandeur, the looser and painterly approach creates an artist’s impression of landscapes for a more informal finish. The abstract depiction of forests and misty vistas will provide atmosphere and warmth, whether you have a cosy, rustic-style home or want to add interest to contemporary, open-plan interiors.
5. GEOLOGY PRINTS Precious minerals and marble have had a huge influence on homeware; wallpapers and fabric brands are now following suit, but adding a softer finish to these hard elements. Patterns inspired by the earth, lunar surfaces and sliced minerals are illustrated in everything from muted pastels to deep tones, and combined with either watercolour effects, soft metallics or smooth velvets. Use the prints to contrast with sleek furniture. 4. dark BOTANICALS Ranging from oversized vintage florals to tropical canopies and desert plants, these colourful or metallic designs all take on a bold and theatrical finish when paired with an inky backdrop. Use wallpapers alongside dark paint for a dramatic and immersive scheme, or create a feature with fabrics or wallpaper by using them in a white or neutral space.
HYGGE NATURAL WALLPAPER,
£50 PER ROLL, GRAHAM & BROWN
HEADBOARD IN MARBLE CORNISH GREY, £69 PER M, JAMES HARE
2. LAZLO EUCALYPTUS, £80 PER M, ROMO
OXYDE PANORAMIQUE, £207.25 FOR A 2.8M X 2M PANEL, CASADECO RANGE, JANE CLAYTON
1. APHRODITE STERLING, £62.99 PER M, PRESTIGIOUS TEXTILES
CURTAIN MADE IN MOONSTRUCK, £110 PER M; MOONSTRUCK WALLPAPER, £65
PER ROLL, BOTH
MERA MURAL, FROM £65 PER M; VIADUCT CANVAS, FROM £155; BOTH IMOGEN HEATH RANGE, SURFACE VIEW
SORENGO WALLPAPER, £49 PER ROLL, THE PAPER PARTNERSHIP RANGE, WALLPAPERDIRECT
DELFT FLOWER GRANDE WALLPAPER, £195 PER ROLL; CURTAINS IN DELFT VELVET, £125 PER M, BOTH DESIGNERS GUILD
CURTAIN IN LUNAIRE, £49.50 PER M; FOOTSTOOL IN CRAQUELLE, £49.50; BOTH CASADECO RANGE, JANE CLAYTON