When it comes to wall­pa­per, there is a de­sign to suit ev­ery taste. Take your pick from flo­rals, stripes, eth­nic prints and mar­bling and have some fun.

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Walls have never been so spoilt, with an ever-grow­ing range of de­signs and ef­fects made pos­si­ble by mod­ern dig­i­tal tech­niques.

“Peo­ple are be­com­ing more ad­ven­tur­ous with their in­te­ri­ors and giv­ing the same pri­or­ity to wall cov­er­ings as they would fur­ni­ture and light­ing,” says Paula Tay­lor, colour and trends spe­cial­ist, Gra­ham & Brown.

“While the pop­u­lar­ity for tra­di­tional flo­ral and stripe de­signs en­dures, we’re notic­ing an in­crease in de­mand for more dra­matic pa­pers, such as our wall­pa­per of the year, the mar­bled charcoal and rose gold. This is in line with the de­sire to mimic ar­ti­san ma­te­ri­als and tex­tures, and there’s also a fo­cus on eth­nic pat­terns.”

The divi­sion be­tween mas­cu­line and fem­i­nine style will blur in 2017, says Paula.

There’ll be a mix of ef­fects fea­tur­ing in­dus­trial ma­te­ri­als as well as geo­met­ric pat­terns, but in a more gen­tle colour pal­ette of blush pink or pale blue shades. Paula adds: “Botan­i­cal el­e­ments will be key in 2017, in­cor­po­rat­ing jun­gle fo­liage, in­sects and trop­i­cal plants.

“Those trends will be tied to­gether through pat­tern and tex­ture with tac­tile, nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als, such as cork, grass cloth and weaves act­ing as back­drops.”

Look out for in­tri­cate mar­quetry pat­terns, splat­ter de­signs and sky ef­fects.

Kerry Ni­cholls, buyer for in­te­rior decor, John Lewis, says: “Over­all, there’s a new con­fi­dence in us­ing wall­pa­per and that’s shown in the trend for decorating a whole room with lively, de­tailed prints.

“There’s a de­sire to em­u­late a nat­u­ral feel for the home, with pa­pers re­flect­ing the ir­reg­u­lar pat­terns found in ma­te­ri­als such as stone and con­crete. It’s part of our pas­sion for tex­ture and di­men­sion, and we’ve launched a De­sign Project, No 030 vinyl wall­pa­per which repli­cates the stone sur­face of mod­ernist ar­chi­tec­ture and comes in an inky blue or deep steel pal­ette.

“Vinyl pa­pers are par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar be­cause they cre­ate a lux­ury look, give an im­pres­sion of depth and are hard­wear­ing. Those in soft, linen tex­tures are ideal for a calm, so­phis­ti­cated set­ting, while a metal­lic fin­ish brings op­u­lence and ho­tel-style chic.”

Clas­sic Hua trees wall mu­ral, grey, from £175 for a 10me­tre roll, www.sianzeng.com

Shand wall­pa­per in li­brary colour­way, £115 per roll, Lib­erty

Cop­per col­lec­tion from the Gran­dezza Charleston col­lec­tion, from £54.90 a roll, www.jab.de

Ro­manoff wall­pa­per, from the Rus­sian flo­rals col­lec­tion, from £120, www. deb­biem­c­k­ee­gan.com

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