Cather­ine Ja­cobs

Head of De­sign at Mu­rals Wall­pa­per

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“Wall­pa­per has ob­served tra­di­tion for too long and peo­ple are start­ing to ac­knowl­edge its po­ten­tial in their homes,” says Cather­ine Ja­cob, head of de­sign at Mu­rals Wall­pa­per, who of­fers a range of de­signs and can cre­ate be­spoke wall mu­rals from im­ages, de­signs or pho­to­graphs.

“Gen­er­ally, pat­terns are be­com­ing more dar­ing, with large- scale dark flo­rals, jun­gle prints and bright coloured geo­met­rics en­liven­ing the land­scape of walls once dom­i­nated by a con­ven­tional neu­tral pal­ette of paint.”

For 2018, she pre­dicts large- scale im­ages or re­peat pat­terns will of­fer a punchy al­ter­na­tive to small, ditsy pat­terns.

“Mil­len­nial pink reigns as the new black, but lilac tones are gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity,” Cather­ine adds.

“Faux tex­ture wall­pa­pers are recog­nised as a bril­liant way to change the char­ac­ter of a space, with brick for a rus­tic look or con­crete for a chic in­dus­trial feel, or even wool for softer lux­ury. The craft/ hand­made move­ment is in­spir­ing dmore free- flow­ing painterly styles, merg­ing the look of ar­ti­san skills with dig­i­ta­lage tech­nol­ogy.”

TOP TIP: To en­hance a set­ting and en­sure a beau­ti­ful wall cov­er­ing is the fo­cus of a room, pick out key colours from the de­sign and re­peat them in plain fab­rics and painted wood­work. Left: White knit tex­ture wall mu­ral, £ 36 per square me­tre, Mu­rals Wall­pa­per Above: Ubud May­hem wall­pa­per, £ 50 a roll, Gra­ham & Brown

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