Head of Design at Murals Wallpaper
“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