It is often underestimated, but a plain wall covering can add depth and dimension to a room, which is important since we experience our environment through all of our senses.
Silk, velvet or even leather offers a feeling of luxury, while natural materials like grasscloth, wood veneer, woven cane, rattan or a fabric wall covering bring organic warmth and texture, which can’t be achieved with paint.
Compared to the one-dimensional finish of paint, wall coverings reflect light in a different way that is more pleasing to the eye. Visually, the difference may be subtle, but the latter emanates a more intimate and glamorous vibe.
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Bold Botanical wallpaper
Floral wallpaper is hardly groundbreaking, but it doesn’t have to look old-fashioned. Today’s designs lean towards motifs that are larger than life, exotic tropical prints and bolder colours that will have you seeing this classic in a new light.
Repeated prints and patterns can add energy and drama. A monochromatic palette will prevent the pattern from overpowering the space, especially by including more “negative space” – blank or plain elements.
Repetitive patterns can also come in the form of crisp geometric shapes, which add eye-catching vigour while making your room feel more ordered.
There are plenty of ways to incorporate this versatile look in your home, from using subtle colours for a softer look to matching patterns with other decor items in your room, so it’s ideal for a variety of aesthetic sensibilities.
Available at Goodrich Global.
Watercolour Prints wallpaper
Painterly Watercolour Prints
There is something delightfully soothing about watercolour-inspired prints, whether you’re using soft pastel shades or bright hues. The imperfection of the brush strokes exudes a carefree and free-spirited vibe for an instantly calming effect.
Available at Bode.
This style brings in elegance with a light-hearted and playful feeling. Chinoiserie prints have been seeing a resurgence, but this trend has never really gone out of fashion, if you ask us.
Chinoiserie wall coverings are traditionally hand-painted on silk but you can find budget-friendly printed paper options from various manufacturers including Zuber and Thibaut.