Wallcoverings are no longer just floral-patterned, pastel-toned stickers that only grandma would approve. While the core materials have stayed the same – most wallpaper comes in paper-based or vinyl-coated forms – a revolution has taken place in terms of their visual effect and surface treatment and these new textured options are cool to look at and fascinating to touch!



The Java Cork wallcovering has metallic foil below a cork layer, from 
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Kikko Trellis by Osborne & Little glitters with tiny beads, from 


Designer Karim Rashid’s range of wallcoverings for Marburg features his signature organic shapes such as this spun gold filigree design.


Hooked on Walls offers this wallcovering that resembles mosaic tiles, from Xessex.


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