10 SPACES WITH WALLPAPER THAT WOW
SURBHI GANDHI March 10, 2017
Transform any room with stunning patterns for the walls.
As the biggest surface area in any room, walls have a massive impact, yet offer some of the easiest and most affordable ways to refresh your home. When it comes to turning your home’s blank canvases into masterpieces, there’s no denying the wow effect of great wallpaper. From nature-inspired to modern geometrics, quirky to classic, fun wallpaper ideas are a great way to jazz up a room without adding unnecessary decor and clutter. Whether you want to make a bold statement, or simply have a small space that impresses without being overwhelming, we’ve rounded up the most original and stylish feature wall ideas – from bedroom to living room, walls that really ‘WOW’.
1. CONTEMPORARY REDEFINED: BLACK CROW STUDIOS
Seen here: Greystone Watercolour Giclee Print - Canvas, Black Crow Studios, Saloni Mehta, Brooklyn, NYC.
Adding colour and personality to a Brooklyn bedroom is this watercolour print wallpaper by Black Crow Studios. Experts at large format printing, they create bespoke wallpapers, canvas, and fine paper prints. The bright shots of colour make a thrilling statement in the room; however, the trick for keeping it from feeling over-the-top is complementing it with accents in similar shades.
2. HANDSOME: SANDBERG INTERIORS
Image: Love Interiors
For the equestrian in everyone, “Collette Black” from Sandberg Interiors is the ideal wallpaper. Simple and functional furniture is offset with this daring print that totally wows. We love how the contrast of the gray pillows featuring a similar print in this bedroom is excessive in the best way.
3. DRAMATIC: CALICO WALLPAPER
Inspired by the historic furnishings that filled the halls of a British gentleman's club – Calico wallpaper has created the Night wallpaper for the most dramatic of interiors. Shocking in colour and daring in design, the right combination can turn a featureless room into a breathtaking space.
4. HISTORIC & ORNAMENTAL: COLE & SON
Image: Cole & Son
The collaboration between Cole & Son and Historic Royal Palaces offers a stylish and contemporary take on five grand royal residences. The collection presents a stunning array of cleverly coordinated wallpapers which have been designed to encourage a more decorative approach to using wallpapers. Rich and dreamy, this foliage pattern forms the perfect backdrop against a dining table in this room.
5. ENCHANTING: ABIGAIL EDWARDS
Image: Abigail Edwards
Abigail Edwards’ wallpaper designs are hand drawn and inspired by nature and fairy tales. All papers are printed in UK with non-toxic water based inks. The Briar Owl wallpaper is inspired by the story of Sleeping Beauty with guardian Snowy Owls nestled amongst the tangled briars protecting the sleeping princess. Here, the wallpaper’s soft design brings quiet transformation in a bedroom without being over-stimulating, perfect for the risk-averse.
6. GEOMETRIC CHIC: CLEVER SPACES BY FERM LIVING
The entryway is the perfect setting for trying out a dramatic wallpaper addition that wows your guests upon arrival while making a big visual statement. Seen here, a backdrop against these metallic accents, the ‘Lines’ wallpaper by Ferm Living adds instant form to the room. A modern print can feel right at home in a space with a natural and laid-back style.
7. ABSTRACT: GENVIEVE LEVY EDITION
Image: House & Garden
This living room is lined with ‘Reflejos Palmiers’, a painting by Haby Bonomo, enlarged and turned into a bespoke wall covering by Genevieve Levy Edition. Monochromatic furniture and lighting perfectly sets the mood for a modern yet chic setting.
8. RAVISHING RETRO
Image: Surface view
Not all drama needs to be rooted in bright colours. Marrying vintage poster art with graphic design for an imaginatively quirky wallpaper, this chic, Mad Men-meets-Mills & Boon print in a living room is truly scene-stealing. A midcentury inspired console and a 70’s style rocking chair complete the distinct look with panache, and how!
9. STRIKING: CAVERN HOME
Image: Cavern Home
Often taken for granted, the hallway can help define and guide the overall design style of a home. Take a cue from this entryway, where “Tapestry” by Cavern Home adds a punch of pattern to a Scandinavian style home, centred by a hand-me-down red chair with Navajo tapestry from the homeowner’s grandmother.
10. BOLD: QUERCUS & CO
Image: Quercus & Co
Wallpapers that mimic watercolours manage to look soft and rich at the same time. In this one, “Mill” by Quercus & Co, earthy tones pair with a geometric print for a comfortable home office backdrop. Swapping paint for a bold print while lining the bookcase, this wallpaper ideally captures the essence of a study, in colour and in form.