Solutions: trompe d’oeil wallpapers

March 5, 2017 / DECORATING, Solutions / 0 Comments
’Scrapwood PHE-7’ wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek

How to… quickly fake yourself a whole new wall finish

 

Wallpaper technology has come a long way of late with digital printing enabling the most incredible designs; in particular the ability to realistically mimic everything from brickwork and wooden slats to a full-on rainforest or Georgian panelling. These are our favourites...

 

1 Concrete To add a touch of industrial chic to any space. But be sure to pair it with warm woods to avoid it being too cold. Concrete Wall

Concrete wallpaper

Concrete wallpaper ’Concrete Wall’ by Tom Haga, £133 per sq m, Concrete Wall (concretewall.no). One of the most realistic prints we’ve ever seen.

 

2 Wooden panelling To add instant history, depth and wonderful warmth. Best confined to a single feature wall. Regent Oak Paneling

’Regent Oak Panelling’ wallpaper, £69.90 per roll, Rockett St George (rockettstgeorge.co.uk)

’Regent Oak Panelling’ wallpaper, £79.90 per roll, Rockett St George (rockettstgeorge.co.uk)

 

3 Distressed wood The original faux wallpaper by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek, perfect for adding a touch of the Scandi natural vibe or seaside to any space. And available now in many colour variations. Can’t be beaten for quality and effect.  Scrapwood

Wallpaper by Bodie and Fou

’Scrapwood PHE-7’ wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek, £172.73 per 9 metre roll, All variations available from the wallpaperwebstore.co.uk

 

4 Scenes of nature Add some instant greenery and a view to any wall, as gazing upon nature is your fast track to happiness. Forest papers

Mural wallpapers can produce a wide variety of scenes for your walls from £25 per metre.

Mural wallpapers can produce a wide variety of scenes for your walls from £25 per metre.

 

5 Deluxe reliefs If you really want to go to town on the faux finish front, then Italian brand Wall & Deco are your one-stop quality shop. They even make papers suitable for use in the bathroom! Deluxe designs

"Ensemble Up" faux concrete wallpaper by Lorenzo de grands for Wall and Deco, £100 per sq metre (wallanddeco.com)

“Ensemble Up” faux concrete wallpaper by Lorenzo de grands for Wall and Deco, £100 per sq metre (wallanddeco.com)

 

6 Tin plate For an instant injection of hyper cool New York loft, why not put this across your ceiling? Tin plate

’R12802 Tin Plates Nebraska’ wallpaper by Rebel Walls

’R12802 Tin Plates Nebraska’ wallpaper by Rebel Walls, £33 per square metre.

 

7 Metal works And finally, for something more unusual, why not bring the outside in with a wall of faux ironwork. A lot easier to maintain than the real thing! Metal works

Wallpaper by Mineheart

Mineheart ‘Wrought Metal’ wallpaper by Young and Battaglia, £70 per roll

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