Lighting designers Apparatus teamed with Zak+Fox for a wall covering that offers twofold drama: a wallpaper made from natural linen and a pattern that resembles irregular tree rings. The warmth of the pattern and the tactile nature of the fabric add depth and gravitas to any room.
Polished concrete is everywhere these days; the material brings with it a sense of permanency. If you want to follow the trend but are afraid of the commitment, fear not: photographer Tom Haga’s ConcreteWall images capture a variety of concrete looks. For an edgier style, check out his graffiti-laden options.
Home Sweet Home
Corrugated steel has a textured and interesting appearance, but its rough (at times sharp!) tactility isn’t ideal for interiors. Wall & Decò’s Home Sweet Home wallpaper lets you bring the corrugated look indoors without the worry of wondering whether your houseguests have had their tetanus shots!
Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek flattened his signature scrap wood pieces, transforming 3D furniture into 2D wallpapers. The paper's rusticity pairs well with contemporary and modern furniture alike. With six colorways to choose from, you're certain to find a style to suit your décor.
There’s nothing as regal as marble; the smooth, cool material adds an instant luxe factor to any room. Unfortunately, this decadence comes with a hefty price tag. With Wall & Decò’s Louis XV faux marble wallpaper, you can achieve the baroque without going broke.
For a majestic feel, choose Cole & Son’s Malachite wallpaper. The emerald green "stone," one of five colorways, will transport you to a bygone era of smoking jackets and elaborate dinner parties. Its use in an entryway, pictured here, immediately sets a formal mood for visitors. Coupled with a faux bois table, it makes for a stately greeting.
While cork as a wall covering is a warm, sound-absorbing choice, it can be a little tricky to hang. If the look is all you're after, Phillip Jeffries' faux cork is a good bet. Taking the wallpaper all the way to the ceiling, as seen here, heightens the pattern's cozy, cocooning effect.
Faux bois has been a mainstay in the design landscape for a while now, and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon. If you're interested in this fresh, woodsy look, French company Nobilis offers a variety of wallpaper "stains." For even greater impact, orient the "planks" horizontally.
This stone-patterned wallpaper brings a decidedly Victorian garden feel indoors—without the maintenance. The look is particularly suited to a mudroom, and the vinyl version offered by Improvements would hold up well to the foot traffic—it can withstand scrubbing with a brush and mild detergent.
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