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14 spotlight stealing walls for modern British homes

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If you're striving to make your home design every inch the modern masterpiece, read on, as we have some amazing ideas for what you can do with your walls.

You might have thought that paint was your only option, but it's really not and all the incredible interior designers out there are dying to show you what they've been creating! 

Sit back and relax as we show you some of the truly phenomenal wall coverings that are being used right now and see if any of these tempt you to add a little breathtaking detail to your British home.

1. Dark slate looks amazing in place of standard wall tiles in a kitchen. The texture alone is so alluring

2. Statement wallpaper can transform an entire room, just by being added to one wall. Now that's powerful!

Bellewood Scandinavian style walls & floors by homify Scandinavian



3. If you liked the texture of the slate but not the colour, how about white stone for your walls?

4. Simple, chic and elegant, we think a gallery wall is a great way to make the most of your home divides

5. Decals are the latest in easy, non-permanent home design trends and we can see why. They make such an impact but don't leave a mark

ABC for the Spelling Bee, Black Scandinavian style walls & floors by homify Scandinavian

ABC for the Spelling Bee, Black


6. Industrial chic will never go out of style and exposed brick walls are a steadfast favourite feature

Shoreditch Project Modern walls & floors by The Wood Galleries Modern
The Wood Galleries

Shoreditch Project

The Wood Galleries

7. Specifically commissioned wall art is a great way to really pick out the uniqueness of your home

Shoaling Fish Modern walls & floors by Jo Downs Modern
Jo Downs

Shoaling Fish

Jo Downs

8. Fabric on your walls is a fantastic idea when you want to play with textures as well as aesthetics

Feature Wall Minimalist walls & floors by Madame Ant Minimalist
Madame Ant

Feature Wall

Madame Ant

9. We can't leave out paint as it's the quickest and simplest way to change a room and make it truly impactful

10. Wood cladding on the walls might bring Swedish homes to mind, but in moderation it's perfect for country-style homes here in the UK

11. Modern and daring, exposed concrete walls won't be for everyone but we think they are utterly stunning

12. If you walls really aren't inspiring you, simply cover them with a functional bookcase! The spines of your tomes will be a beautiful backdrop in any room

Broadgates Road SW18 Modern walls & floors by BTL Property LTD Modern
BTL Property LTD

Broadgates Road SW18

BTL Property LTD

13. Tiles can be a cost-effective way to make a room come together, particularly a kitchen or bathroom. There are so many styles to choose from now that you might be a little overwhelmed

Brick Tile Series Country style walls & floors by Tileflair Country

Brick Tile Series


14. For a modern-meets-retro touch, plastic wall mouldings are amazing! Imagine this in a groovy 60s themed space

For more wall inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 10 Modern Decorating Ideas For The Walls In Your Home.

Are you looking at your walls in a whole new way?
Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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