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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:  Walls by Rebel Walls
Rebel Walls


Rebel Walls

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:  Walls by Rebel Walls
Rebel Walls

ABC for the Spelling Bee, Black

Rebel Walls

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

Shoreditch Project:  Walls by The Wood Galleries
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:  Walls by Jo Downs
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:  Walls by Madame Ant
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

Muschamp Road:  Walls by Gruff Limited
Gruff Limited

Muschamp Road

Gruff Limited

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:  Walls by BTL Property LTD
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:  Walls by Tileflair

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:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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