Once upon a time, adding wallpaper and texture to a room was really quite difficult. It entailed removing the existing wallpaper, which was a painstaking and extremely time consuming affair, and then required you to re-cover every segment of wall that you'd just finished cleaning. Nowadays, the process of applying (and removing!) wallpaper has been made much easier. Some brands come with adhesive already applied to the back, others have been formulated with non-toxic, water soluble glue that makes the removal process far easier. With this in mind, you can let your creative license run free, and decorate one, two or all four walls of your home with wallpaper!
But it doesn't just stop at wallpaper. You can now clad your internal walls with a whole score of different materials ranging from foil to timber. Luckily, our UK experts have some stunning examples of wall decorating ideas to choose from. Whether geometric, classic or something a little bit left of field is what you are after, you can be sure to find something that will tickle your fancy! Take a look below…
Cole & Son has been a huge player in the wallpaper industry for many years. Changing with fashions and trends, the company has been able to keep up with the lull in wallpaper sales, and create innovative and new wallpapers that can be used to cover not only our walls, but our furniture too. Pictured, in an arrangement by UK expert Fabrics & Papers, is the Piccadilly design from Cole & Son's ever-growing portfolio. Fabrics & Papers has thousands of upholstery fabrics, wallpapers and drapery from distinguished and well-known British companies. Here you can see just how easy it is to marry an interior design theme in with a bold and graphic wallpaper print. Just imagine if these walls were plain white: The wallpaper adds a completely new dimension and atmosphere to this space that wouldn't be there otherwise.
Giles Miller Studio is behind this multi-faceted example of wall covering. Designed for the Vicarage Gate Residence, the mural is made from thousand of diamond shaped, laser cut tiles. The way that the tiles has been fixed creates an wave like appearance, appearing to stand out from the surface of which it is affixed. The location of the residence is in a prime real estate area in London, and houses 13 different units. The wooden wall tiling you see can be found in their lobby, as part of the the amazing fit out completed by Giles Miller Studio.
The birds of paradise plant is a much loved species by both floral enthusiasts and regular homeowners alike. A plant with a statuesque appearance, its stunning colour palette and figure has been the feature of many art pieces around the world. An exotic find to some areas of the globe, you can easily bring a touch of summer and the orient into your homes by adding this stunning pattern to yours walls. Pictured here in the Grey/Orange colour way, by using a single photograph, the designers at Lomas & Lomas, have created this marvel in graphic design. Inspired by Damask style prints, the wallpaper has been created with a breathable self-adhesive material which is easy to remove and re-position if you make a mistake. There will also be no damage to the underneath surface if you wish to remove it.
You must admit, in those old-style spy movies, you were always intrigued by the magic bookcase that held a room or escape behind the bookshelf. In this case, in a serene study environment or reading area, you can always have the floor to ceiling bookcase that you've dreamed of—in wallpaper! It takes years, and a lot of money to collect enough books to fill an entire wall, so, why not improvise? Anthea's Home Store has a huge range of interior decorating products and ideas at the ready, so you can create your dream house or space with ease! The sepia tone which it has been printed in, creates an vintage and retro appeal. The tone also helps the wallpaper to blend in with a whole range of different interior fit outs.
Inspired by Islamic art, MICA has created this wonderful series of zen patterned wallpapers. Currently available in eleven different colour ways, you can just imagine a print like this bringing the walls of a living room or bedroom to life. We love the fascinating back story behind MICA also. Reedah El-Saie was commissioned by Thames & Hudson to write a book on Contemporary Islamic Interiors, as she specialised in this field. From here, she created her acclaimed, and bespoke wallpaper collection.
We hope you have been inspired by some of the wall decorating ideas you've seen on homify today. Go on, get ready to take the leap away from paint and let you walls do the talking!