International wallpaper week is being celebrated in London, from the 3rd to the 9th of October. During this week, craft, design and heritage is celebrated within the wallpaper world. The limitless creativity within these works of art are admired in our homes, work environments and leisure spaces. The first wallpaper processes such as woodblock printing, stencilling, and various types of machine-printing date back to the 1700s. Wallpaper was used in place of tapestries – a less expensive way to create opulence within a room. The process of applying wallpaper requires precision and patience. Fortunately, technology has made it so much easier. Decorative, tactile and waterproof wallpapers make up the modern collections we see today. Here are 10 of our top favourites.
Ralph Lauren: Bartlett Zebra
A modern zebra print that will add safari luxe appeal to any space. Trust this famous fashion label to design a timeless piece of wall art.
House of Hackney: Artemis Wallpaper
House of Hackney is renowned in London for its ornate textile design. This creative brilliance has now filtered through to wallpaper design. Classic prints merged with modern stripes are one of our top favourites.
Kelly Wearstler: Channels Wallpaper
We love Kelly’s interior range, particularly her collaboration with The Rug Company. This wallpaper makes us feel as if Kelly was in our homes, leaving her artistic mark on our walls. The freely drawn gold stripes bring a contemporary feel to a room.
Wall and Deco: CoralFull
This highly detailed, charming design would suit a bathroom or kitchen space. The illustrations of underwater life are beautifully displayed in this feature. A wall will be transformed into a work of art.
Christian Lacroix: Topaz Kiwi
Fashion designer Christian Lacroix is revered for his brightly coloured and heavily detailed prints. This wallpaper represents layers of tropical camouflage.
Murals Wallpaper: Rose Geometric
Geometric lines, splashes of gold, soft hues of pink and marble are great together in this wallpaper design. Perfect for a modern room.
Matthew Williamson: Sunbirds
Matthew Williamson always produces romantic prints and nature is one of the main focuses of his work. This exquisite work of art looks like a hand drawn mural. Tropical prints are at the top of our wishlist this season.
Sanderson: Wisteria Falls
A whimsical and delightful watercolour design. This enchanting work of art transports us to another world.
Watermark wallpaper is growing in popularity, and we can see why. Harmonious and delicate are what comes to mind when we think of this design.
Jill Malek: Peel
A repetitive print that is effective due to colour choice and gold foiling. Neatly aligned scales would suite any feminine boudoir.