New wallpaper trends

Posted 5 July 2016 by Helen Christie

When buying a new build home, you are lucky enough to have a completely blank canvas that you can design to your own tastes...

Whether you choose to paint, wallpaper or cover with pictures, the walls of your home can say a lot about you. 

Specialists in wall design, Inspired Wallpaper have released three exclusive wallpaper trends to mark the launch of their brand. With over 100 years of collective brand heritage, the team at Inspired Wallpaper are aiming to fill a gap in the interior design industry, bringing an exciting collection of eye-catching British designs to market in the process.

Head of design, Christine Westcott said the new trends emphasise the brand’s commitment to producing a diverse array of wallpaper designs to suit all tastes.

The Craft Revival trend

There’s an artisan in all of us, and there’s no doubt that our growing desire to showcase our creativity has led to the recent revival of arts and crafts.

Creating an organic fabric effect, Crown’s Calico Leaf products fit into the increasingly popular ‘home-made’ look perfectly. With Italian embroidery characteristics and demonstrating intricate stitching detail, this boutique collection evokes a natural vibe in your home, making it an ideal choice for any room.

Christine comments: “People want something unique; a look that highlights the more creative aspects of their personalities. With delicate patterns and neutral tones, we feel this collection ties in wonderfully well with the Craft Revival trend, and will appeal to people of all ages.

Retro Geo trend

Geometric patterns are very much in this year. The retro look is proving popular, with many homeowners calling on much-loved patterns from yesteryear to give their rooms the wow factor.

Coloroll’s Vibration design is a great example of a glamorous 1960s-style design that has been given a contemporary edge. Ideal feature wall material in a living room or even at the top of a hallway, the distinctive interconnecting patterns immediately catch the eye.

Christine says: “Any interior design products that create a sense of nostalgia tend to be popular. Even if you weren’t around in the 1960s, some of the quirky looks that came out of this era have stood the test of time and are as relevant in 2016 as they were back then.”

Statement trend

Why settle for a “safe” look when you can go all out with a bold statement design?

This is your home, so don’t be afraid to do something different. Vymura’s zebra designs certainly fall into this category. The wildlife-inspired designs - complete with a distinctive metallic glimmer - make for a vivid yet decadent look that is sure to spark conversations with your guests. A fantastic ice breaker!

Christine continues: “Interior design is all about individuality. If everyone’s rooms looked the same, it’d be a very boring world! Statement wallpaper is very much back in 2016. If you accompany these dramatic designs with the right accessories and furnishings, you can create a spectacular look that is all yours.”

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