Interiors - Wallpaper makes a stylish comeback
PUBLISHED: 12:53 02 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:35 20 February 2013
It's time to embrace the return of the papered wall - botanical, bold, nature, prints, texture and colour says Justine Kirkham, head designer at James Brindley, Harrogate
Not so long ago, wallpaper was out of favour, replaced by flat matt paint in neutral colours. Every home looked the same. Now, modern wallpaper patterns offer an exciting array of styles, colours, textures and designs; endless options that let us embrace individuality in our homes.
In 2013, wallpaper designers are bringing the outdoors in. The natural world has always been a big influence for designers that use beautiful florals in natural colour palettes.
The new season sees nature take on more contemporary, colourful designs, such as Cole and Sons Woods and Pears featuring metallic pears or the Osborne and Little Feuille De Chene from the Cabouchon Collection.
Retro florals and plant inspired designs from the 1950s and 1960s remain bang on trend and will become more popular as we head into spring. For inspiration, look no further than Orla Kielys 2013 collection.
Whether a quirky Andrew Martin wall of logs, Dragonfly prints from Harlequins Scion Melinki or a traditionally British Colefax and Fowler floral or Zoffany Damask, theres a wallpaper to reflect every personality. Team these papers with furniture in natural wood finishes and its easy to achieve a beautiful, organic feel to a room.
Prints are becoming increasingly versatile, with trends transferring straight from the fashion catwalk into our homes, particularly the oversize geometric designs. The Osborne and Little Pampille and Baker Lifestyle Homes and Gardens range in Coffee Bean are good examples.
Wallpaper is definitely back in vogue. Always a popular choice to highlight a feature or accent wall, wallpaper is seeing a definite move back towards glorious coverage on four or more walls. Even neutral palettes are being accentuated with an abundance of texture and sheen, such as Harlequins Momentum