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Wallpapers Are Going Bold

The Callista collection for Harlequin

It’s never a bad time to bring a bold print in your home. For real drama think beyond ceramics or soft furnishings and commit to a wallpaper you can admire at every passing. We’ve gathered our favourite prints and patterns, to inspire you to go big or go home.

Callista, meaning most beautiful in Ancient Greek, is a collaboration between textile designer Clarissa Hulse and Harlequin. The divine Angeliki wallpaper features giant fennel silhouettes, first spotted by Clarissa on a deserted hillside in southern Greece. The colour clash of red orange and yellow sings against the muted silver metallic background. Apply this liberally to a small space or create an accent wall in a room painted in smokey grey.

Callista from Harlequin

Angeliki paper by Callista at Harlequin

Inspiration for Little Greene’s Archive Trails collection was drawn from Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery, historical documents from France as well as designs from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. Paradise is an eclectic blend of English heritage and classic ancient Chinoiserie, while the colouration is in the style of a 19th Century French paper. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is only one for period homes and country manors. This stunning paper will pop against the clean lines of ultra modern pieces in complementary colours.

Paradise paper from Little Greene

Paradise paper from Little Greene

Florals aren’t going anywhere soon and this Flower Mandala motif from Sandberg is inspired by Scandinavian plants and flowers. The tranquil colours of this botanical print means, while vibrant, it won’t overwhelm a space. Contrast the sweet tones with cool metals and darker shades to avoid a saccharine feel.

Flora Sanbergica from Sandberg

Flora Sanbergica from Sandberg

 

Geometrics may yet edge past the ubiquitous florals. Scion’s Lohko collection features asymmetric motifs in bold slabs of colour. If these deconstructed overlaid shapes feel too unfamiliar, start small with the soft tones of Vector’s sophisticated chevrons. This gorgeous mint green will sit beautifully with natural fabrics and tones. Think super modern beech furniture and cable knits.

Vector paper by Lohko for Scion

Vector paper by Lohko for Scion

Vibrant and vivacious is Matthew Williamson’s calling card and his wallpaper collection for Osborne & Little certainly delivers the goods. A fantastical composition of leopards stalking between peacock feathers, treat the Little Peacock and Leopard print as you would a work of art; allow it space, coordinate pieces around the accent hues of bronze and gold, and adore it often.

Peacock and Leopard paper Osbourne and Little

Peacock and Leopard paper by Matthew Williamson for Osbourne & Little

Emerald green bubbles may seem a childish choice but this stunning mural paper from the Urban Funky merely accentuates what could have been an otherwise soul-less interior. Stylish and striking, pair this wonderful colour combination with charcoal grey or midnight; here it works wonderfully with a lived-in leather sofa.

Urban Funky

Urban Funky

A wonderfully playful print, Byron Bay by Manuel Canovas for Colefax and Fowler invites sunny summer days into our home. Think beyond the bathroom for this playful print: it would be perfectly at home in a children’s bedroom or playroom. When considering your interior, be inspired by the titular beach and opt for natural finishes like stripped back wood, unglazed pottery and glass.

Byron Bay by Manuel Canovas for Colefax and Fowler

Byron Bay by Manuel Canovas for Colefax and Fowler

 

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