Applying color to a single wall panel is an easy way to enhance a room’s appearance. Add a pattern on top of that color and you’ve got yourself a work of art. Wallpaper is back in style and better than ever! Find here five unique categories of wallpaper including Psychedelic, Geographic, Geometric, Realistic, and Magnetic that apply to every style.
1. Psychedelic Wallpaper
These groovy, free-flowing patterns are a little eccentric, but in a visually stunning sort-of-way. The uniquely outlandish element of this style of wallpaper incorporates an entrancing and energetic effect in the room—not for the faint of art.
Two Netherland-based design companies collaborate to create a psychedelic wallpaper collection. NLXL manufactured seven motifs, deduced from 50 procured patterns that Studio Job founders Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel dug up from their archives. The Archives Collection consist of, “Industry, Labyrinth, Perished, Alt Deutsch, L’Afrique and Withered Flowers,” all of which are printed in monochrome or color on non-woven paper with a matte finish. Each roll is nine meters by 48.7 centimeters of which Smeets notes, “With this wallpaper you no longer need any paintings. Viewed in this way, per running meter, it is relatively cheap art.”
With this wallpaper you no longer need any paintings. Viewed in this way, per running meter, it is relatively cheap art.
2. Geographic Wallpaper
Map designs add some purpose to your paper. Wallpapered.com has a great collection of vintage and modern map motifs.
Put up some worldly wallpaper in the office, bathroom, or playroom, as an educational tool and culturally classy artistic enhancement.
3. Geometric Wallpaper
Give your walls some dimension with uniformed patterns. These linear arrangements create a clean-cut appearance.
Choose a more vibrant, multi-element design for a bolder backdrop.
4. Realistic Wallpaper
The walls are alive! Or at least they look lifelike with these wallpapers. Incorporate a rustic, natural look in your home with graphics that create the illusion of a different setting.
5. Magnetic Wallpaper
Does magnetic wallpaper attract you? This idea puts the ‘fun’ in functional decorating. Magnetized wallpaper is an innovative way to organize the office and kitchen areas, or to cultivate creativity in the children’s room.
Magnetic wallpaper was an idea conceived by Vienna based product designer Patricia Adler. Adler sought a solution to cure her walls’ stagnant imagery. In collaboration with London based brand consultant Jeremy Lee, Adler created MagScapes.