Anaglypta Wallpaper – Textured Wallpaper With Beautiful Embossed Designs

Anaglypta wallpaper is an embossed paintable wallpaper that is usually quite thick and heavy. It is printed with raised designs and is usually ornately textured.

Being a heavy paper anaglypta is not a ready to hang wallpaper. It requires a strong adhesive and more drying time than regular wallpaper. It can be used in it’s natural state which is white but the beauty of anaglypta is that you can paint it to look like copper or any faux finish for that matter.

If going for a faux finish it is best to use layers of colour. Start with your background colour and wait until it dries then lightly brush or sponge on the second colour highlighting the raised or embossed design. Metallic paints also look great over anaglypta wallpaper.

Any colour paint can be applied, it’s just a matter of hanging it first then allowing it to dry completely before applying paint.

Anaglypta looks great in heritage houses and can even be used on the ceiling. If your walls are worse for wear then a good solution could be anaglypta wallpaper. Another advantage is an anaglypta wallpaper can also be repainted if you ever decide to change colour schemes.

Below are some fabulous Anaglypta wallpaper designs, some traditional, some very contemporary.

The below wallpaper is from the brand Anaglypta and is available from WallpaperDirect

 Anaglypta – Supaglypta Collection – Howard

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Howard

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Supalypta Collection Howard painted


Anaglypta – Supaglypta Collection – Charles

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Charles


Anaglypta – Original Collection – Derby/Classical

Anaglypta Wallpaper - derby


Anaglypta – Textured Vinyl Collection – Maxwell

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Maxwell


 Anaglypta – Textured Vinyl Collection – Caiger

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Caiger design

Caiger Textured Anaglypta Wallpaper painted


Anaglypta – Textured Vinyl Collection – Zircon

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Textured Vinyl collection - Zircon

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Zircon painted


Anaglypta – Pro Collection – Herringbone

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Herringbone

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Herringbone Painted


Graham & Brown – Superfresco Anthology Collection – Curvy

Graham and Brown - Superfresco Anthology - Curvy

Graham & Brown Wallpaper - Curvy


Now as I mentioned above anaglypta wallpaper is a great way to hide blemishes in walls. It’s also a great way to add beautiful detail to ceilings at a fraction of the cost of authentic tin ceilings. If you’re restoring a heritage house or just want a traditional look then this wallpaper is ideal.

Please take a look at our Anaglypta Wallpaper video where we show more examples of paintable wallpaper and how to use it.

We came across these great images from houzz that highlights a few different ways that anaglypta wallpaper is being used.

Traditional Look Anaglypta Under Dado Rail
The above anaglypta wallpaper gives a very traditional feel to this room. Applied just below the daddo rail and painted in bronze.


Anaglypta In A Kitchen As Splashback
Not all anaglypta wallpaper have traditional designs as you can see from the above wallpaper. This wallpaper is a serpentine design in vinyl and is a clever alternative to a kitchen splashback.


Kitchen Using Anaglypta
Above is another example of using an anaglypta wallpaper as a splashback.


Traditional Anaglypta Wallcovering with Faux Finish
A beautiful example of richly detailed paper in a copper bronze colour. Commonly used in the latter part of the 19th century for it’s hard wearing abilities.


Painted Faux Finish On Anaglypta
Above is another traditional use for this wallpaper.


Anaglypta on a ceiling
Anaglypta wallpaper on the ceiling gives a pressed tin effect.


Ceiling with white anaglypta wallpaper
White patterned anaglypta wallpaper on the ceiling.


Ceiling alcove wallpapered with anaglypta
A beautiful use of anaglypta wallpaper in a recessed ceiling.


How Anaglypta Wallpaper Can Transform Old Doors

There are endless possibilities when it comes to anaglypta wallpaper. Below is an article we found at Apartment Therapy. It talks about using the wallpaper to renovate old doors but once you see the images your mind will wander to all sorts of possibilities such as wardrobe doors and cupboard doors.

ATLA readers Jason and Lori shared the doors they’d transformed in their new house. Lori did them herself using embossed wallpaper and paint. She’d been inspired by door panels she’d seen when she and Jason were house hunting. She shared the how-tos with us.
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anaglypta wallpaper in doors


anaglypta wallpaper transforming doors

We came across this article by Kathy Woodward to give you even more inspiration using anaglypta wallpaper. Walls and ceilings are not the only surfaces that can be revamped with this lovely thick textures wallpaper. The below article shows clever uses for it such as on furniture, stairs, kitchen cupboards and even diy art work.

wallpaper artwork
Textured wallpaper is one of those under rated products that is finally having it’s day. The last few years it’s improved so much, it is a great substitute for bead-board, tin, or even plaster! There are so many different textures and patterns available, and many of them can be painted over. More important to us DIY’ers? It isn’t just for walls! We did some research and found some really great ideas for using this product as a less expensive, less intensive DIY project. So where can you use it and save yourself from cutting and installing lumber, tin, plaster and other products? (Or worse, paying someone else to install it!) We’re glad you asked…
Anaglypta wallpaper can be used in so many situations due to it’s strength, durability and versatility. It can be used plain, painted or with an aged or antique faux finish applied. It’s perfect for walls in high traffic areas but can also be used on ceilings with great effect. Con’t reading


Anaglypta wallpaper can be used in so many situations due to it’s strength, durability and versatility. It can be used plain, painted or with an aged or antique faux finish applied. It’s perfect for walls in high traffic areas but can also be used on ceilings with great effect.

It’s also the only wallpaper that you can paint over if you change colour schemes or just feel like a change. It’s perfect to use in projects around the house such as the above example of the doors. It’s the kind of wallpaper that allows you to think outside the square and get really creative by applying it to furniture, kitchen cupboards or as splashbacks. It also comes in dado panels to be used under picture rails.

We love Anaglypta wallpaper and can see it making a big comeback especially since designers are now incorporating more contemporary designs. So if you’re looking for that something special to set your room apart then think Anaglypta wallpaper.

Below is the perfect example of how Anaglypta was installed on a ceiling to hide imperfections. This was installed in an older house in Brisbane and looked a million bucks when finished. It sure beat the headache of painting! Please visit here –  ceiling wallpaper installation using Anaglypta wallpaper to see more about this ceiling wallpaper installation and also get more ideas on using Anaglypta on ceilings.

Anaglypta Wallpaper On Ceiling

Anaglypta Wallpaper Being installed  On Ceiling

Anaglypta Wallpaper Finished On Ceiling

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