Interior Wallpaper Trends For 2014

This year will see the use of graphic patterns and bold prints. There is also the continued trend of an industrial recycled look using cement, aged timber and raw steel. Dreary neutrals are out and eye catching designs are in. The easiest way to achieve this look is with wallpaper. It will create the “wow factor” like nothing else can. Below we will take a look at some of the amazing papers on offer that can help you create your own personal look. It is also affordable compared to more expensive renovating options, you will definitely get more bang for your buck by using wallpaper.


Flower Power – Florals Are A Breath Of Fresh Air

Who doesn’t like flowers? They feature heavily in nature of course but we also love using them for weddings, interior decorating and in fashion. Floral designs never go out of fashion, they just get reinvented to suit the times. For example they can be small and whimsical, large and bold, pastel or bright, cottage style or contemporary. Right now big bold bright designs are in. Flowers are the perfect choice for a bright and happy atmosphere. They do wonders for cheering us up.

See more happy floral wallpaper designs here

Abigail Ryan – Cosmo Maraschino

Abigail Ryan has some great flower designs that are all contemporary and large. The one below is Cosmo Maraschino featuring wet concrete grey flowers with navy blue outline set against a bold fuschia background. This is a stunning wallpaper that is original and edgy.
The following wallpaper from Abigail Ryan can be purchased from WallpaperDirect. Please Click Here

Abigail Ryan Wallpaper - Cosmo Maraschino

 Abigail Ryan Wallpaper


Geometric Wallpaper Designs – Ultra Modern & Edgy

For uber cool up to the minute style you can’t go past the allure of the ultra-modern geometric designs.
Very bold and in your face, these designs are made to “wow” you by creating that very stylish and contemporary feel. Just the thing to add some pizzazz to apartment living and set your home apart from the rest.

Prestigious – Urban Collection – Prism

This is a very modern design featuring a random design of triangles like shattered glass. Shown below in shades of blue with some metallic texture. Also available in other colours. This is a paste the wall wallpaper.

Prestigious Textiles - Prism

Prestigious Textiles Wallpaper - Prism


Prestigious – Urban Collection – Link

The Link design is a bold geometric pattern of interlocking shapes in matt and metallic inks, with a textured effect. Shown below in deep charcoal greys, also available in soft blues. Paste the wall.

Prestigious Textiles Wallpaper - Urban Collection - Link

Prestigious Textiles Wallpaper - Prism - Urban Collection


Tromp L’oeil Wallpaper – Urban Industrial Made Easy

There are many tromp l’oeil wallpapers today that are very realistic looking and are designed to give an industrial urban look without the hefty price tag and hard work it usually takes to achieve this. These wallpapers are realistic as they use shadowing or raised texture to achieve it’s authenticity.
For example a brick wall is perfect for a warehouse style renovation. Rather than chip and strip the original bricks why not try a brick wallpaper. Perhaps an existing brick wall isn’t there in the first place but having one would be the perfect look. Forget building a brick wall which is very costly, just use wallpaper. The beauty of using a brick paper is that it comes in a variety of colours.
Maybe it’s an industrial type steel or iron look you’re after. Andrew Martin wallpaper does a great corrugated iron look paper that is very realistic with it’s shadowing effect.
Besides brick and steel there is also timber which is very popular. Timber can be very expensive but with the range of timber wallpaper available you don’t have to worry about that. There is the raw timber look or a distressed antique look.

Albany Wallpaper – Albany Collage

This brick wallpaper is a great one for a contemporary urban vibe. Raw brick walls are very popular right now.
The below design is available here

Albany Wallpaper - Albany Collage 2012


Andrew Martin – Palmer Steel

Andrew Martin has produced a very realistic corrugated iron design by using colour and shade with a reflective effect creating a feeling of depth. This steel look wallpaper has a three dimensional quality about it. Andrew Martin wallpaper are available to buy here.



Clarke & Clarke – Wild Garden Collection – Peeling Planks

Nothing can give an old vintage style look to an area like this peeling plank wallpaper can. Clarke and Clarke have created this authentic design featuring a photo finish effect of wooden planks and peeling paint.

Brewers Wallpaper - Ideal Home Show 2013 Collection - Pelling Planks


 Large Scale Murals – Photographic Images Brought To Life

It has never been easier to reproduce real life photographs as murals. The beauty of this is we can use realistic nature scenes, cityscapes, animal prints or large scale everyday objects as a feature piece for our homes. The effects of a mural really does create the “wow factor” and instantly becomes a talking point. Perfect for that boring blank wall or a room that needs that special something.

The two Komar murals below are available to buy from WallpaperDirect

El Paridiso – Komar Volume 13 Collection – Murals

Extend your view with this visually uplifting image of crystal blue waters seen from an inviting timber verandah.

El Paradiso Wall Mural


Brooklyn Bridge – Komar Volume 13 Collection – Murals

A stunning black and white image of the iconic Brooklyn bridge in New York. Cityscape murals create a cool urban vibe with their sophisticated city images.

Brooklyn Bridge Mural - Komar Vol 13


The following Mr Perswall Murals are available from WallpaperDirect

 Silence – Adventure Collection – Mr Perswall

For major impact and an image that will make you hold your breath what about this silhouette of a great white shark. Not for the faint hearted!

Silence - Adventure Collection - Mr Perswall Murals


Explore – Adventure Collection – Mr Perswall Murals

Enjoy the cool atmosphere of the ocean with the sun shining through the surface. Create a sense of peace and tranquility with this absolutely gorgeous mural. Total mural size is 405cm x 265cm.

Explore - Adventure Collection - Mr Perswall


Mr Perswall – Photo Art Collection – Your Own Backyard

This is a gorgeous fresh green forest scene that has a really beautiful calm and peaceful vibe about it. Available in 3 different mural sizes.

You can find this and more forest style murals here.

Mr Perswall - Your Own Backyard Mural

As wallpaper hangers we get to see first hand what people are installing in their homes. The above designs have become very popular. Murals are a great way to add interest to a wall so don’t be afraid to think outside the box and add that amazing print to your walls or use that vibrant colour you have always wanted. Remember 2014 is all about making a statement and leaving behind the boring neutral colour palette of yesteryear.

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