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Anaglypta Wallpaper – Textured Wallpaper With Beautiful Embossed Designs

Monday, March 11th, 2013

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


Textured Wallpaper – Add A Whole New Dimension To Your Room

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Textured wallpaper is a wallcovering that is either embossed, raised or has a rough texture to it. The designs available in textured wallpaper are endless with everything from raised patterns to incorporating swarovski crystals.

Anaglypta wallpaper is heavily textured and designed to be painted. It’s great to use on ceilings for example where you want to achieve a pressed metal look.

Some textured wallcoverings can look like an optical illusion whereas others just have a lovely feel to them but help create visual interest. Sometimes it’s nice to have a bit of depth to your walls instead of the same plain colour throughout.

There are so many types of textured wallpapers, some made of bamboo, grass weave, raised textures with metallic highlights, some are made to look like stone or bricks.

An advantage of using a wallcovering that has a nice texture to it is that it will cover up any slight imperfections in your walls.

Another huge decorating trend at the moment is the use of “faux texture” wallpaper. These papers are amazing and look just like the real thing. They produce everything from old factory brick walls and whitewash bricks to old rustic wood paneling and weathered boards. New technology in printing has allowed companies to print photorealistic images onto paper which has opened up endless possibilities when it comes to decorating our homes. Now like never before we are able to quickly create a warehouse industrial look or a rustic vintage look. The two below brick designs are from Kemra Wallpaper, an Australian design company.

Kemra Wallpaper - Whitewash Bricks

Camden Bricks