Welcome – Wallpaper has returned to our homes in a blaze of ultra-stylish designs, eye-catching textures, dimensional treatments, new materials and digital printing techniques.
Wallpaper delivers the opportunity to create interiors that hum with vibrancy and personality. It's a look that marries with the move towards more layered interiors with clusters of collectables. Wallpaper has become a conversation piece.
For those who remember wallpapers from their childhood, those sometimes dull and overpowering styles have been replaced with wallpapers that are rich, colourful and interesting.
We started small, using wallpapers to create a feature wall. Now, we're using wallpapers in whole rooms and houses, but also in unexpected ways – as art, on pegboards, shelving and more.
In this habitat plus, we share advice on how to choose wallpaper, the types available and how to hang it. We also look at the key current trends: botanic prints, florals, metallic finishes, graphic prints, oversized designs and murals, the classics, fun looks and personalised art prints.
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If you're interested in a particular wallpaper shown in this book, you'll find the design code at the top or bottom of the image. Take a note of the code, and staff at your local Resene ColorShop can show you the relevant sample book as well as other similar designs.
Contributing stylists: Nikki Astwood, Megan Harrison-Turner, Leigh Stockton.
Contributing photographers: Nikki Astwood, Bryce Carleton.
Contributed images: Aspiring Walls.
Cover images: Resene Wallpaper Collection, clockwise from left HX8-051, HX3-010, DGKEN202, HX4-034, HAN100396822 and 90370. Image to left: Resene Wallpaper Collection 296166, 296111 and 296258.
updated May 2021
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