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Faux-ly convincing wallpapers

06 Jun 2019

Lusting after the look of a New York-style loft, a sumptuous leather lounge or a timber cabin? Thanks to advances in digital printing, wallpapers have become rather convincing at replicating the look of stone, wood, metal, brick, tiles, leather and more – and they can be a much more practical and affordable option than the real thing.

Whether you’re looking to bring new life to tired walls or a way to ‘fake it ‘til you make it’, these designs from the Resene Wallpaper Collection have you covered.

Lofty aspirations

Love the look of lofty brick walls but your walls are plasterboard? Resene Wallpaper Collection FH37520 is a great solution for getting the look without having to tear anything down.

While the cool grey pattern is neutral enough to fit with just about any colour scheme, try it with Resene Sea Fog ceilings, Resene Silver Chalice trim, a major piece of furniture – like a console or sideboard – in Resene Half Dusted Blue and three or four small accents or accessories in Resene Quarter Baltic Sea if you’d like to stick to a simple, classic palette.

Tuck into texture

When considering a faux paper, it’s important to take the setting into account as the design needs to look like it belongs. Resene Wallpaper Collection EW3001 creates the illusion of diamond tufted leather – a fun idea that would look right at home in a casual dining area or wet bar.

Try teaming it with ceilings in a warm grey-white like Resene Merino, floors in an earthy grey like Resene Napa, key accessories in Resene Artemis and trim in Resene Fast Forward then add in some animal-inspired accessories and a hide rug.

Stacks of style

The stacked wood design of Resene Wallpaper Collection 931808 is a great fit for a space where you want to bring the look of a toasty, laidback bach vibe home without ever having to lift an axe.

Try it with a rusty red like Resene Raging Bull on a coffee table, a burnt sienna like Resene Bi Hoki on a few small accessories, Resene Coffee Break on adjacent non-papered walls, Resene Sambuca on a side table or two and mix in plenty of leather and wood furnishings.