How to Create Tactile Moments with Textured Wallpaper

Surface View Blog / 02 Nov 2021

When planning to liven up a blank wall, many of us first think about painting it all sorts of bold and vibrant colours. Whilst this method has proven successful time and time again, creating texture with wallpaper is another on trend way to add character and charm to your space.

This can instantly revive a room, adding depth, dimension and warmth. However, to add textured walls in a way that looks authentic and chic requires not any old wallpaper. Discover our top picks for wallpaper that will help you achieve a classy textured wall.

Brick Wallpaper

One of the most popular ways of creating textured walls is by using brick wallpaper. This is for good reason, as decorating with brick wallpaper is an amazing way of adding a touch of industrial flair to any space. Its rough and rustic appearance contrasts with the softness of furniture and rugs, helping to enhance the comfort and cosiness of living rooms and bedrooms. If this is the look you’re after, why not try ‘Brickwork Red Clay’ from Surface View? This is a real-life photograph of vintage red brick and is sure to remain on trend for years to come.

Wood Panel Effect Wallpaper

Not only are wood panels great for flooring, they’re also fantastic for adding texture to your walls! Wood panel effect wallpaper evokes a feeling of being in a cabin hidden in the snowy Alps, giving you the freedom to enjoy your home in privacy. We’ve picked out ‘Parquet Dogtooth’ from our Ella Doran collection as an example of wood panel effect wallpaper that provides a particularly warm and homely atmosphere.

Plaster Effect Wallpaper

If you know your walls are lacking character but prefer subtle touches rather than large sweeping changes, plaster effect wallpaper will suit your taste perfectly. At first glance it may not be immediately noticeable. However, the more time you spend in your study or kitchen, the greater your appreciation will be for the delicate effect the wallpaper has on your surroundings. Achieve this with ‘Ripple Concrete’ or ‘Erosion’, high-resolution photographs remastered into home décor for Surface View.

Pattern Wallpaper

As you might expect, patterns are a favourite when it comes to replicating textured walls. They can be produced in a variety of ways, but we think photographs of real-life surfaces work best, for instance, take a look at our ‘Metal Tile Wall Linen’ wallpaper mural. The metal panels are embossed with a strong cross pattern, painted and distressed before being riveted together to create a striking tile effect. We’re also a fan of ‘Prize Vegetables’ – a patterned wallpaper mural made up of a photo of the winning ticket for the Ticknall Village Hall Vegetable Competition.

Watercolour Mural Wallpaper

Ever thought about turning a watercolour painting into a wallpaper mural? With the help of Surface View, you can! We can digitally print high-quality images of your choice as a wallpaper mural, available as either ‘paste-the-wall’ wallpaper or our ‘Just Stick it Up’ adhesive backed option. Watercolours have a soft and gentle effect like no other artistic medium, great for creating a relaxed atmosphere in your home. ‘The Lauerzersee, with The Mythens’ is a beautiful piece by English Romantic painter J. M. W. Turner that encapsulates this perfectly. See what this looks like as a watercolour mural wallpaper.

Are you Ready for Textured Walls?

Whether you want to style your space with brick wallpaper or plaster effect wallpaper, Surface View has an extensive range of wallpaper murals for you to choose from. What are you waiting for? Start simulating textured walls in your home with luxury wallpaper from Surface View today!

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