by Dimitri Van Gaever
Interactive wallpaper is trending
1. Wallpaper you can paint by numbers
Paint-by-numbers wallpaper makes for a great feature wall, to say the least, and some brave interior designers are even covering entire rooms with it. And not just children’s bedrooms, mind you. Next to adult colouring books, paint-by-numbers wallpaper for adults is all the rage now. That’s right. Years after your parents told you not to draw on the walls, the child in you now finally can!
2. Tapping the third dimension
And playtime isn’t over just yet. The past few years, many designers and manufacturers have been experimenting with 3D wallpaper. Put on a pair of 3D glasses and watch the wallpaper literally jump out! Or opt for wallpaper with magnetic capabilities – enabling you to move around flowers, butterflies, … as much as you like.
3. Smells like interactive wallpaper
Move over, scratch-and-sniff books! Scratch-and-sniff wallpaper is taking over, with innovative manufacturers such as Flavor Paper leading the way.
4. The QR code’s on the wall…
Have you been sitting on a secret for a while now? Talk to the wall … Because it’s listening! Manufacturers such as Soonsalon have been incorporating QR codes into their wallpaper for a while now. People can scan the QR codes leading them to a website where they can anonymously share their deepest secrets with other wallpaper owners. The website is updated every few weeks, continually keeping things fresh and exciting.
Visit us at Heimtextil
In search of more wallpaper trends? Planning to produce your very own interactive wallpaper? Visit Xeikon at Heimtextil 2017! Inform us that you’ll be attending, and we’ll set up a personal meeting with a wallpaper pro.