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Looking for realistic wallpaper? 5 ideas ‘to keep it real’

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by Dimitri Van Gaever

Realistic wallpaper is trending! Interior designers everywhere are covering the walls with trompe-l’oeil wallpaper that looks exactly like something it’s not. Come again? We’re talking exposed brick, tile, concrete, leather, wood panelling, … all made of HD digitally printed paper. And because it is so easy to apply and remove, realistic wallpaper is a fantastic and effortless means to adapt any home or office to the many interior design trends that come and go. Time to get inspired!

Realistic wallpaper is trending

A modern Sistine Chapel

Excuse us, while we kiss the ceiling … Dubbed ‘the fifth wall’, ceilings rarely cross our minds when we’re thinking about doing something cool with wallpaper. Thanks to digital print technology, however, wallpaper designers are no longer limited to repeating patterns. The sky is the limit, and it shows!

Realistic wallpaper with a twist

Nothing beats waking up on a fine winter morning in a room that makes you feel all warm and cosy. This ‘knitted’ wallpaper can wrap any bedroom in woolly softness, and makes for a stunning feature wall.

Another faux brick on the wall

Exposed brick walls are an asset to industrial interiors as well as country style homes, but they’re not always easy to come by. Is your heart set on a fashionable brick wall, but is plaster standing in your way? Fortunately, thanks to digitally printed wallpaper, there is no need for major renovations. HD faux brick wallpaper gives you exactly the look you’re after, with minimal effort. 

The luscious look of leather wallpaper

In love with the bold yet refined look of leather-clad walls, but not so much with the leather industry? This textured mock-croc wallpaper by Wallpaper from the 70s proves you can have your cake, eat it and save some money while you’re at it!

Oh my, a marble wall!

Marble walls are something most homeowners can only dream of, unless they opt for a gorgeous faux marble wallpaper design such as this. It gives the room a luxurious look, yet it is practical to apply and affordable.

Feast your eyes on the best wallpaper designs

In search of the perfect realistic wallpaper to give your interior that extra bit of je ne sais quoi? Visit Xeikon at Heimtextil 2017! From January 10 to 13, you can feast your eyes on our best wallpaper designs and watch us print them on the spot.