Transform your space with inventive wall coverings that go beyond wallpaper.
Walking the displays at the Interior Design Show in, one thing is obvious: designers are embracing statement walls, from 3D wall coverings and textural wall panels to marble and cork and living walls. This more subtle take on a feature wall brings in a tactile element to your space. The best part? This trend is easily adaptable
If you’re looking for the classic look of wood but want the simple upkeep of tile, consider a wood-inspired ceramic or porcelain tile. Tile design technology has become so advanced that, at first glance, it’s easy to mistake the faux look for the real thing. You can achieve almost any look with unique patterns shapes and colours.
Available at Capital Tile & Stone.
A Classic Touch
Ceramic tiles, porcelain and mosaics aren’t just for kitchens and bathrooms. These décor elements work well in almost any room and offer ease of maintenance and durability. They are also easy to fit in to your space, coming in various shapes, colours and patterns, as well as sizes, from ultra-thin, tiny tiles to extra-large panel-sized tiles. If 3D texture is your goal, tiles also provide lots of options, from subtle ridges to raised waves.
Available at Centura Tile.
Bring a wall-sized work of art into your home. The Canadian-made and meticulously crafted wallpaper murals from Anewall are an easy way to make a dramatic statement. The murals come in pre-pasted wallpaper, traditional wallpaper or self- adhesive vinyl.
Available at anewall.com
Wood paneling has come a long way since its overuse in 1970s rec rooms. Consider 3D wall panels created from responsibly sourced reclaimed wood. With its naturally weathered look, grooves and natural splitting, these panels have a rustic feel, perfect for a modern farmhouse look.
Put a Cork On It
In recent years, designers have rediscovered natural cork with its wide range of tones and textures. While popular as flooring, it also makes a stylish and eco-friendly decorative feature wall. And it’s not just pretty — it is naturally resistant to pests, mould and mildew, and offers sound and heat insulation.
Available at cancork.com
Architectural vinyl film, which comes in a variety of colours and patterns, can refresh your interior surfaces. Easy to apply to walls, columns and doors — and even furniture — these films have various subtle textures that can be felt with your fingertips.
With options that look like wood, metal, stone, terrazzo or marble, and others that offer texture, it’s easy to add a sophisticated and personalized touch to your walls.