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5 Wow-Factor Wallpaper Ideas

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 by

Converted warehouse properties often boast high ceilings and bare brickwork or plaster walls, original features that display the building’s industrial heritage and add real character to a home. If you live in a warehouse conversion or loft apartment and want to complement these features – or if you simply want to channel that industrial style in a modern home, there’s an exciting array of contemporary wallpapers and wall murals available to create a instant impact. We took to Pinterest to gather examples of 5 different wallpaper styles which could work with any home decor.

1. Fake it til you make it! Give a heritage warehouse conversion or a new build a raw, industrial make-under with steel or polished concrete effect wallpaper. Layer throughout your home for maximum impact, or simply use against one wall for a mural-like effect. Rebel Walls have some great options that mimic scratched steel and distressed surfaces.

Wallpaper in Steel, £33 per sq metre, Rebel Walls

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Steel by Rebel Walls
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Patina by Rebel Walls
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2. Mix things up! Take flooring to the walls for a take-notice topsy turvy effect. Continuing on the faux surface trend, wooden floorboard effects add interest and suggest texture. We love this parquet-inspired wallpaper in a striking chevron pattern from Ella Doran.

Parquet Wallpaper, £150 per roll, Ella Doran, Wallpaper Direct 

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Parquet-Inspired Wallpaper, by Ella Doran, Wallpaper Direct
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Wooden panels as wallpaper for a twist.
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3. We think a map mural is a fab way to bring a touch of vintage style into a space. Whether your chosen print is sepia-tinted and nostalgic or brightly coloured and contemporary, experiment with style and scale. You can even personalise your own bespoke map wallpaper over at

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Contemporary map wallpaper custom made by
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This map of the world brings a touch of “world traveller” to a living room
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4. For a look that is both luxe and unique, we’re advocating taking the floor to the wall again. But this time with rugs. These sophisticated new wallpapers from Mineheart replicate baroque and Persian rug patterns. For those who really dare to be different.

Delft Baroque Wallpaper in Black, £98 per roll, Mineheart

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Delft Baroque Wallpaper in Black, Mineheart
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Persian Wallpaper in Red, Mineheart
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5. Be bold and try a style that is inspired by designs of yesteryear. The Steampunk wallpaper by Wall & Deco (pictured below) is an example of how many directions you can go with an industrial aesthetic- it doesn’t have to be a brick wall! Cogs and machinery can give a raw edge to a space, whilst also being vintage and eclectic.

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Steampunk wallpaper exudes vintage and industrial charm.
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Steampunk, Wall & Deco
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We’ve got plenty more fab wallpaper inspiration over on Pinterest!

Follow My Warehouse Home’s board Wallpaper on Pinterest.

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