Blog/Five Vintage & Industrial Wall Murals

Cabinet of curios raw wallpaper mural by rebel walls

Cabinet of Curios Raw, £33 per sq m, Rebel Walls


Cabinet of curios raw wallpaper detail by rebel walls.

There's always a curiosity to be found in this intriguing wallpaper.

Whether you live in an industrial conversion or simply want to channel a heritage aesthetic, original wall murals offer an impressive way to entirely transform a space without renovating.

From brick walls to entire roomscapes, the latest photorealistic designs can transport you to a different time and place. But if space, or creative courage, is limited, a vintage look is just as readily achievable with carefully chosen prints and charts. We share five of our favourites. You’ll want to save these papers.

(Above and left) Reminiscent of Victorian collections of specimens and curiosities, this intricate wallpaper reveals a different ingredient upon every inspection.

(Below) 1. With measurements, Behangfabriek can create a visualisation of this factory inspired wall mural in situ. 2. Combining subtle detailing and a strong pattern, this white brick wallpaper creates a distinct industrial look. 3. Add depth, view and perspective to an industrial scheme with this overgrown botanical repeat. 4. A painted concrete mural is the perfect pairing to this luxe bathroom scheme in a retired cotton mill, featured in Warehouse Home Issue Seven.

Looking for more vintage and industrial style designs to refresh lackluster walls? Take a look at the Warehouse Home x Surface View edit. Our editor and founder Sophie Bush has selected a variety of realistic industrial style murals and vintage-inspired prints from the Surface View collection. From texture to typography, and peeling paint to parquet, the edit features designs that embody the Warehouse Home aesthetic. If you're wondering how you could use a wall mural to transform a space, find further inspiration in the examples of past covers of Warehouse Home magazine featuring incredibly realistic designs. We've got you covered!


Window bricks factory inspired wallpaper mural by Behangfabriek.

1. Window Bricks wallpaper mural in green by Behangfabriek, £75 per sq m, Lime Lace


Inner city calico wallpaper mural with raw concrete bricks.

2. Inner-City Calico, £33 per sq m, Rebel Walls


Overgrown botanical wallpaper mural against industrial background by Rebel Walls.

3. Perspective Jardin, £33 per sq m, Rebel Walls


Painted concrete mural from the Warehouse Home edit for Surface View.

4. Painted concrete mural, from £65 per sq m, Surface View. Styling by Olivia Gregory | Photograph by Oliver Perrott.


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