It was not too long ago when one remembers the world turning away from wallpaper. Using it was considered ungainly and old fashioned, and people were busy trying to remove it from their walls. Of course, as with everything else, the decorating tide has turned once again and decorating with wallpaper is once again a hot trend! While part of this change is defined by our quest to recapture the past and celebrate budget-friendly design options, a major chunk of the credit must go to some cool wallpaper designs that have revitalized the trend with their unique flair and pattern. Today we take a look at two of the very best around.
While one of the two comes from a legendary British designer who has worked with renowned Hollywood celebrities and the royal family, the other draws its inspiration from nature and its unadulterated charm. Yet both of them transcend styles and themes and have found their way into households across the globe. It is the magic of Woods Wallpaper and the bold prints of David Hicks!
Stylish and Soothing Woods
If you are a design aficionado, you have likely come across this gorgeous, woodsy wallpaper already. The Woods Wallpaper by Cole & Sons is quickly attaining an iconic status of its own, and both designers and homeowners seem very comfortable working with it. The elegant wallpaper brings the soothing ambiance of the woods indoors, and it does so without actually disturbing the existing color scheme of the room. This is probably the single biggest reason why the wallpaper is so widely loved. Its neutral color scheme means that it adds a wonderful pattern to the room while letting your accent additions shine through. Understated and effective at the same time!
The imagery of trees that the Woods wallpaper adds seems to fit in with varying styles that range from the minimal to the retro. Even though the wallpaper does come in some snazzy colors, most homeowners seem to prefer the natural, neutral shades that vary between black, white and gray. Using the wallpaper to cleverly demarcate space in an open floor plan is another great way of adding the Woods to your home.
Geometric Brilliance of David Hicks
In the world of interior design, David Hicks was both a genius and a visionary whose style was way ahead of his times. The bold geometric prints, patterns and colors that are so hip and popular today were introduced several decades ago by this British designer. Mixing the old with the new and creating an unexpected fusion of styles was something Hicks excelled at. And the many wallpapers that embrace the renowned hexagonal pattern shaped by him still hold sway today! While the hexagonal patterned wallpaper is the most famous of them all, there are other Hicks patterns that are equally exciting and engaging.
Hicks also used the La Fiorentina and Boomerang patterns extensively, and the former is currently being used widely when it comes to creating unique accent pillows, drapes and rugs. In fact, for those who are not too fond of using wallpaper, a striking Hicks hexagonal patterned rug is the next best option indeed. Making a bold visual impact in pretty much any room that it adorns, the timeless genius of the man lives on in these audacious designs.