Wallpaper trend: Flora and fauna

If you need ideas for your decorating projects, there’s never been a better time to consider this classic wall covering as a starting point for your space

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Botanical designs, abstract florals and illustrated creatures were all big news at the SS15 homeware shows, so there’s plenty of choice if you want to try out a new decorating style.

Luxe-look metallics

The new Amazilia wallpaper range from Harlequin reflects this year’s tropical trend of exotic imagery and opulent colours. Use this design in a light-filled room to highlight the metallic effect.

Nalia wallpaper from Harlequin

Flamboyant birds

All types of fauna are on trend this year: from bugs and butterflies to birds and bees. A beautiful peacock design in bright clashing and contrasting colours would look fantastic in a living room. Not that brave? Then try it out in the hallway or on panelled doors instead.

Thiabut Resort frogs wallpaper from Wallpaper Direct

Statement effects

Brickwork, wood panelling and graffiti have all had the 3D wallpaper treatment, but for a pretty design with as much wow-factor, team a large-scale flower print on all four walls with a few items in the colour, keeping everything else neutral.

Astoria Chrysanthemum wallpaper from Muraspec

Albany Botanica Margerita wallpaper from Wallpaper Direct

Handpainted designs

Hand-drawn prints are becoming increasingly popular as they look both bespoke and effortlessly timeless. Try in a bright living room, sunny home office or bathroom.

Julia Rothman Daydream wallpaper from Pretty Dandy

Metropolis wllpaper from Linwood

Eijffinger Ravel walpaper from Kingdom Interiors