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Looking to update a wall or corner of your home? Look no further than our top picks of the latest wallpaper trends. By Marchelle Abrahams

Nn longer the ugly step-sister of interior paint, wallpaper has found its rightful place in the world of interior decor.

And if you think the trend is slowly petering out, think again. If there was ever a time for wallpaper to take centre stage, it is now - because wallpaper is having its luxurious moment and no one can stop its meteoric rise to the top.

Looking to update a wall or corner of your home? Look no further than our top picks of the latest wallpaper trends.


A rose by any other name

Swedish wallpaper company Rebel Walls has curated a new collection of prints, featuring extravagant, bold patterns, flowers and paradise birds. The flamboyant More Is More collection is available to purchase on their website from June, 2018.

Shop it: rebelwalls.com


In 3D

3D wallpaper has now evolved into something bigger. Cape Town-based company Smart Art creates 3D wall boards from raw materials which are 100% recyclable, compostable and eco friendly. The boards are design in such a way that when they fit together, they form a pattern.

Shop it: www.smartart.co.za


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Child’s play

Freelance illustrator and kiddie’s book author Dieter Braun has a knack for creating whimsical drawings that speak to our inner child. Now he’s created a collection inspired by an African safari.

Shop it: robinsprong.com


Retro chic

Hertex’s Chic Structures is a  glam, heavy vinyl wallpaper collection that features traditionally elegant as well as contemporary cool designs. The collection is a combination of textured plains and subtle patterns in a variety of colours and hues.

Shop it: www.hertex.co.za



Graphic abstracts

Geometric shapes and designs have come a long way since the 60s. Joburg’s Sasi Wallpaper has one of the largest collections, but its showstopper is the Infinity print. You’ll either love it or get lost in its groovy design.

Shop it: www.sasiwallpaper.co.za


Textured art deco

Damask designs will always be a favourite, and now some designers have kicked it up a gear by adding LED lights to the patterns. The result? Twinkling little stars in the night sky that give off a warm glow. Wall Couture’s Damask collection has a selection of prints to choose from. But if you want that glitzy feeling, go for W342020D.

Shop it: wallcouture.co.za