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Trend: 3D Artwork To Wallpaper Design

April 3, 2015

Would you like to see your favorite artist with a line of wallpaper? Technology has allowed us to do so much in the world of interiors. In fact, I love seeing how artwork can be translated into wallpaper, as in actual paintings, mixed media pieces, etc. I see this as a micro trend at the moment with real growth potential. Common surface materials such as wood, tile, tin, concrete and brick are still trending on wallpaper creating faux finishes but because this is no longer considered “new” anymore, trends are moving us forward in new ways.

Trend: 3D Artwork To Wallpaper Design
Biblioteca wallpaper by Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova

For instance, I can see actual artwork by mixed media artists and painters coming to the surface (pun intended!) as the next wave of wall-covering trends. It’s been done before but I’m hearing about it more and more and I’m liking what I see so far though I imagine a lot more room for more diversity and fun. I imagine though that it must present a significant challenge to translate a painting or collage to a repeat wallpaper pattern. I would think a lot of the challenge is just getting an artist to feel comfortable enough to agree to it! Here are some examples of what I’m seeing.

Trend: 3D Artwork To Wallpaper Design
Remixed Wallpaper by Dutch artist Arthur Slenk

Trend: 3D Artwork To Wallpaper Design

Biblioteca wallpaper by Ekaterina Panikanova

Trend: 3D Artwork To Wallpaper Design
Remixed Wallpaper by Dutch artist Arthur Slenk

Trend: 3D Artwork To Wallpaper Design

Remixed Wallpaper by Arthur Slenk

Trend: 3D Artwork To Wallpaper Design

Jessica Zoob wallpaper

Trend: 3D Artwork To Wallpaper Design
Remixed Wallpaper by Arthur Slenk

This is such a outside-of-the-box way for fine artists to showcase their work in a new yet still very special and meaningful medium. I think this works best if the wallpaper is done very well and sold at a medium to high price point in limited runs to maintain that special quality to the work. I can’t see this working on the mass market because I think most fine artists wouldn’t want to see their work on just any wall of any residential or commercial space. I imagine some of my favorite artists and can really see their work showing up on wall-coverings or even large murals – wow – it would be so stunning.

I hope to see more and more of this micro trend, don’t you? Do you know of any artists who have done this successfully? If so, I’d love if you could tell us in the comments section. I’d like to see what you’ve been seeing out there!

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13 Comments

  • Reply The Shelf Society April 3, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    A great take on wallpaper, I think my favourite is the ‘Biblioteca Wallpaper’ this would look fantastic in a study or library. Feature walls looks great, I’ve always wanted to add a brick feature wall into my home- maybe one day :)

    Leah @ The Shelf Society

  • Reply Lana Manis April 3, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    It must be because I’m currently working on a king size quilt for my son, but I am seeing awesome quilt design possibilities in the first several photos! I haven’t thought of using wallpaper in years, but these make me want to rethink that. :)

  • Reply barakaeli April 3, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Great wallpapers

  • Reply 645workshop April 4, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Definitely not your mother’s wallpaper! Beautiful!

  • Reply Allister Freeman April 4, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Love these, stunning

  • Reply Leo Sigh April 5, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Wow, these wallpapers are amazing. Particularly love the one with the illustrated books. Gorgeous.

    And btw, I love your blog. The photos you use are incredible.

  • Reply The DIY Hubby April 7, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I’ve always believed in adding a bit of “texture” to walls and this wall paper certainly does that! Love technology!

  • Reply The Office Stylist April 9, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    These are so cool! I love how wallpaper is making a comeback. I am totally going to use some wallpaper for an accent wall.

  • Reply LisaWolfe April 10, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I love all wallpaper. Good Interior designs.

  • Reply Alana Bentham April 10, 2015 at 11:46 am

    A lot of people think it’s hard to create an atmospheric interior that looks great and has a personal touch as well. But it’s actually even easier than you might suspect. Thanks to you for stunning 3D wall designs!

  • Reply Mel April 14, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I Loved all of them!
    ;)

  • Reply becky hutner April 14, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Love all the textures here! Very timely post as I am starting to work with artists at my wall mural company PicMe. Will definitely circle back with the results when they roll out in a few weeks!

  • Reply me pica la etiqueta July 26, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Wow!! I love all wallpaper!! :)

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