Most interior designers agree that wallpaper is one of the most versatile design elements. Here’s how to turn any wall into a statement piece with bold wallpaper.

Feature statement wallpaper as a work of art

Roana Mouton from iHouzit: “A bold wallpaper design on one wall is sure to start a conversation. It is the perfect backdrop that adds a sense of drama to your interior. Make use of the deeper, brighter shades of colour. The Splat Wallpaper produced by Ovakado is digitally printed on wide-width panels and offers a creative and exceptional alternative for your wall. With a statement wall, the colour choices for furniture and décor items are complementary single colours.”

Splat Wallpaper by Ovakado

Create a story in your home

Mouton: “Change the look of your interior with wallpaper panels to create transformative effects in your home. With the unlimited creativity that wallpaper designs offer, these will tell wonderful stories in your home. iHouzit offers a wide selection of wallpaper via Home Fabrics. Browse for wallpaper designs from international brands such as Designers Guild, Christian Lacroix Maison, William Yeoward, Jab Anstoetz, Chivasso, Osborne & Little, Matthew Williamson, Nina Campbell, Zimmer + Rohde, Ardecora, Etamine, Travers, and Arte International.”

Miyako Scene – Dove Wallpaper by Designers Guild

Go bold in small spaces

Nicola Bridge from St Leger and Viney: “Small spaces like bathrooms and hallways are perfect places for a bold wallpaper. This can make a small space appear larger than it is. For a more subtle approach, try wallpapering the ceiling or behind the shelves of a book case for an unexpected moment. The Thibaut Ceylon Range, as seen here, is a globally inspired collection full of worldly charm. This cultivated collection of fabrics and wallcoverings is full of graphic patterns like block prints and geometric motifs with creative style, highlighted in a palette of bold hues.”

Thibaut Ceylon Indian Diamond and Mulberry Tree in Blue from St Leger and Viney

Speak to the professionals

Bridge: “Once you have selected your preferred wallpaper, always take the measurements to the supplier so they can work out how many rolls you will require. It is also advisable to get the wallpaper installed by professionals. Take into account whether the area is a high-traffic or low-traffic area. Select a vinyl wallpaper, which is more durable and washable, for high-traffic areas.”

Thibaut Ceylon Kingdom Parade in Pink from St Leger and Viney

Make it worth your while

Kim de Villiers and Cynthia Chasteau de Balyon from The Mood Collectives: “Wallpaper – particularly seamless bespoke wallpaper – is a fairly expensive application so we believe that if you are going to spend the money then make it worthwhile. Do not let your wallpaper be the elephant in the room; make sure the design and colourway of your wallpaper perfectly complements the rest of your space. We love the Jungle Parade Wallpaper designed, printed and installed by The Mood Collectives.”

Jungle Parade by The Mood Collective