Trend: Wallpapers that fool your eyes

Looks can deceive. A huge trend at the moment are the trompe d’oeuil wallpapers: optical illusions. Paper that looks like tiles, leather, concrete, wood or fabric. Wallpaper design houses Arte International, Elitis and Designers Guild are the most renowned distributors of these chic and creative wallpapers. However cheaper designs like the VT Wonen wallpaper collections are also breaking new ground and have introduced several designs that fit the trend.

The Andalusia tile wallpaper from Designer Guild suffused with the energy of the House of Lacroix. The tiles look as if they are corroded by the test of time. Another example of tile paper that looks corroded is the Merci Brooklyn collection.

designers guild wallpaper

wallpaper tiles
Merci Brooklyn Tins wallpaper – available at

The French brand Elitis has a variety of eye-deceiving wall papers like broken glass pieces or feathers.

elitis 2 wallpaper

elitis wallpaperThe combination of sparkling silver and simulated tiles adds a sophisticated and stylish vibe to your space and creates optical height and width.

wallpaper sparkle
VT Wonen wallpaper collection
silver tile wallpaper
Cole & Son Albery wallpaper

Is it wood? No, it is really wallpaper. Vt Wonen’s scrapwood wallpaper or Piet Hein Eek‘s wooden planks, give a robust look to any space.

wallpaper like wooden planks
VT Wonen wallpaper
Piet Hein Eek wallpaper

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8 thoughts on “Trend: Wallpapers that fool your eyes

  1. What a great selection of wallpapers, I tend to fall for this style as it creates such a lovely optical illusion. The Merci Brooklyn Tins wallpaper and Cole and Son Albury are my favourite. xD

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