A Delightful Collection of Trompe L'Oeil Wallpaper

A Delightful Collection of Trompe L'Oeil Wallpaper

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Nancy Mitchell
Oct 17, 2014
(Image credit: Rue)

Trompe l'oeil, French for 'fool the eye': any surface treatment two-dimensional but photorealistic enough to make you do a double take. Or just to delight you. Probably you didn't actually think there was an opera house behind this settee.. but wouldn't it be wonderful if there were? Here, a roundup of ten of our favorite trompe l'oeil wallpapers.

Above: Trove's Fuoco wallpaper, as seen on Rue Magazine.

(Image credit: Koziel)

It's not made of wool, but we wouldn't blame you if you wanted to touch the wall just to make sure. Grey knit wallpaper from Koziel (which may give you flashbacks to this Taylor Swift video).

(Image credit: Wall & Deco)

I can't help loving this wallpaper by Wall & Deco, which gives me a bit of a Louise Nevelson vibe.

(Image credit: In Mind)

This is In Mind, also by Wall & Deco. Something about those half-opened drawers gives it a strangely haunting feel.

(Image credit: Wall & Deco)

And one more... Stucco, also by Wall & Deco. Not actually a beautiful old architectural wall, but I was fooled.

(Image credit: Metro Furniture)

Perfect for replicating the look of an old-school tin ceiling on the cheap. Brooklyn Tins wallpaper from Metro Furniture.

(Image credit: Rebecca Bond)

This 'Genuine Fake Books' wallpaper by Deborah Bowness crops all over. Here is it in Abigail Ahern's London home...

(Image credit: House Beautiful)

And in a moody bedroom from House Beautiful.

(Image credit: Ferm Living)

Marble wallpaper by Ferm Living... cheaper than marble, but just as pretty.

(Image credit: Ella Doran)

Wonderful texture, and just a little bit brutalist. Geo Wallpaper from Ella Doran.

(Image credit: Ella Doran)

And finally, 'Paris Marble' — old-world glam at new-world prices.

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