3D is trendy again! And, you don't need glasses to make these walls pop.
It's hard to imagine how something as, well, flat as wallpaper could take on three dimensional qualities, but innovative designers are now making textural wallpaper. Surprise, surprise, the Swedes are leading the way. Swedish designer Kicki Edgren Nyborg created a line of wallpaper that is primarily 2D with 3D functionality. She hides fold-out lights behind geometrically patterned wallpaper, which creates a seamless and contemporary interior. She also uses folds in the wallpaper to build working shelves for storing household items. Another Swedish designer Hanna Nyman makes 3D wallpaper, but with a less practical focus. It's also interactive. Sections of her wallpapers can be peeled back so users can create their own versions of sculptural art.
Mio Culture makes 3D modular panels that can be attached to the wall to form different shapes and styles, and is readily available at Target. Also, Graham & Brown have a new wallpaper collection named "Shape and Form." Here is the official description of the project: "We wanted to push the boundaries and create a dramatic, masculine collection that plays with perceptions conjuring optical effects to offer homeowners a dimensional alternative for decorating walls."
3D walls are not for everyone (kids and animals could tear up these walls in a matter of days), but, if you're adventurous, this might be a trend worth following.
Images: 1. 3. & 9. Kredema 2. National Post: Tracy Kendall's Artful Walls 4. Curbly: DIY-able? Origami Fabric Wallcoverings 5. Mio Culture 6. & 8. Fresh Home: 3-D Textured WallPapers by Hanna Nyman 7. Fresh Home: Wallpaper Designs Playing with Perceptions from Graham Brown 10. Porter's Paints