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Dimensional Trickery: Trompe L’oeil Wallpaper

Ever wish that you had warm wood paneling or walls of shelves filled with leather bound books in your home? Now it’s easy to create this effect thanks to trompe l’oeil wallpaper!  French for “deceive the eye,” trompe l’oeil is an art technique that tricks the eye into thinking that a flat image is three dimensional. Wallpaper manufacturers like Andrew Martin and Cole & Son have created beautiful and very convincing papers that utilize this effect. Check out some of our favorite trompe l’oeil wallpapers and how to create a whole look around them:

Natural & Nautical

Natural elements like rough-hewn wood beams and paneling are making a comeback this year in interior design. Get the look without all of the upkeep or splintering by using a trompe l’oeil faux bois paper. Indigo hues and rich royal blue striped fabrics create a nautical ambiance when combined with wood.

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Andrew Martin Faux Bois Wood Wallpaper Timber - Oak
Andrew Martin Wallpaper – Timber – Oak
Schumacher Fabric Carmel Coastline Print Surf Sch 174690
Schumacher Fabric Carmel Coastline Print Surf
Duralee Blue Fabrics 15398-193 Indigo
Duralee Blue Fabrics 15398-193 Indigo

Manly Escape

Grid wood paneling and a sophisticated man cave go together like peanut butter and jelly. Spread your guy’s sanctuary with wallpaper that mimics the grid effect either from floor to ceiling or midway up the wall. Finish off the room with a big comfortable couch, tribal patterns, and something fun like a hanging model airplane.

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Andrew Martin Faux Bois Wood Wallpaper Regent  Oak
Andrew Martin Wallpaper – Regent – Oak
Andrew Martin Fabric Corrientes Brick
Andrew Martin Fabric – Corrientes – Brick
Andrew Martin Fabric Espiga - Blue
Andrew Martin Fabric -Espiga – Blue

Fireside Library

A lovely evening spent surrounded by the warm glow of a fire and shelves upon shelves of books is about as romantic as it gets. Cover the two walls on either side of a fireplace with Andrew Martin’s Library A&B wallpaper, and add a little springtime color with pea green chairs and dusty pink damask pillows.

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Andrew Martin Wallpaper Library A & B - Stone
Andrew Martin Wallpaper – Library A & B – Stone
Greenhouse 74170 Spring Green Velvet Fabric
Greenhouse Fabric – 74170 – Spring
Robert Allen Pink Damask Fabric Endruschat - Quartz
Robert Allen Fabric – Endruschat – Quartz

Surreal Standout

A wall, especially one with a door leading to another room, is an ideal spot to accent with wallpaper. Here, paper inspired by a 1950’s decorative screen from artist and designer Piero Fornasetti depicts shelving filled with a dreamlike array of mandolins, fruit, keys and hourglasses.

Cole & Son Fornasetti Wallpaper 97-11034 Optical Illusiontrompe l'oeil Interior Decor
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Cole & Son Wallpaper Fornasetti II Nicchie Black White & Red
Cole & Son Wallpaper – Nicchie – Black White & Red

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