Ii was never such a fan of wallpaper. The first thing that springs to mind when I think of wallpaper are walls covered in over-the-top old-school flower patterns, granny-style. But these days there are so many amazing wallpapers available, be it designer-style or DIY-projects. I see walls covered with old newspapers, roadmaps, sheet-music and vintage bookpages, very original.

Whilst browsing the net the other day, I stumbled upon the website of NLXL.com. They manufacture wallpapers with very realistic concrete and scrapwood patterns, designed by Dutch designers Piet Boon and Piet Hein Eek respectively. With these wallpapers you can transform a boring stucco wall into vintage wood or sleek modern concrete.

Concrete wallpaper by Dutch designer Piet Boon via NLXL

Concrete wallpaper by Dutch designer Piet Boon via NLXL

Another Concrete wallpaper by Dutch designer Piet Boon via NLXL

Another Concrete wallpaper by Dutch designer Piet Boon via NLXL

Scrapwood wallpaper by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek via NLXL

Scrapwood wallpaper by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek via NLXL

Another Scrapwood wallpaper by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek

Another Scrapwood wallpaper by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek

More Scrapwood

More Scrapwood, I just love the soft, washed-out colors

Remix wallpaper by Arthur Schlenk via NLXL

Remix wallpaper by Arthur Schlenk via NLXL

NLXL also brings the Brooklyn Tins collection, designed by Merci. Historically, tin ceilings were introduced to North America around 1890 as an affordable alternative to the exquisite plaster work used in European homes. Today the irregularity and aging give all the appeal to this American architecture icon.

Brooklyn Tins collection by Merci 8 Designs via NLXL

Brooklyn Tins collection by Merci 8 Designs via NLXL

Brooklyn Tins in old-pink by Merci 8 Designs via NLXL

Brooklyn Tins in old-pink by Merci 8 Designs via NLXL

Wallpapers designed by Studio Job via NLXL

Wallpapers designed by Studio Job via NLXL

The French company Elitis also has some amazing wallpapers, turning walls into works of art covered in Indian silks (the Kandy collection) or fake panelling (the Chance collection).

Elitis Kandy wallpaper, silk on your walls!

Elitis Kandy wallpaper, silk on your walls!

Elitis Chance wallpaper, faux panelling

Elitis Chance wallpaper, faux panelling

Elitis Paradisio wallpaper

Elitis Paradisio wallpaper

And finally some DIY ideas:

DIY: photo-covered walls

DIY: photo-covered walls

DIY Wallpaper

DIY Wallpaper

World maps on the wall, streetmaps are also a great option

World maps on the wall, streetmaps are also a great option

Old bookpages as wallpaper, smart and cheap!

Old bookpages as wallpaper, smart and cheap!

Sheet-music wallpaper via Pinterest

Sheet-music wallpaper via Pinterest

And finally some flowers! via Shed Home

And finally some flowers! via Shed Home

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