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Bringing the outside in: Natural-effect interior decorating tips

The hottest new interior trend is embracing the beauty of the outdoors, creating a space that captures the textures, colours and shapes we see outside and in our natural world. Whether you want to keep you interiors cosy with warm hues and rich wood effects, or if you want to brighten your space with floral prints and green plants, here at I Want Wallpaper we are on hand with all the advice you need for creating the best natural effect interior. We’ll cover everything from brick wallpaper to forested wall murals and beyond, helping you achieve your dream outdoorsy aesthetic.

Wall murals

If you’re looking for a totally new way to transform your home, why not consider a wall mural?

Wall murals are a great alternative to wallpaper for those looking to make a bold impression. Acting as a clear focal point, a mural creates a feature in the room and allows you to really catch the eye of those entering. And while there are a whole host of mural styles to choose from, we think there is a lot to be said for nature-inspired wall murals.

Nature wallpapers are already a great way to bring the outside in and inject life into your room – nature wall murals take this one step further, offering stunning picture-perfect photographic imagery that really does transport you to the great outdoors.

 Forest Wall Murals

There is just something so calming about the forest, and that is most definitely the case with this stunning woodland wall mural. With a beautiful sunrise breaking through the trees, this wall mural wallpaper will bring light and life into any room, no matter the time of day.

Hang this nature-inspired wall mural in your living room and complement the design with earthy green, cream and brown hues for the full forest effect.

Waterfall Wall Murals

Become at one with nature with this exquisite forest waterfall scene. If you’re looking to create a quiet spot in your home to sit back and unwind with a good book and a glass of wine, this nature wall mural is the ideal option.

Tranquil and picturesque, this eye-catching mural will create the perfect focal point in large hallways, living rooms, studies or dining rooms. Opt for a minimal vibe throughout the rest of the room to let your mural do all the talking, and you’ve got yourself a calming, relaxing space that will have you feeling at one with nature from the second you enter.

Wood effect wallpaper perfect for those removed from nature

Love the outdoors but hate that it’s just that little bit too far from your city apartment? This Epping forest wallpaper is ideal for when walks amongst nature aren’t immediately accessible and you want to bring the joy of the outdoors to your front room. If you simply love the idea of a nature inspired room, this wallpaper is ideal for you with an array of wildlife to admire as you relax in the comfort of your own home. This wallpaper is an ideal addition to a dark room, giving the illusion of natural light with splashes of vivid colour to brighten everything up. Our Epping forest wallpaper gives you that breath of fresh air without having to step out of your front door.

Sparkle and shine: the wood effect wallpaper to brighten up your room.

Here at I Want Wallpaper, we ensure our products are unlike any other, and this birch tree glitter wallpaper is certainly one of a kind. Bringing a subtle element of sparkle to your room, this wood effect wallpaper is the definition of chic sophistication. Ideal in a front room, our birch tree effect wallpaper is sure to be a head-turner for your guests. Paired with neutral accessories and furniture, this wallpaper would make for a perfect feature wall creating a focal point for your room.

Brick wallpaper 

Whether you’re looking to bring an industrial feel or a farmhouse style to your home, brick effect wallpaper helps you achieve the look quickly and easily.

Exposed brick walls are absolutely huge in home decor, however, they’re not always easy to achieve. Perhaps you’re in a new build house with drywall, yet you want an exposed brick effect? Or maybe you’re renting, and aren’t able to make bigger structural changes in the home? Even if your home does feature real brick wall and you are able to make changes, it is no secret that stripping back wallpaper and plaster can take a lot of time and effort.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy wall to rock the exposed brick trend, a faux brick effect wallpaper is the perfect choice. Looking for inspiration? Join us here at I Want Wallpaper as we run through some of our favourite styles.


Brick wallpaper for a rustic effect

One of the most popular ways for brick wallpaper to be used is for creating a traditional, rustic feel in the home. If you’re looking for the ultimate countryside chic, look no further than the beautiful arthouse cornish stone pattern rustic brick wallpaper.

With its combination of colours and shapes, this realistic faux effect stone wallpaper is perfect for creating an authentic feature wall in a countryside kitchen, or for bringing a touch of classic charm to your living room, bedroom or hallway.

A classic, versatile brick effect wallpaper

If you’re looking for a brick wallpaper bursting with versatility, the Grandeco vintage house brick pattern wallpaper ticks all the boxes. This traditional red and tan-toned brick design is realistic and instantly recognisable, perfect for those looking for a classic brick design.

The great thing about this realistic brick effect wallpaper is the versatility it offers. The colour is warm yet understated and will complement a whole host of decor styles. Hang yours as a feature wall in a dining room and create contrast with bold yellow accents, or use around a fireplace or chimney breast to create a stunning focal point in any room.

Brick wallpaper for the contemporary home

While many people associate brick effect wallpaper with a more rustic, farmhouse-esque style, there is actually a multitude of ways in which it can be used to make a stylish statement in a more modern home.

The gorgeous arthouse foil slate silver brick effect wallpaper is one such way. With its unique and contemporary metallic design, this silver brick wallpaper is ideal for creating a stunning finish in a kitchen or bathroom, or even for making a glamorous statement in the living room or bedroom.

Brick effect wallpaper with a splash of colour

A brick wall doesn’t have to limit you to natural shades. If you love the look of brick but want to bring a touch of colour to your room, a painted brick effect wallpaper such as the rasch urban pink brick effect embossed texture wallpaper is a must-have.

This statement pink brick wallpaper boasts a gorgeous bright pink shade, guaranteed to draw the eye when used as a feature wall in a room. Hang yours in a dining room or bedroom for a true statement style.


A subtle white brick effect wallpaper

Perhaps you’re someone who prefers a more subtle style? White decor, and white walls in particular, are a must for those looking to create a bright, open space. White walls make a room automatically look larger while creating a great blank canvas for the rest of your furniture and decor. However, a plain white wall can sometimes look a little, well, plain! This is where a white textured wallpaper, such as the beautiful arthouse VIP white brick stone effect wallpaper, comes in.

A white brick wallpaper perfectly fuses classic and contemporary style. Fashion-forward and endlessly chic, a white brick wall will bring that sophisticated ‘city loft’ style to any room in the house.

Brick effect wallpaper for the plant lover

Are you looking to bring the outdoors in with your home decor? Greenery and plants are all the rage right now, perfect for bringing a breath of fresh air to your space. If you love the look of greenery but struggle with the upkeep of real plants, a brick wallpaper with a leaf pattern is just the option for you.

The beautiful AS creation white brick pattern ivy vine motif wallpaper is ideal as a feature wall in an extension, conservatory or orangery, helping to create a seamless blend between indoors and out. For further inspiration and a plethora of stunning wallpaper styles, be sure to explore the full brick wallpaper collection at I Want Wallpaper. 

House plants

The seventies design trick of decorating your house with plants is thriving.  Indoor plants are becoming a must have in urban modern interiors, with spider plants, monstera deliciosa, begonias, cacti,  parlour palm, boston fern, and succulents proving some of the most popular. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to keep on top of your plant care, there are lots of plenty of artificial alternatives readily available to buy, and they all look just as vibrant. 


Botanical wallpaper 

Botanical wallpaper is a great way to bring texture and style to your interior. Not only is it timeless, it completely refreshes the house. Take this tropical leaf wallpaper design, for example, which gives any room an instant hit of vibrant, tropical paradise vibes. 

Botanical wallpaper works for both small and large spaces, and creates a statement design that is guaranteed to turn heads. Botanical or plant based wallpaper can bring a playful touch of escapism to small spaces such as the hall, downstairs toilet,  or cloakroom. 

Last but not least, the accessories 

When accessorising alongside your natural wallpapers, consider adding natural fibres, textures and patterns to your interior. Wicker and rattan are materials inspired by nature, and you can find lampshades, rugs and baskets that all bring an element of the outdoors to your chilled inside space. When considering your floor, think about bamboo, cork or wood effects that give you an outdoor feel, while still being warm and cosy. Pairing your floor with natural hues is essential to creating the overall organic effect. Natural tones such as tans, whites and beiges make your interior stand out as fresh and clean. If you really want to create an outside-inside haven, consider wood or floral scents in the forms of diffusers and air fresheners to completely transform how you feel in your space. Combining these tips with your choice of brick effect wallpaper, here at I Want Wallpaper, can help you on your way to designing your ideal outdoor paradise, indoors.