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Vintage Inspired Wallpapers You Will Love

Before we go any further, get the thought of your Grandmother’s house out of your head when we talk about vintage interiors. Vintage is much more than just “old” and “outdated!” Vintage inspired wallpapers ooze elegance and sophistication and involve intricate and detailed patterns, and can be the perfect finishing piece that pulls your room together. We’ve chosen 15 of our favorite vintage inspired wallpapers that will definitely help give your home a makeover and make the old seem oh-so-new. You can also check our full range of vintage inspired wallpapers here!

Florals Galore

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Ornithology – It’s not your typical floral pattern, but this gorgeous and colorful design includes hand-sketched birds amongst leaves and plants. This wonderfully detailed and intricate design will surely be a talking point in whichever location it is placed in.

Aux Fleurs – Using pastel shades of cream, yellow and green, Aux Fleurs is reminiscent of a traditional floral pattern. Containing blooming flowers and detailed leaves, this design is a cheerful design that will brighten up any room, particularly a kitchen.

Serendipity – Featuring various colors, Serendipity is a damask pattern made up of striking flowers in bloom and fruit. Whilst this can be used in any room, it would completely revamp an outdated kitchen when paired with white benchtops with light streaming in through French windows.

Eccentric Charm

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Library Card – This quirky wallpaper pattern is sure to get people talking. Inspired by the classic drawers at libraries, who would have thought it would make such a fantastic wall feature? Plus, we bet somebody will try and open a drawer at some stage because they look real until you touch them!

Chalbury – This faux leather wallpaper design is a fantastic throwback whilst still being vibrant and stylish in 2016. This bright red pattern isn’t for the faint-hearted, however, when styled correctly, will look chic and retro in a modern home.

Bookshelf – Something completely different, this bookshelf pattern will make you want to curl up and read a good book. The realistic feel of this wallpaper has been done using a real bookshelf photograph which was then designed and printed as wallpaper. This one is perfect for commercial projects such as cafes, hotel lobbies and even book stores!

Pattern Love

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Jump – Using a kaleidoscope method, Jump is a mixture of florals, however, this pattern is the perfect choice for various rooms in your home due to its neutral color palette. You won’t find it hard to style and it will compliment any room interior, whether you combine it with strong neutrals or pops of color in the decor.

Heritage Tile – These blue and white mock China tiles are a great way to bring a touch of luxe to any room, particularly the kitchen or bathroom. This design makes you feel as though you should be relaxing somewhere on the European coastline and is a great choice to make a statement in your space.

Mediterranean – Using blue and gold, this intricate pattern is a great way to add the vintage touch to your room. The blue tones in the paper aim at reviving a room, where the gold adds a touch of royalty and glamor. Additionally, the repetitive tile design is a great way to ensure a timeless look that doesn’t go out of style.

Flashback Comics

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Caribbean Water – Featuring various vintage advertisements from the breathtaking Caribbean islands, this interesting wallpaper design is perfect to jazz up a room in your home or even for commercial use at a cafe or retail store. This fun design definitely works as a captivating and interesting feature wall.

Circuit de Monaco – With bright colors, this design immortalizes the Monaco Grand Prix with exciting and fun advertisements featuring the cars of the race. This wallpaper is a great choice for commercial use as well as in your home in spaces like man cave or home office.

Implausible Adventures – The ultimate wallpaper for a comic enthusiast, this design is a compilation of various comic covers about aliens, invasions and beyond! This is a great chance to showcase your love in a child or teen’s bedroom or even in a home office or living area.

Around The World

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Gosport St Milk Bar – An assortment of soda crates, this design is fun, bright and quirky and will have you dreaming of sipping some icy drinks at a beach shack during sunset. The design is so realistic, you’ll be trying to reach in and grab out a bottle on a hot day.

Wanderlust – Transport yourself across the globe with this gorgeous, vintage wallpaper design. A collage of advertisements and posters for some of the most loved places to visit in the world, this wallpaper will have you dreaming about planning your next getaway.

Vintage French Maps – This stunning wallpaper design which is meant to mimic maps lining the walls of a classroom, incorporates a variety of vintage maps, originally produced in France, of destinations around the world. With a neutral color scheme of beiges, blues and yellows, this wallpaper will suit a variety of locations around your home or business and be a breeze to style.

So if you love the vintage look but think that a vintage inspired wallpaper will look outdated or be difficult to look, here are 15 designs to change your mind. Milton & King have you covered with an extensive range of gorgeous vintage inspired wallpapers to suit every taste and styling preference.

Interior Tips

5 Ways To Use Floral Wallpaper

With the hotter months upon us (well, if you’re in America, Europe or the UK!), it’s time for a change in home styling! As we mentioned previously in this blog post, floral wallpaper designs are one of the most popular ways to add that fresh and welcoming feeling to the home during the spring and summer months. Including bold colors and intricate patterns (just like the new Modern Classics collection), floral prints trigger memories of warm summer days with clear blue skies and fresh flowers blooming. However, sometimes covering the walls isn’t a possibility, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate with our extensive range of floral prints! Here are 5 ways to discover and use floral wallpaper in your home:

Artwork

If you want something a little less permanent than a full application of wallpaper but love the beautiful designs and still want to incorporate it into your home somehow, how do you feel about a framed artwork of your favorite floral wallpaper printed on canvas?  This is the perfect option if you are renting and not allowed to cover your walls with anything that is semi-permanent. This is the easiest way  to add a touch of personality and fun into a rather blank space. With so many floral wallpaper designs to choose from, there will be one for every room no matter your personal preference or style.

 Ceilings

Adding wallpaper to the ceiling is a beautiful way to incorporate some color into a room, onto a space that often gets overlooked. It adds the gorgeous texture and style that you would experience when hanging a print on the wall, just without being seen as overwhelming and obnoxious. Choosing a lighter colored wallpaper like the ‘Bloom‘ design may even help to act as an illusion to the human eye and trick the brain into thinking the room is larger and more spacious than it actually is. This is particularly great for smaller apartments and homes where rooms can constantly appear cramped and cluttered.

Furniture

Although you could completely cover your bedside table with some gorgeous floral wallpaper, this could potentially be a bit too much for some. For a more subtle approach, we recommend wallpapering the sides of the drawers so that when you pull them out, there is a touch of color hidden inside. Also, pasting some wallpaper down to the top of a table is a great way to refresh the look and add some personality. Consider doing these subtle touches to your bedside tables, coffee tables and any other small pieces of furniture for a hint of floral that adds the finishing touch.

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 Door

Who doesn’t love a beautifully decorated door? This is perfect for a hesitant wallpaper first-timer or someone who loves the boldness of a particular floral print such as ‘Garden Bloom‘ but is a bit apprehensive when it comes to installing the pattern on a larger space, such as their walls. You can choose to cover the front and/or back depending on your personal preference, interior style and how busy your space already is.

Headboard

Having a headboard on the back of your bed is an added touch of luxury in your master bedroom, but consider wallpapering it with a captivating floral design rather than leaving it bare. A bright and fun floral headboard will draw attention to it and really add a fresh and youthful appeal, whereas a more muted, classic floral headboard will add a feel of glamour and vintage styling to your bedroom.
If you need more inspiration on how else you can add some floral wallpaper designs to your home decor without actually having to use them on your walls, have a read through these 16 Wallpaper Projects you can try out yourself!

Artist Bios, Studio Collections

New To Our Range: Modern Classics By Maria Khersonets

Designed by Russian artist and illustrator Maria Khersonets, the ‘Modern Classics’ wallpaper collection has been deeply influenced by the warmth and romance of traditional wallcoverings and take inspiration from the work of English artist William Morris, Maria’s designs pay homage to the sophistication and subtle glamour of his artwork. This gorgeous new collection of wallpapers by Maria visually generates beautiful depth and texture using Gouache, a type of watercolour paint. Her designs are intricate and detailed, giving a sense of life and dimension with each individual brush stroke.

Combined, the unique collection of wallpapers are a curated album of stunning bold floral and foliage artworks that capture nature in Maria’s own style, focusing on rich hues such as inky blues, olive greens and berry reds.

Check out a snapshot of the entire collection by the fabulous Maria Khersonets below!

Dandelions

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The first of Maria’s collection is the gorgeous Dandelion design with gorgeous curves of the leaves combined with the soft tufts of dandelions and bright flowers. This design comes in three different colour-ways so you have a number of options when it comes to adding this gorgeous wallpaper to your home. Dandelion may be bold, however, it is still understated enough to work well with other interior elements without feeling like it is overpowering.

Winsome

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Available in four different colour-ways, Winsome is a fresh design featuring birds nestling in large flowers with delicate leaves. Featured above is the “Corona Electra” print that is complete with blue hues alongside pops of  yellow and green. Winsome is also available in “Hot Berries,” “On Sunset” and “Riveria Eden,” and each is a completely different look and feel,  so check them all out here and select the one that is perfect for your space.

Governors Rose

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This wallpaper is a classic design that features a gorgeous bouquet of roses, evoking the feel of a traditional English cottage garden. This pattern is detailed and intricate with a sense of dimension and texture. This particular pattern also comes in four colour varieties, all in classic tones with a hint of eye-catching colour. This pattern would make for a stunning feature wall in your living room or a gorgeous vintage kitchen!

Mimosa

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A gorgeous design of intricate leaves and tiny berries, this wallpaper from the “Modern Classics” collection combines deep colours with pastel accents throughout. Mimosa is available in 5 colour-ways: Pink Musk, Pomegranate, Red Tango, Tranquil Crop and Wattle Green.

Clover Fields

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From afar, this wallpaper seems quite simple and understated, however upon closer inspection the small, intricate details of the piece give it a hint of elegant romance. Using delicate shapes in repetition, Clover Fields is perfect for adding a soft, feminine touch to your space.

Snow Drop

Maria Khersonets | Milton & KingThis botanical design of free flowing linear leaves and bell-shaped flowers was created to look textured and dimensional. With its brighter colours of green and blue combined with pastel shares, the “Spearmint Ice” color-way is perfect for spring and summer.

The ‘Modern Classics’ collection by Maria Khersonets is exclusive to Milton & King and is available to purchase now, in either a same or full roll.

What is your favourite wallpaper from the collection?