Funky wallpapers - unusual wallpapers that don't stick to the rules
"Funky (or "exceptional") wallpapers" is a general term for models where the design in terms of pattern, motif, structures, and surface materials distinctly differs from traditional or classic designs. Exceptional wallpapers are often equated with modern wallpapers, which can be correct but doesn't necessarily have to.
These types of wall décor cannot simply be described in one word - they can be special, unusual, exclusive, extravagant, outlandish, subtle, arty, provocative, etc. - but they all have one thing in common: They attract attention, cause a stir, and are a reflection of personal tastes.
"Exceptional / funky" - words with many definitions
Just like the term "modern", the word "funky" is open to interpretation and linked to personal preferences. What would I like to see on my walls, which pattern/motif puts me into the desired frame of mind, which design wallpaper excites me, and what do I wish to express? In other words: unusual or exceptional wallpapers can mirror one's innermost wishes and preferences.
Witty wallpapers, gaudy wallpapers, wallpapers with fantasy themes, motifs that approach life with a tongue-in-cheek attitude and a good dose of irony, cult vintage wallpapers with modern interpretations, or art wallpapers that create new space dimensions - funky and cool wall décor can be all that and more. Bizarre and whimsical or mystical wallpapers fill a room with the magic of irreality.
Innovative or unusual materials like effect foils, metal foils, leather imitation, glass bead or textile wallpapers create new dimensions in a room and appeal to more than just one sense.
Unusual wallpaper patterns that cause a stir
Our Wallpaper Shop is a veritable treasure trove of patterned wall décor with plenty of motif surprises that cater for any personal taste. How about adorning your toilette with a humorous wallpaper depicting historic toilet seats from throughout the centuries?
There will never be a dull moment with our huge selection of colourful, striking wallpapers. With our motif wallpapers, everyone can find just the right theme for their walls. It might be cheeky pin-up girls, historic corsets, sexy heels, romantic perfume bottles, gorgeous bathing ladies, framed personalities, colourful flowerpots, shelves of books and many many other things - whatever takes your fancy, we have the right wall treatment for you! There are no limits to your imagination with the patterns and motifs in our Wallpaper Shop.
Fans of cats - or those who think of our feline friends are magical creatures - will be delighted by our beautiful wallpapers with black cats; the striking design creates a pleasing geometry. Gigantic flamingos in bright colours, large-scale animal prints, beautiful birds straight out of Peter Pan's fairy tale world, cute little lap dogs, stylised orange foxes on a pink background or a whole gallery of wild African animals - the animal kingdom was never more colourful, varied and exotic than in our many exclusive design wallpapers.
Pop-Art, Op-Art, surreal art, impressionism, expressionism - our large selection of designer wallpapers is just as varied and multi-faceted as the art world has been during the last few centuries. Baroque, Art Nouveau, Art Deco - these styles will always influence wallpaper design, which is why you can find a huge array of stunning examples in our Wallpaper Shop.
There is but a fine line between kitsch and art. And what is wrong with a bit of sentimentality - it can be both lovely and exciting! Dream landscapes that you thought only exist in our imagination, romantic and surreal scenarios, popular motifs depicted in a slightly exaggerated manner, mixed with a generous dose of provocative decadence - funky wallpapers are not trying to be to everybody's taste, they refuse to be pigeon-holed. They have their very own message and don't shy away from the odd cliché.
Are you a fan of graphic patterns and geometric shapes? Of contrasting colours and optical illusions? We can help you with that. Inspired by the 1950s, 1960s or 1970s but with a modern twist, or bang-on-trend in true 21st century style with outer space touches, abstract patterns or unusual colour combinations: We offer exceptional wall treatments that will add a symmetric or asymmetric centre-point to any room.
Material imitations of wood, metal, stone, concrete, ceramics provide fascinating shapes and structures as well as trendy colours and can breathe new life into homes or business premises.
Unique wallpapers shine in new colour combinations and contrasts
As humans, colours have an impact on us, our well-being and our emotional states. Funky wallpapers are therefore defined by their colour combinations which are both unusual and innovative. Clever design ensures that strong contrast colours and hitherto unseen colour combos create a completely new harmony that magically attracts the gaze. Black and hues of brown or grey are suddenly afforded a new lease of life and complement a large number of interior design styles perfectly.
Special materials and structures for cool wallpapers
Materials that provide special effects and structures, play with the light in the most surprising ways, or make a welcome change as a natural counterpoint to the synthetic world around us, are another significant feature of exceptional wallpapers. Our huge range includes natural wallpapers, textile wallpapers, flock wallpapers, crush wallpapers, effect foil wallpapers, metal wallpapers, imitation leather wallpapers, and glass bead wallpapers.
Each surface material has its own strikingly unique characteristics. Nature wallpapers feature natural material structures which can provide a room with many different effects. Textile fabrics with beautiful details, for instance as crush or flock models, create unforgettable haptic and visual experiences. Imitation leather wallpapers lend a touch of exotic luxury and can provide a futuristic element. Three-dimensional space and fantasy influences can be found in funky metal and effect foil wallpapers. Mirror effects, light reflections, shimmer and shine, rainbow colours, and holograms add exciting dynamics to the room. Glittery glass bead wallpapers burst with extravagant glamour.
New creative wallpapers for children's rooms - far from the mainstream
Children are masters of imagination. Our designers are well aware of that fact, and have come up with gorgeously unusual kids' room wall décor. Their pictorial patterns pick up on the colourful world of children's imaginations and stimulate their growing minds in a playful manner. They speak in a language that kids can understand, based on the designers' experience with their own children and the knowledge that the little ones are more sophisticated and discriminating than we might give them credit for. Popular kids motifs are given a new lease of life by adding new colours and pattern structures. In addition, there are many new motifs from a variety of themes like fairy tales, transport and technology, astronomy and space. Children grasp the world around them through shapes and forms, so geometric patterns play a significant role in children's wallpapers.
Funky wallpapers need room
Extravagant patterned wall treatments and unique effect wallpapers need sufficient room to unfold their potential. That's not only true in terms of wall space, but also in terms of mental space. "Out there" wallpapers can appear fairly dominant in a room, depending on the motif. A feature wall might be the best way to set the scene for large-scale patterns, bright colours and special effects. Depending on the layout of the room, two walls that face each other can be adorned with the same designer wall treatment.
Combining an unusual pattern wallpaper and a matching single-coloured wallpaper can provide interesting contrasts. The very brave might feel inclined to use two different patterned wallpapers in the same room - but it is important to make sure the colours match in order to create some harmony. Our Customer Photographs provide a plethora of inspiration.