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From concrete-look wallpapers to Japanese-style designs in two-tone metallic hues, wallpaper is trending once again this year as a unique designer finish in homes.

Available in a wide range of designs, finishes, colours and styles, it offers designers and homeowners a veritable smorgasbord of decor options.

Here, Design Syndicate shares the latest wallpaper trends from Marburg for 2023 – and how to get the look locally.

Concrete-look wallpaper

One of the biggest wallpaper trends of 2023, as pinpointed by Marburg – a world leader in the design and manufacture of luxury wallpapers – is concrete-look wallpaper.

“Concrete looks are a popular choice for decorators who want to achieve a modern look. Concrete-look wallpapers are an easy way to create a cool and appealing atmosphere. They are stylish and ultra-modern, and they go with almost any interior,” says Marburg.

Get the look: Yeshua YEWL1201, a grey-white concrete-look wallpaper that is easy to clean and resistant to fading.

Kumano-designed wallpaper

Drawing on the contemporary Japandi style, Kumano “combines Nordic cosiness with Japanese clarity,” explains Marburg.

These designs are characterised by soothing, nature-inspired motifs and subtle, two-tone colour schemes. To create a pretty effect, different colour palettes are often combined.

“The two-tone metal effect is considered a special feature and radiates prudent elegance. The warm colours underline the cosiness of any room and give us a good feeling,” Marburg adds.

Get the look: Yeshua YEA48303 in Beige, Bronze and Cream is a beautiful option on its own but can also be paired with Yeshua YEA48302 in Boue, Gold and Navy. Another great choice is Yeshua YEA51302 in Gold, Green and Sage or Yeshua YEA51301 in Blue, German Silver and Navy.

Zellige wallpaper

Inspired by traditional handmade zellige tiles, these wallpaper designs are having a moment – especially in bathrooms and kitchens where clients are looking for a more artisanal touch to their finishes.

“Zellige is known for its pearly, metallic, volcanic or opaque shades. The characteristic features of Zellige are the irregular surfaces, the colour nuances and the depth of the colour,” says Marburg.

Get the look: Marburg Silk Road in Blue or Maroon features a wonky square design reminiscent of zellige tiles.



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