1950s Style Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired 3D texture

1950s Style Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired 3D texture

1950s Style Wallpaper Swatch

The 1950s produced some very innovative wallpaper from the talented designers that were beginning to emerge from the United Kingdom and from elsewhere in Europe.

For the average British homeowner, however, wallcovering tended to be much more traditional and people, perhaps unsurprisingly, choose similar types of wallpaper to that which would have been in use pre-war. This is another way of saying that it took time for the new designs and ideas to be generally accepted.

This design uses colours that would have been available in the palette of the 1950s designer although the motif is purely my own. I do like to think, however, that it is the type of motif could well have been produced at the time.

I have applied it to the wall of a room that I have used before and I think it gives a good idea of the way that a room would have looked decorated with a modern and up-to-the-minute wallpaper. The furnishings in the room, although not specifically intended to be 1950s, are the type of furniture frequently seen mid-century.

In order to provide a comparison, I have shown the swatch with a very light silver background, the motif colours being Post-Office red and chocolate.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and my other designs and patterns on my fabulous and ever-growing Flickr page which is here.

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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