Fancy adding a library of rare antique books to your home? Or super stylish and beautifully curated walls of colour-coded bookshelves? Instantly? While both of these options usually depend upon a serious investment of time and money, there is another option, which requires little more than a bucket of adhesive paste, a paintbrush and a spare Saturday afternoon. Yep, you guessed it, wallpaper is our friend. Here are five beautiful bookish wallpapers that would make a lovely addition to any home.
1. This screenprinted wallpaper featuring stacked books from Anthropologie is handmade in the UK and, while a little costly, could go a long way if used sparingly in an otherwise plainly painted room. Pretty, no? £145 per roll from Anthropologie.
2. We’ve all seen interior design photos of sleek homes with beautifully curated, colour-coded bookshelves lining the walls and wondered how people acquire so many books in the perfect hue, right? Maybe they don’t. Maybe they buy this Colourful Knowledge wallpaper from Mr Perswall instead. £30 per m2 from Mr Perswall.
3. This design, featuring rare antique books, would make a lovely wall in your study. We’ll take the leather armchair, too. £119 per roll from Andrew Martin.
4. Classic and colourful, this Penguin Books wallpaper is quite a conversation piece with a collage of iconic paperback front covers from the famous publishing house. Prices and sizes vary from Osborne & Little.
5. Finally, the perfect backdrop for kitchen tea parties (and great for renters who need something that can be re-used multiple times) is this self-adhesive Alice in Wonderland wallpaper, which displays original illustrations from the Lewis Carroll novel by John Tenniel. £37 from Not On The High Street.
What do you think of this look? Would you consider faking bookshelves with wallpaper in your home?