Who says you have to go big or go home? We say you can do both. The popularity of certain raw materials has catapulted them from precious accents into looks we love so much we want to live inside them. It's 2018, and coming home to an all-terrazzo room—or an all-marble room, or an all-concrete room, or even an all-raw-wood room—sounds like a great idea. In fact, we're obsessed with the antiminimalist move (a big eff-you to anyone who thinks it's "too much" or too intense). Thing is, all those raw materials will cost a small fortune to have installed—and don't even get us started on the stress of that kind of renovation. The solution? Wallpaper—specifically wallpaper that's made to look like material you can't stop splattering all over your Pinterest boards: marble wallpaper, wood wallpaper, et cetera.
Faux-finish wallpapers are way less of a headache, fewer dollars, and less of a commitment (if you know how to properly remove it before you move out) than actually installing said material. And if the all-enveloping look still feels like a bit much, try applying them in smaller doses: as a backsplash, on a small ceiling, or over an accent wall. Here are some favorites to get you started.
The it material of the moment, terrazzo is a composite made of chunks of marble or granite set in concrete, now available by using this "non-woven fleece wallpaper" that shimmers just like it instead.
Once you get this pink-tinted, lifelike wallpaper up and start living in an all-marble room, you'll laugh at the very idea of getting slabs this large from the marble yard.
If you're all about the industrial look but live in a one-size-fits-all space, this super-rustic corrugated metal paper will check the "character" box—and then some.
Feeling a woodland vibe? Faux-bois (a.k.a fake-wood) wallpaper can work with just about any style.