From beginnings steeped in tradition and history, or new challengers making waves, the top 10 wallpaper brands in this list have some things in common – each remains consistently ahead of the curve when it comes to trends, innovation and quality. Some of the brands in this list began their businesses decades ago when wallpaper was chosen in order to blend in with the rest of the decor in your room. Today’s modern wallpapers are making a statement, and these brands have the vision and know-how to reinterpret popular styles from the past to be just as creative as their newest cutting edge designs.
Established in 1946 by two best friends, Graham & Brown is now a global wallpaper brand. Staying true to its tradition and history whilst keeping on top of the trends, they also offer a curated selection of wallcoverings from renowned designers alongside their expansive collection.
Cole & Sons’ vast archive of original block print and screen print designs, drawings and wallpapers from the 18th – 20th centuries have attracted a prestigious customer base including Queen Elizabeth II, the White House and the Houses of Parliament. Their wallpapers are the perfect blend of innovation and tradition.
From Zoffany’s beginnings supplying historic wallcoverings for private commissions, it has grown to be an internationally renowned fabric and wallpaper house, renowned for quality and innovation, combined with a sophisticated and elegant aesthetic.
Arthur Sanderson started his business in 1860 importing and selling French wallpaper. His diverse range has evolved over the years with an eye on current trends, and the range today includes bold stylised florals, classic English chintzes, plain textures, smart stripes, trellises and small scale motifs, all printed in the UK.
Osborne & Little is one of the world’s leading names in fabric and wallpaper design. Established in the swinging sixties, the brand’s success can be attributed to its imaginative approach, creating both classic and contemporary styles from diverse sources of inspiration.
Timborous beasties is a diverse studio established in 1990 by two friends who met at Glasgow School of Art. The multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed brand carries a diverse range of styles, defined by an aesthetic evolution of time-honoured motifs.
Hygge & West was founded in 2008, in the spirit of the Danish concept of hygge. The brand aims to celebrate the little things and everyday moments throughout life, by creating products to cultivate a cozy, beautiful environment where these moments can be savoured.
The house of Christian Lacroix is one of the most globally icon fashion brands. The brand’s extravagant wallpaper range is inspired by gypsy and Provencal traditions, and by the flamboyant Haute Couture scene in Paris and London in the 60s.
Founded by Claud Cecil Gurney in the 1980s, de Gournay is a design house best known for its luxurious hand-crafted wallpapers. Sparked by Gurney’s passion for collecting rare furniture and Chinese porcelain, the brand is now an international company, with showrooms from New York to Shanghai.