Retro wallpapers – our pick of the best

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Retro wallpapers, ahh there’s something rather cheering about vintage pattern and when it’s proudly displayed large scale on a wall it can be doubly evocative. Seeing vintage style wallpaper that brings to mind a memory from childhood can introduce a warmth and homeliness to our own homes that a top coat of magnolia just can’t quite muster.

What’s more, the unabashed joy of these colours and motifs is a more than welcome alternative to the cool, unadorned minimalism of recent years. Ditsy florals in pink and blue might not be for everyone, but there’s so much more than that on offer.

Tap in to the trend for bold pattern with a design classic from William Morris or keep things luxe with 70s wallpaper, the beauty of dipping into the archive is that there is something to please every style. Our little selection includes sharp-angled Art Deco geometric wallpaper, line-drawn British landscapes, classic Arts & Crafts trailing botanics, colour washed postcards and a little touch of nostalgic Victoriana.

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