Take your pick from our selection of this seasons best wallpaper and fabrics featuring feather designs
Delicate and ethereal, a feather motif reveals the beauty of nature. From photo-real prints to whimsical, metallic-tinted designs, feathers are a natural extension of the popular bird motif and are possibly a more versatile choice.
Sold by the metre, this paper has detailed, colourful feathers that make a bold statement. Samui collage wallcovering in Olivine, £25 per m; lind made in Moolyana Repeat; cushion made in Moolyana in Autumn; both £98 per m; all Myanmar collection, Voyage Decoration
Feathers work well in both traditional and modern schemes. Looser ‘floating’ designs suit a more classic setting, while those laid out in formation are usually a great it for a contemporary look. While the dreamy quality of feathers makes them a shoo-in for a bedroom, the wide selection of styles available means there’s a plume print to suit every room in your home.
A watercolour-style print with a smart, retro feel, this wallpaper comes n five colours and is available as a fabric, too. Feathers in British Lichen, £55 per roll, Mini Moderns
Embrace the look by covering walls or upholstery in feather designs, or dip your toe in the trend with a single feature wall or cushions in a quill-covered pattern. Delicate designs in pale shades suit classic, subtle schemes, while bolder, brighter ones are best for standout looks. Romantic, floaty lumes pair well with soft, luxurious furnishings, while
prints with a uniform layout, such as a grid or stripe design, work
better with pared-back furniture and accessories in simple shapes.
This fun egg and feather motif is subtle enough for a traditional scheme. Curtains in Egg & Feather 223437, £49 per m, Emma Bridgewater range, Sanderson
Top Ten Wallpapers
Plump for a pretty wallpaper with lovely plumes
Metallic highlights give a shimmery effect
Sirius in Pearl 673603, 16 per roll, Precious Metals collection, Arthouse
A lush, gold and beige print with an Art-Deco feel Bohemian Burlesque in gold and beige, £20 per roll, AS Creation collection, B&Q
This bright paper is ideal for a teen’s room Feathers in Multi, £20 per roll, New Wave collection, Graham & Brown
A slightly textured feel for a neutral scheme Lucia LU070605, 31.95 per roll, Lucia collection, Galerie
Match your accessories o the pops of rich colour n these individual quills Limosa 111075, £48 per roll, Amazilia collection, Harlequin
Use this fluffy, dreamy style in a bedroom Innocence Plume Bleu ICC27566214, £56.50 per roll, Innocence collection, Casadeco
Add some drama with this theatrical design Hebe in Platinum 07203101B, £59 per roll, Liberty Fabrics collection, Wallpaperdirect
Keep it smart with a uniform print
Plato J156W-04, £59 per roll, Atmosphere Wallpapers collection, Jane Churchill
Hang this classic stripe in a traditional scheme Feather Stripe in yellow 07990-04, £60 per roll, Ashbury collection, Colefax and Fowler
Looks like a cluster of feathers on the breeze Birding in Aqua on cream T14258, £72 per roll, Imperial Garden collection, Thibaut