Oh we do like to be beside the seaside. Sadly, that’s not always possible… But, with these seaside wallpaper designs, you can make believe that your living room, bedroom or downstairs loo is somewhere on the great British coastline.
See our full guide to wallpaper, here. The Best Seaside Wallpaper Prints
1. Sandberg Rio Wallpaper
These delicate hand-drawn seashells by Scandi wallpaper brand Sandberg are perfect for adding a playful touch to rooms if you aren’t ready to go full nautical. The print is also available in a soft teal and mustard print on cream.
Sandberg wallpaper in Rio Dark Blue, £74 a roll, sandbergwallpaper.com
2. Thibaut, Something Fishy Wallpaper
Featuring beautifully drawn pictures of sea creatures in pale blue, this seaside-themed wallpaper is versatile enough for any room in your beach house.
Thibaut Something Fishy wallpaper, £62 a roll, fashionwallpaper.co.uk
Conjuring up images of high winds, splashes of sea spray and the cries of circling gulls, this fluid seascape is just the thing if you’re looking for the ‘wow’ factor. The encompassing, graphic quality makes it a stunning choice for smaller rooms as well.
Whitby Mini Moderns wallpaper, £50 a roll, johnlewis.com
4. Farrow & Ball Samphire
If you want to merely hint at a maritime theme, this sumptuous dark wallpaper is a sophisticated option. It features a copper-coloured samphire print in a nod to the tasty vegetation that grows plentifully on the British coast.
Farrow & Ball Samphire, £105 a roll, farrow-ball.com
5. Christian Lacroix, Beach Club
It’s loud, it’s proud and this happy yellow beach stripe would look just as good on a set of towels. Paste it up next to an old-fashioned Thomas Crapper toilet to transport to the seasides’ heyday in merry old Victorian England.
Christian Lacroix Beach Club wallpaper, £79, janeclayton.co.uk
6. Designers Guild, Suisai Celadon wallpaper
If J.M.W Turner did wallpaper, this would be the gist of it. Romantic, abstract and impressionistic, like watching mist rise off the ocean on a foggy day at the harbour.
Designers Guild Susai Celadon wallpaper, £179 per roll, designersguild.com
7. Little Greene Zingara Wallpaper
There’s a refined elegance to this print of sailing boats resting at sea. Part of Little Greene’s 20th Century Papers collection, the print and colour is a faithful rendition of an original document found in the wallpaper archive at Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery.
Little Greene Zingara Wallpaper in Cerulean Sea, £75.50 a roll, littlegreene.com
8. Sanderson Coral & Fish
Small tropical fish flit between delicate corals in this wallpaper, which combines elements of embroidery and print on a cotton and linen base – perfect for a whitewashed bolt-hole on the seaside.
Sanderson Coral & Fish, £102 per metre, stylelibrary.com
9. Manuel Canovas, Byron Bay wallpaper
This print from Manuel Canovas is inspired by the beauty of Byron Bay and Australian beaches featuring exotic marine foliage and shells.
Manuel Canovas Byron Bay, £86 a roll, designs.colefax.com
10. Sanderson Balloons Wallpaper
Phileas Fogg would be proud to sport this whimsical paper in his home. What better way to observe a coastal town than from high above the clouds.
Sanderson Balloons wallpaper in Sky Red/Vanilla, £41 per roll, johnlewis.com start the slideshow
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