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Is this faux real? Wallpapers that’ll trick your mind

Faux – an adjective meaning to imitate.

Faux wallpaper has come a long way since its inception and production back in the late 1960s. Back then, wallpaper was the standard interior staple and floral power was in (both in movement and wallpaper!). Although the introduction of timber lacked realistic quality, and wood imagery was illustrative, punters loved the innovation and bought rolls by the bucket load.

The faux wood craze of that era into the 1970s provided a whole generation with a replicable interior scheme that at the time was revelatory and consisted of a brown wood/formica base, accented with orange, yellow and green accessories as well as, differing textured layers of polyester, tassel, corduroy and shag.

Today, technology has afforded the dramatic development of faux wallpapers and murals that have realistic appeal, that photo quality, by making it difficult at first glance to differentiate from the “real thing” (that is, until people start walking towards the wall for a close-up inspection and ‘touch test’).

Most people opt to go the ‘faux way’ based on wallpaper’s ease of use over raw materials and – have we even addressed the cost of using the ‘real McCoy?’ Enough said.

Of course, there is one hard and fast rule when it comes to choosing which faux wallpaper is right for you and your home and that is, you have to love your faux!

Below we’ve compiled some amazing images of faux material wallpapers that will trick your mind into thinking that real material is used. Note, that not all images featured here are available through Aspiring Walls, but used here to illustrate different wallpapers that are in the market. Bear in mind, that with any hi-res image, we can print any mural to specification.

Brick

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Treated timber

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Weatherboard/wood grain

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Stone

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Concrete

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Agate and mineral

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Marble

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Onyx

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Steel

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Paint effects and knitted wool

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Tile and crumbled stone

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Alligator skin and spilled ink

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Tiles

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Tartan

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