Nothing speaks luxury in wall coverings quite like fabulous flock wallpaper. Throw in a damask design and I’m swooning in the elegance of it all.
What is flocking?
Flock wallpaper features a raised pattern on the wallpaper’s surface and they have a velour or velvet-like feel. Flocking is applied during a process where many small flocking fiber particles (called ‘flock’) are added the wallpaper’s surface. This is what is known as ‘flocking’.
Here’s a fabulous video of a wallpaper studio making flock wallpaper back in the 1960s
This type of wallpaper originated in the 18th century and is associated with grandeur and opulence. It’s a very tactile style of wallpaper. You won’t be able to keep your hands off its soft, velvety touch.
Many flocked wallpaper designs are classic damasks.
Our flock wallpaper
We have our very own elegant range of velvet flocked wallpaper for sale.
Pugin Palace by Cole & Son
The palaces and grand houses of the mid-1800s designed by A. W. Pugin were the inspiration behind the striking damask flocked pattern of Pugin Palace Flock Wallpaper.
It’s available in 3 colours: Charcoal, Claret and Dark Hyacinth.
Rajapur Flock Wallpaper
It’s available in two colour palettes: warmed Yellow and White, and Hyacinth and White.
Petrouchka Flock Wallpaper
A luxurious flock damask wallpaper, Petrouchka adds intense colour and drama to any interior.
It’s available in 5 colourways.
Use of flock wallpaper in the home
Flock wallpapers are not great for high-traffic areas such as hallways where they might experience wear over time. This wallpaper is not washable, so they are more suitable for a bedroom or a formal lounge room or dining room and in places where they will experience less wear.
One of the best things about damask flock wallpaper is that it won’t date. It’s a timeless classic and will look as good in five years as it does today.