Trend: Paper In Interior Design

March 7, 2012 0


Considering wood, metal, glass, textiles in interiors is rather normal and evident. But when it comes to paper, we mostly think of paper goods, books, posters, stationery. At first glance, this material seems too soft and fragile for interior design. But it’s all a question of tweaking the good old paper. Arty installations, wall coverings, rugs, lamp shades, decorative elements as well as furniture made of paper – the possibilities are boundless nowadays. The above shown dining room catches the beholder’s eye with a huge paper installation/light. Paper yarn is not only practical but decorative, too. So is this lampshade made of old maps.

Be brave and cover a feature wall with old book pages or newspaper. Paper fringes add texture and highlights to a bedroom, too. Go for an easy DIY paper pendant

How about an inflatable sofa made of recycled paper? Quirky, right? Or these Asian inspired lamps by Arik Levy?

Sleek, stylish and eco-friendly: these Kami pots by Berlin based Ett la Benn studio are a decorative highlight for any home and made of cellulose. Or fancy a paper rug by Greetje van Tiem made of long lasting recycled paper thread?

Paper sign to shout it out! And craft paper is practical in many ways!

Paper lamps diffuse a mellow, warm light and are ideal for a cosy atmosphere, like these Arik Levy models. Don’t be afraid to use paper in kitchens, too. And show off some beautiful book covers – they are déco gems, too!

Photography via Marie Claire Maison, Felt & Wire, Etsy, Apartment Therapy/Bodie and Fou, Busy Being Fabulous, The 3rs Blog, Inhabitat, Interiorzine, Ett la Benn, Dezeen, Maemae Paperie, English Muse.     

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  • Reply kurt March 7, 2012 at 23:42

    my favorite fedora is woven from paper. there are so many cool uses for it now that it not just for reading anymore!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic March 7, 2012 at 23:55

      Agree, Kurt! Paper in fashion could be yet another blog post I guess:-)

  • Reply Sky Parlour March 8, 2012 at 00:06

    Love this story… We especially love the idea of old map paper lamps!

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar March 8, 2012 at 09:31

    I bought some paper bags in Merci when I was in Paris that really pulled together a little vignette in my bedroom – so pleased I bought them!

  • Reply Bojana March 8, 2012 at 11:52

    I adore paper lamps and chandeliers! Was blown away by the idea of a rug made of recycled paper. How ingenious!

  • Reply dressed by style March 8, 2012 at 13:13

    The Kami pots are absolutely lovely!

  • Reply Hena Tayeb March 8, 2012 at 14:59

    I love the map lamp 🙂

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt March 8, 2012 at 19:12

    I think I need to rediscover paper!

  • Reply holly@hvhinteriors March 8, 2012 at 20:20

    Fun post Igor! Paper is a wonderful material and I’m all for reusing and recycling it. You’ve shared some really creative ideas here. A wall covered in old book pages is something I’d love to do one day 🙂

  • Reply Stuart March 14, 2012 at 22:26

    AMAZING post Igor! I adore the lamps 🙂

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