With widespread use of recycled materials, there is no reason why the ubiquitous wallpaper should be deprived of its share of recycled components. Adorning the walls with wallpapers made from recycled materials is one of the hottest trends in interior decorations.
Individual designers and wallpaper manufacturing companies are using diverse recycled materials to create stylish wallpapers. Recycled glass and paper are common ingredients in these wallpapers. Attractive wallpapers are manufactured by blending metallic glitter with recycled glass. A tin ceiling like effect is created by painting surfaces made of repurposed sand with metallic ink. Recycled materials are combined with lightweight metallics with reflective coatings to add visual depths to the wallpapers.
1. Recycled Glass Tile Mosaic Wallpaper
The wallpaper, part of the Trend USAâs Wallpaper Collection, is made with recycled glass. Post-consumer recycled glass bottles form almost 80 percent of the wallpaper.
2. Recycled Green Garden Wallpaper
The Green Garden wallpaper is made with 100 percent hypoallergenic paper. The harmful impact of volatile organic compounds is eliminated by replacing chemical paints with water-based inks for hand printing the wallpaper. Natural wool and recycled milk bottles are the main ingredients of the felt used in the paper. The wallpaper targets young children between 3 and 8 years of age. It comes with several detachable animal and plant attachments, bunting and frames. Children can personalize the wallpaper by decorating it with their creations.
3. DIY Recycled Wallpaper
Inke Heiland, a Dutch designer, has created a DIY recycled wallpaper kit for people who want to give a personalized eco friendly touch to the walls of their rooms. The wallpaper kit contains animal silhouettes, brush, paste and a simple installation manual. Each animal silhouette is handcrafted. The wildlife silhouettes are made with vintage wallpapers. The retro aging of the papers and the printing irregularities ensure that the wallpapers do not share similar shapes and patterns. The floor-to-ceiling wallpaper tree with 3D birdhouse lamp is an outstanding item in Inkeâs recycled wallpaper collection.
4. Recycled toy capsules turned into bubbly wallpaper
Recycled toy bubble capsules can enhance the appearance of the walls with their unique patterns. It is a cost effective method of covering the walls. The main ingredients of this unique wallpaper are toy capsules and strings for attaching the capsules to each other to form diverse patterns.
5. Recyclable 3D wallpaper tiles made of 100% recycled paper
This is an interesting way of covering the empty areas on the wall with 3D structures. The three-dimensional wallpapers designed by Jaime Salm are made from 100 percent recycled paper. Moreover, the wallpaper itself is also recyclable. Each pack containing twelve tiles can cover 12-square feet of the wall.
6. Wallpaper made from sugarcane bagasse
After the extraction of the juice from the sugar cane, the fibrous stalks that are left behind can be recycled and used as a material for wallpaper. The byproduct of the sugarcane industry, also known as bagasse, is widely used as bio fuel and for making pulp paper. WallArt has utilized these biodegradable wastes for manufacturing three-dimensional wallpapers. The tiles are designed by designers trained in the Dutch Design Academy. Each wallpaper pack contains twelve tiles. When arranged on the walls, the tiles create a wonderful pattern of light and shadow.
7. Ripple 3D Wallpaper by Mio Culture
If you are planning your interior the eco friendly way, you can consider covering the boring plain walls in your house with the Ripple 3D wallpaper created by Mio Culture. Made of 100 percent recycled wallpaper tiles, the wavy pattern add a new dimension to the appearance of the walls. The tiles can be assembled either temporarily with double stick tape or permanently with adhesive. Each pack of 3D wallpaper contains 12 tiles. Diverse patterns can be created by turning the tiles in different directions.
8. Newsworthy Recycled Wallpaper
Almost 70 percent of the wallpaper is made of recycled newspaper strips. On a loom, the newsprint strips are hand woven to create the environment friendly wallpapers. You can easily spot the contents and colors of the former newspapers on the wallpaper.
9. Cool recycled wallpaper
Even the discarded wallpapers in your house can be used for recreating new wallpapers. In Leiden, Netherlands, Inke Heiland used the wallpapers of the 60s and 70s for designing Wallpaper Wildlife. The wallpaper that was initially created by the designer for covering the walls of his sonâs room was recognized as an outstanding wall art. Unlike the traditional wallpaper tiles, the Wallpaper Wildlife pack contains cutouts of animals and plants.
10. Recycled Wallpaper by Alisa Grifo
The recycled wallpaper designed by Alisa Grifo is an outstanding piece of art, comprising of a collage of pictures, posters and magazine covers. It is perhaps the most affordable way of decorating the walls.