Home Inspiration: 4 Japanese Style Wallpaper Patterns

Japanese culture and craftsmanship can bring its own unique approach to design and pattern., through the use of imagery inspired by the natural world and Japanese traditions. Here we have four very different patterns all embracing  Japanese heritage; from a traditional fishing net motif to a wave inspired pattern.

1. Yukutori

Yukutori meaning birds flying away in a group; is a simple design taken from a mid-twentieth century Japanese pen and ink drawing. The soft outlines of birds float across the paper creating a delicately patterned effect that could be as easily interpreted as the crests of waves or mountain tops. 

Yukutori BP 4305

Yukutori BP 4305

 

Yukutori BP 4303 wallpaper pattern

Yukutori BP 4303 wallpaper pattern

 

2. Amime

Amime meaning the space between netting; is also taken from a pen and ink drawing. It is a beautifully textured woven design that conjures picturesque scenes of Japanese fishermen repairing their nets. 

Amime BP 4404

Amime BP 4404 Japanese style wallpaper pattern

 

Amime BP 4405 Japanese style wallpaper

Amime BP 4405 Japanese style wallpaper

 

3. Shouchikubai

Shouchikubai meaning apricot, bamboo and pine, all plants associated with celebration; has a very Oriental feel, featuring flowers, bamboo and trees in distinctively Japanese hexagonal frames. It is taken from a metallic print found in Kyoto.

Shouchikubai BP 4503

Shouchikubai BP 4503

 

Shouchikubai BP 4502

Shouchikubai BP 4502

 

4. Aranami

Aranami meaning raging waves; is taken from a painstakingly crafted papercut design which Farrow & Ball upscaled to create a detailed, flowing pattern. 

Aranami BP 4603 wallpaper pattern

Aranami BP 4603 wallpaper pattern

 

Aranami BP 4602 wallpaper pattern

Aranami BP 4602 wallpaper pattern

See the entire new collection over on the Farrow & Ball website



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