Wallcovering Wednesday: Industrial Inspiration

fireplace wall with fake stone wallcovering

The hottest look in wallcoverings doesn’t look like wallpaper, at all.  Stone, brick and other industrial inspirations are part of these popular new designs. York’s Urban Chic collection draws on raw, unfinished warehouse looks and street scenes with “Brick”, “Pound the Pavement,” and “Street Art.”

Stone and Brick Wallpaper
“Brick”, “Pound the Pavement” and “Street Art” from York’s Urban Chic Collection

York’s Natural Elements collection also displays a rugged, rustic feel, with patterns like Stuccoed Brick and Birch Bark.

Stuccoed Brick from York Wallcoverings
Stuccoed Brick from York


Birch Bark from York Wallcoverings
Birch Bark from York Wallcoverings


Brewster also jumped on the brick bandwagon, with fantastic photo-murals. These brilliantly realistic brick walls are actually made up of 12’1″x8’2″ murals from their Bricklane collection. The detail is amazing.

Bricklane Mural from Brewster Wallcoverings

Believe it or not, this dramatic floor to ceiling stone wall is also a Brewster photo-mural, with stones so big and bold, it looks like you can reach out and touch them.

Stone Wall Mural from Brewster Wallcoverings
Stone Wall Mural from Brewster Wallcoverings

Stone also stole the show at the Bachman’s Fall Idea House. The dramatic brick fireplace sure looks the part, but up close it’s actually a wonderful brick print from York.

Bachman's Fireplace
Flat Stone from York at Bachman’s Fall Idea House

The Flat Stone pattern looks just like sandstone, often used in the Prairie School of architecture. It comes in brown and grey or cream and taupe, and can be used in Arts and Crafts, contemporary, and Mission style homes, among others.

Stone Wall at Bachman's Fall Idea House
Closeup of Flat Stone pattern at Bachman’s Fall Idea House

Whether you’re looking for traditional wallpaper patterns, or these new, rustic, industrial looks, stop by any of our Hirshfield’s locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin or North Dakota to check out our newest wallcovering books.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

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