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Welcome to our William Morris Wallpaper Designs Collection by Clarke & Clarke. William Morris wallpaper is internationally renowned for its quality and beautiful designs. Drawing on the original creations of the accomplished artist William Morris, each floral, botanical and wildlife-inspired design is brought up to date for 21st-century living. His iconic paintings feature entwined leaves and tendrils, swirling branches, flowers, birds and strawberries in a naturalistic yet distinctive style that exudes luxury.
William Morris wallpaper designs are defined by their stylised depictions of nature. For a subtle effect, choose soft prints like the beautiful leaf-themed Willow Boughs Wallpaper in a range of muted yet stunning colourways. Originally designed in 1874, the romantic Willow design is perhaps his most simple yet iconic print. For a bolder statement, the Strawberry Thief is a famous Morris wallpaper featuring cheeky birds and was inspired by the strawberry-stealing thrushes in his garden. The Golden Lily series of wallpapers are perhaps the most dramatic Morris wallpaper designs. These masterpieces feature tiny lily stems and tulips intertwined with blooming foliage in a pattern that would look incredible in hallways, living rooms or dining rooms.
William Morris was an important figure during Britain’s Arts and Crafts movement, which began in the 1860s. He became famous as the late 19th century’s most celebrated designer. Morris was a man of many talents and interests, including textiles, poetry, art, writing, printing and architectural conservation. He began designing wallpapers in 1862 and produced over 50 wallpapers throughout his career. He was personally involved in the manufacturing process, experimenting with printing from zinc plates and wooden blocks using natural, mineral-based dyes.
William Morris wallpaper is inspired by the natural world. Morris designed wallpaper in the years that followed the Industrial Revolution, and as a leader of the Arts and Crafts movement, he wanted to add a human touch to the manufacturing process. He placed value on the craftsmanship, beauty and integrity of everyday items and looked to the simpler times of the medieval period for inspiration. His designs feature garden motifs including leaves, vines and flowers, and those patterns still feature in the contemporary Morris Wallpaper you can find in our collection.
If you’re ready to add some timeless, natural motifs to your walls, have a browse through the William Morris Wallpaper Design collection. These wallpapers are spongeable and easy to hang with paste-the-wall formulas. William Morris wallpaper comes in a range of colourways, from muted to vibrant, and matching fabric is also available to purchase. We provide free delivery on all Morris wallpaper in the UK (mainland) – our shipping costs for international orders are available at checkout.