According to Josef Frank, decorating the walls with wallpaper is an effective method for creating space in cramped and narrow spaces, which helps to avoid a feeling of confinement. To replace and alter your curtains, cushions, lampshades and wallpaper is a way to give new life to the interior with simple means.
Already from an early age, Josef Frank had a strong botanical interest and his love for nature came to characterize his designs throughout the years. For him, using flowers and nature as motifs for wallpaper and textiles was a way to invite nature to the home. Using light colours for textiles and wallpaper also gives the room a light and harmonious feeling, and it often goes well with colorful furniture and other interior details.
Choosing a patterned textile or wallpaper for the interior can sometimes feel challenging. Take the room’s design and feeling you want to create as guidelines and take into consideration the interior details and furniture you want to include. Both Estrid Ericson and Josef Frank believed that things you like will always find a way to harmonize with each other, and that everything does not have to fit perfectly together to be beautiful.
Josef Frank always designed prints specifically for either textiles or wallpapers, and he never used the same for both. However, you are always free to mix patterned wallpaper with colourful textiles to create a vibrant, personal and cozy interior.