Coordinating Different Fabric and Wallpaper Designs

15th June 2022

Did you know that we have complementing fabrics to go with all our wallpaper designs? Whether you choose to decorate your walls with bold stripes in daring red hues or understated patterns in usable naturals, we have fabrics to accompany them all. For anyone thinking of mixing and matching Ian Mankin fabric and wallpaper designs for the first time, here is some inspiration to get you started!

Wallpaper and fabric moodboard

Red & Pink Schemes

Nothing beats red and pink colour schemes if you want to create a bold and dramatic interior. A feature wall in these hues can lend its charm to a bedroom, living room or hallway. This damask Wildflower Red wallpaper transforms this minimalistic bathroom into a truly opulent space. If you’re looking for coordinating fabrics, this design looks wonderful alongside our Vintage Stripe 4 Peony, Newbury Hopsack Peony and Avon Check Peony fabrics. For all-over matching, we do have the matching fabric in Wildflower Red.


Not feeling so brave, pink wallpaper with red accent furnishings is just as good for creating the most elegant living area with an upbeat atmosphere. This children’s bedroom with a pretty pink floral backdrop mixes white, pink and red tones using our Devon Stripe Peony, Devon Stripe Pink, Ticking Stripe 2 Pink, Ticking Stripe 1 Peony and Arran Peony fabrics. For more ideas on bringing a spring-fresh style to your home all year round with pink hues, explore Ideal Home’s top tips on decorating with reds, pinks and purples.

Black & White Monochrome Interiors

The timeless versatility of black and white means that this palette works beautifully in any style of home. It is simple yet very impactful. Our Oxford Stripe Charcoal wallpaper featuring multiple cream stripes and a subtle herringbone design adds depth to these living room walls while creating a show-stopping feature. For an ultra-sophisticated look that doesn’t feel too heavy, team this monochromatic design alongside a muted Newbury Hopsack Light Grey sofa and layers of contrasting cushions in Avon Check Black, Wildflower Charcoal, Devon Stripe Black, Arran Charcoal and Suffolk Check S Black. Tactile textured throws and natural elements such as wooden furniture and ceramic accessories are the perfect finishing touch for additional warmth.


Ivory & Natural Palette

Perfect for enhancing the feeling of light and space, neutral fabrics and wallpapers are a popular choice that never goes out of style. This floral and stripe combination works beautifully in this hallway and can look fantastic in many other spaces: a bedroom, living room and even a dressing room. Our Wildflower Linen Wallpaper brings botanical personality to this space, while the linen sheers in Helford Stripe Natural add elegance and allow plenty of natural light into the room. The cushions in Devon Stripe Cream, Blazer Stripe Putty/Black and Vintage Stripe 4 Black finish this space to create a warm and comforting corner for relaxing. What’s great about this palette is that you can easily switch and swap cushions in accent shades to bring a pop of colour.

neutral hallway with linen sheer and floral wallpaper

Sage & Mint Interior Design

There is no other colour that brings a fresh feeling of nature and the great outdoors into any room than versatile green hues. According to the Architectural Digest, spring is the ideal time to consider green rooms as they will bring you luck and make your space feel energetic and enlivened for the longer, warmer days. Our floral wallpaper print in Kew Mint lightens and breaks up the deeper sage green Panama Stripe Seagreen/Sage curtains and Oxford Stripe Sage headboard within this bedroom. Pile up cushions and quilted throws in contrasting fabrics like our Blazer Stripe Seagreen/Sage and Ticking Stripe 2 Sage to make your bed even more inviting at the end of a long day.

Blue & Navy Tones

Whether you choose deep navy for a dramatic feature or sky-blue hues in a more subtle space, blue tones are immediately calming and welcoming. This living room teams our Oxford Stripe Indigo printed wallpaper alongside Newbury Hopsack Natural curtains, a Regatta Stripe 3 Black upholstered sofa and scatter cushions in similar tones for a nautical look that’s bright and cheery.

If you’re after something a little bolder to lift the spirits, we have several stunning navy-blue wallpapers that can also be teamed alongside these fabrics. Choose from our eye-catching Oakham Stripe Navy, Kew Floral Baltic Navy and Salesbury Stripe Navy designs.

We hope these ideas will help give you an idea of how easy it is to mix and match different Ian Mankin wallpaper and fabrics. We always advise ordering samples so that you can have a look at them in situ and see how they look together in varying light over a few days. If you feel like you need some additional help, don’t forget we’ve got plenty of trusted designers and makers who can assist you in creating your dream interior.


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