Your home should be the place where you feel most comfortable – and where you can express your own unique style. As the latest wallpaper trends show, there are many ways to upgrade indoor spaces with visual highlights. But did you know that the same goes for outdoor areas as well? We had a look at some weatherproof options that will transform any facade into an eye-catcher.
Of course, regular wallpaper wouldn’t last long in the open air. Exposed to humidity and other environmental impacts, it would soon wither and peel off. Manufacturers therefore had to come up with new ideas to design waterproof outdoor wallpaper: they rely on special materials that remain resistant against adverse weather conditions, dirt particles, and gas emissions. These materials usually consist of a robust glass fibre structure combined with a solid resin coating.
By and large, you’ve got an endless variety of colours and motives to choose from. There’s a fitting solution for virtually any surface – including concrete walls and thermal insulation seals. Another benefit: due to their technical properties, outdoor wallpapers can further strengthen the masonry’s stability.
Tip: Less is more – even if you want to make a bold statement. We recommend remodelling only a designated section of your facade. Otherwise, the overall appearance can quickly feel overwhelming.
French label Acte Deco has put its own unique spin on the novel trend. Thanks to special substrate materials and adhesive coating, their outside wall murals can be attached onto all types of untreated subsurface – e.g. plaster, brick, or stucco.
The Palm Trees design, for example, brings the ultimate holiday feeling into your backyard or patio. Similarly, the Tropical Outdoor wallpaper flaunts floral patterns reminiscent of a wild jungle. All available variants are resistant against UV, high temperatures, discoloration, humidity, and even acid.
If you like a touch of extravagance, you will love the collections from Instabilelab. The Italian manufacturer offers all kinds of wallpaper for outdoor use – including the Rose Garden design, which is just as romantic and colourful as its name suggests. Another striking example: the Labyrinth stuns with bold geometrical patterns in black and white, inspired by antique ornaments.
The expert team at Instabilelab furnishes entire homes based on the Custom-Me concept. Each furniture piece and accessory within their product catalogue can be customised to match your indoor – and outdoor – wallpaper. This allows you to create a perfectly synchronised look – from the house facade down to curtains and coffee tables.
The collections of Wall&decò, an Italian label specialising in wall murals for exterior and interior spaces, revolve around geometrical shapes and abstract patterns. Their colour schemes range from subtle pastel tones to bold shades of blue, yellow, or pink, among others. You’ll find all sorts of fanciful motifs inspired by nature and wildlife. The outdoor wallpaper Flo, for instance, clads an entire facade in oversized bouquets of flowers set against a grey background. A variant called Frush, on the other hand, will turn your house into an optical illusion: grey drawings of leafy branches and twigs look just like the shadow cast by an adjacent tree.
In today’s homes, form is just as important as function. Apart from a visually pleasing concept, you also need the right technical equipment to feel comfortable all around. That’s where smart devices come into play: the Gira motion detector Cube, for example, reacts to both ambient brightness and thermal movement. Your lighting will thus switch on automatically – either to give you and your guests a warm welcome or to deter unwanted intruders. At the same time, the Cube’s unique shape makes for an eye-catching highlight on the facade.
Another idea to complement your outdoor wallpaper: the Gira light and energy profile. As a two-in-one solution, it illuminates your pathways at night and powers electric gardening tools during the day. If you need additional socket outlets for your outdoor living space, the Gira TX_44 design line offers weatherproof variants with water-protected frames and folding lids.
At the entrance, an elegant door intercom such as the Gira System 106 certainly won’t fail to impress visitors. Its minimalist design (either surface- or flush-mounted) will blend in neatly with plain facades or colourful outdoor wallpaper. You can even connect the installation to your Smart Home – and then control your entire door communication remotely via app.
Gira water-protected design lines
Special switches for rough environments: Gira water-protected flush-mounted switches with IP44 protection will keep splashes of water and small foreign objects out.
Gira motion detectors for outdoor use
The Gira motion detector detects movement when darkness falls. It automatically switches the lights on and off again after a set period of time. Gira offers solutions for any size property or outdoor space.
Gira outdoor socket outlets
Lawn mower, electric barbecue, party lights – there are many good reasons for socket outlets in outdoor areas. To make sure they match the overall aesthetic of your property, Gira offers a range of different designs.
Gira light and energy profile
With the Gira light and energy profile, you have a modern a solution to make your garden, balcony, or terrace even more comfortable and secure. Installed exactly where electricity is needed, it serves as a power supply for lawn mowers, pond pumps, electric barbecues, or audio systems. At the same time, the profile helps you find your way through the dark.