Why we love Timorous Beasties' surreal wallpaper and fabric designs

Noted for surreal and provocative textiles and wallpapers, the design studio, Timorous Beasties, was founded in Glasgow in 1990.

There’s nothing quite like an exquisite wallpaper or fabric to make a stylish statement in your home, and Timorous Beasties wallpaper and fabric designs is up there with some of the most innovative and original.

Timorous Beasties was founded in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons. Today, as an internationally acclaimed brand, the Glasgow-based studio is a diverse company. Adapting a universal range of materials and techniques, its collections and bespoke designs vividly redefine both residential and commercial spaces.

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Here are some of the many reasons why the brand is making waves in the design and textile industry.

1. They will plunge you into another world

Get lost in the clouds with one of their many fantastic mural wallpapers. This Could Toile wallpaper will transport you to a space of peace and tranquility.

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2. They are not afraid to take risks

This seriously seductive Snakeskin Damask wallpaper is guaranteed to turn your interiors from ordinary to extraordinary.

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3. The colours are exquisite

If you adore a vibrant colour palette, then you've come to the right place. Timorous Beasties offers a wide range of colours for all tastes. Maximalists rejoice!

4. Use fabric to make a statement

Ideal for channelling dimension and intrigue into a minimal space.

5. The designs are perfect for combining modern with traditional interiors

The bee design has become a popular choice for interiors in 2019, and we see it carrying on well into 2020 and beyond.

6. Creativity is the name of the game

Whether it’s paint splatters, watery inks, or brush strokes, these beautiful wallpapers are taking inspiration from the artist’s palette to create a truly pleasing aesthetic.


Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. 

Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.