When you grow up poor in a shanty in a third-world country, the walls of your house are probably built with spare wood, salvaged from throwaways at demolitions and construction sites. In case you missed out on that…uhm…depressing experience, you can now make your classy home look like one with the Scrapwood Wallpaper.
Giving erstwhile humdrum walls a cabin feel, the decorative covers look realistic enough to take visitors by surprise. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you amble to your living room in a drunken stupor one night and start wondering if you actually ended up in a shanty at some rural town in Mexico. Hey, it can happen.
Made by Piet Hein Eek, the Scrapwood Wallpaper uses class A double-layered non-woven wallpaper, making it washable and easily removable without tearing the whole thing. Each 29.5 x 1.5 feet roll is printed with four square meters of unique planks to ensure that patterns aren’t easily discernible once you set them up on your wall.
There are six designs currently available, all of them featuring different scrap wood styles to make your rich abode look poor and dilapidated. We’re guessing this will look really nice in a workshop or on the basement. Or that room you’re building where you imagine the kind of dwellings you will build for yourself during the Apocalypse.
Scrap wood may be cheap. Simulating it with the Piet Hein Eek Scrapwood Wallpaper, however, isn’t. It’s available now, priced at €169 (around $230) per roll.