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Cork was a material I remember from my childhood. There was a cork tiled floor in one of my friend’s houses, I think I remember seeing it in a Kitchen, it may have been a vinyl tile to look like cork who knows?  Then there was a cork pin board with bright coloured pins. My life as an early teenager was spent posting things to my pin board. Cut outs from magazines, my favourite postcards, bands I liked and of course the place where I would pin up a passport photo of me and my friend pulling funny faces. Apart from this eco-friendly material being used to cork wine all over the world and being used as a pinboard to home a picture of your favourite heart-throb, I have never really thought about this versatile natural and very durable product until now.

This year sees the Cork trend go to great heights, and there are very good reasons why we should all be thinking about this material as an option in our homes. Cork comes from cork oak trees and is found in Mediterranean countries, and several produce most of the cork available. Portugal, Spain, Morocco, France, Italy and Tunisia are the places where this organic product comes from. Portugal produces around 50% of the world’s cork and it has so many attributes to add to its bow. Firstly it has amazing insulating qualities, it repels dust, germs and mould and is so easy to clean. The other quality about cork is that it cuts down on noise, and so great for areas of your home that might need a sound reduction. The fact that it doesn’t absorb moisture means it is an ideal resource to use in your Bathroom.

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There are different ways to use cork, either as a floor option or on a wall. I personally love the feature wall idea and have seen lovely ways with this golden warm material. Texture plays a big part in the world of cork, and so it can have a 3d effect, and literally transform an area in your home. Just like the concrete trend I do see there being quite a few accessory options on the high street arriving in this next year, maybe not this season, but come AW17 and you might be seeing smaller products made from cork. I am quite hooked on this latest trend now and wondering where I can use it, maybe in my study, as it does need a whole new makeover so I will keep you posted.

I found a stockist in the UK called Cork Store which looks like a great supplier.

Photo Credits to Pinterest and Real Cork Floors.

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25 Comments

  1. Stephanie Merry

    February 21, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I’ve never thought of using cork as a feature wall but it actually works really well x

  2. Donna Ashworth

    February 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    My dad used this to decorate his room in the 60’s and it has become a family ‘joke’! On saying that I really love the ideas above!! So stylish. My mind is changed!

  3. Lisa prince

    February 21, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    ooh wow it actually looks alot nicer than i was expecting i still am not sure whether its me though

  4. Joanna

    February 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    I’m not sure this is my style I’ve never really thought about having a cork feature wall but I’m sure others will love it.

  5. Ana De- Jesus

    February 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I love the cork feature wall and can see it as a decor inspo for some friends of mine who are really minimalist x

  6. Kara Guppy

    February 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    OMG is it back in fashion – my Grandpa will be pleased as his dining / sitting room is decorated in cork LOL

  7. Sarah Bailey

    February 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I can remember the days when having cork walls was a trend, which it looks like is now coming back. I think I also remember corkboard flooring. I do like the look of the cork wall in the photo in your post.

  8. hannah

    February 21, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    I’ve never really had anything cork before, it does look really good x

  9. danasia fantastic

    February 21, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    I’ve never thought about decorating with cork, but these look good. I love your blog btw! I’m a huge interiors fan and you post a ton of awesome content around decor.

  10. Anosa

    February 22, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Ohhh I would love to style my working space just like that! A big cork board wall where I can pin my to lists and pictures at the same time.

  11. Rhian Westbury

    February 22, 2017 at 9:45 am

    I wouldn’t have even thought about cork being a trend in interiors but it would look so cool as a wall piece x

  12. The London Mum

    February 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I love the way it looks on the wall. I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to do it myself at home… but who knows!

  13. Jemma

    February 22, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    It really does make an impact as a feature, not something I would’ve thought of!

  14. Rachel

    February 22, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Ooh what a fab idea it would be like having a massive display wall! I love that bathroom picture x

  15. John

    February 22, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    I have great memories of having a cork walls growing up in Germany, such a practical and cool looking product.

  16. Ali Rost

    February 23, 2017 at 3:30 am

    I’m loving the cork! Such a timely post .. as my husband and I are in the throws of some remodeling. Thank-you for the inspiration!

  17. melissa major

    February 23, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Sounds like a great idea not heard of cork interiors before but I am sure my dad would like this

  18. Kayleigh Bestwick

    February 23, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I’ve seen cork being used before as a feature and think it looks beautiful!
    Kayleigh

  19. MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    February 23, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I love the use of the cork in the bathroom photo it looks really good. Great to hear it can cut down noise.

  20. denajayne

    February 23, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    It actually looks really good. I didn’t think it would but it does, would look lovely in an office! xo

  21. Jessica

    February 23, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I like the look of cork but am undecided if I would want the look in my home. I would probably have to see it in person instead of pictures to really know if I would want a cork wall. I think it looks great with how you designed it!

  22. Debbie Nicholas

    February 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Not sure about using it myself as I remember my grandparents having it on their walls – everything does come round again though doesn’t it!

  23. Marie Barber

    February 24, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Oh wow this works so well it looks great, i would of never of thought to use cork as a feature wall i would of imagined it wouldn’t look good but it does!

  24. Ayesha Farhad

    February 24, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I was literally JUST looking at cork feature walls for my living room! I might just get it done soon! and it will surely go with my living room interior!

  25. fashionmommy

    February 24, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I would never have expected cork to look so nice, it’s really effective in the bathroom setting.

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