Lesson 2 – Ogee Wallpaper Designs

Ogee Wallpaper

There are a number of designs styles that have been used over the years for wallcoverings designs. Here are just a few:

  • Damask – which is very popular currently (Lesson 1)
  • Ogee – classic curves more recently used in retro styles and
  • Acanthus – based on the Mediterranean species of the Acanthus genus of plants.

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Ogee Shaped Arch via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogee Depositphotos_2717065_s
gothic architecture detail  Ogee Wallpaper FP2688

Lesson 2  – Wallpaper Design with Ogee Inspirations

An ogee is a curve, often used in moulding, shaped with an S-Shaped profile. Or to create a pointed arch having on each side a reversed curve near the apex.

Having roots in the Middle Eastern, ogee styles in architecture have however been popular over many periods in history in other countries. Variations have been placed in ancient Greek architecture, 14th and 15th century late Gothic styles in France and England and Roman before this.

With wallpapers, the ogee inspired designs can have modern retro look such as this one from Mirani.

Mirani 75591

Mirani 75591

Or a strong Ogee pattern is achieved with the empty spaces between damask patterns as in the two following room settings.


Risky Business from York

Villa Vecchia

Villa Vecchia

Another way of achieving an Ogee wallpaper design is with the creation of wave stripes.
photo-02Not all designs are dark tones. Here is an interesting version with a thin grey Ogee line filled with a pink floral design.

Carl Robinson 9

Carl Robinson 9

Some Trellis patterns are based on the Ogee curve. Not all Ogee Wallpapers are for living areas. These can be suitable for the light and airy decor used in baby nursery’s and children’s rooms.

Peek-a-boo from York.

Peek-a-boo from York.

Ogee wallpapers can be super large beaded designs such as the Links pattern where you get a combination of shimmering gold and metallics for an extravagant feel.

  99242-Solaris-Pearl-Full-Shot 99251-Dorchester-Sand-Main  99250-Dorchester-Blk_Cream-Main

As you have seen there are loads of styles to pick from with designs influenced by the Ogee Design.

To see the first lesson in Wallpaper designs see the post on damask designs.