5 Free Vintage Wallpaper Textures

Update: Vintage Damask Textures: Part II is up now! Check it out if you like the textures below.


This is a set of textures I've wanted to do for a long, long time. Unfortunately I don't have access to any cool, old wallpaper around here...so I just had to make my own.

Each one of these textures consists of 4-5 different images layered together in Photoshop to get the end result you see here. I usually used one fabric texture, two paper textures, and a grunge texture along with the pattern to get the effect that I wanted. If you guys would like I can make a tutorial on the process that went into these textures. Let me know if you guys like them! I plan on making a much bigger set of these in the near future and would love some input on these first five.

Here are the patterns I used to make the textures:

Click on the textures below to download the high-res version or download them all in a zip file at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

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Reader Comments (104)

great! more! more wallpaper, even without the deterioration.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterryan

These are great wallpaper textures! I love the combination vintage and grunge look. A tutorial would be quite useful for designers who don't have much experience creating patterns and want to see your grunge-ification process.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Thanks loads!!!
love, love, love damask. :)
I post a weekly homework assignment and I am going to use these for this week and send people over.
Hope it helps, thanks for all you do!

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimi Boustany

These are amazing - THANK YOU!

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKayla

oh my goodness, these vintage wallpaper textures are AMAZING! thanks for another great resource!

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn Tycer

Beautiful, thank you!

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWhamBamPam

nice pattern. is it dirty wallpaper or it's part of the pattern? :)

May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLetip

Oooh I likey! Thank-you so much :)

May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea Goodsaid

I love these. I think you should make a Desktop wall paper for us to download out of it. Maybe put your lost and taken logo on it and call it a day. I am sure we would love to see a tutorial on how you did this. I love seeing other people processes they use with textures.

May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucid Developer

These are fabulous, and yes, I would love to see your tutorial. This is the kind of thing I like to make often but I love to read tutorials on aging, everyone has different takes on best ways to age!! I work with 300 dpi, and would totally love a tut!

May 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervivayne

I'd love to download this, but when I try to unarchive the .zip, I get the message, "Error 1 - Operation not permitted."

Can you please replace the zip file?

May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCel

Wow these are pretty cool wallpapers. Almost like 3D renders.
I would love to see more of these. ;)

May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGiannisK


May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelody

Great! A tutorial would be truly appreciated!

May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPadwan Leinad

Very cool as always Caleb! I love these old Vintage Wallpaper textures, and these are some of the best I've seen. Great work.

May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick Pagano

These are great and I know just how I am going to use them! Thanks.

May 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrina

A thing of beauty! (or things of beauty)...they're all great! Thanks so much!

May 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMahdi

Thanks so much this is an awesome background collection.


May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica mahoney

This is really wonderful work!!!!Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you never stop creating :)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLen


These absolutely rock! Thanks! Sign me up for someone that'd love to see the tut. For sure!

One thing... I would LOVE to see some real wallpaper for these textures. At hires, you can still tell they were digitally created, but they are far and away better than any other damask stuff I've got. THANKS!

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWes

killer designs

May 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhiten

TFS! A tutorial would be so helpful!!!

May 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

There are just lovely. I can't wait to use them. And a tutorial would be awesome :)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Amazing! I'll use 'em on my website. Thank you.

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBa5tarD

A tutorial ? Sure !

May 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSimon H.

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