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)

These are cool designs! Very well done job., I'm very impressed. Hope you keep sharing more of your material as it's unique and with excellent taste.

P.S. YES YES! The tutorial would be greatly appreciated. Thnaks in advance! Keep up the great sharing!

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCesar Vargas

beautiful textures ;)

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohnnyQuest

Awesome patterns! Thanks so much for sharing!

June 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGillian

Grrreeeaaattt!! Love it!

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhilippe Gauthier

perfect for my needs. Great for low-budget clients when we want to give them our all, but can't afford the stock.
Much appreciated.

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersjfbarnett

These are beautiful, thank you.

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasmin

These are gorgeous! Yes. If I could eat them I would! Love the donation bit too! Nice.

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTaz Wilde

These look extremely juicy - I am sure I will find a suitable use for them, when I do I will give you a link so you can see what is being done with your excellent resources...

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommentertheCount

I absolutely love these textures but when I download the zip file, it will not unzip and gives me an error. I would like some help if anyone else has this same problem, or if its a problem with the file.


Really nice work!!

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrase

this is nice man, thanks for the good works.

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterair kita

Absolutely awesome! Thank you very much! Beutiful...

June 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

Thank you again, for more wonderful designs...

July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella

A tutorial would be amazing - then I could do my own. They aren't tiles are they and I'm struggling to male a tiling section, anyone had luck doing this? I'm crap at this kinda stuff that's probably why I can't do it!


August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark

My favorites of all your stuff, congrats, so nice!!! And TFS again ;)

August 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMesokee

I adore vintage wallpaers - I even prefer to create unique and vintage 3d wallpapers for my desktop as for example jessica alba wallpaper but these are incredible, thanks for posting pics!

August 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter3dfan

More of these favourites of mine, a little treasure trove of vintage grunge, lovely.
Thank you once again.

August 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLina

You are such a great peson for this! I love love love vintage I hope that one day I can get a wallpaper like this and decorate my room. I honestly love this vintage wallpapers. Grunge + vintage = love!!!!!!
You rock !

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVal

Fickin' fantastic!!!!! These are BEAUTIFUL! You're a godsend.

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

Thanks. I dont know if i will use it but i like it, so dowloading it !! Thanks again.

December 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergobineitor

I love these and would love to see how you made them.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNight Light Scrapper


yes, if you could do a tutorial on ' youtube ' for example, would be great

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoe

This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for! Thank you so much for sharing these! <3

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmp

thank you for sharing these beautiful textures.
I love it!

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphlenders

ok that's fine, i just added up even more fresh emo backgrounds 4 my blog

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterkemiaperakE

Hey, I'm an animation student from newport and would like to use these textures in my final piece. i read in the terms and conditions that i need to acredit the artist of the textures (fair enough). would you like the backgrounds acredited under the website name or a specific person?

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris Caesar

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