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 fabulous! I love the first one.

Thank you so much for sharing. :-)

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarole

thanks a bunch for your textures ;P
gonna use them here.

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFreshbaby

Thank you for the gorgeous textures!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhb


March 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterken

....Let me buy you a coke...thanks for this great Great GREAT design!! Love it!
Amy McIlwain

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy McIlwain

oh please make a tutoriaaal i want textures like that for so long :C i will like to learn how you do it :C!!!

June 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterby-thax

Just discovered your website via StumbleUpon.
Very good collection of textures.

Thnx, keep it up!

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJordi

I the first day here.
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July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterkekSnismWek

Well done on creating these and thanks for posting them, the first one has some great lighting on it and actually looks like you have photographed a wall.

Keep up the great work.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Amazing!!! Love all of these; thank you so much!

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

thanks for sharing the collection

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershabnam

Great Work! Thanks a ton!

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEd

They are beautiful! Great work. Thanks for the awesome resource.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChuba

You are awesome. Thank you so much, I really appreciate your work!

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Hey thank you so much for these! You create some of my very favorite backgrounds and wallpapers. Thanks for making my job easy!
August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
amazing work !!!!!!! god bless you for the freebeeees !!!!!
September 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermurtaza
Awesome wallpaper :D

Used one for my art.
You can visit it her (it's desaturated ;)

September 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClave
October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDar
great work!

are they commercial free ?!
October 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermcfly
great work!

are they commercial free ?!
October 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermcfly
I love these and your other textures...you are very talented! THANK YOU SO MUCH
October 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstacie
Stumbled upon your site today while looking for vintage school book textures. Now I'm distracted by the fantastic wallpapers you have... Great texture resource, best I've found in a long time. Thank you!!!
November 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTasha
Oh, gosh, these backgrounds are wonderful! like, seriously they're amazing...
Congratulations for your awesome job ;D!
December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika
Thanks for the textures .. all good except the second one didn't like it much .. bit of huge stuff .. fine ones more sophisticated .. thanks for your effort .. keep it ON with better artful results ... c; /
December 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHisham
Your textures are fabulous! Thanks so much!
December 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue

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