Wallpaper is a great way of making a statement with your interior and the design can dramatically transform the way a room looks.
Choose the right pattern and dark colours can still feel fun and vibrant, such as a green palm-tree print setting the scene for a tropical modern bedroom.
Small spaces can also be perfect for an intriguing design or pattern think flamingo or dragon wallpaper designs you might not consider these bold patterns for your living room, but they could be a quirky choice for the cloakroom.
Another great way to make an impact is with trompe l’oeil wallpaper. While your book collection may have been whittled down in favour of e-books in recent years, with a gorgeous bookcase-print wallpaper, theres no reason why you can’t enjoy the traditional look of books in alcoves by the fireplace. Want to create a vintage look? Choose a trompe l’oeil wallpaper depicting vintage suitcases. A luggage theme works well alongside leather pieces such as a trunk and leather sofa. Add quirky accessories such as an oversized wall clock or table lamp to create an authentic feel.
Be inspired by Arts & Crafts designer William Morris and go for one of the archive papers from Morris & Cos collection. Choose deep rich shades and enhance the look with timeless leather furniture and classic accessories.
Or why not layer up large-scale pattern? This can look effective if you choose patterns from one colour palette, such as soft grey, heather and sage. Alternatively, large-scale wallpaper can breathe new life into a neutral colour scheme. Use on a bedroom feature wall as a backdrop to painted furniture and neutral soft furnishings. Vary the textures, by adding wool throws, or an ottoman upholstered in velvet.
If you’ve found a beautiful wallpaper design but dont want decorate a whole room, cover pinboards with the wallpaper and hang as wall art panels. This will create a striking feature above a desk or sideboard.
Tropical wallpapered bedroom
Dark colour doesn’t have to give off a sense of foreboding. Here, a deep palm-tree print adds a zesty feel to this cosy bedroom space.
Cole & Son
A classic William Morris wallpaper is perfect for creating a timeless look in your home. Choose deep, rich shades for added warmth.
Morris & Co.