Want some drama in your life? Go for one of these bold, nature-inspired wallpapers

Not for the faint-hearted, these floral wallpapers make a stylish statement

When placed against a solid dark background, botanical prints undergo quite the transformation. Whether they are flora and fauna or berries and branches, designs appear more striking, the colours really pop and the prints take on a dramatic, fairytale-like quality

Where to use
Your instincts are probably telling you that dark walls will make a room look smaller than it actually is, but this isn't always the case. The right pattern, together with cleverly arranged lighting, can transform a small room into a warm, inviting space. Dark backgrounds will work well in bedrooms and dining rooms, creating a cosy, enveloping feel but living rooms and cloakrooms can also benefit from their sumptuous, gothic-esque glamour, giving a dramatic, strong look.

How to use
Embrace them wholeheartedly by covering walls in a standout print. If you're not feeling that brave, dip your toe in the look by focusing on a single feature wall and a few scatter cushions. Lighting is key, so ensure the room is lit sufficiently from a variety of sources, such as table lamps, wall lights and pendants.

How to accessorise
Stick to furniture in classic shapes and materials, such as wood, avoiding anything too contemporary or glossy. Traditional, vintage and mid-century styles will all pair up beautifully with prints on dark backgrounds, but try to avoid lots of antiques - you don't want your home to end up looking like a set from a Tim Burton move.

room with wallpaper wall and sidetable

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1. Delicate trailing snowdrops against a black background create a stunning effect

Signe 403-91, £84 per roll, Brunnsas collection, Sandberg

bedroom with wallpaper wall and drawer unit

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2. If you prefer a lighter look, this new wallpaper also comes with pale pink berries against a white background

Autumn Berry in Blackberry, £78 per roll, Barneby Gates

mangolia floral wallpaper sheet

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3. Keep it simple with a two-tone print at a nice price

Magnolia 01429MAGB, £15 per roll, Designer Selection range, I Love Wallpaper

margarita in charcoal and floral wallpaper sheet

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4. If this fabulous colourway doesn't suit then there are white and green designs also available

Margarita in Charcoal/Multi 97880, £30 per roll, Feature Wallpaper

oodi in pink and orange floral wallpaper sheet

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5. This paper will look perfect in a retro scheme

Oodi in Pink/Orange 17921, £49.95 per roll, Marimekko 4 collection, Galerie Wallcoverings

muse floral wallpaper sheet

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6. The oversized peonies would create a striking feature wall

Muse 331501, £62 per roll, Eijffinger range, Blendworth

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