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Wallpaper ideas

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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In recent years, wallpaper has made a strong comeback. It's a versatile materiel that can adhere to all styles, tastes, forms, colours and concepts. Even in a plain and unused room  a feature wall with wallpaper can help to break up the monotony; ushering in a vibrant and often tasteful feel to it. Wallpaper comes in all sorts of varieties: cellulose, PVC, nylon, metallic, linen… . the list goes on. So whatever effect you want to achieve, the chances are, there will be a wallpaper out there that will suit your needs perfectly.

Our professionals have some great examples of how to really diversify a room through the use of wallpaper and bringing the other components of the room design together for a very satisfying result.

Rustic bedroom

The wallpaper in this bedroom gives it quite a chic finish. The log hearth and mantle piece suits the wooden laminate flooring well and complements the spacious feel throughout the room. Furthermore, the leaf print wallpaper design fits in with this woodland theme to a T. A good example of how one can use bold wallpaper colours like silver to good effect in the home- not just in a treandy wine bar. This design by Lignum

Pattern wallpaper

 Walls & flooring by WALLSUIT



Material choice is important when it comes to selecting the wallpaper that's right for you. A metallic finish or overlay can often be very effective in in modern and edgy designs. This forest print pattern gives you plenty to admire and the metallic paint pattern around the edges give it a slightly timeless look. Design by Wallsuit

Set the theme

A strong and attractive wallpaper design can set a stark theme for your room of choice. The floral print on this wallpaper here loans itself incredibly well to the seed pod design chandelier; demonstrating a strong floral theme. Indeed this can apply to any desired theme: a textured metallic wallpaper will establish an industrial themed bar immediately as what it is or Art Deco wallpaper for a traditionally themed bar or pub.

Put up your style

A wallpaper can say a lot about the person you are. A bright and colourful design may connote the bright and bubbly nature of your personality, while a dark, intense colour layout could be indicative of a more serious and progressive nature. What do you think about the design here? What type of person would live here? A mysterious type or perhaps a very lavish person; keen on the precious things in life.

Mock design wallpaper

Realistic pattern wallpaper is easy to come by these days. Look at this stacked stone design, for example: it looks pretty convincing, don't you think? The market hosts a variety of styles, like wood, stone, metal surfaces and even blackboard! This type of wallpaper is often a great option for those of us on a budget- especially with this quality of the print available to us.

Never have wasted wall space again

Normally a narrow section of wall that divides two room is uninteresting and can be wasted. An attractive wallpaper can bring it to life and also provide you with a great backdrop for pictures, sculptures and other arty stuff you want to show off. Imagine the picture above with out the wallpaper: a plain stretch of wall that would perhaps go unnoticed largely; with the wallpaper used, it offers something to have a good look at and makes this statue a lot more prominent. Got any wallpapering tips of your own? Let us know…

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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