I’m a big fan of wallpaper, properly used. I’ve never used much of it myself though, mainly because I’ve never learned how to hang it. But when I redo my study I’m seriously considering having a bit of a feature wall.
I seem to get an awful lot of press releases featuring new ranges, so I guess as a whole we’re still enjoying patterns over paint, and I must say that there are some truly adventurous designs around.
Here are a few of my favourites for the autumn winter season…
1) I love Pictus, the debut collection from St Vitus, which includes this gorgeous Cygnus design – not something I’d necessarily be brave enough to have in my own home, but I’d admire anyone who did:
2) There are plenty of leaf print wallpapers around at the moment, but this one by Sandberg has that school textbook look that I love, and uses colour cleverly to create a real sense of calm:
3) Oh to be a kid again! This magical, fairytale wall paper is amazing and it kind of makes me want to have children just so I can decorate their rooms (is that a bad thing?):
4) This design is kind of mid-century retro, but with a 21st century twist. I think it’s the cartoon like quality that appeals to me; it looks like a hand drawn illustration:
5) Yes, this last one is a bit mental, but life’s too short to be boring. And really, who could resist a smile when faced with a room bustling with these little fellas?
So, how daring are you when it comes to your walls? What are your favourite brands?