Posts Tagged ‘bedroom wallpapers’

Bird wallpaper – the good, the bad and the ugly

July 29, 2010

It’s official, I’m completely torn by bird wallpapers. In some ways I find them adorable and the perfect finishing touch to a country-style scheme – especially a pretty little guest bedroom. However, in other ways I find them … well … quite frightening actually. The antique bird or retro bird ‘look’ just isn’t for me.

Here’s how far by bird wallpaper love goes…

The good – cute, country and destined for a guest bedroom, this simple bird wallpaper adds a welcoming touch.

roomenvy - bird wallpaper design

roomenvy - bird wallpaper design

The bad – hmmmmmm, a retro bird feature wall isn’t for me, but I’d certainly give this Seventies-inspired print marks for an eye-catching focal point.

roomenvy - bird wallpaper design

roomenvy - bird wallpaper design

The ugly – this is decorating hell for me. Too many birds, too many antiques, I would feel like I was on a period drama set, not my actual living room!

roomenvy - bird wallpaper design

roomenvy - bird wallpaper design

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Anyone going to the Ideal Home Show this year?

March 12, 2010

I LOVED the Ideal Home Show last year and cannot wait to go again. I’ve been begging the deputy editor of Ideal Home, Jen Morgan, to give me some sneaky insider gossip on what to expect from Ideal Home‘s stand – apparently it’s all about getting the designer decorating look on an everyday budget.

And as if that wasn’t enough to get me all excited … she agreed to let me quiz her on the day about her favourite clever ‘luxe for less’ ideas! I’ll be sure to pop up the video as soon as it’s ready. In the meantime, check out my favourite decorating ideas from last year’s show – really gave me the motivation to make my bedroom work harder! See you from 20th March to April 5th (I’ll be the decorating addict WOOPING by the Ideal Home stand).

Sexy bedroom wallpaper ideas

February 17, 2010

What’s that? Bedroom wallpaper ISN’T just about subtle florals and not consulting your other half on the design?? I know, not exactly ground-breaking decorating news, but I still think these ideas are super sexy!

Sure, bedroom wallpaper is a fantastic way to give your scheme a lift, but if you want something a bit different, check out housetohome’s funky ways to use wallpaper in the bedroom.

roomenvy - oh what a ceiling bedroom

roomenvy - oh what a ceiling bedroom

… at least have something pretty to look at, when you’re willing your alarm clock not to ring.

roomenvy - wallpaper headboard bedroom

roomenvy - wallpaper headboard bedroom

Create a headboard to suit the rest of your space, the days of hunting high and low in stores for ‘that specific look’ on a Sunday afternoon are over.

roomenvy - wallpapered pink bedroom furniture

roomenvy - wallpapered pink bedroom furniture

Update your furniture. Why should your side table miss out on all the fun, huh? This glamorous table fills me with so much [Toile de] Jouy (….sorry guys!)

Boy’s bedroom wallpaper

February 11, 2010

That’s it, get them used the London bus service while they’re still young! Seriously though, I think this patriotic children’s bedroom wallpaper is really cute.

I’m glad they’ve only papered the chimney breast in this children’s room, it’s much easier to update as he gets older – unless he wants to be Prime Minister – in which case, he can also keep the Union Jack accessories and red toy car!

roomenvy - London's Calling children's room

roomenvy - London's Calling children's room