Posts Tagged ‘statement wallpaper’

Modern wallpaper designs and ideas

September 22, 2010

Yikes! I had high hopes for a striking feature wall in my bedroom, but compared to these eye-popping looks in Livingetc‘s October issue, I might as well stick a page of the Financial Times behind my bed!

Lines of beauty! Give florals edge by mixing them with multi-directional striped wallpaper.

roomenvy - Living room wallpaper design

roomenvy - Living room wallpaper design

Dancing on the ceiling! Magic a little period detail into a plain room using a decorative wallpaper. Now this is a pattern worth waking up for!

roomenvy - quirky bedroom designs

roomenvy - quirky bedroom designs

Alphabet streak. Start little ones off on the road to cool design (and literary genius) with this cheeky alphabet children’s wallpaper by Quentin Blake.

roomenvy - funky children's wallpaper

roomenvy - funky children's wallpaper

No this is not a vortex! Envelope a hallway in bold wallpaper to form an entrance into calmer living rooms.

roomenvy - modern hallway wallpaper

roomenvy - modern hallway wallpaper

Top Trompe! Add depth to a small area with a 3-D design. I love Vivienne Westwood‘s Lace wallpaper – so pretty!

roomenvy - graphic wallpaper dressing room

roomenvy - graphic wallpaper dressing room

Frieze frame. A wallpaper frieze is a great way to add height to a compact decorating scheme.

roomenvy - dining room wallpaper frieze

roomenvy - dining room wallpaper frieze

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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.

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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!

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roomenvy - bird wallpaper design

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Fab wallpapers! – the utterly fab kind!

June 29, 2010

I LOVE the new wallpapers from Tesco’s new range. We headed to their autumn/winter press show and were utterly WOWed by their high-impact, low-cost designs, the perfect ‘too much money spent of Pimm’s’ summer decorating remedy!

Tired (literally) of baking hot sleepness nights, I’m looking to give my bedroom a cooler, summer twist, and these wallpapers are perfect for the job … and will look just as at home when I’m shivering over winter.

Here’s a sneak peak at the new range (is it wrong that I actually like the mix of samples feature wall??)

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roomenvy - bedroom wallpaper ideas

Ooooh and here’s my most LUST-WORTHY wallpaper design of the week.

roomenvy - feature wallpaper bedroom

roomenvy - feature wallpaper bedroom

Gimme!

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Quirky patterned wallpapers

April 23, 2010

I’ve decided that today is wallpaper day! The funky modern designs from Apartment Therapy are adding even more sunshine to my mornin – especially the retro dining room today.

I’m really excited about Housetohome’s lunchtime wallpaper webchat today at 1pm. Wallpaper guru Melanie Adams from Wallpaperdirect will be sharing her expert tips and advice, and I’m getting my questions ready as we speak. Hopefully see you there!

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roomenvy - funky wallpaper dining room

roomenvy - children's room owl wallpaper

roomenvy - children's room owl wallpaper

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Looking for wallpaper advice?

April 20, 2010

Anyone planning to get busy with wallpaper over the May bank holidays? Join Housetohome’s lunchtime webchat this Friday at 1pm (a much more fun lunchtime desk activity than eyeing up your online bank statement). Wallpaper guru Melanie Adams, of Wallpaperdirect, will be poised with all her top tips and advice.

From how to hang wallpaper, to what style trends are on the up, Melanie will be there to answer all those niggling questions. Click now to register, so you don’t miss out. I’ll (after quickly grabbing my traditional pret sandwich) see you there!

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roomenvy - living room wallpaper

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You’re my wonderwall!

March 19, 2010

Got the spring decorating fever? There’s no quicker way to revamp your room that by transforming your walls, and if you think a striking feature wall or a slab of paint are ‘just sooooooooooooooo March 2010, darling’, then check out these new trendy ways with walls.

roomenvy - brick wallpaper bedroom

roomenvy - brick wallpaper bedroom

Longing for exposed bricks in the bedroom? Get the next best thing with a special-effect wallpaper like this one from Wallpaperdirect. Best keep it to one wall though, unless your going for the ‘asylum-style’ decorating look!

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roomenvy - paint stamp dining room

Foam stamps are back in fashion, so it’s time to get printing! Use simple designs from Papermaze to make panels … but practise first, there’s nothing more embarrassing than someone commenting on your child’s painting skills.

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roomenvy - shoe-lovers staircase

Go on the hunt for some of the latest wall stickers. I love these shoe stickers from the Crown Paints range at The Stencil Library, but DON’T let your husband tell you that this means you don’t need the real thing.

House in Home! A new trend?

September 25, 2009

You can take the home out of Brighton, but you can’t take Brighton out of the home! Everytime I visit my friends in Brighton I always get that twinge of jealousy when I see their fun-filled pier, hear the sound of seagulls, and smell the fresh sea air! So what’s a London loving girl to do? Bring Brighton to me, that’s what!

Check out this super cool wallpaper from Harlequin. It’s part of their Identity range of really quirky designs including pendant lights, strong stripes and geometric prints.

If they could just design patterns for Paris, New York and maybe the Maldives, I would never need to leave the house!

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roomenvy - brighton wallpaper image