Wallpaper for beginners

If you’re afraid of committing to wallpaper but still like the idea of having one, (you sort of like it on pictures but not sure about it), I personally think, the best one to start with is textured plain ones. Long time ago, when we first bought our house, I was strictly against wallpapering my walls. Mostly it was due to the fact that it took us 3 long days to remove the horrible floral 80’s number we inherited from the previous owners. It literally put me off for a good few years.

But then I got bored of staring at plain walls so I was looking for something more interesting but still very subtle. My first wallpaper was from Prestigious Textiles. Between taupe and gold-ish tone, slightly metallic but textured. I was so scared that instead of papering the whole wall, I decided to split it in panels. They are still there, even though I’m planning to change them soon. Going bolder this time.

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Not the best photo but it shows the texture of it well. As my confidence grew, I started to experiment more with wallpaper and pattern, but I still think that if you like the wallpaper idea but you’re little be scared of it, you can’t go wrong with the following options.

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From top left:  Harlequin’s Anthology Parchment, Clarke & Clarke Rattan Smoke and Rattan Pewter, Harlequin’s Anthology Mineral, Phillip Jeffries’s Soho Hemp – Broadway Blue, Villa Nova Impressions Mole and  Villa Nova Imprints Porcelain.

  1. My first go-to option would be the Anthology collection from Harlequin.
  2. My second go-to would be Phillip Jeffries Driftwood.
  3. My third one would be from Villa Nova’s  Impressions and Imprints collections.
  4. And one more. Clarke & Clarke Rattan collection.

The great thing about textured wallpapers is that they create a seamless beautiful cover making the wall more interesting than any paint can offer (okay, to some extend).

Be brave and just go for it! Happy Easter. xkb

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