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.



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.


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