So I have some good news and some bad news for you this week. The good news is that Ash and I are all settled and unpacked in our new flat! The bad news is that I wasn't shortlisted for the Amara Interior Blog Awards but I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that voted, it really means the world to even be nominated and I was very humbled and honoured to be on the list, so thank you again!
This week is National Wallpaper Week and in honour of that I have been searching for the best wallpapers out there, from the high street to the high end.
I'm starting off with one of my all time favourite wallpapers by Brian Yates. Textured wallpaper is a huge trend right now as it adds interest to your spaces but won't age and I guarantee you won't get bored with it. This paper, 'Minerals', looks like someone as added a texture to the wall rather then being a wallpaper and it looks fab! I will warn you it is a little pricy at £39 per linear metre, yes thats right linear metre, but its a great investment and can really transform a space.
The geometric print is thought of the one of the more modern papers, however geometric prints was seen a lot in the 70's. So to me they always have a slightly vintage feel to them. Take this paper, for example, from Cole & Son (at £72 a roll). Its a modern paper but to me has a retro feel because of the repetitive pattern.
Vertical stripes are great for creating the illusion of extra height. This paper is a great subtle stripe that allows you to add a little tonal depth to your space. I think stripes can look formal because of their uniformity which makes them great additions to a dining setting as pictured below and at £49 per roll you will have some spare cash to buy a great centre piece.
Now floral paper I think is the hardest to get right! A bold statement I know, but I think floral paper dates really quickly. In any film where they're trying to make a house look a bit run down and a bit old, they use floral wallpaper. It's clearly one of those weird mind connotations but its true. The trend for floral wallpaper at the moment is to create more of a mural then a paper print, so basically go big or go home!
I hope this post has given you some motivation to re vamp your wallpaper in light of National Wallpaper Week. Thank you again to all who voted! As always feel free to like, comment and share this post. Follow me on twitter, like me on Facebook and find me on Instagram for regular updates on what I'm up to.