When it comes to interiors, the walls should always be considered first. In any room, the walls are the largest surface, so doing anything to them can often feel overwhelming, but that's also why taking time to consider them is so important. No matter if your style is bold or minimal, walls provide a background to our interiors and therefore our everyday lives. Through using wallpaper, we can create interest and add personality into our living spaces, they can be used to strike up the mood, atmosphere and even the function of a room while allowing your existing furniture and accessories to exist in harmony.
Play with scale, large prints for larger spaces where you want to make a statement. Smaller prints that don’t overwhelm a smaller room. Prints have an immersive effect whatever size room they are used in.
shown above: Innovations Sanctuary SAC-003 Tropical Rainforest -
If this feels too overwhelming, then treat the wallpaper as an artwork, pasting two panels across a single wall or section of the room. You can also choose a section of the design to paste halfway up the wall, painting the remaining space and covering the join with a rail.
shown above: PHILLIP JEFFRIES 3537 METALLIC PAPER WEAVES ALUMINUM - shop Phillip Jeffries
If the thought of moving from a single color to a bold design feels like too much of a change you can experiment with more subtle prints in softer tones first. Neutral colors can be used to inject an element of pattern and depth into a room. Geometric prints in tonal colors create interest while providing a clean background on which to layer your furniture and brighter accessories.
Finally, when deciding on a wallpaper it is worth considering what the room will be used for, and how the walls can help to evoke certain feelings. Tranquil colors and prints are perfect for a study or a bedroom. Bright primal colors with an atmosphere of fun and playfulness work for a playroom or dining room.
shown above: Alcazar Gardens 117/7020 by Cole & SonShop Cole & Son