Brighten up your walls with wallpaper!

If you love incorporating wallpaper into your redecorating as much as we do, you’ll know it’s one of the best ways to add something more personal rather than paint. With the abundance of designs, colours, textures and techniques, there is a wallpaper for any room in your home and it does not need to be confined to walls either.

Here are some great tips on how you can brighten up your home by using wallpaper.

Make it a feature

By wallpapering just one wall it makes it a feature, stand out from the others and a great way to create a focal point in a room, as it draws the eye. When it comes to choosing which wall to wallpaper and make your feature wall there are no rules on which it needs to be, from alcoves to chimney breast to the wall behind your sofa and even still when it comes to picking your design you can be as bold or a subtle as you want. If you’re going for a subtle design to your feature wall this can add a sophisticated look to your room whereas bold can make a room, feel cosy.

Go for all four

Updating your painted walls with wallpaper is becoming more appealing to a lot of people, so why not cover all four walls. This does not need to feel overwhelming as you can always opt for subtle wallpaper designs and softer colours that you find easy to live with and stand the test of time. When it comes to decorating all four walls, make sure you pick the right room, for subtle prints or textured wallpapers a room the best room for these are ones that are exposed to plenty of natural light. For bold designs you can opt rooms with limited lighting to create a cosy room. At the end of the day its entirely up to you.

When you run out of walls…look up!

Modern day life has made us look down more often than not at tablets & phones, well taking inspiration from the great outdoors and to look up every now and then, we introduce to you the 5th wall…. your ceiling! They are more than often forgotten about and usually painted, well why not add another dimension to your room. It’s a great way to go quite bold and creative with the wallpaper design and have a more subtle design on the main four walls. Add a rich look with heavy metallic designs or bring the outside in with our diamond galaxy collection or our some of our foil designs.

Upcycle the furniture

Upcycling is a great way to use creativity to transform unwanted items – whether these are old or modern – into pieces that we can be proud of. And that’s where wallpaper comes in. It can add a splash of colour or a brand-new look to a piece of furniture, to achieve the exact look you want – whether that’s traditional or timeless, chic or child-friendly, or bang on-trend.

Bonus: Transforming Your Furniture with Wallpaper step-by-step guide