Interior inspiration: 5 ways to use wallpaper in your home
Elizabeth Ockford

Meet Elizabeth Ockford

Elizabeth’s creative talent and passion for colour, pattern, and form saw her study textile design at the Chelsea School of Art before beginning her career, creating fabrics and wallpapers for the fashion and interiors industries.
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Decorative wallpaper has been used for centuries but now – more than ever before – there’s a design to suit your interior project and personal style.

Put down that paintbrush! Here’s five ways to add wallpaper to your home, along with our advice on selecting the best style for you:

1 Create a talking point

Conversational wallpaper can be used to make a statement throughout the home. Bold designs or colours that catch the eye will create a focal point, injecting a sense of personality and interest into your room.

Here’s just a few examples of conversational designs from our newest collection – The Islands – which illustrate this:

2 Show off your unique style

With so many styles of wallpaper available, it’s never been easier to express your personality through your choice of wallcovering.

Wallpaper is a highly effective way of personalising the design of your interior, as there are so many different options. Whether you’re looking for something subtly neutral, highly patterned, textured, geometric or floral – wallpaper provides myriads of ways to make your space as individual as you are.

3 Consider your space and your taste

When it comes to rooms that lack natural light or are smaller in size, you might hear traditional design ‘rules’ about the depth of hue or size of pattern. But we think rules are made to be broken!

Fresh, light colour schemes can be great in a darker room, but if that’s just not your taste then deep, dramatic tones can create really inviting interiors, too.

And smaller spaces – such as a powder room, shower room or under-the-stairs nook – can really benefit from the impact of wallpaper with a large bold print if that’s your style.

4 Enhance a feature

Feature walls have long been a popular way to introduce an accent of bold colour or pattern to a room.

And there are no boundaries when it comes to using wallpaper – although ‘wall’ is in the name, it can be used creatively in other places. Old cupboards in need of an update or does your ceiling need to be refreshed? What’s to stop you from using wallpaper?

5 Create a mood

Exploring a mood is often a key starting point for our creative process and it might also help you to think about what you’re trying to achieve in your home.

Colour and pattern can evoke a range of feelings – from calm and relaxed, to fun and quirky, or intense and dramatic.

And finally…

Wallpaper can pull together a look by injecting a blend of colour, texture and pattern into your room.

To narrow down which style of wallpaper might work for you and your home, we recommend taking a look on Pinterest or Instagram, or checking out interiors magazines or websites for inspiration.

Your choice of wallpaper is an expression of your creativity and personal aesthetic –and it provides a layer of style that is unrivalled.

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