I never thought I would be tempted by wallpaper but this may be about to change. Technology and designs are improving at a very fast rate, there is so much choice out there it is quite mind boggling. To create a space that is so striking and seamless that you can’t tell if its art work or wallpaper is quite remarkable.
When Walls Republic got in touch wondering if I would be interested in using some of their samples I jumped at the chance. It gave me food for thought when it comes to decorating. To add texture and pattern to a room through papering a wall is something I usually steer clear of but I have been pleasantly surprised at the quality of these samples to the point if I were to have to choose I’d have great difficulty.
To be able to create an effect of say bare bricks, chipped wood panels or galvanised tiles into a room in your home rather than it being exclusive to modern rustic loft spaces or industrial warehouse. Or a large mural that you probably would only see in a gallery space is quite revolutionary for interior design.
Alas I didn’t have enough of these stunning wallpapers to decorate a wall with but large samples do have there uses. They make for wonderful backdrops for flat lay photography as the designs are so striking. Also with these being large samples you can definitely get a feel for which design you would prefer to chose before investing in many rolls and not liking the end result. Taping panels to the wall you want to paper and assessing is just the same as painting tester squares when choosing paint colours. The same principles apply as to how the light changes in the room you want to paper, which wall and how many do you want to cover and does the colours blend well with the current furniture and accessories.
Coming back to the designs on the samples I have had fun using them this week, I feel in love with the marble effect pieces, so rich and luxurious with an added dollop of glamour, the sample worked wonderfully well behind my bed. Designed using tactile inks with its many natural tones and shades within the precious elements this collection allowed the freedom to add bold colour combinations, such as burnt orange and taupe which highlight the metallic and mica touches for greater depth and dimension.
So if you are thinking of having a shake up and adding some extra something to your home why not consider wallpaper, apparently it is the hottest trend for 2018 and who am I to disagree!
- with thanks to Walls Republic for gifting the wallpaper samples. All products are only available in the US and Canada. Wallpaper Direct is a similar alternative for the UK, Europe and Australia