Nine Ways With Wallpaper

20th January 2012

Whether it’s plain or patterned, wallpaper is having a revival. With so many styles available in such a versatile material, being experimental with how and where wallcoverings are used is a great way to create an individual style statement – and there’s a great spectrum of modern and classic papers available, whatever your taste.

All pictures kindly supplied by Galerie, whose eclectic collection features over 83 separate ranges including skin and textured patterns, and floral, damask and retro inspired designs.

See www.galeriehome.co.uk for more.

1. Frame It

A perfect use is to create artwork; panels of wallpaper framed next to one another in a row will draw together an interior scheme for a symmetrical style statement.

1. From the Imagine Collection, priced from £32.45 based on 10.05 x 53cm roll.

2. Go Bold

Complement neutral furnishings with a big, bold hit of colour and pattern on a single wall. A vibrant shade will bring a contemporary twist to traditional floral designs.

2. From the Camilla Collection, priced from £22.45 based on 10.05 x 53cm roll.

3. Combine Patterns

Add interest by using a combination of different papers on each wall of one room. Choosing wallpapers in a similar colour palette or the same pattern in different shades will help unify all four walls.

3. From the Saphyr 2 Collection, priced from £33.45 based on 10.05 x 53cm roll.

4. Add Texture

Tactile wallpapers add visual interest to walls for long-lasting appeal. Teamed with textured furnishings, they enhance the feeling of comfort.

4. From the Caractere Collection, priced from £38.45 based on 10.05 x 53cm roll.

5. Soften a Bedroom Scheme

Set walls free and converse with Mother Nature by incorporating a pretty climbing twig pattern in a muted Scandinavian-inspired colour palette that’s compatible and cool all year round.

5. From the Marimekko Collection, priced from £56.95 based on 10.05 x 70cm roll.

6. Create Space with Stripes

Effective in small and large spaces alike, striped wallpaper will widen a room for a more spacious feel, while wide stripes also provide the illusion of a taller ceiling.

6. From the Daisy Collection, priced from £25.45 based on 10.05 x 53cm roll.

7. Use on Partition Walls

Using wallpaper on a partition wall will help to create a sense of fluidity in an open space, allowing two separate areas to feel like one.

7. From the Imagine Collection, priced from £32.45 based on 10.05 x 53cm roll.

8. Enhance a Feature

Highlight a feature, such as a fireplace, by hanging plain wallpaper to the surround and intermixing with a patterned print backdrop. This creates a striking centrepiece with bold impact.

8. From the Daisy Collection, priced from £25.45 based on 10.05 x 53cm roll.

9. Have Fun

Introducing a colourful patterned wallpaper (in this example adorned with symbols of cool creatures) will add a touch of personality to walls for a strong focal point.

9. From the Marimekko 2 Collection, priced from £72.95 based on 10.05 x 70cm roll.

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