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Mountain Friends – this is such a creative wallpaper by Ferm Living.  It shows a forest mountain scene with charming mice dressed for a wedding and even leading a horse. While it has a Red Riding Hood charm about it, a child could imagine any amount of adventures with themselves taking the starring role with the characters tagging along after the hero or heroine.

Mountain Friends Wallpaper by Ferm Living

You can get some Mountain Friends for your walls by purchasing online.

Perfect for a feature wall in a nursery, playroom or child’s bedroom.

In the Rain by Ferm Living is a beautiful wallpaper for children’s nurseries. It’s of beautiful quality being non-woven and almost feels like a fabric.

It features clutches of houses as if they are small villages. Friendly clouds drop warm raindrops (well, they look warm!!) and hand-drawn animals are seen scattered throughout the village. My favourite character has to be the cycling rabbit with a balloon.

In the Rain Wallpaper

In the Rain Wallpaper by Ferm Living

You can order In the Rain wallpaper online here – I really think is perfect for a child’s bedrom.  I can just imagine the fairy tales and stories a young child could create with this wallpaper on their wall.

What is it about wallpaper that makes a room feel special, feel loved in, turns a house into a home?

There are some rooms that lend themselves more to wallpaper than others I think, and by that I mean, wallpaper can really transform them.

I love wallpaper in ‘good’ sitting rooms. I think wallpaper can make a room that isn’t used that often, feel really cosy and comfortable rather than feeling rather bare and cold. I detest rooms that feel cold, yes, a warm colour in paint can warm them up but you can’t beat a wallpaper that fits the look of the room for adding character and comfort.

Little Trees wallpaper. Picture from House to Home

I often think that downstairs loos can be a tad bare too. Often quite small, there is usually just room for the toilet and a small sink, perhaps a small bin on the floor. Wallpaper doesn’t take up any room!  I’ve found that the ‘Un Dimanche A Paris’ to be a really popular wallpaper for the smallest room in the house  – people like it as it is stylish, quirky, fun, brightly coloured and it isn’t too expensive either.

Photo from Living Etc

Master Bedroom – wallpaper on the feature wall behind the bed definitely adds something to the main bedroom – be it drama, cosiness, more colour, more interest or perhaps all of the above.  The only thing I don’t like about wallpaper in the bedroom is if it matches the curtains – I prefer designs that co-ordinate rather than match exactly.

What do you think? Do you think that wallpaper makes some rooms that bit more special and homely?

If you are looking to buy wallpaper online, do check out the designs available here.

Designers Guild have just launched their new collections and looking at the new Castellani wallpaper, the Saraille wallpaper struck me as something different. It is available  in 5 vivid colours that go from a very strong hue to a white. The wallpaper can be hung so the strong colour is either at the top or the bottom.

I’m not actually sure yet if I like it or not – I love the strong colours and I do like the shading, I’m just not sure if I like it shading down to white. What do you think?

If you are looking for a wallpaper for a nursery that will last the test of time and be neither blue nor pink, masculine nor feminine and yet be perfect for a small child’s bedroom or nursery, I love  Fayre’s Fair by Mini Moderns with its old-fashioned and traditional carousel horses.

Nursery Wallpaper

This charming carousel design is also available in a calm heather and a vibrant teal.

Wall stickers are a great way to brighten up a wall, whether it is adding a finishing touch or to create a feature.

What do you think of these love bird stickers by Ferm Living?  I think they are very stylish, being a silhouette with six blackbirds ‘courting’ on a branch.

Wall Decals Love Birds

You can buy the Love Birds Wall Decals online here.

Have you got low ceilings in your home? Do you want to make the room appear taller?

One of the easiest ways to achieve this is to paint the ceiling a light colour and include vertical stripes on the walls. You can paint vertical stripes but unless it’s a child’s bedroom, this might not look the best which is why I’m suggesting wallpaper.

Wallpaper with a stripe

However, wallpaper with rigid stripes can look quite regimental, what I like are wallpapers with a very very subtle vertical stripe and one of my favourites has to be the Chairs design by Barneby Gates.

Wallpaper by Barneby Gates

 

Featuring a number of chairs in different styles along a vertical line and separated by a rope design, the chairs are placed rather haphazardly but the double stripe still works. Available in two colourways, this is my new favourite ‘Striped’ wallpaper.