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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.


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Fancy a cup of tea and some cucumber sandwiches. This new ‘Afternoon Tea’ wallpaper design by Yukari Sweeney design is very very pretty and is perfect for a dining room. Coming in four colourways – Blueberries, Cocoa, zesty Orange and soft Soda, there’s a colour to suit every mood you might like to create:

Wallpaper Afternoon Tea

Isn’t the design pretty? I’m loving the shapes of the teapot and teacup and the jelly or blancmange.

It’s not an inexpensive wallpaper at £150/€195/$295 per roll but it is exquisite.  The quality is so good, it almost looks handpainted.  You can check out the other colourways here as well as buying this beautiful wallpaper online.

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Looking for something different for a feature wall in your living room? What about these wallpaper panels by Scandinavian Surface laid horizontally across one wall with a striking paint as a backdrop?  At 280 cm long, that would work on any room that is up to 9.3 feet wide.

Wallpaper Panels for feature walls

It would also work really well as a headboard for a feature wall in a bedroom. What do you think?

You can purchase these wallpaper panels online here to add some drama to your home.

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English Robin Wallpaper – there are so many bird wallpapers available now that it can be hard to choose just one to write about.  I’m actually slightly spooked by birds in fabric and wallpaper – it is almost like I feel they will come to life and fly around the room. When a friend purchased a bird fabric for her bedroom, I just looked at her in amazement, knowing that I’d never be able to sleep with bird fabric fluttering in a summer breeze. I’m not afraid of actual bird though so it’s all a bit bizarre. Maybe I saw ‘The Birds’ at a young age!

English Robin - Barneby Gates

English Robin by Barneby Gates is a lovely design, I love the berries on the branches and the robins sitting sedately. I’m not so sure about the larger robin flying but that’s my weird hangup I think!

English Robin Wallpaper

What rooms would you choose for these wallpapers?  I’d love the cream one in a bedroom if I didn’t have a hangup about birds and the jade in a hall or study.  It would look fabulous in a boutique or a salon too.  You can buy both these bird wallpapers online right here.

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You don’t need wallpaper to create a feature wall as you can easily create a feature with a wall of framed photographs or pictures or colourful wallhangings. I like the simplicity of this Coat Tree wall decal by Ferm Living – especially perfect for small hallways.  It can become a ‘working’ coat hook stand by placing hooks over the sticker in the relevant places – how clever!

The coat tree wall decal can be purchased online here for almost worldwide delivery.

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If you are looking for a nice red wallpaper for a dining room, what about this one, Dandelion Mobile in Storm/Coral by Miss Print – perfect if you wish to create a retro look too – aren’t those lights brilliant?

You can buy the Dandelion Mobile wallpaper online at Garrendenny Lane too.

Dandelion Wallpaper Storm with Coral by Miss Print

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If you would like to use wallpaper in your hall but don’t want to wallpaper your walls, this is a great idea for adding interest to the stairs and it could all be done with one roll of wallpaper I’d imagine. I particularly like the one with the co-ordinated wallpapers. If you are in Ireland and would like to purchase some wallpapers online, you can do so from Garrendenny Lane.


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