Archive for the ‘Retro / Mid Century wallpapers’ Category

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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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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Well, if you are looking for a green wallpaper to decorate your home with, there can’t be many that are more vivid than this vivid green Tennis wallpaper by Turner Pocock. Isn’t it vivid and fun? Would be great for a games room or in a downstairs loo.


This Tennis wallpaper can be purchased online.

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Do you like retro wallpapers? Well, Miss Print has designed and produced some beautifully retro patterns over the years and I was really impressed by her stand at Maison et Objet when I saw it last week. I really like her new Mountains design and the great news is that they have planned to launch four new designs this spring so there will be lots more to look forward to.

Miss Print at Maison et Objet 2012

Doesn’t it look fabulous with the Little Trees fabric on the little sofa?

If you are trying to source Miss Print wallpaper, you can purchase it online at Garrendenny Lane in Ireland and of course, from Miss Print in the UK.

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Mid Century design has been in vogue for some time now and the retro look is here to stay for some time. I really like this picture from House to Home, showing a mid century styled living room. Check out the open shelving, the lighting, the lines of the sofa and armchairs, the shape of the legs of the coffee table – all quite easy to achieve if you wish to have this look in your own home.

The wallpaper is Little Trees by Miss Print, a new and very fashionable design that is still retro and mid century, is available in 5 colourways and can be purchased online here. The print on the left is the Moonlight print by Bold and Noble, one of my favourites.

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