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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.


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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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The term ‘skeletons in the closet’ usually refers to dark secrets closely held by a family to try and ensure that they stay a secret.  Elli Popp’s ‘Skeletons in the Closet’ wallpaper design is certainly different – it does feature skeletons within a leaf design along with striking blue butterflies and corsetted ladies, cute puppies and scissors!

It certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted and would make a superb statement in particular rooms. You can buy it online here. It is pricey but the quality is so high, it almost feels like a fabric.

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Feeling superstitious?  This new wallpaper design ‘Lucky Charms’ by Barneby Gates features symbols of fortune arranged in a classical urn formation.  So if you are the type of person who throws salt over your shoulder if it spills on the table, you know that symbols such as the the horse-shoes, crossed keys, acorns and ladybirds (amongst others) are sure to bring luck to any home!

Plus aren’t they a stylish design?  Available in two colours, I would particularly love the green in a study or library or hall.  I like the metallic effect too and how it would alter the colour of the wallpaper as the light changes during the day.

You can buy wallpaper online from Garrendenny Lane Interiors, including, of course, this new Lucky Charms wallpaper design.

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If you are looking for a wonderfully restful wallpaper, perhaps a wallpaper for a library or a music room or a room where you like to relax, then I think the Dragonfly Wallpaper by Barneby Gates in Apple Green is perfect.

Dragonfly Green Wallpaper

The Dragonfly wallpaper is also available in Pewter which is really striking, more suited to a study or hallway I think. The design incorporates the dragonfly in its adult phase along with water lilies and is really relaxing and soothing.

Dragonfly Wallpaper Pewter

What do you think? Are my room suggestions for these wallpapers what you would suggest too?

You can purchase these Dragonfly wallpapers online  and remember to avail of the wallpaper calculator too when working out how many rolls you need.

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It is commonly thought that the Toiles originated in France but they actually originated in Ireland in the mid 18th century and spread rapidly in popularity, they were named toile de jouy after a town in France.

Commonly white or an off-white background,, the pattern is usually in a single colour – blues, reds, greens, or charcoals. The pattern is usually a pastoral scene of people picnicking or beside a river or a floral scene.

However, in this ‘Promenade’ toile pattern by Barneby Gates, the pattern is very different to the traditional toile. It is quirky and depicts fashions from different eras, such as fashionable Edwardian ladies chatting to a 1980s punk and a teddy boy chatting up a flapper girl and many other groupings showing a mixture of eras.

Toile Wallpaper - Promenade

This Toile wallpaper would be fabulous in a bedroom, spare bedroom, dressing room, cloakroom, toilet ….. and of course, it’s a must for fashion lovers.

You can purchase the Promenade toile wallpaper online, perfect if you are looking for a design that looks traditional from a distance but very quirky and definitely a conversation point from a closer perspective.

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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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