Since our stay at the King Street Townhouse, I have been swooning over bright and bold wallpaper. King Street Townhouse really illustrated how funky wallpaper can transform a room; taking a bland and boring space into wow! All you need is a little bit of wallpaper to really transform an area. The right pattern, colour or texture in a wallpaper can really inject a punch of personality into a room.
King Street Townhouse used a classic wallpaper in a funky colour. This created a real statement wall behind the bed. As soon as you walked into the bedroom you noticed it and it created real impact. However, it wasn’t overpowering due to their clever use of colour. Paring it with grey accessories and the bed meant that the overall feel was one of elegance and sophistication. What could be considered a quite old fashioned print wasn’t because of its colour. The grey and orange work really well together, it adds a real modern feel to what was quite a traditional building. A great example of not feeling like you have to decorate your rooms in a traditional style if you live in an older property. You should never be afraid to embrace the modern! This geometric pattern works and, added with understated accessories and colours, it oozes luxury. Just the kind of feel you want in your boutique hotel room. Also the kind of feel we can easily recreate at home.
In the hallway of the hotel was a wonderful example of modern and bold wallpaper. By being brave and using this bold print they created a wow factor where you were least expecting it. This unusual wallpaper makes this space a real talking point. Pairing it with the unusual accessory shows real flair in their design. A perfect example that mixing bold with the unusual can really work.
When using bright and colour wallpapers I think you should refrain from covering the whole room in the wallpaper. Instead, focus on one wall. An accent wall will create a real talking point. A room covered with the wallpaper could be overpowering. You want guests to love staying in your room, not force them out because they feel hemmed in by the wallpaper. In this case, less is more. Think about covering walls behind beds, or unloved corners in your house, or even behind floating shelves. By only wallpapering one wall also means that you can afford to splurge and invest in some higher quality wallpaper. That way you can really create the luxury look at home.
I have curated some of my favourite wallpapers for the Island Living Shop. They are all bright, bold and beautiful.
Do you have any blank walls that you would like to wrap up in wallpaper?
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