Wallpaper does so much to brighten a room, mama, so here’s some style inspo for your homes!
There isn’t much in life that makes me happier than wallpaper. Yes yes, of course my children… but seriously, wallpaper! The fact that it can so quickly and dramatically transform a room, the sheer variety of colour, pattern and texture available, and the impact you get for your money makes it one of my favourite ways of adding interest and personality to a room.
The good news is that, these days, there are lots of places to get fabulous papers. Everest Furniture Factory in Al Quoz stocks a wide range of gorgeous brands such as Harlequin (left), Zoffany and Scion (right). If you want glamour and quality this is the place to come.
Laura Ashley (left) has a range of pretty, reasonably priced papers in their signature country style although they’ve also added some more modern patterns including this whimsical metallic pineapple print. Low cost papers and installation can be found at Dragon Mart so that whatever your budget, your wallpaper dreams can come true. Please say it’s not just me who dreams about wallpaper…
For something a bit different then head to Scandinavian concept store D.Tales (right) which stocks Mr. Perswall digital papers. Innovations in wallpaper production means that we are no longer restricted to the pattern repeats required by traditional methods.
Not only can you choose from Mr. Perswall’s huge collection of patterns and murals which are customised to fit your wall, but you can even upload your own images to be made into wallpaper. I’m just figuring out which snap chat to use!
If you prefer to shop online The Home Boutique (right) has an extensive range at a variety of prices. Each paper is helpfully shown both in detail and in a room set so that you can see how it would actually look hung on a wall. Samples are also available.
Super cool UK brand, Mineheart (left), which ships to the UAE, stocks beautiful wallpapers including this incredible bookshelf paper. It comes in several colourways but the white version is my Current Wallpaper Obsession.
For children’s rooms I adore Hibou Home (left) and PaperBoy (right) both of whom produce cute, quirky and classy papers with co-ordinating fabrics (and also ship to Dubai). Their beautiful, muted palettes allow you to add tons of personality without necessarily going down the primary colours route traditionally associated with children’s spaces.
Many of us live in rented accommodation and some landlords are more amenable to wallpaper than others. If yours isn’t wild on the idea, an alternative is to paper an MDF board and hang or lean it on the wall instead. A wallpapered board is an affordable solution as it is usually cheaper than large scale art. Plus you can take it with you when you leave. Win, win!
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