When chosen well, wallpaper can make you feel like you are staying in an expensive hotel every night when you go to bed, or even emulate a room in a beautiful stately home. Whatever the style you are looking for, and whatever the age of your home, your wallpaper needs to exude one thing to feel luxurious: elegance.
So how do you choose the wallpaper that will do just that?
- If you want a pattern, stick to neutral and jewel tones
Nothing ages faster or looks tackier than combinations of bright, garish colours. While decorating in these colours may not objectively look bad, if you like to use cheerful and energetic colours in your home, you still may find the style goes out of fashion in less than a year, or you get so sick of it that you decide to redecorate again anyway. Instead, consider using patterns in neutral and jewel tones that use different finishes, instead of different colours.
- If you want to use a print – go bold
Prints can make an incredible feature wall, regardless of whether you paint the remaining walls a neutral shade or something dark, bold and moody. With a feature print wall, you have a chance to make a statement, and the print you choose can be as big as you dare to go.
- If you want luxury, don’t do it on a budget
If you want a luxury finish don’t cut corners; make sure you pay a professional to hang your wallpaper and don’t look at budget wallpapers. This really is an area where you get what you pay for, and if you have a chance to see the paper before you buy, do. If it arrives and it’s not what you planned, don’t put it on the wall.
- Choose an evocative paper
Choose a wallpaper that makes you feel the way you want to feel when you wake up and go to bed each day. Do you want your bedroom to be a calm, peaceful space? If so, stay away from dark, moody colours or bright hues. Do you want to feel luxurious, energized, or like you are in the country despite being in the centre of London? When you know how you want the room to make you feel, you’ll have a much easier time choosing the right paper.
If you aren’t sure you’ll make the right choice, why not get an expert to help? We have years of experience and access to a range of designer wallpapers you may not find independently.