A Quick Fix

-/-/-

When I was studying at University my degree was in design, it was split between three sections fashion, gift and interiors.  Within interiors one of my favourite things to design was wallpaper, I really enjoyed the design process and we even got to hand print our paper designs. It was amazing to see something you created really come to life.

Saying that, I have always had a love for pattern, I was one of those kids who would leave a DIY or decorating shop with a hand full of wallpaper samples, and to be quite honest I'm still pretty guilty of this!

When we bought our first house I knew I wanted to decorate but I was pretty intimidated to do it myself so we just painted the walls, and honestly it just didn't feel like home for me. I my bohemian soul needed some pattern and texture with in my rooms.

When we eventually moved to our next house (the one we are currently living in), tackling wallpapering was top of my to-do list. I had a bit of a lesson from a family member and together we did a feature wall in my living room and it turned out pretty good, luckily it was a flat and easy wall to conquer. You know what, It's actually pretty straightforward! and its not as daunting as I thought, though I would advise at first it helps to have someone around to give you a helping hand if you need it. if you don’t have a friend of family member to give you some tips, you can read some guides on line.

Since then I have be come a bit of a DIY lover, I have even decorated my dining room, master bedroom, Penny's room, my mums living room and I'm currently doing the kitchen, my home feel much more homely and reflects my style so much better. It's so satisfying to know I did it myself also!

I'm quite lucky that my home is a pretty light and airy space, it gets a lot of natural light in it, so currently I'm working with that.  When I was choosing my wallpaper designs I wanted something busy but subtle, like most boho lovers who own a lots of trinket, art, patterns and treasures to display and you don't want to compromise anything.

As with most things, wallpaper goes in and out of fashion, but now there is so many designs and types that whatever your taste or style you can find something to suit, plus I tend to pick things that I love rather than it being "on Trend".  For me the beauty of wallpapering a room is you can quickly change the whole vibe of a space in a day or afternoon. Plus It's a pretty inexpense way to transform your home and give it a little update all while expressing your personal style. Hooray for wallpaper!


3 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're on a roll.......

    ReplyDelete
  2. The banana palm leaf in the bathroom is superb!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...