Wall papering the home


Whilst I haven't always been a fan of wallpaper, some of the modern papers are just AMAZING. 

The colours look so vibrant and the designs are gorgeous.

At least these modern wall-papers won't kill you!  The famous William Morris wall-papers of the late 1800s were beautiful and every fashionable home had them, but sadly some of the colours were made from arsenic (green in particular) and when the wall-paper were located in the bedrooms (which were  often damp as they didn't have the wonderful central heating we have today) and the windows were closed (particularly in winter) the arsenic vapours would either make the person sick or could even lead to death, particularly children. Fortunately the modern wall-papers (including the William Morris reproductions) are all arsenic free so you can sleep soundly.


Look at the ones above, I would love to have some of these in my home, especially the ones with the delicate butterflies. These are almost works of art. The problem with these papers is the cost, these are expensive which is why they look so good. 

I thought it would be fun to look at some of the different designs available today and imagine them in our homes!!

Are you a fan of wall-paper?
How about the more delicate or perhaps the bolder designs. I always think the bolder ones need big spaces which in my little suburban home is lacking.  Below there is even an example of wall-paper on the ceiling, I quite like it but I would hate to have to put it up!!


What sort of paper would you put on your walls?

I quite like the idea of doing one wall with paper (a cheaper option) otherwise it could look a little over done. What do you think?
Or you can go for these incredible scenes on a single wall - I would LOVE to do some of these and they are not that expensive. However if I had to install one of these, the ocean would probably end up running down hill!!!

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Other amazing examples: LINK

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Comments

  1. I love wall paper! I once visited an exquisite home with silk wallpaper imported from Singapore in their powder room! The mother said their elementary age son was not allowed to use that bathroom for fear he would ruin the wall paper!

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    1. It would be amazing to see but sad that it was so expensive the son wouldn't use the room!!!

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  2. I visited Green Gables in Prince Edward Island in 2003, and there was wallpaper on the walls there. The only problem was, they were dark patterns, and it made the rooms feel SO small!
    I think some of the lighter colours, no lines, but pretty patterns could be quite nice - but the scenes would be too disorientating, and while might seem to work in one season, they might make you feel worse in another season! For example that spectacular iceberg - in summer it would be great, having a cooling effect, but in winter - no thanks! =)
    love,
    Bets

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    1. No icebergs in winter!! I didn't particular like the idea of that one in my house, but the others were quite nice depending on where they were!!

      I prefer the light wall-papers for the reasons you mention - too dark makes the room small and crowded - the same as dark paints too.

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  3. Hi dear friend and good morning to you !
    I love wall papering my rooms and the subjets I do prefer are those of Laura Ashley or also other, but in English style, in old cottage style and so on, suitable to my home ( I also love those by William Morris ! )
    Have a wonderful remainder of your week, thank you for this lovely post,
    a big hug to you
    Dany

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    1. I also love those old-fashion wallpapers that are delicate. Did you like the ones above with the butterflies and flowers - they were my favourites.

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    2. Yes, I really do, it's fabulous !
      Blessings,
      Dany

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  4. Those aren't my mom's wallpaper!
    So beautiful and unusual.

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    1. After looking at them I just wished I had somewhere to put wall-paper!! My house isn't big enough for lots of different papers!!

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  5. I like them, especially the smaller prints. But I do like the murals too. I would get one of a pine forest. I do not have any large open areas where that would work though. My mother once wallpapered one wall of her bedroom (behind her bed) and then painted the other walls a bold but matching color. It was very bold but looked very nice.

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    1. The good thing about wall paper and paint - if you don't like it, you can remove it - its not permanent !!

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  6. I quite like some wallpapers. Generally speaking I like simple decorations for the home, so I wouldn't choose any of those smaller print ones. Actually, I can imagine some of those prints as a framed decoration on the wall - just a small piece of the design!! haha!
    However, when it comes to those scenes... I LOVE those!! I love the snow one, and I love the tropical one. I would LOVE to have one of those!!

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    1. I've looked at those picture scenes at Peters of Kengiston and they aren't hugely expensive-but I wonder how hard they are to install. I would hate to stuff it up!!!

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