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Beautiful blooms – our pick of the bunch of fanciful florals.

It’s the season for all things bright, beautiful and blooming – and we love it!

From bold florals to delicate leaf and foliage prints, our collection of summer inspired papers will transform your home. 

Here’s a selection of some of our favourite floral designs to inspire you this season.

The Marlowe Wallpaper Collection

The Marlowe Leaf Wallpaper is brought to life with hand-drawn detail. The intricate leaf outline brings a contemporary edge to this classic design. 

The crisp colour variations of emerald & ochre, create an essence of freshness throughout and are so easy to style within your home. 

Just add some indoor house plants to complete the look.

The Lavina floral Wallpaper Collection

A delicate array of flowers really enlighten the mood and freshen up some of our favourite spaces. Whether you love a bright contrast or a darker hue, the Lavina Floral Wallpaper offers a taste of both.

Add a contrasting accent colour to the rest of your scheme with smaller accessories and furnishings to really make the colours in this design pop.

The Painterly Floral Wallpaper Collection

Big, bold and beautiful. Embrace moody and atmospheric, or light and bright, with this latest hand-painted inspired wallpaper design. 

The Painterly Floral Wallpaper is a large scale floral and is definitely of the vivid and eye-catching variety – this flowery design leaves no space for plain walls!

The Abel Floral Trail Wallpaper Collection 

The fine detail and texture of the Abel Floral Wallpaper make for a classic addition to any home.

This design introduces a superior and elegant look to your walls, while still maintaining a stylish appearance throughout.

When decorating your home, be style confident and use florals to make a statement. Beautiful designs will definitely bring a flowery freshness to your space. 

Shop the full floral wallpaper range here.

If you’ve decorated with one of our fabulous floral designs already during lockdown then why not enter  our latest competition on Instagram.

You will be in with the chance of winning a £50 voucher towards your next order with us, and be featured on the blog.

To enter, simply tag us in the best photo of your room featuring our wallpaper design and use #ILWmakeover on your caption. 

The winner will be announced on 10th July 2020. T&C’s apply.

Advice Inspiration

Dining in heroes

Whether you’ve a dedicated dining room or open plan kitchen/diner, dining in has become a key focus to the day. It’s a hub for family time, date nights, special occasions – and even more recently, an office for those working from home. 

When designing your dining room, we think it is especially important to consider functionality as well as style.

Whether you’re going for a minimalist look, such as plain wallpaper, the faux fabulous look of wood effect wallpaper, or the grand decor of a damask wallpaper, we have some amazing inspiration for your home.

Coffee culture in the comfort of your own home

Create a light airy space with some Scandi charm. Keep the palette simple and make a statement with a striking navy blue wallpaper or geometric wallpaper.

The Cubic Shimmer Wallpaper in Navy and Gold fits perfectly into a relaxed café theme. We love the use of bright white and grey furnishings to complement the navy hues in this design.

The geometric mirror really adds to the three dimensional feature wall, and nothing quite says relaxation like plenty of indoor greenery. 

Candy crush heaven for the perfect summer hit

For a taste of Summer think pink! Bring the outdoors in with an oasis of modern florals and sweet shades of blush. A touch of grey and crisp white is the perfect counterbalance. 

We love colour, and nothing quite welcomes you into a home than a playful and pretty scheme. The Arna Geometric Wallpaper sits as the perfect backdrop for a wonderfully bold and refreshing dining space. Tempted to try? We’ve got some beautiful pink wallpaper options to consider!

Dine in style and make every meal time a special occasion

Add a touch of luxe to your dining area with textured marble metallics. Finish the look with brass trims and smoked glass accessories for a decadent dining experience.

The Liquid Marble Wallpaper in Charcoal and Gold adds a touch of drama and sophistication in a contemporary way. The gold metallic element in this design, and wooden furnishings adds a warm, natural touch to the room. 

Relaxed dining never tasted so good 

Turn everyday dining into a glamorous affair with moody shades, panelled walls and decadent patterns. Rich navy, violet and shimmering faun creates a warm and inviting space to feast in. 

The London Stripe Wallpaper keeps the look classic and elegant. It’s high-end vibe will make you feel like you’re in a 5-star restaurant. Who knew dining in could look so tempting?

Henderson Interiors London Stripe Wallpaper Pewter

Chic, cool and contemporary, an instagram-able dining room

Grey decor adds a lot of versatility to a dining area. Just like monochrome, a grey scheme is so easy to style. Be bold and add some contrast shades or keep it minimalistic with neutral colours. 

The Milan Metallic Wallpaper adds character without being too overwhelming. It allows you to create your own individuality within the room due to it’s subtle pattern and reflective metallic element.

Whatever your dining desires, we have something for all tastes. Shop the full range of Dining Room Wallpapers here

Why not create your own summer cocktail, and enjoy the true dining out experience at home… 

Make sure you tag us in your cocktail creations on Instagram 

Inspiration Wallpaper Trends

Animal Print Instagram Favourites

This season’s hottest trend is definitely animal themed. Animal prints are a fashion favourite, but how do you incorporate the bold patterns into your home? We agree the easiest way to inject some of the wild side into your space is through wallpaper.

Whether it’s leopard print, woodland wallpaper or a flamingo feature wall – we have rounded up our Instagram favourites to give you some inspiration for your home.

Funky Flamingos

Does it get any funkier than flamingos? If you’re looking to decorate with a stand out print then look no further. I Love Wallpapers Flamingo wallpaper is the perfect way to brighten a room. 

You can style this wallpaper anywhere, from bedrooms to bathrooms and it can even be paired with wood panelling for a classic twist. 

I Love Wallpaper Flamingo Wallpaper Blush Pink @sal_at_six

101 Dalmatians

Be bang on trend with I Love Wallpaper’s Dalmatian Print Wallpaper. This unique polka dot print variation has been very popular in creating a vibrant, fun and impactful interior.

The great thing about monochrome is the endless colour choice you have for accessories. Would you opt for a minimal scheme or a bold contrast?

I Love Wallpaper Dalmatian Wallpaper Mono @jadekilner

A walk on the wildside

Take a walk on the wildside with I Love Wallpaper’s daring Leopard Print Wallpaper. This design will definitely add a striking feature to any room. Pair with textured accessories to really bring the animal element to life.

If you’re not daring enough to paper your walls, refresh an old piece of furniture by getting super creative and up-cycling with our Leopard Print Wallpaper. 

I Love Wallpaper Leopard Print Effect Wallpaper Yellow @chezlevache

Lost in the jungle

Tropical or plant wallpaper is so on trend. But how can you go above and beyond this I hear you ask? Add some animals to it! Nothing quite says jungle vibes like I Love Wallpapers Amazon Animal Wallpaper

Adventurous and simply fun. Turn your bedroom into a rainforest wallpaper haven with an eye-catching feature wall.

I Love Wallpaper Amazon Animals Children’s Wallpaper Light Pink, Multicoloured @where_the_harte_is_2018

Don’t be afraid to add a sense of adventure, diversity and glamour to your interior with our Animal Print Wallpapers, shop the full range here.

If you have incorporated one of our animal print wallpapers into your home and would love to be featured, please tag us on Instagram

Inspiration Wallpaper Trends

Stylish ways to update your children’s bedroom decor

If you’re redesigning your child’s bedroom then look no further than our fantastic inspiration for dreamy decor.

The key to successfully designing a children’s bedroom is to keep it fun whilst not straying too far away from the rest of your home interior style. 

Browse through our Children’s Wallpaper designs and you’ll soon find that kids wallpaper can tie in perfectly with the scheme of your home.

We have picked out our top favourites that will tick all the boxes when it comes to having fun and staying stylish.

Simple Scandinavian

Soft, subtle and neutral. Create a scandi style haven for your little one with the Chevron Geometric Wallpaper. This design is versatile for all ages and genders.

It’s zig zag pattern and elegant colour scheme is easy to style. Keep it minimal and accessorise with white, or brighten things up with a contrasting colour.

This print is perfect for those who live by the ‘less is more’ rule.

Under the sea

Add some character with the Mermaid Unicorn Wallpaper. This vibrant design will introduce colour and playfulness to the room.

Let their imagination float away with their walls.

If pink isn’t fitting, then check out our Giant Whales Wallpaper. This simple design is bursting with fun, and is so cute for those who love water creatures.

It really sets the scene to a tranquil and relaxing bedroom.

I Love Wallpaper Ginormous Whale Children’s Wallpaper Grey.

A roarsome room

Are your little explorers itching for a new adventure? Take a walk on the wild-side with our Dino Wallpaper. This daring design is perfect for the dinosaur obsessed.

It also comes in a variety of colours, which makes things easy when matching to the rest of your home decor.

Head in the clouds

If your little one is a huge fan of all things soft and cuddly then look no further than the Doggies Wallpaper

The combination of white, grey and soft hints of colour make this design timeless and effortlessly stylish. It will definitely grow with your little one.

Sparkle like a unicorn

Introducing the Sparkle Unicorn Wallpaper, a must have for all little princesses. Blush pink and rose gold wallpaper are a great backdrop for modern children’s furniture – the perfect combination for a sweet and girly look.

Don’t forget, a hint of sparkle can keep a room dazzling all year round!

You and your little ones will be able to design and make a bedroom that is playful and full of personality with these unique wallpapers. Shop the full range of Children’s Wallpaper here.

Have you finished decorating with one of these designs? Make sure you tag us in a photo on Instagram

Decorating Inspiration Wallpaper Trends

Bringing the outdoors in

When it comes to nature, it’s not just about being outside – even viewing scenes of nature can help to reduce negative feelings, and even increase feelings of calm and overall happiness. With everyone currently spending a lot more time indoors we’ve got some top tips on how-to bring the joy of the outdoors inside.

Plant life

Indoor plants are perfect for every room, from the high humidity of the bathroom to sunny open-plan lounges. If you’re not particularly green-fingered look for low-maintenance plants such as lavender, aloe or a stunning peace lily or two.

Such pretty colours work brilliantly against a neutral background. Contrast the stunning greens, purples and pinks against a neutral wallpaper such as gold or silver to compliment the nature aesthetic.

Pic credit – @renovating_no_45 

Love a leafy wall

Potted plants aren’t the only way to give your decor more of a nature-inspired vibe. From traditional tropical colours to bold and modern alternative colour schemes, leaf wallpaper designs are a great choice. One of our favourite combinations is green and soft pink. Do a playful take on the green wallpaper trend with coordinating accessories, such as this funky monkey lamp!

Pic credit – @newandrewhome

A modern take

Looking for a modern take on the natural trend? Why not work a little monochrome magic into your interior design! This new take on nature provides the ideal background for a variety of colours and styles, making it a fantastic feature wall option.

pic credit – @number72x

Whether you choose a traditional take with blooming roses, or a cool and contemporary banana leaf design, making black and white your wallpaper of choice can open the door to a whole rainbow of colourful accessories!

Best of both worlds

Of course, when it comes to nature, it doesn’t have to be an either or. Fresh leaf wallpaper prints plus eye-catching plants can add up to a cool, calm and serene space, perfect for a home office. Make this look work for you by ensuring neutral furniture and accessories made from natural materials complete the decor. After all, there’s a reason scandi-cool has been one of the biggest styles hits in the last few years – combine it with botanical wallpaper prints and rack up the likes!

Pic credit – @clarityinteriorstyling

We hope you’re feeling inspired to be a little greener with your interior design, be sure to follow us on Instagram for even more inspiration, and tag us in your own, I Love Wallpaper looks! For more options to easily incorporate the outdoors into you home, view out full tropical wallpaper collection.

Inspiration Wallpaper Trends

Have a monochrome moment

When it comes to an interior style that works for every major trend, it’s difficult to imagine a more perfect pairing than black and white. This classic combination works with a whole host of accent colours, meaning switching your whole room look could be as simple as switching up a few accessories. Not sure if Monochrome is for you? Let us show you how to make it work for every trend…from the ever-popular scandi wallpaper trend, or industrial, to floral, wildlife and full-on glamour.

Follow our style tips and have yourself a monochrome wallpaper moment!

Black and white…and scandi 
Bringing a little nature into the home has a huge number of benefits, something we touched upon in our tropical style guide. The scandi trend is all about calming tones peppered with natural fibres and earthy prints. Think yellows and greens, all set against a stunning neutral black and white banana leaf print wallpaper.

Black and white…and industrial
One of the reasons black and white prints work so well together is the sharp contrast of the colours. What better way to highlight this than with a crisp geometric print wallpaper, such as the Wingate in mono. The sharp shapes in the print perfectly match with staple industrial accessories such as brown leather and black metal.

Black and white…and floral
Of course, monochrome doesn’t need to be angular to draw attention. Saturated floral prints can look amazing when teamed against a backdrop of rich, luxurious fabrics in complementary shades. Making charcoal wallpaper work in floral shades, like this Midnight Floral Mono shows that black and white is anything but a plain and simple shade combo!

Black and white…and wildlife
When it comes to interior decoration, taking a walk on the wild side can involve stunning colours and intricate patterns…which can make matching colours a real headache! The answer? Monochrome! Combine the wonderful patterns of animal prints in a black and white colour scheme. Our Dalmatian Print wallpaper makes coordination a sinch and brings a grown-up edge to the most playful of looks!

Black and white…and full-on glamour
From timeless black and white films to the little black dress and pearl combo, monochrome has long been associated with glamour and style…Play to this with bold patterns in rooms designed to be a little indulgent and fun, including dressing rooms and bathrooms. We love the use of Nordic Geometric Mono to create a space that brings old school Hollywood right up-to-date.

Been inspired? Take a look at our full monochrome wallpaper range and share your room-over with us on our social channels. Be sure to give us a follow for more inspiration, tips and advice on making wallpaper work for every room! 

Decorating Inspiration Wallpaper Trends

Home office looks to love

Whether you work from home on a regular basis, or it’s your first time doing so, we’re sure you’ll agree that having a dedicated place in the house for the 9-5 can make a huge difference to your productivity, your focus and even your daily stress levels!

A great starting point for your home office is to think about what you need for the role that you do. Then add your own personal style! 

It’s also important to consider where your home office is located. Are you lucky enough to have a whole room dedicated as an office? Does it double as a playroom for the kids, a dressing room or even a spare room for overnight guests? All these things need to be taken into account when deciding on the perfect wallpaper for your home office… (and it goes without saying you want a space that looks amazing on that daily video call!)

Go for pattern

Pic credit – @clarityinteriorstyling

Who wants to spend time staring at a blank wall?! Create a stylish feature wall for your office with a bold print in pared back colours, to create a fantastic look without fear of distraction. Complete your look with home office accessories that tie into one of the year’s biggest trends, in this case an uplifting spring Scandinavian vibe with plants and natural-look fabrics. 

Cosy corner

Pic credit – @mrs_rackley.home

If your home office is more nook than room, maximising space is vital! And it’s important to create a look that works with the overall room. Achieve this easily with an industrial-style wallpaper that tones back the pattern and turns up the shine. 

We’re a huge fan of the way Milan Metallic wallpaper in Neutral & Gold is used so stylishly by @mrs_rackley.home to create her home office space. The clever use of storage doesn’t distract from the subtle pattern, while the colours perfectly complement the overall room decor, seamlessly blending work and home life looks!   

The new neutral

Pic credit – @mybudgethome

If anything is going to uplift your workspace it’s bright colours and the beauty of nature. Creating a nature-inspired home office can be done in different ways, utilising pretty plain wallpaper or a subtly incorporated silver wallpaper. We love the way that @mybudgethome has achieved this look, cleverly incorporating the Venice Industrial Metallic wallpaper to boost her accessories and give the wall an overall ‘finished’ look that a plain white wall would struggle to achieve.

If you’ve been inspired to rework your own home office, take a look at our huge new range of wallpapers – and follow us on social media for even more tips, advice and inspiration!

Advice Inspiration

At home with Natasha @ourhomeatno.5_

We spoke to Natasha from @ourhomeatno.5_ about her love for interior design, and how her “modern and minimal” style has inspired many other homes on Instagram.

Natasha has used one of our favourite designs, the Milan Metallic Wallpaper in Grey & Silver, to create her very own luxury bedroom from scratch. 

We asked her why she’d decided on this design, and her top styling tips when it comes to designing a room with a metallic feature wall.

“I started my Instagram for inspiration.

I created my account around a year ago when we first bought our home from a plan. I wanted to fill my feed with other people’s homes for ideas – without any intention of posting my own”.

“My interior style is definitely clean and crisp with a touch of glam”.

“When we moved in and the house started to look a little more homely I thought it would be a nice idea to use my own pictures to see our personal progress and inspire someone else on their interior journey”.

“It was a no brainer when choosing I Love Wallpaper, it was super easy to order.

I found so many home accounts on Instagram that all featured their wallpaper and they all looked great! I was spoilt for choice with their incredible range of wallpaper”.

“I knew as soon as I saw the Milan Metallic Wallpaper that it was the one!

I knew I wanted a silver or grey statement paper in my master bedroom, so I ordered three samples initially”.

“If I were to give any kind of tips to my followers it would be don’t be too critical of yourself.

Make sure you experiment with different styles and decor to really find your style. There is no such thing as perfect”.

“I found styling the Milan Metallic Wallpaper a really easy process.

I’d spent a long time designing this room in my head”.

“The light that reflects off this paper worked perfectly

with my mirrored decor and added so much more glam to the room”.

“I definitely achieved the look I wanted within my bedroom.

The whole scheme I had designed was super luxurious. I chose mirrored furniture along with a Hollywood mirror, girly prints, flowers, lots of chrome and a statement pouffe for the centrepiece”.

“This master bedroom is exactly how envisioned it.

The metallic wallpaper was the finishing touch this room needed”.

You can definitely see the glamorous components come together throughout this space with the mirrored accessories and lavish soft furnishings. The curved furniture and rounded silhouettes draw the eye to the centre of this room. 

The Milan Metallic Wallpaper fits amazingly well with this very luxuriant decor. The perfect design if you love all things graceful and elegant.

Make sure you follow Natasha on Instagram here, and check out our Instagram for latest trends and styling advice.

Decorating Inspiration Wallpaper Trends

Create your own geometric wall art

From simple shapes to the most complex of designs, 2020 is undoubtedly the year of the geometric print. We have everything you need to recreate this stunning look for yourself…Ready to get started?

1 – Pick a colour scheme

From a cool and minimalistic grey geometric wallpaper to a bright, multi-coloured look. The first big decision when it comes to creating a geometric wall design is to consider your colours! We’ve put together a guide to some of our favourite colour combinations, which is your favourite?

2 – Map out your pattern

Once you’ve decided a colour scheme the next job is to map out your pattern using masking tape. Make sure your wall is prepped to paint (i.e. that every nook and hole is filled and the surface is sugar scrubbed) and have fun playing with a pattern! For maximum impact go for triangles of all different sizes and adding some inside others.

While mapping out the pattern of a piece of paper can help, have fun and don’t be afraid to add and remove the masking tape, standing back and picturing the final effect before you finalise your design. 

Once it’s complete make sure there are no gaps between your tape that would allow colours to run into one another.

3 – Get painting

We suggest going for your brightest colour first and allowing it to dry before then incorporating your supporting colours. Use a brush to carefully fill in the edges of your shape before completing the middle with a roller for a smooth overall finish.

4 – Peel to reveal

Once the paint is dry it’s time to unveil your masterpiece! Whether you’ve taken inspiration from blue geometric wallpaper, pink geometric wallpaper or even gone for vintage-inspired colours and elaborate patterns, peeling is a crucial stage.

Firstly ensure the paint is fully dry in all areas to prevent any leakage in the pattern. Next, peel away the tape at 45-degree angle for the smoothest finish and admire your handiwork! Don’t forget to share your finished creations with us on our social channels, just tag 

Love the idea of the geometric look but not sure you can pull-off the DIY? Don’t worry we’ve got a stunning range of geometric wallpapers in all colours and designs to make your walls pop! 

Decorating Inspiration Wallpaper Trends

The Spring Essentials: Technology meets decor in our latest range!

For April Fools Day 2020 we took it up a notch with a whole host of new ‘trends’. We decided to bring forward the launch of some of our most anticipated products to date… April 1st (big clue?!) Take a look at the products, descriptions and images we made up for the day – were you fooled?

Colour changing wallpaper

The only problem with this one is deciding when you want to change – after all, who could ever get bored with those beautiful botanical shades?! Happily, when you do decide to change it’s as simple as ‘wipe and start again’.

Ever find yourself wishing you could change your wallpaper without the hassle of paste and ladders? Using the same technology as heat changing mugs, we’ve developed our first colour changing wallpaper that uses ThermoChromic ink to bring this floral wallpaper to full bloom. The colour changes are dictated by the heat in the room, meaning it works best near windows or radiators for the full colour-changing impact. 

Tropical Trends

Tropical decor is showing no signs of going away, and in today’s climate who doesn’t want to pretend they’re relaxing on a tropical island? We’ve amped up our botanical collection to include an eco-friendly, washable wallpaper design in a stunning palm leaf. Washable wallpaper is the latest innovation to transform how to decorate. Manufactured using sustainable sugarcane paper (a by-product of sugar harvesting) it’s fully dissolvable when soaked with a warm, soapy sponge – meaning there’s zero waste.

The only problem with this one is deciding when you want to change – after all, who could ever get bored with those beautiful botanical shades?! Happily, when you do decide to change it’s as simple as ‘wipe and start again’.

Continuing our tropical theme, we’re excited to launch our very first floor paper! Yes, we’ve seen the uptake in at-home craft projects lately, from pinterest to One4, and when we saw our wallpaper being used as flooring in everything from playrooms to hallways, we decided to task our design team with creating a durable paper that would withstand the toughest of stomps and the highest of heels! If you have laminate, wooden or vinyl flooring, this paper can be placed directly on top for a smooth, level surface. 

Our floorpaper range has been manufactured using a high-density fibre base and protective vinyl top layer, which makes it suitable even for high traffic areas. 

We took our inspiration for this tropical flooring from one of our favourite interior design bloggers, Floral Poi. We let her test out the new tropical design in her Manchester home, and we love the result.

Get reflective, get crafty!

Finally, we’re expanding our paint collection to include our new favourite glamorous interior trend – mirrors. Mirrored furniture is definitely having a moment and is perfect for any contemporary space. Available exclusively at ILW, our patented mirrored paint allows you to create a full mirror wall with ease at a fraction of the cost of a real mirror. Developed using a high-opacity metallic compound, this paint can be applied with a brush or roller like normal paint and dries with a highly reflective finish.

If you’re not ready to do a full mirrored feature wall, this paint is also perfect for furniture painting! So, if you’ve been itching to upcycle that chest of drawers, now is definitely the time.

We want to see your home transformations! Don’t forget to tag us into your projects, we’ll feature the best ones on the ILW social pages so keep your eyes peeled! Happy decorating!