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Alternative Ways To Use Wallpaper In Your Home

It can be difficult to come up with new and exciting interior design ideas, especially in a world where social media is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, and snapping everything becomes part of your daily ritual. Scouring the internet for an idea that isn’t already trending can be quite the task. That is why I Love Wallpaper have come up with some new innovative ideas of alternative ways to use wallpaper in your home that will put your creativity to the test.

Add Style to your Stairs

Green Wallpaper Designs by I Love Wallpaper

At first glance, the staircase can be quite a boring interior project, but thinking about alternative ways to use wallpaper, the stairs in your home can be a whole place to realise your interior design dreams! If you have a wooden staircase, why not brighten up the staircase itself with a variety of wallpaper designs? This wacky and wonderful idea might just be the creative spark you’ve been missing throughout your home.

However, it is important especially if you are getting super creative and mix-matching your prints with your interior design idea, to keep to a strict colour pallet. On this staircase a mixture of calm colours have been used to compliment the wooden aspect. The Tropicana Wallpaper in Ivory adds an airy flow, while the Morocco Trellis Wallpaper compliments those beautiful green tones. We think this range of natural colours work well together for an unexpected but attractive way to use wallpaper creatively.

Shop all of our green wallpaper designs here.

A Showstopper Ceiling

Filigree Geometric Wallpaper Navy, Gold

Wallpapering your ceiling brings a lot of interest to an area that usually doesn’t have any sort of design or decoration. If done correctly, it can create a dynamic look that explores a whole new level of interior design.

Without a doubt, adding a patterned wallpaper to your ceiling is a very daring move. A few important factors to consider are the lighting, size and colours in the desired room. We suggest keeping to one solid colour on the walls to match the wallpaper is a more appropriate way of styling it. We have chosen cool blues for the walls for a classic geometric wallpaper ceiling look to match the Filigree Geometric Wallpaper in Navy and Gold.

Shop the geometric wallpaper here.

Cover up your cupboard

Navy Wallpaper Designs by I Love Wallpaper

Up-cycling furniture has become an ever changing interior trend, and recently its popularity has hit new heights. Up-cycling can make room for alternative ways to use wallpaper and really add extra dimension to a project. If you’ve got an old chest of drawers, or cupboard that’s on its way out, then it’s time to get handy with some D.I.Y! This is not only a fantastic way to revamp old furniture, but the result is amazing and you’re left with your very own bespoke piece.

Mix and match your favourite navy designs to create a new contemporary and chic set of drawers.

Shop our navy wallpaper designs here.

A well-dressed wardrobe

Tropicana Wallpaper Ivory, Green

A plain wooden wardrobe can fade into the background in a bedroom. Transforming your wardrobe with a roll of wallpaper could just be the answer to turn it into a stylish feature and update your room without redecorating the whole space. Add a splash of paint and go all out with your choice.

A pop of colour and a contrasting design works wonderfully to bring a dull piece to life. A bold, tropical design such as the Tropicana Wallpaper is just the right amount of vibrance to do so.

Shop the tropical wallpaper here.

Bookshelf envy

Cubic Shimmer Wallpaper Grey, Copper

A bookcase is an essential household piece, it tells a thousand stories and can be turned into a storage haven for all your little knick-knacks. We suggest transforming your traditional bookcase to a more contemporary design to fit your style.

Dress up your bookshelf and create an iconic stand out piece in your home. A geometric print will really add dimension to the background of the bookcase, bringing it to life.

Shop the Cubic Shimmer Metallic wallpaper here.

We hope that you can take some summer time inspiration from our suggestions on alternative ways to use wallpaper in your home. Browse the complete wallpaper range here at I Love Wallpaper to find various patterns, finishes and styles to suit your preferences today!

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How To Embrace The Colour Of The Year: Coral

Every year there is a colour that sweeps the interior design world up in its magic and 2019 is certainly no different. Whether you choose to adopt the popular colour wholeheartedly by decorating walls with it or prefer to let it influence your accent colours in the home, you’re bound to embrace its inspiration. Today at I Love Wallpaper we’re celebrating the official Pantone Colour of The Year – Living Coral and showing you how to incorporate this attractive shade into your home with coral paint colours and wallpapers.

Why Choose Coral?

According to the official Pantone description, Living Coral is ‘an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.’ It’s a lively shade that derives from the natural coral reefs beneath the sea, making it an appealing colour to choose when redecorating your home.

How To Bring Coral Into Your Home

Coral is a wonderfully versatile shade which could work wonderfully in any number of rooms in the home. It has the power to lighten up dark rooms during the winter months, and reflect the summer season perfectly! Brighten up a living room or dining room with a modern coral inspired painted wall using Johnstone’s Colour Vibe in Strawberry Daiquiri. The pinky toned coral paint can highlight a chimney breast or a window wall as a simple way to make an on-trend interior design statement.

From coral paint to coral wallpaper teamed with other complementary shades, a feature wall that includes this hue will ensure your home is keeping up to date with the latest interior design wallpaper trends. Coral can be teamed with a variety of other colours to create an attractive colour palette for a room. With a light coral and gold wallpaper in the bedroom, you can enjoy a luxurious look, whilst a coral and green combination gives real tropical vibes. However you choose to embrace the coral colour trend, it’ll give your home a stylish boost!

A Warm Colour Palette

A similar warm tone to coral is the more muted and mature Dulux Colour of 2019 – Spiced Honey. The light caramel shade is a lovely neutral hue that could add warmth to any plain wall, and promises a calming effect, making it an ideal shade for a living room. Providing the perfect backdrop to other rich colours, a wall spruced up with a spiced honey inspired shade will certainly fit into popular interior design trends for this year.

The rustic, bohemian interior design trend that we’re seeing lately can be easily achieved with plenty of natural fibre soft furnishings, leafy plants and a muted caramel painted wall in Johnstone’s Burnt Sugar. The caramel paint is also a great alternative shade for a teenage girl bedroom idea where more classic pink and purple shades aren’t welcome!


Are you embracing the official 2019 colours as part of your interior design plans? If you’re looking to give your home decor a refresh, be sure to take a look at the fabulous range of wallpaper and paint here at I Love Wallpaper for an amazing range of choice.

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Pinterest Interior Design Trends

If you’re searching for inspiration to update your home this year, Pinterest is a treasure trove of ideas. Playing host to popular interior design trends, the site acts as a mood board where you can select your favourite home looks and collect them all in place. The visually appealing social media platform released the ‘Pinterest 100: The Top Trends For 2019’ to give us the heads up on what keen interior design lovers will be pinning this year. Here at I Love Wallpaper we’ve curated a list of home decor trends inspired by that list that are taking off in the interiors world and can be easily adopted in your own home!

Metallic Accents

A tasteful way to embrace the metal accents trend in your home decor is to opt for the Milan Metallic wallpaper that has stunning flecks of gold or silver against various background colours of navy, grey and pink. The contrasting metallic element will give a lovely reflective effect in the light, adding a whole new dimension to a wallpapered wall.

Milan Metallic Wallpaper Navy Gold

Bold Block Colours

As the famous saying goes – go big or go home. This year bold and vibrant colours are all the rage, with searches for bold print wallpaper up by 401% on Pinterest. Try a fun patterned wallpaper in unexpected places in your home like in the bathroom or hallway to brighten up space and create a focal point.

Flamingo Wallpaper Navy Blue

A colour that is finding itself at the centre of popularity is yellow, with canary yellow or mustard homeware proving to be the perfect shade for a pop of accent colour. Take it to another level with yellow wallpaper for a striking and on-trend interior design finish.

Morocco Trellis Wallpaper Mustard White

Bring The Outside In

Liven up your living room by introducing an element of nature with a garden inspired wallpaper. With Pinterest searches in wall fauna up by 287%, you can get floor-to-ceiling botanical prints with photography or illustration designs to appeal to your green-fingered side right here at I Love Wallpaper with our leaf print wallpaper range.

Lucie Annabel Palma Tropical Wallpaper Green

Earthy Colour Palette

Feeding into the rustic interior design trend perfectly is the rising popularity of a contemporary neutral colour palette. Using earth colours such as apricot, blue greys, olive green and charcoal greys with terracotta, you can create a stylish home decor look in any room of the home. The soothing feel of such a neutral inspired colour combination makes the earthy tones ideal for bathrooms and bedrooms. Try adding terracotta plant pots and accessories, with grey blankets and green cushions as a way to incorporate the home decor trend into your existing style.

Johnstone’s Matt Emulsion Paint Chapel Stone

Which 2019 interior design trends will you be choosing for your home? Whether you’re looking to infuse metal accents in your lounge, or take a nature-inspired home decor approach to your bedroom with leaf print wallpaper, I Love Wallpaper is on hand to provide wallpaper and paint to suit your interiors style. Follow us on Pinterest for our interior design boards to spark inspiration whenever you need it!

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Small Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Looking for small bedroom decorating ideas? Then read our guide on how to update your small bedroom with our top tips.

It can be difficult updating a small space, especially a bedroom. You want it to showcase your tastes and personality, but you don’t want to overpower it with too much decor. You also want a room that allows you to relax and get a good night’s sleep as well as space for getting ready each morning. So what’s the best way to decorate a small bedroom? Below are some helpful hints to get you started.

Choose Light Colours

If you want to creating the illusion of space in a small bedroom, then opt for bright or light colours. White will help a small room look much bigger than it actually is, so it’s best to go for white walls. But don’t automatically think white equals boring. A white textured wallpaper can add both the illusion of space as well as style to a small bedroom. A white damask wallpaper or white brick effect wallpaper is a great alternative to plain white painted walls.

Use Wallpaper Behind The Bed

If you love the idea of wallpaper in your bedroom but don’t want to overpower the room, why not add some wallpaper behind your bed and create a feature wall? This is also a great alternative to a headboard and allows you to add some bold patterns and darker colours without it taking over your space. Our Versace Greek Key Wallpaper can be seen here placed behind a bed and we’re sure you can agree it looks stunning!

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Go Geo

Love a pattern but fear it may be too much in such a small space? Opt for a geometric pattern. This effective print is the perfect combination of style and subtlety and can easily be placed in a small bedroom and allows you to play around with different colours and shades. This photo comes from one of our customers who has used our pink and rose gold geometric wallpaper to decorate their little girls bedroom, creating an adorable space for their little one.

Think Luxurious

Just because you have a small bedroom, doesn’t mean you can’t be a little bit extra with your decor. A touch of gold here and there is the perfect way to add brightness to a small room and create the illusion of more light and space. Our gold and champagne marrakesh print wallpaper screams opulence and will add a touch of luxury to any bedroom, no matter how small it may be.

Florals Are In

You may think a floral pattern is too overpowering for a small bedroom, but think again. Floral wallpaper, when chosen properly, can create a beautiful space. If you are adding flower patterned wallpaper to a small bedroom, make sure you choose this in a subtle shade such as grey or beige. This allows you to add the floral look without it over taking your bedroom.

Fake a Bookshelf

Another one of our small bedroom decorating ideas you might not have thought about is bookshelf wallpaper. Want to create the illusion of a bigger room even further? Then fake a library. Our bookshelf wallpaper will help to create the look and feel of a much bigger bedroom. Simply add this unique wallpaper to one wall of your bedroom to fake the look of an entire library in a small room.

All That Glitters

Want to make a statement in a small room? Then glitter wallpaper is the way to go. A little bit of sparkle is all you need to add that much needed update to your bedroom. Place some glitter wallpaper to one of your walls and match it up with some complimenting paint and your small bedroom is now a stylish space of your very own. Plus, the shimmer effect will create the illusion of extra light and space in your small bedroom!

A few more small bedroom decorating ideas and hints from the I Love Wallpaper Team….

  • Save space with shelving. A small bedroom is always going to be short on floor space, so opt for shelves when it comes to storing your necessities.
  • Keep your furniture simple. Don’t use up valuable space with too much furnishings. Only use pieces that are essential. A bed, a wardrobe and either a chest of drawers or a dressing table are all you really need in a bedroom.
  • Add a mirror and create the illusion of light and space. A full length mirror placed on your wall will help to add extra light and make your room look that little bit bigger. Or you could go one step better and choose mirrored furniture.
  • Choose a bed that has plenty of storage space underneath it. This will help to save space for the rest of the room and keep things looking neat and tidy too.
  • Consider vinyl or laminate flooring to help your small bedroom look bigger. The wooden panel pattern will help to create the feel of a much larger space.

For even more home inspiration, check out our Instagram where we have plenty of decor ideas for you to scroll through! From small bedroom decorating ideas to living rooms, kitchens, hallways and more, you will find an array of wallpaper ideas on our Insta!

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Living Room Decorating Ideas

In need of some inspiration for your lounge? Then take a look through our living room decorating ideas. We have plenty of hints and tips on how to decorate your living area. Whether you are overhauling your entire room or just looking to make a few small changes, you will find the inspiration you need to give your living room that much needed update.

Feature Walls

A feature wall is the perfect way to add some style to your living room walls. If you have a small lounge but fear a bold patterned wallpaper will overpower the room, consider a feature wall. The chimney breast is the perfect place for feature wallpaper, whether its a floral pattern you’re after or perhaps you are wanting to add some stripes to your living room. Make sure your other walls are painted in a complimenting colour and you are good to go.

Grey & Rose Gold

Two colours which were big in 2018 were grey and rose gold. These two complimenting tones were a hit in many homes last year and is a trend that is here to stay. If you are considering a living room update, why not try this colour combination? Start with some grey and rose gold wallpaper in a subtle yet stylish print, then furnish the room with some beautiful soft blush and cream furniture. Accessorise with some rose gold light fittings and dark grey accessories and your room is complete.

Geometric Print

The geometric print was another big hit for 2018 and is set to be a continuing trend for 2019 too. This beautiful print is one that looks stunning in a living room and allows you to experiment with print in a sophisticated way. No matter what colour scheme you choose for your lounge, a little geometric wallpaper is the perfect way to decorate your walls. The navy and gold is a particular favourite of ours, as is the soft pink and rose gold print, both of which will help to create a beautiful living space.

White Patterned Walls

You may think white is a little dull and boring, but think again. A white patterned wallpaper is the perfect way to add subtle style to your walls. Plus, if you are short on space in your living room, then this particular shade will help to create the illusion of extra space. From brick effect to trellis print, white pattern wallpaper is ideal for those who want to keep things looking clean and chic yet still want to add a little something extra to their decor.

Wallpaper The Alcoves

One of our favourite living room decorating ideas is wallpapering the alcoves. More often than not, the alcoves in a living room are overlooked when it comes to decorating, but a great way to update your living room is by wallpapering your alcove walls. Opt for a contrasting colour to the rest of your room for a unique yet on trend look. Damask wallpaper is a superb look for alcoves, as is trellis print, tartan and marble effect too.

Colour of The Year 2019

The colour of the year for 2019 is ‘Living Coral’ and if past years are anything to go by, then this particular shade is set to be everywhere over the next twelve months. Expect a lot of coral when it comes to decor trends in 2019 and if you are wanting to add the trend to your home this year, then why not add it to your living room? Turquoise, white and grey all compliment coral beautifully, so bear this colour palette in mind when decorating your lounge. Some subtle grey wallpaper paired with coral and turquoise homeware is the perfect way to add the colour of the year to your home in 2019.

Need some more living room decorating ideas for your home? Below are a few more handy hints on how to update your lounge in the new year.

  • When it comes to flooring, you don’t need to keep replacing it everytime you want to redecorate. Instead, opt for a versatile laminate or some wooden flooring and use large area rugs in the middle of your room. This way you won’t need to replace your flooring each time you want to change the colour scheme of your living room. Instead, simply add a new rug whenever you feel like updating your lounge.
  • Don’t forget the ceiling. It’s easy to just leave the ceiling as it is, but why not utilise this space when updating your living room? Try painting your ceiling a different colour besides white or add some prints to give your room a more opulent feel. You could even try some different lighting such as built in down lights for a unique touch.
  • Want to mix it up a bit? Then combine different patterns and textures to create a luxurious living room that wouldn’t look out of place in a show home. Think geometric rugs, fluffy blankets and velvet cushions for a lounge that will be the envy of your friends and family.

For more living room decorating ideas and home decor tips, keep checking back for more blog posts or scroll through the I Love Wallpaper Instagram where you will find plenty of inspiration for every room of your abode.

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Hallway Decorating Ideas

It’s the first thing people see when they step into your home, so it is important that your hallway looks and feels welcoming for your guests. It may not be the top of your list when it comes to updating your home, but it’s something to consider if you want to create a welcoming feel; not just for visitors, but for yourself. After you have had a long day at work, wouldn’t it be nice to step into your front door to a beautifully decorated hallway? Well with our hallway decorating ideas you can. Take a look at some of our top tips below on how to decorate your hallway, porch and stairs.

Accessorise Your Stairs

Why not utilise the steps on your stairs and add some ornaments? This helps to utilise the space on your staircase whilst adding some style to your stairway and hallway too. Hanging something from the bannister could also help accessorise this area too and adds that little something extra to really make your hallway stand out.

Add A Console Table

A console table will add some extra style and storage to your hallway and can be used to showcase ornaments, candles and photos too. Choose a wooden or mirrored table and place at the bottom of your stairs. Accessorise with some matching ornaments and some photos for a homely feel. Adding a lamp will also bring some light to your hall too.

Utilise Space Under Your Stairs

The cupboard under the stairs doesn’t have to be a dumping ground for all your mess. Why not make use of this space by creating a den? This adorable door and window entrance is great for utilising the space under your stairs whilst creating a fun place for your little ones. If you are thinking of recreating this look, then our brick effect wallpaper will add the perfect finishing touch.

Create Light With Mirrors

A mirror added to the wall in your hallway is a great tactic to creating some extra light in a foyer. As this area of the home is often short on space it can be prone to darkness. A mirror placed in the hallway will help to add some light and create the illusion of extra space. This beautiful hallway is a perfect example of how a mirror can impact a small space.

Add Seating For A Touch of Comfort

If you have the space for some seating, why not add a chair or a bench for a touch of comfort in your hallway? Even a small cushioned dining chair can add a touch of luxury in your hallway and create a welcoming space for visitors.

Combine Carpet With Laminate

You may be inclined to think that your stair carpet needs to extend to your hallway flooring too. But think again. A carpet on the stairs teamed with a laminate in the hall can add a more dynamic and more opulent feel in this area of the home. Make sure your carpet and laminate are in complementing colours for a lavish look.

Choose Floor Rugs For A Cosy Feel

Instead of a door mat, why not consider adding area rugs to your hallway? A rug will add a more cosy feel as opposed to a doormat which can look harsh and out of place. A runner rug is a good option for a narrow hallway or consider two small rugs if a large area rug is struggling to fit.

Try Dark Wallpaper

If you want a dramatic feel for your hallway, then try some darker shades when it comes to wallpaper. This navy geometric wallpaper in navy features a hint of gold and provides both a dramatic feel while the gold shimmer adds a touch of light if your hallway is short on space and light.

Paint Your Bannisters

It can be easy to forget your bannister when updating your hallway, but painting your wooden bannisters can help to add a little more style and create a unique look for your stairs. Choose a complimenting colour that matches your wallpaper and carpet to help pull the space together. Our stunning Camden Trellis wallpaper paired with a grey painted bannister offers a beautifully welcoming foyer.

More Hallway Decorating Ideas from the I Love Wallpaper team…

  • If you have a small hallway and feel wallpaper will overpower the space, then why not try adding wallpaper to just one wall and paint the other wall in a complimenting shade? This trick is also ideal if you have chosen a dark wallpaper and have a narrow hallway to decorate.
  • Want to get rid of clutter? Don’t place coat racks or shoe racks near the door. It will become a dumping ground for jackets and shoes. Instead, utilise the space under your stairs or cupboard space in other areas of the home.
  • Consider painting your stairs instead of laying down a carpet. This will help to create the illusion of extra space and add a rustic feel to your hallway and stairway.

Hopefully this has given you plenty of hallway decorating ideas and inspiration to allow you to create a welcoming space for you and your guests. For more interior design inspiration, take a look through our Instagram where you will find plenty of inspo for your abode! Or alternatively, keep checking back on our blog for more decorating tips and tricks for your hallway and more.