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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!

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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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