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Top 4 Wallpaper Ideas to Reinvent Your Home

Wallpaper is an interior design trend that never goes out of style. From funky floral 60s patterns to groovy geometric 70’s designs - for generations, wallpaper has personalised homes by adding interest and character.

Whether you want to reminisce retro styles, or reference modern influences - there’s so much inspiration out there to choose from. That being said, this can often create a challenge: which one do you pick? That’s why we have rounded up our top 4 wallpaper ideas that we guarantee you’ll love.

The Best Wallpaper Ideas for Your Home

Wallpaper is one of the most effective ways to transform your home. It can create the illusion of a bigger space and instantly inject personality into a room.

When doing free consultations in store, we help our customers choose their preferred wallpaper style based on their personal taste. By grouping wallpaper ideas, this makes for much quicker and easier decision making.

Here are the top 4 wallpaper styles that our customers always gravitate towards.

Soft and Subtle

Wallpaper doesn’t have to be outrageous. It can be soft and subtle while still standing out.

With softer hues, a wallpaper with intricate details can really help freshen up a room. If you’re someone who loves neutrals and mauves, you can have a lot of fun experimenting with this type of wallpaper. Not only this, it is a great way to break out of your comfort zone and create a truly beautiful space.

With many muted tones, there is always the risk of the room being too one-note. Instead, with wallpaper, you add an extra layer of luxe, making the room feel more homely and unique to you.

One top tip is ensure you understand your colour scheme before shopping for wallpaper and paint. If you lean towards cool or warm tones, use these as a baseline before you start searching. This way, your room will fall into place more cohesively.

Bold and Bright

No matter what, bold and bright wallpaper never fails to amaze. It is the perfect way to create a stylish focal point in just about any space, giving visitors that instant ‘wow’ factor when they enter your home.

If you’re a person who’s all about colour, then you shouldn’t shy away from this wallpaper idea. While it is a quick and easy way to decorate your room, you can still personalise it by adding quirky details to accompany the style and colours. For example: a retro wallpaper always works beautifully with wooden furniture and monochrome artwork.

Our top tip is if you have selected your wallpaper, choose a complementing tone from within the sample to help you choose matching furniture and paint. Take note from the picture above - where the blue chair and skirting board goes wonderfully with the accents in the wallpaper behind.

Flora and Fauna

A popular choice for many, floral wallpaper is the perfect way to bring the outside in and add a touch of femininity.

Having a leafy, nature-inspired wallpaper brings many possibilities and positives to your home. You can choose from muted or bold colours, large or ditsy patterns and have it as a focal wall or full room feature.

Another practical benefit of flowery wallpaper is how well it coordinates with a variety of other colour schemes. Whether you want to completely redo your room or just give it a refresh, floral wallpaper can work for both scenarios.

A top tip of ours is when decorating, start out with a feature wall, and see if you’re inspired to take it further. One trend that we’re loving is wallpapered ceilings. From giving a room height, making an unforgettable impression and putting a modern spin on Michelangelo inspired murals - this trend brings a heavenly luxe feeling to any room. If you’re feeling brave - why not give it a go?

Pretty Patterns

If you love patterns but want to strike the perfect balance between bold and subtle - then this is the best wallpaper option for you.

Pretty patterns are unique because they can encompass multiple styles. Think baroque, paisley, feathers and even art deco designs. While this may seem like a lengthy list, this wallpaper idea is different from the usual go-to patterns such as stripes and botanics. This means that with this option, you are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd.

With certain patterns, you can make these entirely your own. Whether you colour match or colour block with your paint or furniture, there is a lot of scope for your personality to shine through.

We particularly love how this Graham and Brown wallpaper (pictured above) has paired this patterned wallpaper with a two-tone purple velvet and floral upholstered chair. Another way you could style this wallpaper is with muted grey tones, or even a pop of mustard yellow.

One top tip is if wallpaper is important to you, then first have a think about what core colour you want it to feature. Then, when you find your dream wallpaper, choose the accent colours within the sample to guide the rest of your decorating decisions. At Smyth’s Wallpaper and Paints, we provide colour matching services, meaning we can help you pick out the exact colours within your wallpaper and match these to whatever it is you need.

At Smyth’s Wallpaper and Paints, we have supplied wallpaper and paints to both the public and the trade for over 35 years. Based in Ballymena, we have helped customers all over Northern Ireland and beyond to make their house a home. In store, we even have a ‘magic mirror’ which helps you visualise your wallpaper choice in a home setting. By choosing us, you are guaranteed to experience great service and quality products all in one convenient place.

For a free consultation, simply pop into the store and we will be happy to assist. Or, if you want to simply chat, feel free to contact us today. We can’t wait to chat to you about wallpaper ideas and help you pick the perfect one for your home.

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