Picking Reasonably Priced Feature Wallpaper.
Ok so the script is that I am unwilling, for a guest bedroom, to shell out mega bucks for fabulous wallpaper. I understand that there is a time and a place for a bit of decadent fabulous wall art, and totally get that there are people out there that are more than happy to spend a months wages on hand scribed, gold embellished, one of a kind nonsense. I am not one of these people and don't really imagine that I ever will be. I like bang for my buck and I also like low bills in all areas when redecorating. For this reason I don't hire painter/decorators and for this reason I want to find a reasonably priced, unusual and fancy looking wallpaper that isn't at total arse to hang.
This leads me to my quest for a nice paper that will go alongside the coral pink I have chosen for the 'Story Book Guest Room' - see my previous blog! I want something forest green and/or dramatic that will serve as a nice backdrop to the foliage in the room and gold gilt frames and mirrors etc.
Everyone needs an African queen and now you can have one on your bedroom wall thanks to the lovely people at wallpapersales.co.uk. This fanciful beauty comes in at a not too shabby £19.99 a roll.
Second up and a new trend that is heating up is this agate mural wallpaper from murals wallpaper.co.uk. It's a lot pricier at £36.00 per square metre. It's certainly a statement.
Baja by Albany
Love this. It's a very reasonable £16.79 a roll also so I could have the wall done for under 50 quid which I like the sound of. Available at wallpaperdirect.com
Jungle by Albany
This one makes me feel a bit giddy inside. I think its the early twilight blue in the background. I want this but I'm not sure about mixing it with the coral. Also by wallpaperdirect.com
An online exclusive for B&Q, this paper by Holden Decor is reduced to £15 at the mo and I'm a bit in love with it. I like the dots of teal and think they'd work with the coral. I don't like the cushion - it's feral. Available at www.diy.com
Available at wickes.co.uk for a very reasonable £21.99 this paper by Graham and Brown ticks a lot of my boxes. Although I didn't intend to go down the copper route I do really quite like the drama of it over all.
I'm a bit in love with this, and at just £12.99 I can bloody well afford to be.It's all kinds of the right things in my opinion. We may have a winner. Available at ilovewallpaper.co.uk
So no decisions as of yet. I think I do want something on that wall and if anything I think the Muriva wins. I'll send off and get a sample of it. See how I feel after a few days.