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.

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African Queen

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.

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Agate Mural

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.

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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

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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

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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 

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Jungle Glam

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.

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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.