Create a patchwork feature wall
Make a statement in your bedroom with this patchwork feature wall idea.
Use a swatch of your favourite wallpaper as your starting point, then mix and match different wallpapers together to create the patchwork pattern.
Try to keep to just one or two colours so you don’t over-complicate things. Choose papers from the same wallpaper range for a co-ordinated effect or go for clashing patterns and colours if you prefer a more dramatic look.
Highlight an alcove
Turn a plain alcove into a feature by papering it with a wallpaper mural.
This striking botanical floral mural is supplied in panels on paste-the-wall paper for easy application.
Why not fit floating shelves and drawers so you can use the alcove as a dressing table area.
Go for oversized florals
Give your bedroom a fresh new look with a pretty floral bedroom wallpaper.
Use an oversized pattern to great effect by putting it on every wall. The trick here is to keep to a very simple colour palette — too many colours can be overpowering over a large area.
A combination of soft green and white in this bedroom give it a calm feel. Simple white-painted wood and plain white bed linen finish off the look.
Use pattern on a grand scale
If you have a period home with original features, this is a look that’s easy to carry off.
A classical damask with large-scale proportions is the focal point of this striking grey bedroom. High ceilings and lofty proportions can take patterns on a grander scale and when used on every wall like this, the pattern doesn’t dominate.
Keep the rest of the room fairly low-key in the same cool grey and white colour scheme with classic-style furniture.
Play with scale
Create a dramatic feature wall with a bold oversized striped wallpaper.
Stripes are a great way of changing the scale of a room. Use them horizontally like this to make a small room appear wider or use them vertically to draw the eye upwards so that ceilings appear higher.
This bright pink and grey wallpaper is ideal for a bedroom, where you can be a little braver with your colour choice. Teal blue makes a bold accent colour on cushions and lamps.
Try an understated colour scheme
Statement walls needn’t shout with colour. This soft grey floral wallpaper is eye-catching in an understated way.
The large-scale floral pattern uses subtle shades of grey and cream, which are easy on the eye and perfect for a relaxing colour scheme.
Don’t be afraid of using a pattern like this on more than one wall — just keep to the same colour palette throughout on furniture, bed linen and accessories.
Brighten up with all-over florals
Gypsy-style is hot right now and the bedroom is the place to have fun with a bold floral wallpaper.
With such an intense pattern, it’s important to add balance to the room, so take the pale background colour of the wallpaper and use it on floorboards, ceiling and bed linen.
Then pick out the key colours from the design — pink, red and black in this scheme — on cushions, throws and accessories.
Add wow with a quirky mural
Walls don’t get more eye-catching than this! A retro-print wall mural creates a great focal feature in this contemporary bedroom.
Murals are available off-the-peg or custom-made. Choose a design that sets the theme of your room and remember that a mural will take centre stage. Positioning it behind the bed and keeping furniture unfussy will show off the design at its best.
Bring a touch of catwalk style
Looking for ideas for a teenager’s bedroom? This monochrome wallpaper is perfect for any budding fashionista.
Keep the wallpaper to just one wall or an alcove area for dramatic effect. Mix it with white walls and pale flooring and add just one accent colour such as fuchsia or teal to add visual impact.
Go for contemporary style furniture in glossy finishes or polished chrome to carry the theme through.
Go for a luxurious finish
Bring a touch of hotel style to your bedroom with a luxe silk-effect wallpaper.
High-sheen finishes and metallics are a great way of adding wow factor on a smaller scale. Just keep to a subtle palette of coffee, cream and gold to create an understated luxury look.
This wallpaper has a raw-silk-effect background overlaid with a textured damask for added shimmer and shine.
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