After recently completing my dissertation at University which featured the father of the Arts & Crafts movement, William Morris, I have become particularly interested in his wallpapers. For a long time it has felt like wallpaper is seen as dated and almost tacky. However, in this post I am exploring how wallpaper is coming back in a big way by embracing the traditional styles of Morris & co, as well as other, similar brands.
As some people are moving and developing from the Scandi minimalist style (which I still love). It is clear that you can still have the cool nordic feel we know and love, but with the right quantity and pattern of wallpaper, this can be given an edge. See my favourite wallpaper styling below.
By limiting the wallpaper to half the kitchen, as well as using tiles to brighten the space, this kitchen is one of my absolute favourites. I especially like the copper and brass hanging rack that brings out the lovely pale pinks of the flowers on Morris & Co’s Tapet Pimpernel Bayleaf.
I absolutely love the dark accents in this kitchen. As well as the Mirror light which reflects the wallpaper as well as the light. This kitchen is proof that you can still have a clean nordic feel with a pump of pattern. This wallpaper is Ava by Sanderson.
How to Decorate Wallpaper
Firstly, I love the idea of teaming a bright wallpaper with a similar floral print like the first image (on Golden Lily in Charcoal by Morris & Co). But I think there’s true genius in the hollow wall-hangings. Like the last image, Cajsa Berndtsdotter’s Morris & Co’s Chrysanthemum Toile has been literally ‘framed’. And the middle image, (wallpaper is Aurora by Boråstapeter) by simply using a wire board you can show off the wallpaper in a unique way.
Finally.. Being Bold
Finally, if you’re really daring, go for a statement Flora White by Sandberg teamed with bright colours can really pop. This Mural takes a different approach to repeat patterns and makes a huge statement, I especially like the moody colours and velvet sofa in this one. For more inspiration go to my Wallpaper Pinterest Board.
Thanks for reading, let me know what you think. Is wallpaper growing on you?