COLOUR: TRANSFORM ANY ROOM WITH MY TOP 5 NEUTRAL TEXTURED WALLPAPERS
Transform any room with textured, neutral wallpaper
Do you have a room you would like to easily TRANSFORM into a sophisticated and chic space but want to keep it neutral? Or perhaps you would like to create a feature wall or re-decorate some alcoves but don't want to get the paint tins out? Well read on because I may well have the answer for you. This is all about NEUTRAL and TEXTURAL wall coverings and I really love how they can create a seriously rich and sumptuous effect (and make a space look seriously expensive).
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Why am I writing about this? well, I'm in the midst of the second project in my Interior Design course and we are delving into the world of texture and finishes - it's fascinating and I feel like I've kind of underestimated this area of design, until now.
Neutral coloured textured wallpapers work particularly well because the finishes sink into the background, this means you are able to retain a feeling of space but also add depth which gets you that ultra chic and expensive looking effect.
Look for existing texture
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Before I list my top 5 neutral and textured wallpapers and egg you on to spend money (which I really don't want to do all the time!), have a look and see if you can work with any textured wallpaper you already have. Even that dreaded old skool Anaglypta wallpaper can be painted white and can actually look cool if you decorate the rest of the space with modern accessories and contemporary colours like in this example above.
Wallpapers in particular give the most impact
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I think to get the maximum (expensive looking) textural impact in a room, wallpapers will do the job but if you aren't ready to embrace this design move yet you can always start adding texture into your home with accessories. Perhaps invest in some scatter cushions in varying fabrics with tassels and fringe detail or upholster a footstool in a rich velvet or corduroy material......
So let's get to it. Here are my top 5 neutral and textured wallpapers - remember you can wallpaper an ENTIRE room in any of these which would look amazing, or just pop some in behind shelving or alcoves which would look equally fabulous.
1. AMPHORA WALLCOVERING BY TEKTURA
2. NEUTRAL JUTE WALLPAPER FROM GRAHAM & BROWN
3. CERATO SLATE WALLPAPER BY DESIGNERS GUILD
4. SNAKESKIN/BEADED EFFECT WALLPAPER BY NINA CAMPBELL AT OSBORNE & LITTLE
5. ASHBY WALLPAPER AT AMARA
I've only listed 5 here because there is a huge amount of choice - if you click on each shop you'll find other styles and colours of textured wallpaper. Prices vary from £23 at Graham & Brown to £145 at Amara so plan and budget accordingly to the space you want to re-decorate. You could, for example, invest in the more expensive wallpaper for just your shelving.....
So what do you think of these neutral textured wallpapers? Do you have a project in mind you could use these for? As aways I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.
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