Good morning everyone, here’s hoping you had a wonderful weekend and did something to honor Earth Day. I did my own little part. I bought some dahlia bulbs for the front lawn, planted them and now I can not wait to see the results. My peonies are about to blossom because I had already planted them ~ yeah! I love my garden when it is colorful. My two lilac shrubs are blooming; just can’t get enough of the scent they produce. Speaking of scents, I have found some very interesting wallpaper that I would like to share with you; unfortunately, the only thing I did not find was wallpaper that you can actually smell. I did, however, find some other interesting gems.
“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Orson Welles
Wallpaper?!? Yes, wallpaper! The days of the outdated, boring, and messy have been replaced with variety; imaginative, creative, colorful and more importantly, user friendly. Imagine wallpaper that doesn’t require messy adhesives or glues and if you do not actually touch a wall; you will insist that it is paint. I know, it’s happened to me.
Wallpaper designers have let their imaginations and creativity run rampant and the results are astonishing. There are the kid friendly wallpapers, three dimensional textures and wallpapers that showcase an ultra-modern style.
Feel like splurging and being creative? Go handmade! You can buy stencilling to create sayings, poetry or even add the alphabet to a child’s room just like this:
- Style tip: As an alternative to buying abstract art, consider framing pieces of wallpaper. It’s cheaper, interchangeable and no one would ever believe its wallpaper.
Here are some of my favorite wallpapers:
- Eco-Heritage is great for an entryway or accent wall.
- Eco-summer is perfect for a sun room or a bedroom that gets a lot of sunlight.
- I have a powder room about this size; maybe it is time for a re-do.
- The continuous design flow of the wallpaper and mirrored effect will make the room look lighter and brighter.
- I am thinking that this would be a great sink area. It is just a simple modern area. Without cabinetry, it appears bigger.
- In need of storage? Add colourful baskets.
- I love the overhead lighting too.
- Be creative, don’t just put wallpaper on the walls, put in it on the ceilings too.
- Fact: ceilings are often neglected when decorating.
- Decorating a child’s room? Everyone knows just how much children love to paint.
- Well, here’s a wallpaper for just that.
- You just may encourage a future artist!
This wild wallpaper took me by surprise ~ magnetic wallpaper! Yes, you heard me right, its magnetic!
Sian Zeng, www.sianzeng.com”rel=”lightbox[roadtrip]“>, is a Chinese, Hungarian raised woman and the designer of this revolutionary wallpaper. This talented designer graduated in 2009 from Central Saint Martins in London with a BA in Textile Design. Since graduation, she has already become quite famous and is known for creating her very own collection of fabrics, illustrated stuffed bears, wallpapers and magnetic toys.
Her design inspirations evolve from her own fairy-tale-like narratives.
Among her accolades, she was the recipient of the 2008 William Atkinson scholarship by Central Saint Martins for her designs on Little Red Riding Hood and the 2010/2011 Elle Decoration young talent of the year award by the Elle Decoration Hungary. These accolades have encouraged Sian to continue to explore the possibilities of combining new and traditional technology to create narrative led surfaces for quirky interiors.
Parents, I strongly advise you to visit her website because many of her themes are based on childhood stories and characters.
Here are some of her children themed ideas:
- Another great tip: leftover wallpaper; use it as light art, it adds a designer’s touch to a drab white shade.