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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Five Creative Ideas For Using Wallpaper

1. St Antoine BP 947 | 2. Peony BP 2302 | 3. An assortment | 4. Closet Stripe ST 364 | 5. Brocade BP 3209 - All Farrow & Ball
Picture the scene, it's Tuesday afternoon and I'm craving creative inspiration. After all, Tuesday is just that pesky not-even-middle-of-the-week day, right? So I was really happy when I clicked over to Farrow & Ball and saw their fun and creative suggestions for using wallpaper. Many of these ideas are perfect ways to temporarily add colour and pattern to your home. Perhaps you're a renter who loves wallpaper but you're not allowed to paper the walls? Idea number four - creating a wallpapered lampshade - is a clever and quirky way to use your favourite wallpaper without needing to touch your walls. Short on time? Number one is for you, as it would only take a matter of minutes to cut a length of paper to fit your cutlery drawer. The statement art panel - idea number two - is an affordable way to make a big, dramatic statement in a large space, and the bunting suggestion in number three would be a fun project to do with kids. Finally, if you're looking to blend an unsightly wardrobe or piece of furniture you could paper it in the same pattern as the wall to trick the eye. My favourite idea is the lampshade but which is yours?

33 comments:

  1. Your collages are gorgeous and oh so clever!

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  2. I love the drawer liner and the statement art panel idea! less commitment and easier on the pocket book ... Love F&B paper and paints. .just wish they are less expensive in Canada!

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  3. Dear Will I'm back from vacation and what do my eyes see? Your amazing ideas and suggestions! Thank you thank you thank you! My fave is your fave!
    hugs
    vale

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  4. The cubpoard doors - I did this with my hallway doors as they are old and bumpy and no amount of paint was going to fix them so we covered them with wallpaper instead that I picked up on a trip to Amsterdam for 5 euros a roll! I rammed 3 rolls into my suitcase and still have 1.5 left to use ... I like the idea of inside the drawers too that looks pretty :)

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  5. Love the "Where's the Wardrobe" image....I think I may love the drawer liners more though. Maybe in a vinyl wallpaper so it can be wiped over. I just took the fun away with practicality didn't I. Have a great day.

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  6. Bunting! Of course bunting! YAY.

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  7. I'm a renter and I adore wallpaper so I am making notes of each and every one of these projects. I already have a few samples lying around that are going straight into my cutlery drawer! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. I love the wallpaper bunting ;)

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  9. Love the drawer lining, and the bunting!

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  10. it's not a contest, definitely no. 1 - I need to make a drawer like that!

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  11. Great ideas! Love the lampshade and the drawer liner. The blue cord inside the lamp really makes it sizzle :)

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  12. Loving that gorgeous lamp Will! And those drawers look pretty fab too :)

    Abbey x

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  13. There are so many gorgeous wallpapers, it is hard to limit their use to just walls! I love the idea of the drawer lines + also the artwork! xx

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  14. I agree, the lampshade is GREAT!! What a wonderful idea!

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  15. great ideas, like No. 2 spotted something similar at http://www.alvhemmakleri.se/hem-till-salu/OBJ17735_1011131168/bilder
    which i thought i might have a go at at some stage.

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  16. Idea number 2 is definitely my favourite!

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  17. We used to live in a rented flat and wanted to brighten things up so we built/constructed a feature wall out of wood (about 8ft wide) and wallpapered it. It was surplus to requirements when we moved out but looked great and got a lot of attention.
    These are fab ideas (and a bit less extreme!)- loving the lamp and the wardrobe best.

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    1. That's a great idea and very dedicated to the wallpaper cause - bravo!

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  18. I have never used wallpaper in my home but the lampshade is a nifty idea! I think I am stealing it! :)

    http://apennyapiece.blogspot.com/

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  19. My absolute favorite? The lampshade idea - so cool & individual!!

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  20. I LOVE wallpaper so all of these ideas are fun! Framing wallpaper is one I almost always recommend to clients who want the Wow of wallpaper but in a smaller dose. Love your posts Will!

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  21. These are such great ideas! Wallpapers are so versatile to work with. Great post Will!

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  22. Must admit, the lampshade won me over! And the wire also being blue in that see through stand, works perfect!

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  23. Hilariously in my head I plan to line all the drawers and cupboards when/if i'm on maternity leave at some point!!! (No idea why I thought of this but I am...!) :-) Its funny how you get these things in your head! xx

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  24. Adorable bunting!! Must try that with the kids! :-)

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  25. Love the lamp!! Great ideas!

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  26. Great ideas! I really like 2 and 5. I might not choose those wallpapers in particular, but the ideas are super interesting with high visual impact.

    Always inspiring stuff here Will, thanks :)

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