A Little Fakery Part II – Wood Effect Wallpaper

I while ago I wrote about brick effect wallpaper and judging by the number of Google searches on the subject it’s a very popular alternative to the real thing.

I can confirm for all you doubters out there that it’s ok to fake.

Fine Decor Wood Panel Wallpaper Cream, Light Beige - I love wallpaper

So what about wood effect wallpaper?

So many people are renting these days that installing the ‘real thing’ is just not a viable option.  Even if the landlord is the trusting type it’s a time consuming and costly exercise and you can’t take it with you when you move.  It also looks great when done well but done badly; it is very, very bad indeed.

Fine Decor Wooden Plank Wallpaper Silver, Charcoal - I love wallpaper

Lot’s of people also don’t want to make such a permanent feature.  They want the option to change styles in a few years time or they are doing up to sell, and lets face it new buyers may be put off by such a bold statement.

Fine Decor Distinctive Wood Wooden Logs Wallpaper - I love wallpaper

So whether you fancy a gentleman’s club look with lots of panelling and maybe a chesterfield sofa or two, or a more rustic look with rough hewn timber and contrasting chrome and glass, it really is ok to mimic the real thing.

Fine Decor Birch Tree Wallpaper Natural Beige, cream - I love wallpaper

And taking the subject of wood just a little bit further, I love the forest glade look above.  In fact I have something very similar at home and I can honestly say I don’t think I’ll ever tire of it.  It’s fast becoming a classic, is gender neutral and looks great with contemporary and classic schemes alike.

Designer Selection Wooden Stag Wallpaper Cream, beige - I love wallpaper

And for a nursery think this deer motif is more than cute.

All wallpapers are from I Love Wallpaper.

August 27, 2013

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1 Comment

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    Russell

    August 28, 2013

    Absolutely love the idea of using wall paper to create a striking feature. Creating interest in a room without the huge cost and permanent commitment. Thanks for the ideas!

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