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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And for a nursery think this deer motif is more than cute.
All wallpapers are from I Love Wallpaper.