Wall decoration is a highly personal business. Wallpaper can be a backdrop, setting the stage for your furniture and art. Or it can be the piece de resistance – the focal point of a room, with everything else designed to work with it. There’s also the in-between: walls and furniture working together to create a gorgeous space that speaks to your personality.
If it’s a backdrop you’re after, then go for something with a subtle pattern or in a light colour such as white or grey. Wallpaper in a pastel hue – like Signature Prints’ Japanese Bamboo in on-trend blush tones – will also set the stage for your furniture.
At the other end of the spectrum, a loud-and-proud wallpaper can be an art piece in itself. Choose one for your wall and you won’t need to hang pictures; in fact, unless you’re really courageous, we suggest you don’t mix art with these statement-making designs. Let them speak for themselves.
You don’t need to paper an entire room with a single design, either. Paper just one wall with Paola Navone’s Addiction PNO-01 fish mural, for instance. Place a simple armchair and chair, or a bench or console, in front of this design and you’re good to go. Stick with pieces in block colours, oak or walnut wood, or easy whites to keep the furniture from overpowering your feature wall.