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Gender neutral nursery inspiration

Gender neutral nurseries are becoming more and more popular as people are starting to sway away from the idea of “blue for boys” and “pink for girls” rule. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you to still make your show stopper without having bright colours.

Stick with shades of greys, black and whites. But you can also play will elements of soft browns and warm neutral colours. By keeping the colours plain it means you can play more with the patterns in the room. By picking a bolder pattern it will lift up the room. Our zig zag stripe pattern seen in these two photos is a great way of adding in a bold pattern. By having the lighter colour in the pattern it tones it down and balances it out so it is not overpowering the room. Also by choosing a more sophisticated neutral wallpaper, this means the room will mature and grow with your baby so it still fits when they are in their early teens. Now that’s thinking ahead! 

Because you have a more basic colour palette this means you can add lots of texture throughout the furniture to create an interior design flair to the room. Combine a lot of different textures, like fury and soft with rough and leather textures. Mix it up you can’t go wrong with textures. Weave furniture is all the rage at the moment. Add a weave basket with a soft cotton throw rug. Having these opposer textures adds depths into the design of the room. 

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Mural Wallpaper

This week we added a new mural to our website. This was called Pink Flower mural. As seen below. We had designed this pattern for a customer and loved it so much we decided to put it up as a listing. What is the difference between a mural and a pattern? A mural tends to be a whole image that comes together over a whole wall. Whereas a pattern is a smaller print that repeats over and over and can be placed over many walls compared to a mural that will only be on one wall. 

Murals are a very big statement piece. They can make a massive difference to a room, whether it is in a work environment or at home. You can really get across how you want the room to feel using them. If you have an idea in mind, send us an email and we will see what we can do to achieve this idea. Murals can range from photographs to illustrations. We can even print a design you make yourself if you have the correct file.

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The does and don’ts for using wallpaper as a splash back

Our most frequently asked questions is can you use our wallpaper as a splash back? Just a little disclaimer. All companies wallpapers are different. You may be able to use our wallpaper in certain circumstances that you would not be able to use it with other wallpapers. Read their wallpaper information and get in contact with them to double check. We would always much rather the customer make sure our product is right for them. We are happy to answer any questions you have.

Our wallpaper will work behind a basin splash back in a bathroom as long as the wallpaper has our waterproofing coat applied. You can ask us for a quote for waterproofing. Our wallpaper will not work over tilled splashbacks as dust and water can get up into the gap left from the grouting and damage the adhesive. We can fit the wallpaper  within each tile. You will still see the grouting in the situation. 

Kitchens are a little more complicated then Bathrooms. Our wallpaper is okay to use with as a splashback for a kitchen sink and behind the bench when it has the waterproofing coat. However, if you want to use our wallpaper above a stove top or near heat we would recommend that you put a glass screen protector over top of the wallpaper. Our wallpaper is not made to handle direct heat. 

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Creating a Shabby Chic look in your home

What is Shabby Chic? It’s a style that shows the interior to be pleasingly old and slightly worn. The interior will look worn and rough around the edges but still have an understated class. Together combining the beautiful look that is shabby chic.

An exposed brick look brings the shabby chic look to any kitchen or lounge. The white brick fits perfectly into a shabby chic style because the rough texture brings out the shabby but with the white painted look over top of the bricks bring in a classy look. Our Concert 1 wallpaper is also a great wallpaper to create the shabby chic style in your home. With the worn look of the white with the grey concert coming through really nail the shabby chic look.

Finish off the look with some antique furniture or even buying new, as lots of places have furniture that has a worn-in look to them. This will bring the room together. As long as you remember to balance worn and classy look you will have the perfect shabby chic style in your home.

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Creating a sophisticated, masculine bedroom

When you think masculine and sophisticated you think dark colours. But this is where you have to be careful. You do not want to make your bedroom too dark as you still want it to be warm and inviting. This is why a feature wall is great. It shows that you have put thought into the room without making it too overwhelming or dark. By having all the other walls in a lighter coloured paint it allows the feature wall to stand out and bring that masculinity to the room.

If you keep the surrounding walls light and add touches of warm wood into the room throughout the furniture it will lift the room up well still keeping the sophisticated look you want. You can then go for a middle ground with the bedspread by adding element of the darker colour in the feature wallpaper along with elements of lighter colours coming from the furniture. This will bring the room altogether to create a sophisticated cool, masculine bedroom.