Interiors – Paper Talks

Looking to give your home interiors a timely update, but can’t seem to make your mind up on the changes that transform and give inspiration to your indoor space?

Across the past two decades, wallpaper has gradually re-emerged as a home decoration option of dynamism and diversity of design.

Here’s a blueprint for three types of wallpaper wealth in your home.

Vibrancy, positivity, vitality
One of the biggest trends in redecorating has been borrowed from fashion. Dopamine Dressing involves wearing clothes in bright, bold colours and patterns to boost mood and increase happiness. These make you feel good and stimulate the release of dopamine in the brain.

The concept is based on the principles of colour psychology, which suggests that different colours can have a significant impact on our mood, emotions, and behaviour. Red, for instance, is associated with passion and energy, while yellow booms happiness and optimism.

Therefore, when choosing wallpaper, it makes sense to experiment with bright, bold colours. Choose those that make you feel happy and confident, such as red, yellow, orange or perhaps pink; and don’t be afraid to mix and match different patterns, such as polka dots and floral prints.

Wavy stripes
Striped wallpaper succeeds in creating a sense of movement, adding depth and texture to a room, and works across a variety of colours and styles – from bold and colourful to more subtle, neutral shades.

Despite the sometimes-disruptive patterns, wavy stripes can be used in a variety of spaces, including living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms. However, it’s important to consider the other elements present in the room – notably furniture, lighting and accessories.

Thus, contemplate using wavy stripes on a single wall as an accent or backdrop for a piece of art or furniture, keeping other elements simple and understated to allow the wallpaper to be the focal point of
the space.

Retro wallpaper
As always, retro is perennially popular. Inspired by past eras and the positive emotional attachment we have with them, wallpapers designs and patterns can be anything from bold to bright, colourful to subdued, geometric to floral, patterned to subtle. The Sixties and Seventies often rate strongly when it comes to retro wallpaper, though Eighties accents are coming through now as adults seek out sentimental references to younger days.

Like the other types of paper, it’s important to consider the room’s other components, especially furniture. Think about the purpose when choosing – for example, a bold, graphic print may work well in a living room, while a more subtle floral pattern may be more appropriate for a bedroom.



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