Redecorating: Inspired Wallpaper

Sunday, April 16, 2017
I have been wanting to post about home, interior and redecorating for a while on my blog and as we are having the kitchen completely redesigned (as I'm typing this, the builders are here drilling and a wall has already been knocked down) I thought it would be a great time to redecorate the living room's feature wall and I will be sharing photos of the kitchen when it's done later this month as we're using this gorgeous wallpaper again in there too.

*Crown Luxe Florence Bracken Wallpaper by Inspired Wallpaper (£19.99 per roll - Grey/Pearl)

When it comes to home decor and interior design, I am definitely a fan of natural tones mixed with metallics, metal and natural textures as well as minimalist design/styles so this wallpaper is perfect. I used the handy calculator on the Inspired Wallpaper website to calculate how many rolls would be needed for this small feature wall as well as the feature wall in the kitchen and it came out as five rolls - it's such a useful tool as I wouldn't have known how many rolls to ask for otherwise.
This 'Florence Bracken' design comes in a couple of colour combinations including 'natural/white' and the 'grey/pearl' which is the one we chose. I don't think it's showing up as well as it looks in real life but the lighter background colour of the wallpaper, the 'pearl' shade is just gorgeous; it looks almost like mother of pearl as it's so metallic and iridescent in a way. I love the combination of the grey floral design and shiny, almost metallic looking lighter background shade.

We also painted the walls to match the paper, we used 'goose down' from Dulux which is a light/medium matte grey shade that looks so nice and clean looking next to the paper. I adore grey and natural tones! I love how the living room looks now especially as we have a lot of solid oak side tables and the warm toned oak and cool grey paper/walls looks so timeless and clean together, in my opinion anyway!
The wall paper was so easy and quick to put up and usually with patterned paper, it can be difficult to match up the design but this was very simple. I would say that in total, it took an hour or so to paste, cut and put up the wallpaper and I couldn't be happier with the end result, particularly when the beautiful spring sunshine hits the paper and the pearly background shines in response.

What do you think of the wallpaper? Have you visited the Inspired Wallpaper website? 

20 comments

  1. Wallpaper can totally transform a room! How easy is the wallpaper to remove? (For example, if one wants to redecorate their dorm with wallpaper but needs to take it down at or cover it up when they move out at the end of the year, or if one is renting an apartment). Wallpaper seems pretty troublesome to put up as well, but you've shown how quick and easy it is! Will definitely be thinking more about this :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  2. That's such pretty wallpaper xx

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  3. I love the design you went for. It sounds like it was really simple to put up.

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  4. That looks super pretty, really cosy

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  5. Such a classy design. I have to say that I much prefer paint over wallpaper as it's so hard to find a good understated wallpaper print but this one looks really nice.

    www.linderella.co.uk

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  6. I really like the pattern on this wallpaper, i like neutral tones on my walls x

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  7. I also love neutrals but grey in particular at the minute! The pattern on this is lovely and rustic xx

    Cally | xcallyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Such beautiful wallpaper! Live how you have used it to create a feature wall x

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  9. I have wallpaper in my house (rented) atm and I kinda like it BUT really want to change it. I think once I have my own house I will be wall papering it to high heaven as I love the designs you can get x

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  10. I love this wallpaper, it's so pretty. I always think wallpaper can completely transform a room.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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  11. Love the look of this wallpaper - so much easier than paint to add texture and pattern!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  12. Such pretty wallpaper!

    Georgia x
    www.georgiahathaway.co.uk

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  13. such lovely wallpaper I love your blog :)
    http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. That wall paper is so pretty! I am always to scared to go for a featured wall using wall paper I always use paint. It looks gorgeous!

    Kasie x

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  15. I love the idea of a feature wall with a pattern, so wallpaper is the perfect solution! It's also ace that you can calculate how many you rolls you'll need so you don't over buy.

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

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  16. That wallpaper is so pretty! I don't really use wallpaper for featured walls in my house at the moment! I worry about lining it all up! Lovely pictures sweetie,

    Katie x

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  17. So lovely, the room looks so cosy!

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  18. That's such a beautiful pattern, really simple but eye catching. I wish I could be bothered with wall papering, but I'm far too lazy haha

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

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