On the 1st February, my son and I move into our new, little house. A blank canvas to make into our home. We are very excited and can't wait to add all our own special touches to the various rooms. At the moment the walls have all been given a fresh, clean splash of cream paint. I have so many vintage art prints, and wonderous pieces of mid-century furniture, that picking a fussy wallpaper or bright wall colour isn't really necessary. That was what I thought anyway, until I stumbled upon Wallpaper From the 70s online store this afternoon.
This store is the real deal. Replica prints of genuine 70s' designs, as well as modern takes on retro wallpaper themes. The store is more like a gorgeous pattern museum than a plain vintage wallpaper shop, lovingly curated by designers who really know their stuff.
Did you know you can buy Versace wallpaper? Well you can! As well as other designer brands such as NLXL and Studio Ditte. The papers are divided into sections for ease of choice, floral, baroque, kids, novelty, glamorous, romantic, geometric and my favourite section We Love the 70s. Lots of homely, warm brown and oranges.
With hundreds of amazing prints to choose from, how do you know which is right for your space? Well, the site has a very handy feature for trying out the patterns in situ at home. You can print an exact replica sized sample right from the website, to get a feel for the size of the pattern and colour in your own room. Of course you can also request a section of paper as a real sample, but the print option is excellent if you quickly want to compare several papers before placing an order.
So you've picked your favourite wallpaper, next you'll need to know how many rolls to purchase. You don't want to run out of your chosen paper with one panel to go. Again Wallpaper From the 70s provides the tools to make this easy as pie. Simply measure your feature wall, or find out the area of the walls you are covering and input that to their site. The clever tool will calculate how many rolls you need to buy, most importantly it takes into consideration the particular pattern of your chosen paper, and how it will line up with itself, so you won't fall short of coverage when you take into account how the paper will sit pattern wise.
So, which wallpaper have I chosen for the feature wall with the fireplace in our new home? Well, you'll just have to wait and see. All will be revealed in my blog posts over the coming month. I'll let you all have a good nosy! In the meantime here is a selection of some of the papers I loved from the Wallpapers From the 70s site, which do you love?