We decided when we moved here to continue with our white theme, with all walls and woodwork, except the doors, being painted white. It's a pretty light house and this simple 'non-colour' scheme helps bounce the light around even more. But after living with our 'blank canvas' for a while we spotted places where a splash of colour and pattern would be very welcome.
The chimney breast in the living room was a case in point.
The pattern in this room was all on the curtains and once we were sat down for the evening, either with a good book or to watch television in front of the roaring wood burner everything in front of us was white even though behind us was a glorious riot of our favourite colours.
So a couple of hours work and one more £1 roll of wallpaper later and we now have a lovely splash of colour and pattern that is very like the curtains, but just different enough to compliment them nicely.
I have one more wallpapering plan up my sleeves ..... or maybe two I can't quite make up my mind :-)