Monday, 10 March 2014

A Little Bit More Pattern

 
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 :-)
 
Sue xx


25 comments:

  1. It looks lovely and a little pattern can do wonders for transforming a room.

    X x

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  2. I think that looks a lot better. I imagine looking at the fire or tv and viewing an all white wall, was probably similar to viewing them with a bright light in your eyes?

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  3. Sue I'm sure I have that paper in my hall, only mine is in a red colour way!

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  4. Looks great! Definitely warm up the room and makes it look cosy. I would say it was a £1 well spent! X

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  5. I love this! Would look good on the cover of Country Living magazine LOL!
    Not that I buy it , but often take a peek in the supermarket!

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  6. Looks great, goes so well with the paint colour :)

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  7. All white can be quite soulless. I agree, a room needs some pops of colour to make it feel cosy.

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  8. I would of thought I liked the white better. But after seeing the before and after I really like the wall paper better. Great job!

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  9. where do you buy wallpaper for £1?

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    1. Just before we moved house our local Reading branch of Homebase was closing down and I managed to get a half price radiator cover (that we used in the kitchen) and 3 rolls of wallpaper for £1. They sold ALL the wallpapers they had in stock for £1 each during the last week, people were like locusts stripping the shop bare :-(

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  10. Love the area of pattern - just enough.

    I saw a shed today by a stream & it looked like your shade of green - then I realised it wasn't paint it was nature at work & rather lovely !

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  11. Your fireplace look gorgeous, so cosy x

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  12. That looks lovely bringing the outside in so to speak. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia
    www.oursimpleandmeaningfullife.blogspot.com

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  13. That fire place and its surrounding look stunning. Nice job!

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  14. love it and the flying pigs

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  15. Looks good, a lot better than plain white. I love the kettle on your stove.. I might just have to get myself one for mine :o)

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    1. We don't actually make drinks with the water in it but there is always enough to wash the pots with when the stove is on :-)

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  16. FRANK HAS BEEN FOUND ...HE'S ON HIS WAY HOME XX

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    1. I know :-) Isn't it fantastic, I was only speaking to Phil the other day and he was so, so down, but now it's all been worth it.

      Fantastic news.

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  17. Great news about Frank!

    Glad to see someone else using up egg boxes for starting the fire - we put a few wine corks in ours and it really helps get the fire going.

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