Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Creating A Calming Bedroom For National Wallpaper Week

This week the 5th-11th October is national wallpaper week, I love how there is national day's and weeks for thing's like this. As part of national wallpaper week Graham & Brown will be celebrating the week with their seven feelings of wallpaper, these are 'feelings' that decorating your home can evoke. The week kicked off on Monday the 5th with 'Date night' Tuesday the 6th (today) is 'Calm', Wednesday the 8th 'Inspired', Thursday 9th 'Nostalgic', Friday 9th 'Funky', Saturday 10th 'Glamourous' and Sunday 11th 'Social'.

As part of national wallpaper week I was invited by Graham & Brown to chose a wallpaper from their truly amazing and vast range and recreate a feeling. I decided that I wanted to re-create a feeling of calm to my bedroom, as it was in dire need of being redecorated and I wanted somewhere calm and relaxing to help me get a good nights sleep. 

I hold my hands up and admit I was not a fan of wallpaper as my whole house is just painted in different shades of cream, I know I am boring. I like things that are plain and simple looking and hate bright patterns. As a child growing up in the 80's and 90's I have visions of bright patterned wallpaper and matching boarders and it just seems so dated these days. But when I browsed the Graham & Brown website I was impressed with the beautiful prints and plain classic designs, choosing a wallpaper I liked was so hard as I liked so many of them. 

In the end after much deliberating I opted for the Superfresco Destiny grey wallpaper, as it is a lovely shade of grey and is really simple and elegant looking, perfect for creating a 'calm' bedroom. I decided on the Superfresco Easy range as myself and my partner have both never actually decorated before in are lives, and had no idea at all what we were doing. Superfresco Easy is designed to be super easy to use as you paste the wall not the paper, perfect for beginners like us. 

The other half did have a little bit of help putting the paper up of someone but it was so easy to put up and it only actually took a few hours to decorate the whole bedroom, which I was amazed by. The wallpaper has gave the room a whole new look and I really do feel like it is a calm and relaxing room, perfect for doing some blogging or bedtime reading. The room is not completely finished yet as I still need to make some finishing touches with accessories but I have included some photos of the room to show you how lovely the Superfresco Easy Destiny Grey wallpaper is. 

I really feel like I have the decorating bug now, especially knowing how easy it is to decorate using this paper and I am already planning on redecorating every room in the house from the boring painted walls it currently has to beautiful wallpaper from the Graham & Brown range. I just need to decided what theme I am going for and then the hard part of deciding which paper to choose. I love the idea of picking a theme such as the feeling of 'calm' for a room as it really has made me choose a paper and create a room that is so calming and lovely to be in. If you were decorating a room what kind of look what you go for ? I would love to know. 

Disclosure we were sent the wallpaper free of charge for the purpose of this post, however all words and opinions are my own. 

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  1. Love it - we have gone grey in our room too x

    1. Thanks Beth, I can't wait to see all your lovely new house updates xx


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