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Big Pattern Wallpaper

We've recently added a new batch of colourways of one of our most popular wallpapers - Julia Rothman's Daydream Wallpaper design - and this got me thinking about wallpaper with a big pattern.

I love pattern and am happy to clash it and layer it in a room. I also like a good feature wall with a bold pattern used sparingly for striking effect.

It's also nice when you see a pattern blended into a room with clever use of colour and texture.

Basically I like pattern. And I especially like pattern on wallpapers, so here is a quick round-up of some of my favourite spots recently, some inspiration on how to use patterned wallpapers to great effect in your home.

Zebra wallpaper
[From Interiors by Stacey Cohen]

Love this bold blue wallpaper which is matched in the room with strong colour & shapes to the furniture and floor covering.

The Neo Traditionalist - leaf paper
[from The Neo Traditionalist]

Love that this strong pattern works so well here. In such a small space it could feel hectic, but instead the calming natural theme and green palette makes it work.

Spotty wallpaper
[from La Dolce Vita]

This bold Tanzania wallpaper is a fantastic way to add pattern but not colour. Fun and frivolous this looks great paired with gold (as here), or could look good with some lovely bright pastels too.

art nouveau wallpaper
[from Elements of Style blog, design by Christina Murphy Interiors]

Love this art nouveau inspired paper, used here in a bathroom - something which people often avoid, but which can really lend individuality to your room.

Daydream Wallpaper - Julia Rothman
Daydream Wallpaper by Julia Rothman

Available on the site, this dark grey colourway looks great teamed with wooden flooring and bright white paintwork.

Cactus Wallpaper
Cactus Wallpaper by Baines & Fricker

Love this fun Cactus repeat pattern - ideal for use in a kitchen, dining room or... well, just about anywhere!

Watercolour wallpaper
[Image from Lesley Myrick]

Love this watercolour wallpaper and how it's used all over the space and is balanced with a simple colour palette. Not sure I could live with this paper used all over my living room, but in a paler hue or on a single wall I think it would be stunning.

Hope you've enjoyed these moments of inspiration. Would you go bold for pattern in your home, or do you prefer something more minimalist? Tweet and share your thoughts with @prettydandyland.

Thanks for reading!

Date: 11 Jan 2016 20:00
Author: Becky
Tags: interior design