Style. It’s such an individual thing, isn’t it? What one person adores, the next person thinks is the most hideous thing they’ve ever laid eyes on.
It’s something I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this year, as we’ve slowly added those homely touches to our newly renovated house.
The girls have very different styles, so to reflect their individuality we did loads of research before deciding on a theme that suited each of them. Lil Sis quickly settled on enchanted woodland, while Big Sis vacillated between ocean, jungle and cosmology before finally deciding on her outer space-themed bedroom.
I’ve always been a huge fan of wall murals, as I think they’re a brilliant way to instantly add more interest to a room. During our renovations I spent dozens of hours scouring through different wall mural websites to find the perfect ones.
WALLSAUCE creates custom-made murals for your home, either directly from your own photograph or from thousands of images in their library. Enter your custom dimensions, then choose either traditional wallpaper and paste, or a self-adhesive mural.
The mural arrives in panels, which you then carefully apply it like a big jigsaw puzzle. It’s easier than it looks – as long as your first panel is nicely squared up on your wall it’s simply a case of lining all the other panels up alongside it.
We’ve installed a couple of murals in our house over the years, and they’ve always transformed the room – I’m now on the lookout for something for our lounge, which is getting a facelift next year; we barely touched it in this round of renovations, but next spring we’re planning to install a frameless glass window seat, replace the old carpet and give the walls a brand-new lick of paint (at the moment I’m leaning towards Farrow & Ball’s Stiffkey Blue).
To add texture, I’m planning to fit a mural into the alcove beside our boxed-in chimney breast; at the moment I’m leaning towards a marble design, similar to this one by Wallsauce. It’ll blend in well with our marble-look composite bench tops, as well as the interior design we have planned for our downstairs bathroom (which will be round three of our ongoing renovation!).
What do you think?