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faux wood wallpaper?

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SimonNeilshair Sat 26-Nov-16 09:10:30

Has anyone used it? I'm thinking of using it in our master bedroom, for a cosy rustic feel.

My concerns are that it will just look fake, also what colours would go with it? I'd like avoid red. I prefer blues and greens normally but this may not give the cosy feel I hope to achieve confused

AlanThicke Sat 26-Nov-16 09:36:28

I have to be honest, I can't imagine that looking nice, except possibly in a very ironic, overtly fake, retro type of way.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sat 26-Nov-16 09:38:14

I've only ever seen the plasticised stuff, which looked tacky. If you can find one you like, maybe get a sample before you fork out for it!

If you do go for it, maybe browns and pale gold colours?

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 26-Nov-16 09:57:16

Not keen on fake wood but really like some of the tree wallpapers - would give a rustic but less retro feel?

ZoFloMoFo Sat 26-Nov-16 09:58:29

Noooo don't do it.

NicknameUsed Sat 26-Nov-16 10:03:04

No. It sounds hideous. The sort of decor that House Doctor would have a field day with.

Could you post a link to it?

SimonNeilshair Sat 26-Nov-16 10:42:13

blush it would only be on the bed head wall, I was hoping more for a log cabin vibe than a 70s diner feel grin

I've ordered a few samples, here's a example of one I like

KookSpook Sat 26-Nov-16 10:45:53

Go for it.

ZoFloMoFo Sat 26-Nov-16 10:46:21

No, still no.

KookSpook Sat 26-Nov-16 10:46:28

I love it.

llangennith Sat 26-Nov-16 10:47:43

I just don't like wallpaper confused

SimonNeilshair Sat 26-Nov-16 10:47:47

Kook thank you! I really love the bottom picture, although would only have it on the one wall!

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sat 26-Nov-16 10:52:07

Sorry, no. But it's your room!

KookSpook Sat 26-Nov-16 10:52:54

It was on here

I love wallpaper. Im in a new build & have loads of textured wallpaper to go up. I admit most of it is white, some grey but its texture is nicer than a flat wall to me.

You can always take it down.

NicknameUsed Sat 26-Nov-16 11:00:30

Um, it isn't to my taste, but does it matter? It's your house, and if you aren't planning on putting it on the market any time soon then go for it.

I prefer plain painted walls because I am boring

SimonNeilshair Sat 26-Nov-16 11:00:51

Yeah thats true, I just want a nice room! We live in an old victorian farm workers cottage, I kind of want to stay true to the house, but at the same time I just want a lovely grown up room that is restful and relaxing. Our ideal holiday is probably a log cabin in the woods so trying to create that makes sense to me smile

it's the first time in 6 years that we have had the chance to decorate our room and I want to get it right. We've been living with the previous owners anaglypta wallpaper so anything will seem an improvement I'm sure grin

KookSpook Sat 26-Nov-16 12:23:44

Keep everything else light in there, including bedding. I wouldnt have any patterened curtains or duvet covers.

Qwebec Sun 27-Nov-16 01:36:00

Instead if wallpaper, why not do it with real planks? For the rustic look you don't need expensive wood and there are tutorials all over the web.

SimonNeilshair Sun 27-Nov-16 07:51:02

I did think about that, the wall it is going on to is lath and plaster though and it's impossible to drill into and fix things to it.

I also like this wood panelling (without the nautical accessories ) I'm just not sure we can do it sad

NicknameUsed Sun 27-Nov-16 09:16:43

That looks much nicer than the wallpaper.

Qwebec Fri 02-Dec-16 03:57:10

Sorry for the late response. I looked it up and the done thing for paneling over plaster seems to be glue.

It is not easy over a none flat wall but feasable.

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