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Is this wallpaper naff?

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Ginger1982 Tue 31-Jul-18 15:14:29

So, DH and I are slowly decorating our new house. Our room is going to be a light purple shade and we were looking for wallpaper for the wall behind our bed. I was at B&Q and I saw this (pic attached)

Is it naff? We're in our 30s. Is it the kind of wallpaper someone younger should have? Will we hate it once it's up? Is it too garish? Or am I just being too safe? Our previous house was very boring, all beige and magnolia. I'm wanting to be a bit more daring. It's only for one wall.

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DiabolicalMess Tue 31-Jul-18 15:17:44

If you like it go for it!!

Teaformeplz Tue 31-Jul-18 15:19:39

Personally not keen, definitely think you'll go off it really quick!

MoreCheerfulMonica Tue 31-Jul-18 15:19:44

People who are more on trend than me will probably tell you that wallpaper on feature walls is terribly passé, but I like them and I think that wallpaper is charming if you've had a surfeit of magnolia.

MikeUniformMike Tue 31-Jul-18 15:20:47

Go for it. Embrace the naffness. My taste is well dodgy and I'm proud of it.

Ginger1982 Tue 31-Jul-18 15:47:59

Yeah I guess they are a bit but I definitely couldn't have this on all the walls (!)

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UserThenLotsOfNumbers Tue 31-Jul-18 15:52:45

Personally I'm not keen, but it's not terrible - I've seen a lot worse! As PP said if you like it go for it.
The question is do you think you'll get bored of it after a while?

Madbengalmum Tue 31-Jul-18 15:56:21

Not the best, but seen worse!

MoreCheerfulMonica Tue 31-Jul-18 16:03:29

Exactly! I think that for one wall - and especially a wall that you won't be looking at all the time - it's rather jolly and you could pick out a few accessories to match.

5000KallaxHoles Tue 31-Jul-18 16:06:08

That's going to be a fucking bastard to pattern match with a lot of wasted roll with the size of the pattern is my first thought.

It's your house - if you like it and it's going to make you smile on a morning - go for it. On MN everyone thinks everything is naff unless it comes with an exhorbitant price tag

CointreauVersial Tue 31-Jul-18 16:09:16

It's not my taste, but it's your bedroom, and if you like it you could make it work.

One suggestion, which is very on-trend at the moment - if you don't want to do the whole wall, is just to do a "panel" behind the bed head. See pics.

GimbleInTheWabe Tue 31-Jul-18 16:14:21

V naff imo, sorry

Ginger1982 Tue 31-Jul-18 16:17:41



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Ginger1982 Tue 31-Jul-18 16:19:26

DH prefers this. Thoughts?

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itbemay Tue 31-Jul-18 16:22:30

I prefer your choice op smile

UserThenLotsOfNumbers Tue 31-Jul-18 16:22:56

Mmm...nice but looks more suited to a child's bedroom (no offence).

Seeyounexttue Tue 31-Jul-18 16:24:52

Not keen on either, but prefer the pink. B and q used to do a yellow one with birds (peacocks or phoenixes I think?) - I quite like that one if you're just doing one wall

blametheparents Tue 31-Jul-18 16:25:33

Your DH choice would suit a child’s bedroom better, I think.
But - your house and your choice. Depends what you match it with.

Ginger1982 Tue 31-Jul-18 16:35:22

Hmm, yes perhaps it is a bit childlike! Back to the drawing board I think!!

Thanks everyone!

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OlennasWimple Tue 31-Jul-18 16:36:52

Is that first paper mock pictures of someone else's fabulous travels?

If so, it's a bit fake - make your own photo wall with with your own memories!

spugzbunny Tue 31-Jul-18 16:45:37

No to both but it's your house!

blametheparents Tue 31-Jul-18 16:56:28

There’s this along the travel theme in the right colour pallet?

MissLadyM Tue 31-Jul-18 16:59:01

I LOVE it!

Ginger1982 Tue 31-Jul-18 17:55:25

blametheparents I actually brought home a sample of that paper too but DH isn't so keen.

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Eminybob Tue 31-Jul-18 17:58:29

You can have wallpaper made from your own photos - end result is like the paper in your first picture.
I have some friends who have it in an area of their kitchen and it looks fab and is such a talking point.

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