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crispysausagerolls Tue 02-Jul-19 23:44:26

Just bought a house with 3 floors and redoing it - is it bananas to want a different wallpaper for each floor in the hallway? Eg one for the entrance hallway going up the stairs but when you get round the corner on the stairs, at the corner join, it’s a new one? Same thing on the top floor?

Is it bananas?!

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thelonearranger Tue 02-Jul-19 23:44:59

I don’t think it’s bananas, it could look quite nice.

pigsinarow Tue 02-Jul-19 23:45:36

Yep bananas! I could just about envisage it with slightly different shades of paint but wallpaper - no!

crispysausagerolls Tue 02-Jul-19 23:47:56

The wallpapers I have in mind all have a cream base with quite plain patterns so I don’t think it’s a DRAMATIC change ...I really liked the idea but now I am quite worried about it in case everyone thinks it’s silly: but then if I don’t try it will I regret not trying it?

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Whoops75 Tue 02-Jul-19 23:50:22

I would think you were
B- eccentric
C- trying too hard

crispysausagerolls Tue 02-Jul-19 23:52:40

If I post the links to the wallpaper with the explanation of my thought process, would that help? 🙈

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cranstonmanor Tue 02-Jul-19 23:54:00

If I post the links to the wallpaper with the explanation of my thought process, would that help? 🙈

Absolutely! (But I'm a bit nosey about other peoples home deco)

crispysausagerolls Tue 02-Jul-19 23:59:43

It’s a Victorian house with a large hallway so was going to do the classic black and white Victorian tiles and I thought white walls were a bit boring so wanted this...

Although I am not sure I am brave enough. But I don’t want it all the way up the house so I wanted this on the second floor, the “adult floor”

And finally this one on the children’s floor which has a safari style bathroom so sort of goes with that

Im so sorry i don’t know how to hyper link!

I don’t know if I should just do what I like and be brave because it’s my house or cave into what other people think! It’s my first house. I don’t know if this is all mental.

I’m also not sure if the wallpaper for downstairs hallway is too Art Deco for the tiles

Please be gentle with me, even if you think it’s hideous / I like it! 🙈🤷🏻‍♀️🤪

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Greenolivesorblackolives Wed 03-Jul-19 00:03:08

I think it’s your house so do what you want. Stuff anyone else’s opinion.

thelonearranger Wed 03-Jul-19 00:04:13

I think If you like it go for it. The worst thing that could happen is you don’t like it and you can just strip it and get a big tub of white paint

minipie Wed 03-Jul-19 00:06:13

Sorry I think this would look a mess.

Another option though: create “panelling” on the walls with beading and then fill in the panels on each floor with your chosen wallpaper. Like pictures in frames. Then a neutral paint colour around the frames, same colour all the way up. This way you can have the wallpapers without them having to join up at the edges, and also without there being too much of any of them.

(Personally I’d just go with paint but then I am allergic to pattern)

RockinHippy Wed 03-Jul-19 00:13:55

I'm not against mixing up wallpapers, it can work, we've done it here a little, but I've looked at your links & I m sorry it would look dreadful. I'd think you were broke & had no taste as even painted lining paper would look better that it would in that mix of papers

sacope Wed 03-Jul-19 00:26:48

How would you join them together?

Monty27 Wed 03-Jul-19 00:29:14

No. I would have the one wallpaper. Why separate the flow of the stairs? It could look like bedsit land by losing the flow.

Knobrob Wed 03-Jul-19 00:34:56

If you're going to do it then go for mad colourful over the top papers. Look at House of Hackey wallpapers - that sort of thing

BitOfFun Wed 03-Jul-19 00:35:05

I'd stick to the Riviera one all the way up, or at least for the lower two floors. For such expensive paper, it would be a shame to get a bedsit vibe.

cakeandchampagne Wed 03-Jul-19 00:38:36

Do it! It will be a fun decorating experiment!
Congratulations on your new home! flowers

BaronessBomburst Wed 03-Jul-19 00:42:55

In theory it could work, but not with those three papers. They don't flow together.

GreenTulips Wed 03-Jul-19 00:46:33

£85 a roll?

And people would think you were broke?

Sounds like an expensive experiment

WakeUpFromYourDreamAndScream Wed 03-Jul-19 00:49:47

Only on MN do people consider buying wallpaper for £85 a roll! Everyone else I know uses Wilkos or if they are feeling flush B & Q

crispysausagerolls Wed 03-Jul-19 06:59:59


At the corner of the stairs - using the corner as the join.

Without sounding gauche, it’s a rather large house and I don’t think it will look like we are broke! Just because of the context and how the house is.

But I understand the view points. I think the riviera is a bit too strong for the whole way up - I will be disappointed to just paint it plain though!

I don’t want to do panelling as we will have it in the living room and maybe bedroom

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crispysausagerolls Wed 03-Jul-19 07:31:20

Will have a look at plainer; white wallpaper tonuse all the way up

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funmummy48 Wed 03-Jul-19 07:36:20

I think it will look as though you've started decorating one floor but haven't got round to the other two. The first one looks a bit like floor tiles. That being said, it's your house & you should do what you fancy.

BogglesGoggles Wed 03-Jul-19 07:36:25

I think this would only work if you went completely all out with the wall paper William Morris style. The wall papers you’ve chosen are more suitable for feature walls tbh. Maybe you could do a feature wall in each paper on the stairs?

Puppylucky Wed 03-Jul-19 07:37:43

I really like the idea but agree with others above that the designs you have chosen won't flow. Variations on the black graphic design in the first picture would look amazing though.

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