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Has anyone just wallpapered their alcoves?

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NapQueen Sat 04-Jun-16 19:47:48

Moving both the kids into the big bedroom together this summer and it has a chimney breast wall with an alcove either side. We normally paint, there's no wallpaper in any other room, but I quite fancied finding a nice fun paper and putting it just in the alcoves.

Has anyone else just wallpapered their alcoves? Anyone willing to share pics? I know they probably won't be children's theme but just to get an idea of how you then tie in a paint for the remaining walls.

wowfudge Sat 04-Jun-16 20:00:12

Our old house has wallpaper on the back walls of the alcoves in the living room. We took it off because we didn't like the pattern, but it was fine - match one of the colours in the paper for the rest of the walls.

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Sat 04-Jun-16 21:07:17

A google image search for wallpaper alcoves (you can add children too) throws up lots of lovely examples.

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Sat 04-Jun-16 21:18:48

Some examples

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Sat 04-Jun-16 21:20:43

There are about a million fake book alcove examples out there.

The other one here appears to have wallpaper in the outer alcoves and blackboard paint in the middle.

NapQueen Sat 04-Jun-16 21:54:38

Oooo the one with the pink armchair is amazing!

puggymummy1 Mon 06-Jun-16 17:33:27

We did. I have teenage girls and they wanted the same paper.

NapQueen Mon 06-Jun-16 18:02:29

Oh wow! Lucky girls those bedrooms are stunning!

I'm doing it. Decided. Now I need to find a unisex wallpaper for the kids. ..

puggymummy1 Mon 06-Jun-16 18:11:19

Thanks Nap. We have just sold so will be decorating again in the future in a new place. We got lots of large samples and stuck them to the wall to see them in different lights.

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