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Anaglypta wallpaper - am I mad?

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MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 19-Mar-17 15:44:40

I have a Victorian house and I'm thinking of putting a dado rail and anaglypta under it in the hall, up the stairs and on the landing.

I would paint the paper in a darker shade of the wall above. Probably light grey or maybe a pale blue. I might put white on top. It's a dark space.

Is this madness? Are people still scraping this stuff off walls?

dynevoran Sun 19-Mar-17 15:53:24

People are but I follow some very stylish people on Instagram who have put it up and it looks amazing! Will find a link.

dynevoran Sun 19-Mar-17 15:54:12

As an example.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 19-Mar-17 15:55:35

Ooh thank you that would be great. I found some stuff on Pinterest but there were very few hallways and most looked like museums rather than chic homes.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 19-Mar-17 15:56:59

I like that a lot. I think it might be too bold for my space but I like the clean line. Maybe I should be bolder?

Shamoffour Sun 19-Mar-17 16:04:55

No I don't think you are mad. It's very cool in period houses I would definitely do it under the dado rail and paint it a dark smokey grey or dark green/blue.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 19-Mar-17 16:08:19

Wow that's brilliant news. I was originally going to paper the whole thing but thought it would be a bit much. I am very good at papering.

I'm coming round to bright white on top and bold on the bottom.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 19-Mar-17 16:11:12

Part of me is drawn to that very dark green that was traditionally used... but I'm not convinced.

Dh will think I'm mad but he also knows it's just best to let me get on with it grin

TheHiphopopotamus Sun 19-Mar-17 16:16:31

I personally wouldn't, but only because I live in a Victorian terrace and we are still scraping the bastard stuff off (ours is probably from the 70s/80s though and nowhere near as 'tasteful' as the pic dyne posted).

It seems to have come back into fashion though. Like pp's I've seen it on IG, and the ones I've seen look lovely. Painted darkish colours is the way to go.

picklemepopcorn Sun 19-Mar-17 16:26:59

Anaglypta is great. The vintage house I lived in years ago had it in every room. It was brilliant, so versatile. The only thing I would say is, what happens when you hit the ceiling? I can't remember.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 19-Mar-17 16:32:06

I'm only going up to the dado rail. Not least because I would need a scaffold to do the bit above the stairs.

dynevoran Sun 19-Mar-17 21:16:04

Do it! Some other good examples here.

PlymouthMaid1 Sun 19-Mar-17 21:23:05

Sounds like my house. I have darkish co!our below dado and an off white above. I think it looks classy and the anaglypta has worn wonderfully... Been up twenty years and just gets reemulsioned.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 19-Mar-17 23:07:38

I have ordered three samples: a traditional design with a rose motif; leaf shaped relief and a panel design.

I'm leaning towards something very traditional colour wise for the bottom (sludge green/dark blue/pale blue/golden yellow) or more contemporary (grey, apple green, grey blue, coral). Still thinking white on top. Dado same colour as anaglypta.

I'll need to retile the floor and change the stair carpet. When I get round to it!

Motherwithflaws Sun 19-Mar-17 23:11:54

I've done 2 walls in my living room with it and painted it dark. I'll take some photos tomorrow.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 19-Mar-17 23:18:30

That would be great.

I told dh. He said "do you mean like the stuff we scraped off dd's bedroom that you described as Satan's glue?".


MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 19-Mar-17 23:19:53

And thank you smile

BumWad Mon 20-Mar-17 20:15:47

We have it in our Edwardian hallway under the dado rail. We've painted the hallway the same colour above and below the rail but the wallpaper really makes the bottom half stand out

Go for it

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 20-Mar-17 22:01:31

I'm quite keen to have a look at the samples smile

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Wed 22-Mar-17 13:13:42

My samples have arrived! I think I like the leaf one best.

Just need to make a decision about colours.

dynevoran Tue 28-Mar-17 10:57:41

Please post pics when you have done it. Would love to see what you decide on.

Motherwithflaws Tue 28-Mar-17 18:55:10

Sorry I forgot about this thread, I think there's random photos on my phone of one of the walls, I'll look now.

Motherwithflaws Tue 28-Mar-17 19:03:14

I have the cottage garden anaglypta painted F&B railings

Motherwithflaws Tue 28-Mar-17 19:08:03

Ignore random runner, I was comparing the colours next to each other.

Motherwithflaws Tue 28-Mar-17 19:14:36

I love the shelves against the dark background

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