• Posts Tagged ‘wallpaper’

    Create a unique feature wall

    by  • February 9, 2015 • Kitchen Ideas



    Wall murals, like this one from Photowall, are a quick and easy way to update your kitchen, create a feature wall, or help define the dining area in your open-plan kitchen scheme.

    There are over 4000, made to measure motifs, to choose from, including old brick walls (perfect for your industrial style kitchen scheme), beautiful beach scenes, London maps, old world maps, a parade of cherry blossom trees – even The Beatles Abbey Road album cover.

    Even better, if you can’t find anything you like, you can upload your own image and design your own custom-made wallpaper.

    However, we like this simple, subtle design, called Pattern Jay, which costs £37 per metre.


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    New: quirky wallpaper designs

    by  • October 25, 2013 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    I’m rather taken with Linwood‘s quirky new wallpaper range, Ephemera. Two designs in particular would make great feature walls in an open-plan kitchen diner scheme.

    The simple, yet effective, ‘High Rise’ design would make an eye-catching feature wall in an eclectic kitchen scheme.

    High Rise, from Linwood

    The intricate, detailed drawings in ‘Roots & Fruits’ would fit perfectly into a country kitchen scheme.

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    Floral kitchen schemes

    by  • June 17, 2013 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Last week we were convinced summer had arrived, now it’s cold and gloomy again. So, we’re starting to think that the only way to bring some summer colour into your kitchen is with some cheerful floral fabrics, wallpapers and accessories.

    Garden Party is the latest wallpaper collection from Boråstapeter. The pretty designs combine delicate floral patterns with a slightly nostalgic touch.

    Garden Party 3463 wallpaper


    Nice yes? Here’s a close up.

    Want to see more summery, floral kitchens?

    The Japanese-style garden scene wallpaper makes this kitchen diner feel light, bright and full of personality. What a nice place to start the day.


    Simple units and wooden worktops provide the perfect backdrop for a pretty floral blind. The tea towel, oven gloves and floral mugs are nice finishing touches.


    A bespoke bench, built under the window, scattered with floral and checked cushions, creates a cosy seating area, in this country kitchen diner.

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    Realistic wallpapers for your kitchen

    by  • May 6, 2013 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Do you fancy something a bit different on your kitchen walls? How about a wall of natural bamboo, climbing plants, or glamorous black sequins? All are possible and much more, thanks to the Captured Reality Collection of digitally printed wallpaper murals, from Mr Perswall. The collection features 26 designs that create the illusion of architectural details, industrial finishes and textured surfaces. I particularly like this realistic Brick Wall.

    Mr Perswall – Captured Reality Old Brick Wall E020601-0

    but perhaps this industrial style Painted Concrete Wall is more your thing?

    Mr Perswall – Captured Reality Painted Concrete Wall E020801-6

    or you could add natural warmth with an Old Wooden Wall

    Mr Perswall – Captured Reality Old Wooden Wall E021001-4

    a splash of colour with bright Turquoise Mosaic walls

    Mr Perswall – Captured Reality Turquoise Mosaic E020501-8


    or add rustic charm to your kitchen diner with White Flake Off Paint walls.


    Mr Perswall – Captured Reality White Flake off Paint E021901-8

    Do you like the look? We’d love to know what you think.


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    Virtually paint your kitchen

    by  • March 3, 2013 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Have you ever started to decorate a room and halfway through started to question if you’ve picked the right colour?

    Tester pots are fab but not always the best guide. And if you’re redoing your kitchen, you’ve got quite enough to think about beyond the walls.

    My new favourite online tool is DecorateNow‘s Colour your Room.

    Bland galley kitchen? Let’s get colouring!

    Not sure what your kitchen would look like with some deep red walls?

    Add a splash of sleek scarlet

    Or maybe you’d prefer a hit of sunny yellow?

    Now here’s a bright idea…

    It’s a great way to experiment with colour without all heartache of suddenly realising electric blue isn’t for you…

    Find more interior inspiration on the Beautiful Kitchens homepage. You can also join in the fun on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.


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    Maison & Objet – a quick preview

    by  • January 17, 2013 • Kitchen Ideas • 0 Comments

    If you’re lucky enough to be dashing off to Paris tomorrow, to spend the day at Maison & Objet, here’s a sneaky peak as to what you can expect to see.

    Little Greene‘s latest collection of historical wallpapers will be launched. There are seven designs, over 35 papers, inspired by the English Heritage’s archives, in the London Wallpapers III collection, including:

    High Street Wallpaper, in Eden & Lavender


    Crowe Hall Lane wallpaper, in Paradise

    Both would make a colourful and interesting feature wall in a kitchen diner.

    Famille Summerbelle Ltd will be there with there fun and quirky range of mugs, trays and tea towels.

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    New: Sophie Conran wallpaper collection

    by  • December 17, 2012 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    If you want to create a vibrant, colourful feature wall in your kitchen-diner, look no further than Sophie Conran’s new collection of wallcoverings for Arthouse. There are nine beautiful designs in her new ‘Reflections’ range, all inspired by her travels across the globe and her childhood in the English countryside.

    This vibrant red design works well in this kitchen-diner, with the hi-gloss red and grey furniture and simple white shutters and floor. It would look equally striking with black furniture and accessories, too.


    Balustrade in Spice, £45 per roll

    And this pretty floral design would add a fresh twist to a country-style kitchen.

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    New! Feature wallpaper

    by  • October 27, 2012 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    We love to see feature walls in a kitchen-diner, so it’ll be no surprise to you that new wallpaper collections get us pretty excited.

    This season, there’s also lots to be excited about – rich colours, achingly beautiful patterns and buckets of style. Here are just a few of our favourites…

    Over at Fired Earth, it’s been busy pulling together a sumputous palette with some retro influences. We especially like the 60s feel of Mrs Peel (referencing The Avengers):

    Mrs Peel wallpaper in Winter, £55 per 10m roll

    More traditional fans are bound to fall for Dinner at Eight, named after the 1930s movie:

    Dinner at Eight wallpaper in Summer, £60 per 10 m roll

    For a more Scandi feel, Borastapeter has just launched a range called Scandinavian Designers, featuring patterns from 1950s designers, such as Arne Jacobsen, reinterpretted as wallpaper.

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    Feature this

    by  • October 12, 2012 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Think of feature walls and what springs to mind? One wall of wallpaper and another three walls painted? A winning formula, I agree, but there’s so much more you can do if you let your imagination go, whether in the kitchen or dining area. I’ve got these clever suggestions for you – let me know which is your personal favourite.

    A wall mural is a great way to enliven walls and can be personal to you, whether it’s a still-life (like this rose design) or a family portrait or landscape. Allposters.co.uk offers a photographic mural service.


    Tiles work well to create a wall with a difference and I love these small mosaics – continue them right up to the ceiling to really show them off instead of the usual splashback panel.


    Incorporating alcoves into your design makes a change from the usual wall-hung shelves and will add interest to your room. Go for one large one or three symmetrical shapes (as shown in this urban kitchen above). Why not paint them a different colour or tile them to make them really stand out?


    Taking your walls back to bare brick will give your kitchen a rustic look and, whether you choose to paint them or leave them exposed, it makes an eye-catching feature.


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    New fabrics and wallpapers from Sanderson

    by  • July 19, 2012 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Maycott is a new fresh, floral collection of fabrics and wallpapers, from Sanderson. Here it’s been used to great effect in this bright and airy kitchen diner.

    The blinds, chair covers and tea cosy are all made from Primrose Hill fabric, in the Cherry/Primrose colourway.


    Here, Sanderson’s Fleur Trellis wallpaper, in the Emerald/Primrose colourway, has been used to create a feature wall. If you’re thinking of using wallpaper in a cooking area, protect it from splashes, by making your upstand higher, or using a sheet of glass – but make sure you choose a low-iron glass, or the wallpaper may have a green tinge to it when you turn on your task lighting.



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