Now how about this for a clever idea. A paint roller with a pattern on it. Perfect for those in rented flats or for those who don’t feel quite ready to take the leap into wallpaper. Simply choose your pattern, from one of nine available, and paint away. Then you can simply paint over it when you’re either bored or need to move out.
Clare Bosanquet, of The Painted House, says: “When I stumbled across these paint rollers in a market in Romania I was so excited I bought the lot and spent the next two months of the hiking trip regretting my cumbersome purchase.”They have been used there for the last 100 years or so as an alternative to wallpaper. As an ardent upcycler I have been using them ever since to bring unloved fabrics and wonky old walls back to life. I have adapted the traditional roller system for use in fabric printing and there is also a simple foam roller for paper and walls.”