Panelling and Wallpaper: Adding character to your walls

Deep red half panelled wall Orla Kiely upholstered mid century modern armchair and bar trolley at the home of
As usual the four day week has caught me by surprise and I was initially just going to show you the final tweakment to the house which is the panelling in the library. Then I thought I would expand it a little to show how we have decorated the walls in this house for those

New Shop Discovery: Wallpapers from Jupiter10

Kate Watson-Smyth selects the latest wallpaper collection by Jupiter10. The Lyon design features an oversized pink and black polka dot creating a modern alternative to a classic print. #wallpaper #geometric #madaboutthehouse
With all the current talk of maximalism elbowing those classic Scandinavian clean lines to one side, I was thrilled when I came across this wallpaper company which sells modernist designs in a riot of colour patterns which sort of marries the two ideas - lots of colour and pattern in geometric patterns. amsterdam wallpaper from

New Wave Collective from Graham and Brown Wallpaper

Graham & Brown New Wave Collective Paradisi I by Emma J Shipley Graham & Brown, those awfully nice purveyors of wallpaper, have just released a new collection curated by the doyenne of interiors journalists Barbara Chandler. She worked with the company for a year to select designers from a variety of fields, including textiles, illustrations,

Objects Of Design #340: Patterned Rollers

romanian paint rollers - perfect wallpaper substitute 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.

From £50 to £50,000 Update Your Home

If you've been putting off decorating because you think you can't afford it, or the house is feeling a bit cramped for a growing family but you don't really want to move, perhaps it's time to think about a small refurbishment. A little refreshing of the current decor. It's amazing what even a lick of

Which Wallpaper Shall I Buy?

Emma contacted MadAboutTheHouse to ask about choosing wallpaper. Q: We are looking for some wallpaper for behind the bed in the master bedroom. The walls, floorboards and bedspread are white, and there are accents of canary yellow in the room (bedside tables, photo frames). The vanity unit is black, and the velvet headboard is grey. So

Books Maketh The Room

“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house,” Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman and sister of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Thomas Jefferson declared that he could not live without books and managed to create three libraries in his lifetime. When the first burned down, he wrote to

Mad About . . . Stag Head Wallpaper

Moving on from hanging a single stag's head on your wall, now it's about plastering them all over. This gorgeous teal wallpaper is from the debut collection of Lisa Bliss and you can buy it at It comes in plum too and costs £125 a roll. Or, if you don't fancy the stags, she

How to Hang Wallpaper

I love wallpaper. Always have. The bolder the better. In every house we have owned, and we are serial movers, there has always been at least one wall of the stuff. From big splashy flowers to flock or metallic and monochrome, wallpaper is the way to bring a room to life. It's not for everyone