Whether you are a keen explorer or simply love graphical works of art then these beautiful map wallpapers are perfect. Wallpapered.com are committed to producing custom printed wallpapers to the highest quality and their antique style maps are where they flourish and provide a talking point within any room. The vintage style captivates any room and adds a worldly appeal; they hold history, memories, inspiration and a sense of wonder and the muted palettes from them are calming and bring a cosy and nostalgic vibe to any space.
They add character no matter what style or era your home is and are both elegant but functional and appeal to your traveller inside. Use them to create an impressive backdrop or pair with accessories such as compasses, globes and vintage style suitcases for an explorer style. You can use these wallpapers in any room from a study to a bathroom, either as an accent wall or framed as an inspiration for artwork.
Wallpapered.com has proved the birth of a trend that is defined by the use of maps to dress up or to decorate your homes. You can simply lose yourself while viewing a map and these certainly play true to the trend that has been embracing pages of interior magazines for a while now. Have a look at their brilliant maps below!
With a chill in the air and crisp leaves falling it is the time of year that we prepare for hibernation in a warm and relaxing environment. With autumn lingering on well into November it is only natural that we should embrace this beautiful season and bring it into our homes. This season introduces an abundance of warm textures and cute critters, ready to dress your home in the Woodland Trend.
I have been totally inspired by House of Fraser’s woodland collection for Autumn/Winter 2013 which is full of seasonal charm. Their collection features beautifully detailed pieces alongside plenty of cosy textures, warm colours and is further accentuated by a modern twist of shimmering metallics. With current interior trends reflecting heavily on nature this range is perfect for bringing a decorative touch that will make all the difference to a room.
This style is all about textures and tones which this collection incorporates beautifully. Faux fur, wood and chunky knits all embody the spirit of the season and are perfectly complimented by glimmers of frosted glass and eye-catching sleek ornaments. There is something for everyone in this collection, after all this trend is a style that suits almost every house and can be introduced a piece at a time. Look out for wise owls, playful squirrels and cute hedgehogs to add character to your home. The stags head will also create a desired look and will certainly help to create a modernised rural retreat. Texture is essential for this style so use throws and cushions to create a warm and visually appealing layered scheme whilst adding warmth with candles and wooden ornaments and a contemporary twist with shimmering metallic’s.
I have highlighted how to create two different styles from this charming collection below.
This style focuses on sleek chrome, sumptuous velvets and shimmering metallics which all bring a contemporary edge to the woodland trend. Try incorporating warm tones of brown alongside wooden textures to bring an element of warmth to the scheme.
Settle down by the roaring fire, listen as the wind blows outside and be inspired by all the beautiful tones which autumn brings. This is the season where colours get stronger with gorgeous hues of gold, yellow and orange and fabric gets heavier as chunky, thick throws are introduced. Catch the spirit of the season with cosy textures, natural elements and warm colours which create an autumnal feel. Today I am focusing on a classic Country Chic style which is perfect for creating a warm and cosy environment.
This style is all about warmth and texture. Checks, tweed and herringbone are pattern which are typical of this style. Enhance these by adding chunky throws, rustic knits and comfortable cushions, surrounding yourself with these elements will certainly evoke a sense of relaxation. Look for eye-catching textures, unusual shapes and talking-point details to add character to a room. Country décor is rich with warm colours that are drawn from nature; think burnt oranges and burgundy found on fallen leaves with the addition of gold’s, yellows and moss greens. Neutrals should include soothing tones such as browns and creams for accents. However don’t shy away from vibrant tones, rather compliment them with softer, tonal shades for a playful, nature inspired look. Lastly for a charming element add a few wooden creatures.
With the chilly weather setting in its officially the season to wrap up in chunky, warm throws and plump cushions which make for a comfortable enviroment. Today I am going to show you how to get a cosy style without spending a fortune by adding a few accessories to bring an essence of warmth to a winters evening. Sitting in front of a roaring fire, toasting crumpets on a cold evening sums up winter for me therefore I have based this scheme on a living room. However the versatility of these accessories means they are not just limited to this room.
Concentrating on the seasons colour of berry red and the woodland trend I will show you that there is no need to splash the cash to achieve an on-trend look for less. I have set a budget of £75.00 and searched the high street for the very best wintery buys.
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The colour that is so hot right now is Grey believe it or not! A colour that is more associated with dull, rainy English weather, rather than sophistication! However this beautiful colour is everywhere at the moment and has hit the high street in variant shades. Over the years grey has succumbed to a bad reputation of being gloomy and dull, but this lovely shade is a clever alternative to a neutral palette. Grey sits between black and white on the colour spectrum, so exploit its neutral qualities by using it as a backdrop. Grey is the new white, its gives a depth to subtle colours, and in my eyes is classed as a more elegant neutral. It can look beautiful in a tonal decor, but can easily blend elegantly with neutrals. It can be used as a subtle compliment or to create a statement, and the variety of tones this colour brings makes it easy to achieve your perfect look.
The most popular shade currently is dove grey, both in fashion and interiors, a shade that Kate Middleton, shown below, has even recently been spotted wearing! This hue is perfect for a relaxed style, the mid-tone grey is great used as a neutral base to a room, with darker and paler tones used to create a subtle contrast. Grey is a versatile colour, it sits well with white and cream furniture and can be glammed up using metallics too!The moody qualities can give personality to a room, use varying shades of grey on walls to create layers and to give depth to the scheme and a contrast of colour, then add a defining accent with splashes of white and green. In tone-on-tone rooms, keep furniture streamlined and simple, perhaps using metallic finishes to give the scheme a lift.
With both warm and cool tones, getting the temperature correct of a certain shade can be difficult. Different shades evoke a different feeling and can have a huge impact on the mood of a room. It can range from darker greys representing strength, to softer greys which convey innocence. Starting with cool greys, these breezy hues have an undertone of blues – “Think of the darkening sky before a storm,” describes New York City interior designer Jennifer Moore. These cooler tones are perfect for a clean, fresh feeling. If you are a fan of this seasons pastel palette, then pastel greys mixed with soft colours and muted whites will be a look you love. The sheerest of the blue/grey colour palette brings eau de nil and silver – these neutral tones are elegant and never date, they can be used within both contemporary and classic interiors and are a surprisingly lively base colour. Find colour inspiration in shells and pebbles, or 1940s and 1950s prints which often feature these shades. From cool to warm, dark greys offer excitement and modern glamour. The general rule when using these shades is the larger the room, the darker the grey should be. Comfort and coziness, which you get with these shades come from the hints of yellow. Its always a good idea to use warm tones in rooms which are restricted of natural light as its slightly golden hue can make a dark space less dreary. Unlike pastel greys, dark shades offer a deep, gloomy atmosphere and these intense shades are enjoying a revival right now. This palette can span from bold, inky blue-based tones to dusky, charcoal. Many of these shades are derived from Prussian blues – the first synthetic pigment ever produced!
1. Pastel greys are best mixed with soothing off-white and warm neutrals, with pale finished wood such as ash and maple to create an overall calm, yet soft look.
2. Glamour can be brought into an all grey scheme by teaming then with striking black and white. Add drama by using gloss surfaces with soft fabrics and shimmering mirrors.
3. These shades can really bring out fine detailing, such as hand drawn illustrations and patterns embossed on wallpaper, or intricate weaves, embroidery, appliqué or a velvet damask design on fabric.
How to use moody greys:
1. Despite being so dark, these colours can work brilliantly in smaller rooms as they make the space feel intimate and dynamic. If used in larger rooms, it is important to break up the colour using white. Try using a mixture of blue and white patterned fabrics for curtains and sofas to add drama.
2. Accent colours, such as bright reds and oranges will add a punch to rich greys. Vibrant greens are also effective, just remember to use plenty of white to keep the scheme looking fresh and restful.
3. Avoid a busy pattern for a scheme with a contemporary look. Use cream and golds to give deep shades an opulent twist.
A great way to create a pale scheme oozing with personality is to use two patterned wallpapers which have designs of a similar feel but with contrasting base colours. This pretty watercolour effect shaded stripe, which can be hung both ways, has various sophisticated shades of grey.