With the re-introduction of wallpaper into modern day interior design, creating a “feature wall” or redecorating an entire room has suddenly taken on a whole new meaning. Rather than simply painting a chimney breast a darker shade of chocolate brown paint, we’ve now been given the perfect excuse to utilize the new trend for brightly colored and elaborately patterned wallpaper to transform our homes from the neutral 90’s to the colorful Noughties! Upon entering a house, people will almost always notice the walls first since they are the largest surface area in any given room. The designs on the wall will attract anyone’s attention, and even if there’s luxurious furniture and decor all around, if the walls aren’t done well, the room doesn’t light up the way it’s supposed to. Simply put, walls play a crucial role in interior planning and design. You don’t have to look far to find a floral print. They are everywhere – on curtains, cushions, sofas and even on our clothing. This season’s catwalks are flush with pastel colours and botanical prints. So, how can we incorporate floral designs into our home without turning it into a chintz palace? Has it been a while since you thought about using wallpaper in your house or apartment? Maybe it’s time to revisit what’s on offer. Certainly, I know my earliest memories were of gaudy, tangy 70s prints guaranteed to induce a fainting spell for the most hardy of eyes! Thankfully, times have changed and the range of high quality wallpapers has increased to accommodate a range of tastes and budgets. For many people the dream of an old house is not a grand country house but a stylish Victorian Terrace. Much like any well planned house in Victorian Terraces the fireplace is the focal point of the house. Many people will try to match modern accessories with antique fireplaces, this is possible but often the most sympathetic restoration will rely on using some other Victorian decoration. Wallpapers range from the expensive hand-blocked variety to the mass-produced high-street ranges. Many of the mass-produced types are actually made from vinyl or PVC and are washable making them suitable for kitchens and bathrooms.