Open any interior design magazine these days and you are sure to spot wallpaper as the latest trend in home design. Decorating today is all about the layering of texture with wallpaper and is replacing the painted feature wall, and it’s not expected to go away anytime soon. Choosing between paint and wallpaper when making a wall makeover can be a major dilemma, as both have their own set of advantages. Paint has been the preferred option because it is the cheapest way to redo walls and the easiest to apply. 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! Archive designs Wallpapers taken from the archives are historic but far from old-fashioned. Follow our tips to make a traditional archive-print wallpaper work beautifully in your home. You don’t have to live in an old house for these wallpapers to work, but, for best effect, choose a design that suits the scale of your home. Miss E Wakerly is making quite a name for herself and it’s not difficult to see why given her clear talent and eye for the sublime. Here I take a look at what is making the young London designer such a hot topic of conversation in design circles. Whether you are decorating a bachelor pad, a bedroom for a teenage son, a home-office for the man in your life or you just want a room to be decorated in a ‘less feminine’ way, follow these tips for how to get the look right on the walls and then everything else should follow. Don’t just think stripes, checks, tartans or plaids – here’s some other suggestions for bringing some variety as well as masculinity into an area of your home.