Moroccan Wallpaper – Rich and Exotic

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Moroccan WallpaperMoroccan wallpaper is a great addition for creating an exotic Moroccan look.

Morocco is located in the north of Africa, directly bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Sahara Desert while the Mediterranean Sea separates it with the country of Spain. It is a country steeped in history and has French, Persian and African influences. The famous Moroccan cities of Casablanca and Marrakesh conjure up an image of vibrant market stalls, intricately connected alleyways, exotics food, carpets and rugs, metalwork and pottery. A vibrant colourful place full of hustle bustle and pungent aromas.

Moroccan style is very rich and earthy and can easily be created by incorporating a few key pieces. Elaborate mirrors with intricate designs, hand made pottery and vases, mosaic table tops with extravagant patterns and bright colours, Morrocan lamps, wall sconces, chandeliers and exotically patterned floor rugs. Add touches of gold and timber and the effect is amazing.

Vibrant colours and geometric patterns such as circles, diamonds, triangles and arches are a central part of Morrocan decorating. Tiled walls and courtyards using mosaic tiles in blues and greens are inspired by the cool shades of turquoise and sea blue of the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Red and orange are also used inspired by the desert and the amazing African sunsets. Mix and matching these colours with purples and pinks creates the perfect Morrocan interior.

Decorating Moroccan style will give you some great ideas to create a unique Moroccan interior of your own. After looking there you will be able to see how incorporating Moroccan wallpaper in certain areas will compliment the Moroccan theme perfectly.


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Forest Wallpaper Used By Bec and George – The Block Sky High

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Forest wallpaper mural used by Bec and GeorgeForest wallpaper was a natural choice by Bec and George to create the “wow factor” they needed to make their room stand out from the rest. Add the amazing floating bed in front of that magnificent forest scene and the effect is outstanding. You almost feel as if you are floating through the cool denseness of the forest.

Having a massive steel beam in their bedroom made way for some innovative thinking. Using the beam to their advantage Bec and George built it into their design by sheeting it into an alcove and highlighting this area with the forest wallpaper mural. The result is stunning!

Using elements of nature in our interiors creates a pleasing aesthetic that is both soothing and calm. There really is nothing better than to see a large wall mural depicting a landscaping scene such as a forest or a beach.

Real life scenes immediately create a sense of joy and happiness as you are reminded of the wonderful images of nature. To bring those images to the indoors is a way of softening an area and making it inviting and warm.

Forest wallpaper instantly welcomes you and draws you in. It’s an irresistable feeling to be transfixed upon the scene and momentarily transported to the very depths of the forest. You can almost smell the pungent earthy decay of leaves, hear the trilling of the forest birds and feel the coolness of the forest shadows wash over you.

That’s the sort of feeling you expect a nature inspired wallpaper to deliver and it does.


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Striped Wallpaper – Fits In With Any Style

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Striped wallpaper is a wonderful way to add dimension to a room especially a small room. Stripes usually give an appearance of height when hung vertically and can elongate a room if hung horizontally.

Decorating with stripes can create a classic traditional look or just as easily create a modern contemporary look. It all depends on the width of stripe and how you use them.

Striped wallpaper will look elegant if you choose a tone on tone colour scheme such as cream with white or if you use a matte and glossy version of the same colour. This look is classic and sophisticated especially when the stripes are the same width. You can see an example of this below with the use of wide vertical stripes in cream and white.

Wallpaper Gold Coast - Sanctuary Cove - Sandberg Wallpaper

Striped wallpaper will also effortlessly create a very contemporary look just by using contrasting colours, bright bold colours and in varying widths.

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Damask Wallpaper – Traditional Elegance For Today’s Modern Homes

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Damask DesignDamask wallpaper is inspired by traditional design and original damask patterns. Damask fabric was first woven in Spain, Italy, and France. The patterns are taken from original centuries old fabrics then applied to the wallpaper, offering that really traditional, classic, and elegant damask wallpaper.

Damask wallpaper was once only considered for a very formal room, but now it can be used for anything from the most formal dining area to the most casual living area. While traditional damask patterns are still the most popular, modern versions of classic damask designs have sprung into the manufacturing and design of damask papers.

Once considered a luxury as it was a product that consisted of additional materials such as velvet. It was rich and opulent. Today however it has a popularity  among decorators for it’s variety in design and modern feel. Black and white damask wallcoverings are one of the most popular colour combinations available, but beautiful prints in magenta, lavender, pale yellow and even brown are gaining popularity.

Arthouse – Twilight Collection – Nightfall

Nightfall is a stunning soft touch flock damask on a metallic effect background with fine horizontal lines creating a vertical shadow stripe.

Arthouse wallpaper is one of our all time favourites for their contemporary designs and excellent quality. Their Nightfall damask design is stylish and has a modern twist on the traditional damask design creating an overall sophisticated look.

We understand how difficult it is to appreciate how stunning these papers are just by looking at a picture. That’s why we have included a few closeup images to show the flock design and texture that this beautiful damask has.


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Anaglypta Wallpaper – Textured Wallpaper With Beautiful Embossed Designs

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Anaglypta wallpaper is an embossed paintable wallpaper that is usually quite thick and heavy. It is printed with raised designs and is usually ornately textured.

Being a heavy paper anaglypta is not a ready to hang wallpaper. It requires a strong adhesive and more drying time than regular wallpaper. It can be used in it’s natural state which is white but the beauty of anaglypta is that you can paint it to look like copper or any faux finish for that matter.

If going for a faux finish it is best to use layers of colour. Start with your background colour and wait until it dries then lightly brush or sponge on the second colour highlighting the raised or embossed design. Metallic paints also look great over anaglypta wallpaper.

Any colour paint can be applied, it’s just a matter of hanging it first then allowing it to dry completely before applying paint.

Anaglypta looks great in heritage houses and can even be used on the ceiling. If your walls are worse for wear then a good solution could be anaglypta wallpaper. Another advantage is an anaglypta wallpaper can also be repainted if you ever decide to change colour schemes.

Below are some fabulous Anaglypta wallpaper designs, some traditional, some very contemporary.

The below wallpaper is from the brand Anaglypta and is available from WallpaperDirect

 Anaglypta – Supaglypta Collection – Howard

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Howard

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Supalypta Collection Howard painted


Anaglypta – Supaglypta Collection – Charles

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Charles

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Black and White Striped Wallpaper Used By Bec and George – The Block Sky High

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Black and white striped wallpaper clinched the deal for Bec and George making them this weeks winners of the room reveals.

That’s a bold statement to make but it’s the sophisticated and bold striped wallpaper that gave this winning room the edge. We love the black and white colour scheme with just a hint of red. The room has an uncluttered spacious feel which is due to the clean lines of the vertical wallpaper and simple accessories.

Bec and George’s clever use of vertical stripes  gives the illusion of height but it was their decision to use the wallpaper on the wall that separates the bedroom from the bathroom that we think was genius. Most people would opt to use it behind the bed but the paper now becomes the focal point and defines the two areas.

Bec and George also used forest wallpaper in their main bedroom of the ground floor apartment.  Go here more striped wallpaper ideas.

Bec and George – The Block Sky High 2013

black and white stiped wallpaper - The Block Sky High

Bec and George's room, The Block Sky High - black and White Striped Wallpaper

Black and White Striped Wallpaper - Bec and George The Block Sky High


Black And White Striped Wallpaper We Have Installed In Brisbane

Below are two wallpaper installation jobs where we have used black and white striped wallpaper. It gives you an idea of how different the same wallpaper can look in different themes. we think it looks equally at home in both scenarios.

The below wallpaper was installed in a bedroom where the owner had designed the room herself. The room belongs to a young architect student with a passion for interior design. The icing on the cake was the black and white striped wallpaper. The end result was a mixture of classic and modern elements that created a very glamorous feel.

Black and White Wallpaper installation - Brookfield

The following wallpaper was used to give this room a very contemporary feel. Combined with just the right amount of red, the results were fresh and modern.

Wallpaper Brisbane - Black and White Stripes


Below are three different brands that all carry stunning black and white striped wallpaper. The thickness of the stripes can vary from quite narrow to very thick.

Opus Muras – Bloomsbury Collection – Henley Stripe

A stunning and sophisticated wallpaper in a two tone striped design in a bold shimmering black and matt white stripe.
Opus Muras have a reputation for quality papers that are synonymous with luxury, glamour, sophistication, elegance and opulent design.

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Opus Muras Wallpaper - Bloomsbury Collection - Henly Stripe

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Black And White Wallpaper Creates A Smart Contemporary Look

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Black and white wallpaper is a good choice for a contemporary look in today’s modern homes.

If there is one colour scheme that never seems to date, it is the union of black and white. Always sleek and sophisticated, it’s a combination you can count on.

This colour scheme always looks fresh and modern but lends itself well to adding a splash of accent colour here and there.  We love this look with an unexpected splash of hot pink, red or turquoise.

These two contrasting colours certainly make a bold statement on their own but if you get tired of it, it’s a simple as adding new accent colours and you have a whole new look.

Today’s modern papers are enjoying a revival like never before and that’s because the choice of colours and range of designs are so numerous that decorating really becomes fun. With wallpaper we are spoilt for choice especially when it comes to black and white.

Black and white wallpaper is available in all designs. We particularly love the black and white damask designs and the very edgy black and white stripes.

We’ve been wallpapering on the Gold Coast and Brisbane for many years now and have noticed how people are using wallcoverings to decorate apartments. Apartment living on the Gold Coast and Brisbane is enjoying a makeover and that’s where wallcoverings comes in. Unlike houses where part of the decorating theme can be integrating the outdoors, apartments have to rely on eye catching inside elements. What better way to make an impact than to use wallpaper.


  Opus Muras – Courtesan Collection – Couture Stripe

Nothing is more contemporary right now than thick striped wallpaper. This design from Opus Muras is very smart and definitely commands attention. It has 13cm wide stripes alternating from a smooth white stripe to a broad black velvet flock. Absolutely stunning!

Opus Muras Wallpaper Couture

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Black Wallpaper – Sophisticated And Chic

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Holden Decor - Links Black wallpaper has become very popular in home decorating. Black walls are very on trend at the moment which is the complete opposite of the recent trend of using all white for walls. When using black as a feature wall it becomes a visual feast for the eyes. It delivers impact and comes across as bold, edgy and dramatic. It also has the ability to look very glamorous and can easily fit into a very luxurious feel when teamed with the right accessories and furnishings.

Although black walls are very popular, the overall effect of all black paint is a little too much. That’s where black wallpaper comes in because even though it is predominantly black there is still some pattern or texture to it to give it an extra dimension. This makes the visual effect interesting while still achieving the darkness that’s required.

Having installed quite a few black papers we are always amazed at how one wall of black can totally change the whole look of a space. We see it as being very elegant and decadent in a lot of ways. The advantage a wallcovering has over paint is the ability to include beautiful details such as velvet flock, texture, glitter and metallics to really ramp up the effect and drama of black.

Not many wallpapers have complete black without at least a little bit of grey, silver, metallic or maybe white. Below we will show some stunning examples of black papers.

If you really want a complete overall black wallpaper with no other colour at all you could always purchase an embossed anaglypta wallpaper with raised texture which comes in white but is paintable. Anaglypta wallcoverings has numerous designs to choose from and they look great painted. They are quite a thick paper which allows the embossed design to really stand out.


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Cityscape Wallpaper Murals Give Instant City Appeal And Style

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

New York City MuralCityscape wallpaper is a wonderfully creative way to express a modern contemporary theme to your home. Black and white city wallpaper murals add the perfect backdrop to a neutral colour scheme of either black or white. Add an accent colour to the overall theme such as red, yellow, green or blue and the effect is stunning. This look definitely creates a very visual impact and is very chic and edgy.

Coloured city scenes are also very visually impactful and instantly inject a certain city mood that might not otherwise be so easily created.

Cityscape wallpaper murals are perfect for apartment living as most apartments are high enough to have views of the city skyline. A city scene will bring the outside directly inside giving that city vibe a jolt. You might also have an apartment that unfortunately doesn’t have a city skyline view so this is where the right mural will come in.

Below are some examples of different city scenes from all over the world.


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Floral Wallpaper Is A Natural Choice

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Floral WallpaperFloral wallpaper has always been popular due to it’s calming feel that is taken directly from nature itself. Nature has a wonderful way of designing everything to perfection right down to the most amazing colours.

Using flowers in the overall design is never boring due to the endless amount of flowers that can be used. There is something for everybody from the more traditional floral designs such as English cottage gardens right through to the more colourful contemporary designs.

Traditionally pastels and soft muted tones were used in most floral wallpaper but today with the use of metallics you will find the more modern designs jumping off the paper in a riot of colour.

The below designs are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to floral wallcoverings. Keep in mind that any wallpaper designs that you see below will be available in other colours.



Opus Muras – Bloomsbury Collection

Opus Muras are an English wallcoverings company that excel in luxury papers. Below we show just one of their amazing designs which is a magnificent floral trail design featuring large flower heads in black and gold against a bubblegum pink background. The gold metallics add a wonderful touch and help create an atmosphere of romance and style. Also available in a yellow and black background. This floral wallpaper is striking to say the least.

Opus Muras Wallpaper - Bloomsbury Collection - Vanessa

Opus Muras Wallpaper - Bloomsbury Collection - Vanessa

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