Inspirations for a retro living room – the wallpaper is finally up!

You may remember that I was contemplating a rather massive decision at the start of the year – which wallpaper to use to finish off my retro-inspired living room. Although I’ve looked a quite a few garish colours and loud patterns, I settled on a fairly muted beige and brown base print with orange circles from Next – here’s my blog post about my choice of wallpaper.

Well, although I’d snapped up a bargain in the January sale, it still took me a few weeks to summon up the courage to actually go for it and put a bright retro print all over my wall. But one Saturday morning that is exactly what me and hubby set about doing, and here’s the results of our wallpapering activities:

retro living room inspirations wallpaper orange leaf brown circle vintage print

I’ve never done wallpapering before, and hubby can only ever remember helping his dad with wallpapering when he was four, so I think we can safely say that we are novices! But we followed all the instructions on the paste and the wallpaper itself even came with instructions so we set about tackling the wall, and within an hour or so, it was pretty much finished – not bad for two amateurs eh?!

retro living room inspirations wallpaper orange leaf brown circle vintage print g plan teak sideboard

I’m so pleased with the end result and I think that the wallpaper finishes of the ‘look’ of the room and pulls all of the retro design items that I’ve collected over the year together to make it look like it’s supposed to be a retro living room – not just a collection of old furniture that we are ‘making-do’ with. Definitely worth the £6 per roll to get such a funky end result!

retro living room inspirations wallpaper orange leaf brown circle vintage print sideboard teak lp case


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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