National Wallpaper Week – My choice for a hallway makeover

Did you know it’s National Wallpaper Week? After seeing lots of wallpaper project blog posts and fabulous pins appearing on Pinterest all week, I’ve been inspired to undertake my own makeover in the entrance hall.black and white graham and brown wallpaper lizzies doodleThe hallway was in a pretty dire state when we first moved in to our home over three years ago, with scuffed walls and flaking paint on the woodwork. Apart from putting up a mirror and adding a door mat, we’ve not really done anything  to improve the space, and after three years of use, it’s certainly ready to be decorated.black and white graham and brown wallpaper lizzies doodle inspirationI decided to keep the room simple with a monochrome colour scheme; with white walls, black and white flooring and a possible dado rail. I wanted to include a patterned wallpaper below the rail and hoped to find something a little different to ‘lift’ the monochrome look. When I searched online for samples, I couldn’t help falling in love with the sketched designs from the Graham & Brown wallpaper range at Debenhams.black and white graham and brown wallpaper lizzies doodle decoratingI particularly liked the black-and-white London prints from the range but the paper that I finally decided to use for the makeover was the black ‘Lizzies Doodle’ design. The pattern was designed by artist Lizzie Mary Cullen and features a graphic representation of winding streets and dream-like design. It reminds me of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine film, combined with Grayson Perry’s doodle style – both of which I love – so it’s the ultimate wallpaper design for me. Plus, it can be coloured in – great fun for my niece and nephew, if I decide to let them give it a colourful ‘makeover’ in the future!graham and brown wallpaper lizzies doodle-2The wallpaper has just arrived this weekend so I’ll be decorating my home with this crazy monochrome pattern over the coming week. Thankfully, it’ll be easy to hang because it’s a paste-the-wall paper, so no need for soaking or pasting tables etc. Let’s hope the makeover is as simple as I imagine… Watch this space!black and white graham and brown wallpaper lizzies doodle patternWhat do you think of my choice of wallpaper? Do you prefer a repeating pattern or geometric design? What colours would you choose for your hallway? Let me know by leaving me a comment below or tweet me @cassiefairy.

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8 thoughts on “National Wallpaper Week – My choice for a hallway makeover

  1. Thanks Becky, I do think it’ll stay monochrome for the time being, I love the design as it is 🙂

  2. Thanks Abel, I kind of want to colour it in too! I’m thinking that I’ll enjoy it monochrome for a while and when I fancy a change I can colour it in to create a new colour scheme 🙂 xxx

  3. That wallpaper is amazing but i’d just not be able to help myself colouring it in!!! One of those jobs that would last 3 hours then I would hate myself for it!
    It looks dreamy, particularly with that gorgeous grey skirting paint 🙂
    Abel x

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