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How to use wallpaper to make a statement in your bedroom

There are so many new ways to use wallpaper in your bedroom. No longer constrained to four matching walls and staid prints, the latest wallpaper designs offer so much more - and are no longer just for your walls!

Choose from big prints, flocked patterns or coloured stripes to create striking feature walls in your bedroom. Or, why not think outside the box and wallpaper furniture to put a spin on classic design?

Don't shy away from bold wallpaper in a small room. A cleverly-chosen print can really open up an enclosed space: Stripes will make all the difference to your small bedroom and give the illusion of extra height or width. Try playing around with visuals and hang stripes in different directions to create a unique talking point.

A great way to incorporate wallpaper into your bedroom is with one feature wall. This way, you can go all out on print or pattern and choose something really extravagant, without breaking the bank. Try papering one wall behind your bed for that chic hotel look, or frame your bed with a few strips of wallpaper for a modern take on a traditional headboard.

Think about using wallpaper in a completely new way to really make a statement. Papering the ceiling will make a striking focal point, as will papered furniture. Transform plain table and chairs into something really special with patterned and brightly coloured wallpaper or line your shelves with flocked wallpaper to make the most of simple storage solutions.

Create a striking feature wall
Pick an eye-popping wallpaper print and hang on the wall behind your bed to make a statement in your bedroom that oozes hotel style.


Here are feature wallpaper ideas from John Lewis

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Photograph by Antony Crolla