In every home I have owned I have always decorated in light colours, creams and pale grey or white and beige. I loved pinks and pastels and anything shabby chic, I would scour car boot sales for throws and lace items and once even put pastel bunting up around my kitchen and painted the cupboards pale blue and cream!
As I am getting older though I am moving more into a dark phase, I love the cosy feel darker colours give, jewel colours can look so rich against black backdrops. Currently I am obsessing over Instagram pages that show not just statement walls in dark colours but whole rooms!
My bedroom has been white and beige since I moved in and to be honest I have loved it on the whole, light and airy with plenty of room. It helps that it is the full length of the front of the house and comprises of enough room to house a makeshift office section for work. I really would like to add a partition wall to section off one side of the room as it is all too easy to keep working into the small hours.
I recently discovered a fabulous wall paper designer, Olga Shevchenko, owner and creator of Olenka wallpaper. Luxury designer floral wallpaper in bold statement colours that are inspired by Russian Folk Art, Olga not only designed the papers but currently has plans to add textiles to the range, which I am very excited about!
Having picked the Milana Gold to redecorate my bedroom, a stunning gold, black and red statement paper, I set about stripping and prepping the walls. The paper arrived well packaged and upon opening, the quality was evident. Thick and luxurious to the touch, it turned out to be a dream to work with. Normally wall papers tear when cutting to size but this was not an issue at all, I used a blade instead of decorating scissors for once and to be honest it was so much easier.
The drop of the paper and pattern repeat worked out almost perfect so there was minimal waste and unlike other papers, none of the colour transfered when flattening down the paper to the wall. As the paper dried out there was no movement, unlike my bathroom that now has gaps between the lengths! Nightmare!
Olenka wall paper made me step outside of my comfort zone and I even painted the picture rail and doors black too! They look so much better and it ties it all in together. Everyone who has seen the room says it looks amazing and it has even been described as looking like a “boutique hotel” and “so very rich”.
I look forward to sharing more pictures once the scaffolding shelf is in place, watch out after new year.
I was gifted the paper for the purpose of a review, all views and opinions are genuine.
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