My flat is a rented modern new build, and the bedroom was a blank canvas. I wanted the space to feel modern with a hint of boho, which meant subtle texture, raw materials and a limited colour palette. I also wanted the design to pack a punch. Wallpaper can be renter friendly, and it’s a great way to make a statement.
Watercolour Bedroom Wallpaper
My starting point for the interior design in this bedroom was an abstract painting with hints of deep emerald green. The watercolour wallpaper picked it up perfectly.
The rest of the bedroom walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Shadow White, which is a beautiful soft grey. My home is rented, and I will have to remove the wallpaper and make the room good when I leave. So, I decided to stick to one feature wall rather than wallpapering the whole room. It’s not as dramatic but it still makes a big impact.
Can You Use Wallpaper In A Rental?
Many would think that wallpaper isn’t renter friendly, but the investment for a single wall isn’t too big. And it can transform a space.
It’s a relatively easy DIY, but I chose to have my builder install the bedroom wallpaper. It cost £200 and took about six hours to install. It should cost about half that to remove, when the time comes.
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