The hills of North Wales might be snow-capped and there’s more than a light dusting on the lawns in the local area, but inside my house, my bedroom is most definitely in bloom. It’s floor to ceiling spring in there. And I bloody love it. Floral wallpaper’s not for the faint-hearted, especially on every wall, but my goodness, it’s happy-making.
The constant rain, followed by gale force winds, followed by snow has made getting out in to the garden really difficult recently - not an excuse, I have my secateurs at the ready! Transforming our bedroom from magnolia room of gloom to one positively filled with flora has more than made up for it, though.
I fell for Boråstapeter’s Spring Garden design early last year. In fact, it was one of the very first decisions decor-wise that I made when we moved in to the house back in February 2018. Best laid plans, you know how it goes, it took until a couple of weeks ago to actually get it up on the walls.
It was well worth waiting for, though. Featuring tulips, lily of the valley and even a happily fluttering butterfly or two, some friends have called it ‘granny chic’, and do know you what, add ‘throughly modern’ in front of that and, yes, I quite agree. Thoroughly modern granny chic pretty much sums up my style.
The main window in the bedroom looks on to the side garden and the sloping field - you can see both in my garden tour. They’re bare of colour at the moment but I’m hoping that come spring, they’ll be an extension of our beautiful floral wallpaper. Up until then, I’ll be making the odd tulip and daffodil purchase and placing them in pots around the room to create the illusion of scratch and sniff wallpaper. Divine!
So, floral wallpaper. Is it for you? Would you brave it on every wall? Or do you prefer your flowers in vases or growing in the garden? Let me know what you think.