BOLD & BOTANICAL
"We regard our homes now as fashion statements, where we reflect the trends of the season, and wallpaper is a 'fast' way to make that happen," says wallpaper designer, Debbie McKeegan.
"Wallpaper literally transforms the landscape of a setting and is the perfect quick fix for a room which needs refreshing with a dash of pattern, a splash of colour or injecting with the energy of an eye-catching feature wall.
"Bold florals - vintage and vivid through to cottage pretty - are very much in vogue this winter. There's a growing demand for our trompe l'oeil effects, particularly French decor gilded 'panels' which instantly evoke grandeur, while at the other end of the style scale, we have Scandi-style painted wooden boards, for that pared-back contemporary look."
WALL TRENDS 2017: Botanicals still rule with a choice of painterly effects focusing on birds, butterflies and wild flowers, through to the more exotic and decorated with abundant tropical banana leaves, hibiscus blooms and palms, all on dark, dramatic backgrounds. A fascination for texture will continue with marble set to stay a huge trend, along with metallics, especially copper tones. The dominating colour palette is soft, natural and muted, and scale will range from oversized to miniature.
WAKE UP WALLS: Debbie McKeegan's Russian Florals collection features the vivid and darkly dramatic Romanoff and its paler, prettier cousin, Amelia, from £120 each. Her Marie Antoinette Old Gold gilded French panel, starts from £120.