The Holidays are here!

Discover the wallpapers making us feel most festive this year as our homes become the decorated backdrop for the long-awaited Holidays.

Picture credits: /Mind The Gap

Above: Aegean Tiles by Mind the Gap

This wallpaper would make a room with decorated with Seasonal cheer truly spectacular, the gorgeous deep red is the most festive hue.  But, it’s not Christmas all year round and we can equally imagine this space in the warm months – it is taken from a collection inspired by the coastal Mediterranean and its tiled design is a homage to ancient Greek culture.


Picture credit: Sanderson

Above: Blackthorn by Morris & Co from the Ben Pentreath The Queen Square Collection

Let’s talk about guest bedrooms…. This absolutely perfect room is where we dream of waking up on Christmas morning! Spare bedrooms provide a wonderful opportunity to do something bold and a little luxurious, allowing us to recreate the extravagance of a hotel experience. For your guests staying over the Holidays remember to add the little details, alongside the fluffy towels and scented soaps: a stocking filled with sweet treats, a garland above the bed and, if you are in the UK, perhaps an extra blanket and thick bathrobe.

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Above: Check by Coordonné

Plaid walls are a preppy classic at any time of the year and tartan design has a long association with Christmas decoration too. This tradition hails from the Scots who celebrated the winter solstice with Yule festivities, which covered a period of days and brought light to the long, dark winter time. What could be more Yule-like than sitting beside a tartan wallpaper surround fireplace? (Perhaps with a Scotch too, seeing as it’s Christmas….!)

Picture credit: Sandberg

Above: Kristoffer by Sandberg

The letter to Santa has been sent, the month of being good is almost up, and now it is just about the waiting for glorious Christmas morning! This peaceful room is a lovely space in which to pass those hours. The soft green trees look almost snow-capped and the bed snuggly and warm.

Picture credit: Anaglypta

Above: Woodland Animal Friends Mural by Anaglypta

These adorable woodland creatures would keep any child comforted and amused with this sweet scene. The circular mural is a quick and easy way to completely transform a children’s space and is easy to match with harmonious painted walls. We recommend picking a warm mid-tone from the design for a restful room.

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Above: Baby Swan by Stil Haven

Seven swans a-swimming, Swan Lake, the Royal Christmas feasts of English history, swans and Christmas have a long affiliation. But we’ve just used this as an excuse to present to you what is possibly the prettiest wallpaper we have seen this month! We would love to hang this in a bathroom, dressing room, nursery or child’s room. Please send us pictures if you use this in your home, we are always excited to see your incredible transformations (and if you let us share them on @wallpaperdirect on instagram you could win a fantastic prize too!)

Picture credit: Farrow & Ball

Above: Gable by Farrow & Ball

There can be little more opulent than these stunning, shimmering metallic walls. Surface printed Farrow & Ball paints combine to create a very special interpretation of ‘Gable’, their hand-printed effect design. The metallic gold on rich matt black constructs an atmosphere of sophistication and indulgence. The optimal backdrop for a very smart Christmas or New Year party….

Below: Woodland Animals by Superfresco Easy

Baby’s first Christmas is such a precious time and where could be sweeter to welcome the day than this happy nursery, with its walls of whimsical bunnies, deer, hedgehogs and the cutest red-breasted robins! A timeless decorating choice which won’t be outgrown for many years. Accessorise with piles of soft toy animals and furnish with warm-neutral furniture and fabrics.

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