Don’t be afraid of the dark…..
Don't be afraid of dark interior design, which equals dramatic results. A quick scroll through instagram right now will show the most gloriously darkened, atmospheric spaces, providing a great backdrop for art and furniture and creating rooms that are atmospheric, intriguing and full of personality.
If you’re a fan of the colour pop then dark walls are your friend, they accentuate colour making them far more vibrant than a pale background. Splashes of bold, bright colour make a strong statement, which is why very dark grey tones are such a great backdrop to your favourite hue.
Outlines of stylised trees stretch tall against a navy blue ground in this contemporary design with an etched appearance, highlighted by the use of striking colour combinations and sparkling texture technique. Accent metallics look incredible against a dark background and the reflective surfaces will shimmer beautifully in changing light.
Another wallpaper coloured exclusively for wallpaperdirect, our team were wowed by the impressive scale of the delicate botanical drawings on this beautiful Sanderson design. Pairing the dark walls with light coloured paintwork and furnishings creates a surprisingly feminine and sophisticated space.
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The wallpaperdirect team have worked with Morris and given this classic wallpaper a dramatic contemporary update; we revisited the original bird and rabbit symmetrical design and reworked this two-colour pattern using special printing techniques, to create a light mica texture overall finish. Showcased here in the stunning silver on ink blue-black, a colourway exclusive to wallpaperdirect and created on a non-woven paper, making it so much easier to hang. Watch our how-to hang wallpaper video here.
This beautiful design is derived from an original art deco wallpaper and is surface printed for a hand finished look. The pendulous pinecones and fan-like leaves have light reflecting metallic highlights, which combined with the dark background, give a luxe finish. Opting for equally rich, complementary shades in the accessories balances the space and injects inviting warmth.
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This pattern is not for the faint-hearted… deliberately so. It offers the courageous glamour-seeking decorator a fabulously dense wallcovering with all the intricate sophistication of one of Scherezada’s tales from Arabian Nights. It’s scale and voluptuous power make it one of the most iconic patterns in the LLB archive. Handle with care!
Curling stems circling wind-swept flowerheads create a symmetrical design originally created by Morris for wallpaper in 1876. Typical of Morris’s greatest designs, and hung in his own dining room at Kelmscott House, this glorious wallpaper is particularly beguiling in the charcoal and silver metallic finish.