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Decorating For Halloween

If you’ve walked into any grocery or department store, you’ve no doubt seen the splashes of black and orange and caught the aroma of latex in the air.  Decorating for Halloween can be a fun activity and there are so many directions a person can go.  From scary and horrifying to playful and cartoonish, you’ll find everyone has a unique take on the spooky holiday.  We’ll take you through some of the most common ways people bring Halloween to their homes and also some of the ways people create a more year ’round permanent solution to satisfy their inner ghoul.

PUMPKINS!

There probably isn’t a more iconic symbol of Halloween than the pumpkin.  Native to North America, pumpkins are used in all sorts of recipes for Thanksgiving and typically represent bounty.  But for Halloween, they are carved out to make jack-o’-lanterns.  Make them devilishly frightening or go the more goofy route.  For the more talented and patient, entire works of art have been carved into pumpkins.  Nowadays, you can buy stencils from the store or even download templates online that can be traced right on to the pumpkin.  The PumpkinLady.Com is a great resource.  But don’t be put off by the effort.  You don’t necessarily need to do any carving to create the Halloween vibe.  After all, a carved pumpkin will start to rot after a couple of days.  You can always leave the pumpkin untouched and display them as they are.  An uncarved pumpkin can last anywhere from two to three months.  Check out these cool carved and uncarved displays for inspiration.

decorated pumpkins for halloween including carved, painted and uncarved

SKULLS

An easy way to put a little fright into your Halloween decor is to play on our sense of mortality.  Nothing does that more effectively than seeing a skeleton.  It only takes a skull or two to change the aesthetic from playful to a bit creepy.  If they are properly displayed on your lawn, you can make it appear as if the skeleton is busting it’s way out of the grave.  Some people can DIY these things with paper mache but you’d be better off getting some cheap stuff from the Halloween section of your local party shop.

spooky photo of bat wing potion and skull on a book

GHOSTS

If we’re taking our mortality to the next logical step beyond our bones, then the spirit world would be next.  One of the easiest ways to dress up for Halloween is to toss a white sheet over yourself and you’re an instant ghost.  Similarly, it’s very easy to create some ghosts on your porch or in your home by simply hanging some small white linens.  Cheesecloth is a great options for that transparent effect.  There are a couple of very clever ways to go about this.  One easy method is to use a spherical object, preferably a styrofoam ball and toss some cheesecloth over top.  Then,attach a string to it, either by tape or pin and needle through the cheesecloth.  Then, pin the other end into the ceiling.  Give it a pair of eyes and a mouth but even that isn’t necessary.  Another very clever way to create a ghost is using a white balloon.  Some black permanent marker can be used to create the eyes and mouth.  Then tape some white tissue to the bottom and you’ve got a couple of friendly ghosts flying around.  The DIY Network has a great tutorial on making ghosts.

Ghost Halloween Decoration Hanging From a Tree

CREEPY CREATURES

When you think of creatures that tend to give you the creeps there are probably a few that would instantly come to mind.  Oddly enough, snakes are not a Halloween character but bats and spiders are.  Black cats have also had a reputation of being a bad omen.  However, they are much more revered than feared nowadays.  Bats’ association with Halloween may have something to do with migration habits in the Fall in North America.  But a bat is also associated with one of the forms which popular vampire icon, Dracula can take.  The easiest way to add some bats to your doorway is cutting them out of black construction paper and hanging by a string.  Not much else is needed.  There is no shortage of fake spider webs that you can purchase from any grocery store’s Halloween section.  Grab as much of this and spread it out to heart’s desire.  Spread it over the bushes outside, across windows or span it at the top of your doorways.  It’s always an easy and very effective decoration.  Check out this example of someone using creepy creatures when decorating for Halloween.

Spider Halloween Web Decoration with webs spread across outside brick wall and across bushes

WALLPAPER

What do you do if you’re so into the Halloween aesthetic that just having a day or even a month doesn’t satiate your craving for the macabre.  There are solutions that can turn a room into something that expresses your ongoing gothic tendencies.  Wallpaper has a history that harkens back to the Victorian age which is a popular aesthetic for creating a haunting vibe in the home.  The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland is popular template. But there are modern options too that can create an amazing backdrop when you’re decorating for Halloween all year ’round.  A few of our favourite wallpapers are pictured below.  From the sexy, sophisticated gothic look of Huntington Lace, the dark creepy farmhouse effect of Black Wood Boards or the dramatic impact of Amityvillve, any room can have strong dark overtones and create a canvas for all your furniture and accessories.  If black cats are your thing and you want to be a bit more playful with your decor, Meow would be right up your alley.

Huntington Lace Wallpaper.  White floors and black lace wallpaper with a short black dresser Huntington Lace

Black Wooden Boards Wallpaper.  Wallpaper with black faux timber look with black lamp shade, black lamp stand, black wall clock and black chair and yellow blanketBlack Wooden BoardsAmityville Wallpaper. white Skull wallpaper with a smokey skull in a mirror with a brown chairAmityville

White Wallpaper with Black Cats called Meow from Milton & King.  In front of the wallpaper is a striped tent, letter blocks on the ground a black crochet stool and a black cat. Meow

For more eerie wallpaper designs, check out everything that Milton & King has to offer.

Halloween has it’s history rooted in the meeting of religious and pagan traditions.  Today, it’s largely bereft of any serious connotations.  Now it’s all about the fun.  What will we dress up as?  How will we decorate?  There are no rules when it comes to transforming your porch or your home.  There are definitely some easy options if you’re stuck.  Pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, bats, and skeletons are all easily identified with the holiday when you’re decorating for Halloween.  If you desire to dress up your lair for more than an annual occasion, wallpaper is a great way create a haunting backdrop that any soul would find to suitable to dwell in.

Designer Spotlight

Ayana House: A Project by The Designory.

Ayana House is an immaculately designed family home.  It is finished down to the finest detail. This is just the latest project by The Designory, a Sydney-based design studio with a team of talented designers, draftsmen, decorators and consultants who specialize in end to end transformations of residences, small-scale commercial and hospitality projects.

Ayana House was designed for the Director of The Designory, Melissa Bonney and her family. It was a complete renovation from the front exterior to the backyard pool and everything in between. Walls had to be removed, redefining living spaces both downstairs and upstairs to create a haven that was filled with light and custom-made with signature natural materials and finishes.

The team at The Designory used high end appliances, bespoke joinery, solid walnut, luxe wool carpet, natural stone, sheer linens, plantation shutters and so much more throughout the home. These features helped to create the relaxed tropical vibe that the family was seeking. Upon entering the home, one would find a new stacked stone and timber clad facade. Then there is a custom designed outdoor shower and seating area. The design team did a beautiful job creating a secluded relaxation space.

A second living area was created and crucial for the family of five.  Their teens needed different zones than the toddlers.  But there also needed to be a space for everyone to be together. Separating the front of the house from the rear is a cavity slider. When opened, it reveals a massive open space where the kitchen becomes the main hub. The living areas have skylights and bi-fold and sliding doors allowing for maximum natural light. The backyard has a tropical inspired pool and leafy garden with a built in BBQ.

However, when retreating upstairs where the bedrooms are, it’s all about serenity. The bedrooms are finished with beautiful bespoke joinery, luxurious wool carpets, built-in desks and mini walk-in wardrobes. There is a stunning curved wall featured in the master suite as well as a walk-in wardrobe and a balcony surrounded by palms.

The toddler’s room continues the sense of calm with cool blue colours coming off the Shibori Stripe wallpaper from Milton & King.  The Designory cleverly hung the wallpaper with the stripes vertical rather than horizontal. This creates the illusion of a room with higher ceilings. See a few of the photos from Ayana House below and for more details and photos of this beautiful project by The Designory visit the-designory.com.au/ayana-house

Boys bedroom with Shibori Stripe Wallpaper hung vertically with a basket of stuffed animals and a bookshelf full of childrens' books.
Boys bedroom with Shibori Stripe Wallpaper hung vertically shelving
Personal Stories

Making A Nursery For Baby Remi

We always get excited when we read stories about personal projects people undergo in their homes. It can be such a process to first even know when you want. Second, do you have the budget to implement what’s in your head? Third, do you have the time?  When it finally comes time to put hand to hammer, hopefully you have a good idea about where the process will lead. It can be daunting looking at it from the beginning but it’s oh-so inspiring to see someone work towards a goal. In the end, it’s always worth it. Sometimes, it can turn out even better than imagined.  That was certainly the case with this nursery.

The Project

Robyn Meacham posted about her desire to make a nursery for her 4 month old baby girl, Remi.  Robyn is a young wife and mother of two who is a Los Angeles transplant living in Utah. She frequently posts about her home-life and various projects on her blog TheSweetSimpleLife.com.  Her older daughter never had a nursery growing up in their previous apartment. But now being a homeowner, she wanted to give little Remi a proper space.

Robyn’s describes her direction as wanting something girly and classic.  She also wanted to use items that she could use outside of the nursery down the road when a nursery was no longer needed.  She used other items not pictured here like a basket, pouf and mirror from Target and a Let Love Grow sign from August and April. The crib is from Wayfair.

We particularly love her choice in wallpaper.  Robyn chose the Baby Bloom from the Love Mae Collection at Milton & King.  All it took was one accent wall to bring some beautiful, soft and bright colour to the room.  The design consists of soft, blooming flowers surrounded by delicate leaves.  It’s the perfect colour and design, not only for a nursery, but for any child, particularly a young girl.  This will accomplish Robyn’s goal of being able to use this for baby Remi and eventually for toddler Remi or maybe her older sister, Saylor.

Nursery by The Simple Sweet Life with pink wallpaper called Baby Bloom from Milton & King with a gold painted crib and mother and daughter watching the baby

We think Robyn did a beautiful job creating a happy space to raise a happy baby.  We are sure that so many beautiful moments and memories will be created in this nursery, little girl’s room or whatever it becomes as this beautiful family continues on life’s journey.

Kingdom Home

The Wild Side with Kingdom Home Wallpaper

Kingdom Home Wallpaper is a brand that inspires the imagination with beautifully exotic patterns and an other worldly take on florals, creatures and places. Designer Kenneth King, who founded Kingdom Home in 2014, has seen great success with designs like Jungle Palm, Garden Bloom and Tulipa being sold all over the world. Now a new chapter begins with the release of a new collection of Kingdom Home Wallpaper called Art Deco.  Most people are familiar with Art Deco as the architectural style of many early 20th century buildings in New York and Los Angeles.  The style also exploded in Western Europe in the 1930’s.  Since then it has been associated with a time gone by.  Now Kenneth has revived the “style moderne” and applied it to a new line of wallpaper.

When asked about the inspiration for this new collection, Ken stated, “I’ve always loved Art Deco for it’s grandeur. I love what it represents in life and how it refects time. The designs can transport one to world of fantasy and allow them live within a time of unabashed beauty and indulge in luxury.” All of Kingdom Home’s Wallpaper designs are hand-drawn. They are then digitally coloured and manipulated to make the final pattern. This collection is a bit of a different artistic take on Kingdom Home’s exotic aesthetic with 4 new Art Deco inspired designs: 5 Monkeys, Cavalry, La Fontaine and Leopard.  For good measure, he has also released a new print outside of this new collection and in keeping with the more traditional Kingdom Home style with Viva Tropicana.  We will walk you through each design and discuss the best features of each one.

5 MONKEYS

Our first design blends fun and elegance. 5 Monkeys was inspired by the culture of the Orient which views the monkey as a sign of good fortune. It was the most challenging of the new designs for Kenneth King. He stated, “There was a lot of trial and error in getting all monkeys to look right and be in balance and harmony with the entire piece.” Each of the five monkeys has a unique character and they are captured doing a different action among the beautiful palms and delicious fruit. This design is available in Terracotta, Soft Blue and Hawaii colours.  Soft Blue is the most neutral colour of this design. There isn’t as much contrast and it seems to be the most versatile as well. 5 Monkeys will bring a playful charm to any interior.

5 Monkeys by Kingdom Home Wallpaper manufactured and sold by Milton & King showing monkeys hanging from leafy vines

CAVALRY

If you want a design that strikes the perfect balance between beauty and form, Cavalry is the Art Deco pattern for you. It features a majestic horse with the look of a sculpted knight chess piece that is ready to engage and conquer any interior. Cavalry is available in two colours:  Chess and Serenity. Chess has a bolder look with the black horse contrasting beautifully with the paler horse.  Serenity, rather,  has a more subtle presentation with a difference in shade rather than colour.  However, both colour options offer an equally strong aesthetic and a stunning backdrop to any interior.

Cavalry by Kingdom Home Wallpaper manufactured and sold by Milton & King showing horse chess pieces

LA FONTAINE

Of all the new Kingdom Home Wallpaper designs, La Fontaine is traditionally what one would expect when thinking about Art Deco. It features an opulent fountain shooting streams of water creating an endless symphony of visual movement. This piece is clearly inspired by the famous Madison Belmont building in New York City designed by Edgar Brandt. It is available in colours Paris and Greenery. La Fontaine is perfect for those seeking to create a luxurious haven of high society.

Fontaine by Kingdom Home Wallpaper manufactured and sold by Milton & King showing ornate fountains

LEOPARD

If you’re bold enough make a real impression with the wardrobe of your walls, then Leopard is the undeniable choice. It’s a bold Art Deco design inspired by vintage Valentino. The pair of big cats are immediately recognizable and their presence is instantly felt.  They circle each other with intent and purpose. This wallpaper will create a dynamic impact full of opulent elegance for anyone looking for a memorable encounter. Leopard is available in Cobalt, Jungle and Osaka.

Leopard by Kingdom Home Wallpaper manufactured and sold by Milton & King showing circling leopards among giant leaves

VIVA TROPICANA

Finally, the last new design outside of this Art Deco collection is Viva Tropicana. The colours just explode off this design.  Lush florals and exotic animals are featured living in perfect harmony. Lions, antelopes, baboons, birds and butterflies live in this Eden-like tropical paradise surrounded by giant leafed botanicals. There is so much going on in this design that it requires 2 rolls (A & B) before the pattern repeats. The center space of the piece is the portion that changes with two colour options: Canvas and Duck Egg.

Viva Tropicana by Kingdom Home Wallpaper manufactured and sold by Milton & King showing a crowded jungle of birds and beasts and butterflies among lush tropical foliage

Art Deco is the common theme, yet there is so much diversity in this new range of Kingdom Home wallpaper.  They range from light and elegant like Fontaine in the colour Paris to strong and dark like Cavalry in the Chess colour. You can make a bold statement with the likes of Leopard or bring in the fun with 5 Monkeys.  If you’d rather go with something along the lines of what you’ve come to know and love from Kingdom Home, Viva Tropicana will satiate your taste.  The colour options within each design also make it more likely that you’ll find the perfect wallpaper for your home.  All these designs are rich with eye-catching creativity and are in keeping with the exotic style we’ve come to know and love from Kingdom Home.

Interior Tips

Interior Design 101: ‘Converted Warehouse’ Living

What is it about ‘converted warehouses’ that appeal to the design-savvy and creatively astute? After all, their history is commonplace with roots in factories and warehouses.

Despite their mundane heritage, they serve as a reminder of truly great workmanship, still standing after many years and ultimately offering an authenticity which cannot be recreated.

Converted Warehouses offer character filled interiors by preserving their much-loved exposed individuality which tells a story, often far beyond our time. What’s more; they are found in the bustle of any major metropolis, offering vast amounts of space; a highly unusual trait not found in its neighboring buildings.

So we know that these luxury pad’s offer big spaces with lots of character, but the question is: How do you create a homely vibe with key features such as; large windows, high ceiling, exposes beams, ducts and pipes, loft spaces, wood and metal surfaces and bare bones flooring?

You use them to your advantage! Here is a 5 step guide, allowing the combination of industrial style and cozy chic interiors to reign supreme.

  1. Repurposed furniture

Recycling or upcycling pieces to use as furniture in industrial spaces adds patina and quirkiness! The use of repurposed wood to create custom creations will fit the space you need. Why not try recycled materials to create funky beanbags and extravagant lighting.

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  1. Let there be light!

There is a stigma that old industrial buildings are dark and gloomy but they don’t have to be! Use the light to your advantage and paint vast areas in white. You will be pleasantly surprised with how light and airy the end result will be!

  1. Space is your friend

Space is your friend, not foe! When you begin your design journey it may feel like you will never fill the space. It won’t be long until you eat your words! Embrace the space and before long you will have filled it with just the right number of items. Remember not to clutter the space as this will hinder the open plan living and dining areas which are supposed to flow seamlessly.

  1. Be Bold!

Modern design against historic architecture can work wonders! Try Milton & King’s studio ‘East Coast Surfboards’ mural. Available in large, perfect for the space offered in a converted warehouse! This ultra-chilled wall mural is perfect for a bedroom or living area and its vintage industrial look will work wonderfully into the natural character- filled interiors.

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  1. Avoid rugs

Polished concrete, aged wooden boards- even rubber! – look amazing in industrial spaces. Avoid rugs as they will break up the look!

We love filling industrial spaces! What are your tips in homely yet industrial inspired home decor? Let us know in the comments!

 

Interior Tips

How To: Scandinavian Interior Design In Your Home

The Scandinavian interior trend has become one of the most popular and desired home interior trends in recent years. Focused on minimal styling, monochrome features, and simplistic furniture details, this home interior trend isn’t looking to be slowing down anytime soon. It is hard not to love the organised feel and the “blank” palette look that comes from this style. If you are struggling to work out how to make your own home have that chic and sophisticated Scandinavian feel, here are a couple tips and tricks to get your home Pinterest worthy!

Don’t Forget About Grey

While Scandinavian homes usually love the straight black and white scheme, don’t forget about grey! Grey can be the perfect soft transition shade in the room to mesh the black and white pieces together. This of keeping your grey features to a couch, bedding or curtain and avoid using grey on the walls.

 

Avoid Clutter

A given when you walk into a home inspired by the Scandinavian home decor trend is that there will be no clutter. Keep accessories to a minimum and ensure your organisation skills are up to scratch to really complete the vibe in your home. Use containers or closets to store and hide unsightly things from the view of guests.

 

Add A Rug

Keeping everything so monochrome in a room can tend to be quite cold and clinical, however by adding a rug you can really warm the space up and ensure the room doesn’t feel like a dentist office! A rug is the perfect opportunity to add some colors into the room, otherwise, a chic neutral rug will compliment everything perfectly.

 

Frames

Don’t worry, you don’t have to frame photos of yourself everywhere in your home if you don’t want to. Large frames with simple quotes or artistic images are a great way to add some interest into the room and avoid the walls or shelving looking bare and boring.

 

Scandinavian Interior | Milton & King

 

Keep The White To The Walls

A reason why Scandinavian home interiors look incredible in smaller spaces is they usually keep the white of the room to the walls and this helps to trick the eye into thinking the room is more spacious than it really is. Rather than a plain white wall, add some interest with a classic black and white wallpaper like Contact Grid 55 and Kaleidoscope. These types of wallpapers will suit the theme perfectly with a white base, but the added black details work in creating some dimension and interest.

 

Consider Timber

If you are keeping everything else basic and minimal, consider timber accents to bring some warmth and variety into your home. As we have said, a straight black and white room can have the tendency to look stark and clinical, but adding in timber is a great way to add a little warmth as well as bring in some natural materials into your home.

 

Avoid Clunky Furniture

This is as simple as avoiding sofas with large armrests or legs or passing on a bed with a large headboard. The key to the Scandinavian home interior trend is less is more. Think of items with thinner parts and joints to keep the room from looking outdated and light. We love using stools or chairs with metal legs or wire framing to achieve this look!

 

We love the Scandinavian home interior trend as there are so many ways to customise it to match your personal style and preferences! What are your tips in creating a Scandinavian inspired home decor? Let us know in the comments!

 

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The Best Wallpapers For Your Bathroom

Did you know that Milton & King wallpapers can be used in your bathroom? Ensure you have good ventilation and avoid using wallpaper in areas that are constantly damp and you can have chic and patterned walls in your bathrooms. Choosing a decor theme in your bathroom is a big choice – do you want to go light and bright or rich and luxurious? We’ve chosen our top 15 wallpaper picks for a show stopping bathroom that you can achieve!

Floral

Bathroom Wallpapers | Milton & King

Botanical – With a base of white, Botanical features different and distinguished watercolor flowers. If you are after a subtle vintage edge in your bathroom, you will love this 18th Century inspired wallpaper.

Flower Garden (Blues) – Who doesn’t love a touch of blue in your bathroom? This gorgeous floral pattern is soft and simple enough to add some interest without overpowering a smaller space.

Governors Rose (Prestige) – For a touch of darkness and mystery, we love our Governors Rose design in the Prestige colorway. If you are in love with this rose design but want something a little lighter and brighter, Governors Rose comes in another 3 colorways to make sure you get your perfect bathroom.

 

Natural

Bathroom Wallpapers | Milton & King

Marble – One of our favorite wallpapers in our entire collection, Marble is so versatile it can work in any room. We mentioned our Marble wallpaper in our blog post on how to create a luxurious bathroom and we know you will love the sophisticated feel it brings to your space.

Rustic Wood Panels – If you want something a little more worn in, something a little more industrial we recommend our Rustic Wood Panels design. This realistic wood wallpaper will give your bathroom a gorgeous warmth and feel that can only be achieved with timber.

Whitewashed Timber – Similar to Rustic Wood Panels, Whitewashed Timber gets the same feel but adds a Scandinavian and Nordic twist to your bathroom without being stark white. Pair with some light colored bathroom features for a full look.

Coastal

Bathroom Wallpapers | Milton & King

Shibori Stripe – So simple yet so stunning. This gorgeous design adds a handmade feel to your bathroom and the blue tones compliment a bathroom perfectly.

Sarah Annie – This art deco inspired wallpaper looks gorgeous in a bathroom because of its white and light blue design. The soft pattern in Sarah Annie allows for more statement bathroom features like sinks and bathtub to make a statement.

Fans (Eden) – Coming in 3 colorways, we love the design Fans in Eden to get a light and fresh pop of color in a bathroom. The combination of seafoam green and white together make for the most perfect coastal inspired bathroom.

Eclectic

Bathroom Wallpapers | Milton & King

Indigo – Another handmade design by the Shibori team, Indigo is a statement geometric wallpaper with gorgeous blue colors running through. Opt for white bathroom features to really compliment and allow the wallpaper to be the statement piece.

Monument Tiles – Whilst this isn’t a crazy design, it sure is a unique one. This blue and white (again, perfect bathroom colors!) wallpaper has a tile feel made up of USA monuments with multiple layers to create depth and a realistic feel.

Watercolour Birds – This bright and eccentric design will work well in an exciting and youthful home. We love the splashes of yellow and pink for something different in a bathroom!

Fun

Bathroom Wallpapers | Milton & King

Rainy Days – This cute design can be used in so many rooms of the home, but the bathroom is definitely one of our favorites! The soft seafoam green and grey raindrops make for a very interesting yet subtle design that can match a variety of styles.

Chestnut Branch (Pinafore Blue) – We love how this wallpaper is majority blue with only small pops of white to break it up! This is a gorgeous design for the bathroom as it isn’t so intricate to be too much for a small space but it does have a fun pattern to stop it from being too heavy and dark.

Feather Palm (Sea Breeze) – Go for a tropical twist with this gorgeous palm leaf design. The Sea Breeze colorway is our pick for a bathroom renovation and the soft blues and greens are key bathroom colors that you can’t go past!

 

If you are looking to spruce up your bathroom, we hope you get some inspiration from our top 15 choices for bathrooms! Let us know which one you’ll be installing in your bathroom in the comments.

Interior Tips

Fake The Look With A Natural Wallpaper

The latest interior trend popping up on our Pinterest feeds are natural materials including timber, stone and marble and also bricks. Whilst we can’t all have the real deal in our homes, you can easily fake the look with one of our rad natural wallpaper designs (you won’t even be able to tell the difference, we promise!). Not only do they look amazing and realistic, our wallpapers will only cost a fraction of the price of a complete renovation and overhaul. Take a look at some of our favourites below and jump on board the faux look.

Bricks

Exposed bricks have a become a hugely popular interior styling trend as it works at adding extra warmth and a sense of cosiness to a space. Exposed brick is also perfect if you are going for an industrial look in your space (you can read more industrial styling tips here). With Milton & King, you aren’t just confined to one type of brick look, we have a total of 9 different faux brick wallpaper options to ensure you choose the best one for your home, so browse them all here.

Natural Wallpapers | Milton & King

Pictured aboveCamden Factory Bricks – This brick wallpaper is the perfect choice to get the authentic, rustic brick look that every interior stylist dreams of. The warm tones are fantastic if you want to create a cozy feel in any room. Lubeck Bricks – Moving away from the standard brown brick look, Lubeck brings a sense of class and sophistication with its monochrome design. This is perfect for those who want a brick look without sacrificing their black and white styling preferences. Clubhouse Bricks – Don’t want too much color and want to open up your space? These Clubhouse Bricks are a great choice for keeping your room light and fresh whilst still bringing the natural materials into your house. They look great in a kitchen or dining area and are also perfect for a rustic bedroom theme.

Timber

Wood and timber is another trend that has taken over the interior styling world. Similar to bricks, timber helps to add some depth, interest and history to blank areas and can help give a vintage and industrial vibe to a space, depending on how it is styled. Milton & King offers a large range of timber wallpapers ranging from natural wood to painted timber styles and there are a number of different colorways to choose from.

Natural Wallpapers | Milton & King

Pictured above: Black Wooden Boards – For a sleek, sophisticated timber look, try these Black Wooden Boards. This stunning vertical timber design is the perfect way to mimic a trendy New York loft and can be hung horizontally or vertically. With intricate details in the wood grain, you’ll be constantly surprised that it is a faux-look wallpaper! Whitewashed Timber – This wallpaper is perfect for smaller sized homes and apartments or even more cluttered rooms and spaces as the larger width of the “slats” helps to convey a sense of space. Pally Post Office – This gorgeous wallpaper pattern displays rustic and weathered white timber boards. Inspired by old Outback shacks, Pally Post Office is a great way to add a little extra charm and personality to your walls and can be styled a number of different ways.

Metals, Stones & Marble

No doubt you will have seen these textiles popping up increasingly in the last couple of years and it doesn’t look like the trend is slowing down anytime soon. These textiles add a sense of luxury and bring a chic industrial vibe into the space. The options are endless when it comes to faux metal, stone and marble wallpapers!

Natural Wallpapers | Milton & King

Pictured above: Bronze & Copper – Not for the faint hearted, Bronze and Copper is a gorgeous marble pattern of various metals and tones from gold and yellow to teal and green. This wallpaper is perfect for a trendsetter wanting to achieve an industrial look in their home with little effort using a statement wallpaper and styled with neutral hues. Marble – We mentioned using Marble as your feature wall as a way to incorporate the trend into your home here and it is still one of our favourite natural wallpaper designs (and one of our customers favourites too!). The marble trend is here to stay and can transform a room from drab to fab instantly. Our Marble wallpaper is perfect for turning any room into an oasis of luxury and glamor. Tilt Slab – Concrete is no longer for sidewalks or driveways! Concrete has become a go-to material for interior stylists wanting to achieve the industrial look, whether it be on walls, ceilings, flooring or even in furniture. Using Tilt Slab is a great way to add a disheveled, yet perfectly put-together, touch to your room with minimal effort.

Are you looking for the perfect faux wallpaper for your space? Let us know in the comments below if you can’t find the right fit on our website, because it might be the very thing we are working on next! 

 

Interior Tips

6 Pastel Wallpaper Designs For Your Home

Pastel hues are the easiest way to add a hint of color to your space without going overboard with a strong and rich shade. Not only are they softer in nature, but pastel shades utilized in wallpaper often act as an optical illusion making the space appear larger and more spacious. Like we’ve previously mentioned here, pastel wallpaper can be a beautiful addition to your home all year round as they add a fresh touch and ooze calming and relaxation vibes. We have a huge range of pastel options for you to choose from, so the hardest thing will be deciding which one to hang next!

 

Flamingos

Pastel Wallpapers | Milton & King

 

This super cute wallpaper features a gorgeous repetition of a pair of flamingos nuzzling. This quirky and simple design would be perfect for a nursery or child’s room, and it would be equally amazing as a feature wall in another room of your home. This pastel pink shade adds the perfect amount fo color to a space and is the epitome of feminity.

Camoufleur Turquoise

Pastel Wallpapers | Milton & King

Using an abstract pattern and various shades of blue, teal and green, Camoufleur Turquoise is a gorgeous wallpaper for either your home or commercial use. The use of various blue and green hues in this pattern adds interest whilst still keeping the design minimal and easy to style in a room. This is a great way to add a hint of cool blue to your space.

Bloom

Pastel Wallpapers | Milton & King

We adore the lovely lilac tones in this wallpaper! With subtle lilac flowers paired with neutral grey and white, this wallpaper will look fantastic and fresh in any room, from your master bedroom to the living room and even a nursery. The soft shades of color and large shapes mean this wallpaper is the perfect choice for a gender-neutral room with impeccable style.

Floating Feathers

Pastel Wallpapers | Milton & King

Coming in two colors, teal and pink, Floating Feathers is a hot favorite pastel choice with its combination of soft colors and a cute pattern. This relaxing pattern is the perfect choice for a bedroom or playroom without being obnoxious and attention-grabbing.

Birdcages

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With soft yellows, peaches and greens, this cute birdcage printed wallpaper is a great option if you want to add a variety of pastel shades to your space. This cute design features open birdcages with adorable chirping birds flying amongst them, a perfect choice to celebrate the warmer months and keep that spring feeling all year around.

Flower Garden (Blues)

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You can’t go wrong with a pastel toned floral wallpaper design like Flower Gardens in the blue colorway. With soft creams and blues, Flower Gardens has a gorgeous intricate pattern that will create a feature wall in your space. This is a great option if you want a floral design without the typical pinks and peaches, and looks great when paired with white furniture.

Still haven’t found the pastel wallpaper for your space? You can browse our complete collection of wallpapers and wall murals here

How To Style A Geometric Wallpaper
Interior Tips

How To Style Geometric Wallpaper

Geometric wallpaper prints are so popular right now in the interior and design community, with their vibrant colours and fascinating patterns creating a modern and sophisticated feel in any room. However, geometric wallpaper designs such as our Marble Block or Bamboo inspired print can be hard to style and seem overpowering if you don’t have an eye for interior design. Here are a couple of helpful tips to consider when styling a geometric wallpaper print.  

Use Complementary Colours 

If you want to go with some bright colours in your wallpaper design ala our Back Yello design by the fabulous eBoy, opt for more neutral and monochromatic shades for the furniture and decor items. Hues such as white, beige, grey and black are perfect to complement the loud geometric print and work in harmony with the feature print. On the contrary, if you are using a neutral geometric wallpaper such as the Kaleidoscope design in white, work some bright pops of colour into your room. You can choose one specific colour or a couple of key hues to really make the geometric print pop. Ensure that the colours you add to the room complement the geometric wallpaper, rather than compete with it.

How To Style A Geometric Wallpaper | Milton & King

Make The Geometric Wallpaper The Feature 

Only use a geometric wallpaper if you want it to be the feature piece of the room as that’s when it performs best. Whether you are using it for one wall or all four, make the geometric print the key feature of the room and keep all other furniture and decor simple, inspired by the minimalistic trend. Use colour in blocks and avoid adding another pattern to the space as it can make the room appear cluttered and small.

Be Open Minded 

Styling geometric prints requires an open mind and creative spirit, so don’t think about it too much and instead, have fun with the design. Mix and match if you’re feeling game and try different combinations.

The Installation Must Be Perfect 

To ensure your geometric wallpaper has the desired effect, the installation process is key. That doesn’t mean it must be a professional job, but do take care when hanging the wallpaper to ensure it all matches up without gaps and tear. If you need help installing your wallpaper, check out our how-to video on our Youtube channel.

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