Rated 5 out of 5 by cclb Great Accent Wall
I am in love with this wallpaper. Everyone that has seen it in my house just raves; it's really a work of art and adds so much interest. The colors are exquisitely vibrant and the pattern is large enough that it does not appear too busy. I can't imagine doing an entire room in this paper as is it so energetic, but I did an accent wall in my bedroom along with a soft teal-grey on the rest of the walls. The calm paint color in conjunction with the fact that my head-board breaks up the accent wall really aids in balancing out the room. From my experience, natural and lamp lighting gives a more muted look while overhead lighting will bring the colors up to their full potential (in this way you can essentially control the saturation of the colors depending on what look you are going for).
The paper was relatively easy to put up (as wallpaper goes)! I am 16 and did it independently, so I'm sure application would be accessible to most. You cut a piece slightly longer than the wall, roll it inside out, and soak it in warm water for about a minute to activate the adhesive (I used my bathtub for this step). The paper then has to sit for a few minutes for the adhesive(which turns gel-like and is not runny or overly messy) to activate; I hung it adhesive-side out over my shower rod. Once applied to the wall, you slide the paper into place and smooth out any bubbles with a sponge. The pattern lined up seamlessly for me. I would recommend purchasing an x-acto knife to trim the ceiling/floor ends (MUCH easier than using scissors, a knife, etc), and a natural sponge to smooth the paper out evenly. Additionally, buy more paper than you think necesary; with all of the trimming and matching up the pattern, I needed about half a roll more than I projected when measuring the wall.
Side-note: yes, those are the Georgina Duvet and Euro Shams in white! The Ormino pillow also looks great with the wallpaper; its colors and pattern parallel the paper in an interesting way and it breaks up the white of the bedspread. I also put up a mirror across from the accent wall to reflect the pattern--it looks awesome and I didn't have to spend a lot of time or money finding artwork that goes with the room.
December 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by njsummergirl Amazing
This paper is great! Went up easy and simple to match the pattern.
November 16, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by aatdhdrioct Stunning
This piece is stunning. Did dresser drawers first, most likely going to do an accent wall.
October 8, 2011