My HomeEclectic Bedroom, London
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3. Takes attention off imperfect walls. If you have an older home, chances are your walls aren’t perfect. Because the flocking’s nap (the angle of fiber hairs) absorbs light, its surface appears matte and flattened, which minimizes wall irregularities. Also, the large-scale pattern typical in flocked wallpaper expands the eye over a greater area, which also helps distract it from smaller flaws on the wall. Going with a flocked paper isn’t an excuse to skip wall prep. You still want to try to repair any holes and cracks in your wall before wallpapering. However, any blemishes that do remain won’t be emphasized with a flocked wallpaper.
On the other hand, some rooms are flooded with so much natural light that the space can lack definition. Flocked wallpaper, like this one, has velvety fibers applied to create a dramatic and unique light-absorptive pattern, something that can’t be achieved with paint.
Despite her love of white walls and floors, Watson-Smyth still brought in some color. "I can never resist color completely, so the purple wall in the bedroom was a break away from that [white]." Although it's a false wall that separates the bedroom from the closet, trim and wired sconces make it feel built in. Wall covering: Persian Tulip, Zoffany; bed frame: Ikea; sconces: Garden Trading