There is a huge choice in wallpapers for girls. The ones that have most impact often don’t come from children’s collections – making the choice even wider. Interior designer Ursula Wesselingh chooses 6 of her favourite.
Pretty pictorial and repetitive designs in soft colours do well on a feature wall, but can also be used to jazz up shelves or wardrobe doors. The rule for statement walls is to keep the rest of the decor simple, repeating one or two colours from the wallpaper’s design elsewhere in the room. The hard part? Choosing just one from the countless array of stars, clouds, animals, geometric patterns and, of course, flowers.
- Cole & Son Stars 103/3017, £70 per 10m roll
Pretty golden stars on a soft blush background create a poetic, whimsical effect. Feels equally at home in traditional hideaways, as well as sleek contemporary havens. Combine with dusky celadon and natural wood.
- Majvillan Apple Garden in Green, around £75 per 10m roll
Deer, apples, flowers – what else could a girl want? Add a flash of colour to a white Scandinavian style room with this super cute design – think white walls and floorboards, painted furniture and touches of pink elsewhere in her room to tie it all together.
- Nina Campbell Swan Lake NCW4020-01, £64 per 10m roll
Romantic wallpaper at it’s best in a classic dusky blue and pink combination. A great base for an eclectic scheme, combine with clean lined painted furniture and contemporary styling to steer away from saccharine.
- Roodborstje 02 Zeshoek design, €37.50 per strip of 50 x 300cm
This vintage style design in soft pastels works equally well in retro inspired rooms and contemporary settings. Available in strips of 3m, it could work well under a dado rail or as an accent strip behind her bed.
- Romo Marielle Alpine W314, £55 per 10m roll
No pink in sight in this big floral design reminiscent of the 70s. This would make a great statement wall and look beautiful combined with natural wood flooring or furniture and gold accents.
- Bartsch Cotton Clouds in light green, €120 per 10m roll
A whimsical cloud design with golden raindrops against a light green sky. The hand painted feel of this design adds a touch of luxe and makes a versatile background for traditional or contemporary schemes.