If you love surrounding yourself with things of the past to get a true feel of any era that predates right now, then one quick and fairly easy way (depending on your penchant for DIY work) is to coat your walls with some old designs. Many houses today are painted for convenience but only a few years ago wallpaper was all the rage, coating your bedroom, living room and kitchen ceiling to floor with fun and often hypnotic designs. The contemporary style is to be minimal, monochrome walls and surfaces which you can instantly jazz up by making your walls the main feature of the room. This all-encompassing, unavoidable tactic is great if you instantly want to add some old school flavour, here are some suggestions for creating a theme that begins on your walls.
Baroque and Roll
There is something instantly old about the diamond shaped interlocking floral designs that make up many vintage wallpapers. The intricately detailed leaves, petals and arabesques that create the spellbinding patterns here are wonderfully artful and make you appreciate the skill of the creator at every glance. By applying these baroque styled designs to your walls your guests will instantly adore the change up as there is not only a regal nature to it but a homely one too.
The Great Pantry
If you prefer the look of more extravagant art deco, then grabbing some wallpaper with some golden lines won’t go amiss. Geometric shapes lined with gold and left hollow were staples of the design aesthetic of the 20s and 30s. There is something still subtly classy about these elegant metallic shapes layering themselves upon one another in a way that is both simple and complex all at the same time. If you have a room commonly used for weekend gatherings that involve plenty of wine and talk of the good old days then why not dress up your walls with this fabulous coating.
Addams Family Chic
If you want to go for a classic gothic vibe that will take you back to the times then trans meant you had fangs and slept through the entire day then this wallpaper is for you. With its bold black and grey design, you can let your eyes relax in your living room and fall into a dark trance without moving a beat. This style conjures up memories of the creepy characters of black and white Television all the way to Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice and will turn your rooms into cool yet enigmatic places that people will love to hang out in.
Peace and Living Rooms
If the 70s is more your style then you want to go for vivid colours brought about by big and bouncing round shapes. The 70s had a real nailed down look when it came to wallpaper with many of the repeating patterns created here marking an aesthetic for the era. Things were round and cosy and at the same time were as wild as the crowds of pot smoking, free loving types. Blinding, juicy oranges were common here plastered above whites and greys for full impact.