Adding the x-factor

It takes more than architecture and furnishings to make a house a home. It's the personality of the owners and a welcoming atmosphere that create an individual, lived-in look
A view of some wallpaper from Vision Wallcoverings. interior design, wall, wallpaper, gray
A view of some wallpaper from Vision Wallcoverings.

One sure-fire way to add character to a house is by using wallcoverings. In a world of hard surfaces and materials, textured wallcoverings add softness and richness, plus they can update or personalise your home.

Heather Thorley, interior designer at Colour Options, says wallpaper will create a harmonious background as well as make a statement.


A view of some wallpaper from Vision Wallcoverings. chair, floor, furniture, interior design, lamp, light fixture, lighting, product design, table, gray
A view of some wallpaper from Vision Wallcoverings.

"A one-colour, interestingly textured paper enhances an interior and gives it an extra edge. Textured papers work in any environment from cutting edge to traditional," she says.

While patterned wallpapers attract attention, subtle, textured, tone-on-tone papers provide a stylish backdrop, complementing furniture and artwork. Today's neutral wallpapers often consist of complex layers of colourings, creating a serene, relaxing setting.

A view of some wallpaper from Vision Wallcoverings. chair, floor, furniture, interior design, lamp, light fixture, lighting, product design, table, gray
A view of some wallpaper from Vision Wallcoverings.

Wallpapers are also practical, hiding imperfections in the walls that may otherwise require remedial work, time and money to bring up to a high standard. Plus, most papers today are easy-care, washable and wear well.

For more details, visit the Vision Wallcoverings website: www.visionwalls.co.nz.

Jan 25, 2008
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