The great English decorator and founder of the artistic direction of “Arts and Crafts” William Morris was the pioneer who treated the wallpaper printed graphics as the separate art discipline. Prior to his esthetic revolution, wallpapers were cheap tool for decorating the Victorian interiors in houses with low income, but then wallpapers presented by William Morris became the decoration of the art salons and richest bourgeois of British homes. Nowadays his ideas were modernized and we can apply them to our interior the way our fantasy dictates. It is the perfect option if you seek for a luxury and value uniqueness.
Here are some tips on how to furnish your room with William Morris’s inspired wallpaper.
Use rich colors
Such wallpapers have saturated pattern, so you should be careful while adding other prints and ornaments. Combine them only if they are unremarkable. His wallpapers are valued because they are self-sufficient masterpieces. Replete ornaments of these wallpapers may be teamed with unfussy furniture. Usually fuscous Morris’s wallpapers go well together with rich dark colors of chocolate, brick brown, mahogany, glossy black.
Light and pastel tints also look consonant with Morris’s wallpapers. It creates the impression of light, elegant, and pleasing contemporary design. The wallpaper takes the emphasis, so it looks simple and lush at the same time.
Though they are saturated, there are a lot of examples when the combination of ornaments looks great. So, let’s investigate the other perspective. The 21st century gives us possibilities in design that our ancestors could only dream of. Combine such wallpaper with pillows and blankets and other fabric of similar ornament and tinge. It will add the touch of luxury and delicacy. The pictures framed in gold and black can complete the design and create the total look of British rustic vintage. However, be careful and don’t overcrowd the room.
Modern conceptualization of Morris’s wallpapers amazes. Wallpapers comply with modern furniture, of contrasting, tinted, wooden colors. Use framed pictures, curtains, pillows, tapestry, fabric, vintage vases, books, bottles – of indigo, gold, green and red brick colors as decorations. The amenity of Morris’s design is that wallpapers are easy to combine, it is lossless option. You should try hard to spoil your interior with his wallpapers. If you doubt about the choice of Morris’s wallpaper take a closer look to the pastel tinctures, they look modern and sophisticated.
Morris’s wallpapers perfectly fit the bathroom. Its quirky style is a good thing to distract you from problems while you are resting in your bath. It makes the bathroom cozy and original. Traditionally, Morris & Co wallpapers are paired with white bathtubs and light-colored tiles, but you can mix it whatever you like. It looks gorgeous with emerald green, ivory, gold, grayish and burgundy decorative materials. Of course Morris & Co makes them waterproof and washable for your convenience, so such beauty won’t go bad.
Kitchen design for Morris’s wallpaper may be combined with tiles and brass, silver or wooden kitchen utensils. William Morris was the “Art and Crafts” movement part and their ideology implied that the highest value is in handcrafted goods. So if your kitchen interior has natural or handmade elements, Morris’s wallpaper will accomplish its look and create the integrated image. Mind that for Morris’s pattern it is better to use lamps of simple forms, rather standard, so nothing distracts from the major element – the wallpaper. If you want something massive or attractive like chandelier – make sure that it matches the wallpaper. Another option is to place the Morris’s wallpaper only from the one side on the wall so there won’t be such an emphasis, and chandelier or sophisticated lighting would be balanced.
Morris & Co wallpaper is of high quality and so is the price. If you don’t want excessive expenditures, but want Morris’s style wallpapers you can search for similar designs. William Morris started the art movement and has a lot of followers, who convert and preserve his ideas and give people us an opportunity to surround us with piece of beauty. He inspired art noveau style, J.R.R.Tolkien, shabby chic style and created an esthetic revolution. Here are some examples of Morris inspired works.
William Morris’s works are brilliant because it is the quintessence of inspiration, it creates the luxury available for everyone. Try his style, you won’t be disappointed, as it provides coziness and can be applied to most of modern styles from shabby chic to rustic. William Morris’s stencils are amazing, don’t be afraid to please yourself!