Patchwork often evokes a sense of nostalgia and memories. Doing patchwork wallpaper means each piece is very manageable and the end result can be amazing. Give it a modern spin by choosing just one wall in a room – alcoves or chimneybreasts work well – and covering it with scraps of wallpaper. Like traditional fabric patchwork, this idea has far more resonance if patterns with sentimental value – the paper from your childhood bedroom or first married home, for example – are included in the mix. The best thing about a patchwork wall, particulalry if you are using vintage wallpaper pieces, is that you are coming up with the design. You’re not going to find the look anywhere else, and it can hold all the elements you want in it.
Is your favourite furniture looking and feeling tired, or do you simply want a new look? Something that you could consider is to have your existing furniture reupholstered. As well as repairing and recovering your furniture so it is like new again, reupholstery can take the stress out of buying new furniture.
You may have already invested in good quality furniture that fits your home. Plus you would be doing the environment a favour in not sending your furniture to landfill.