The Landing – The Before Shot

The moment I saw the wallpaper on the landing in our new house, I knew it wouldn’t be long before I was tearing it down. There’s nothing particularly wrong with it, it’s just not to my taste. Plus the cats agreed with me because they’ve been scratching it since the day we moved in. I guess that’s the trouble with textured wallpaper – feels so nice on the claws! I will happily forgive them. It means I get to replace it sooner! It went nicely with the style of the couple that lived here before but I want to give the house our own stamp. I’m also looking forward to getting rid of the wallpaper in the living room!

the landing 2

During years of renting I’ve been dreaming of having my own house to decorate and I’ve known practically the whole time how I would decorate my stairs and landing. White walls and a gallery wall that goes up the entire staircase. I’ve been collecting prints for years in preparation.

The colour that’s on the rest of the walls goes through the entire house and I hate it. It’s a weird cream/beige mixture that looks dirty against the ceilings, which are white. You can already see the transformation in the guest room. I never thought I would be a fan of white but since our belongings are so bright, it works well against them.

the landing 3

Finally I was able to get my hands on the future mother in laws wallpaper steamer contraption so I just thought I would give you a before shot before I got to work. Since we’re having a Halloween party, I’ve set myself the deadline before the end of the month so that it’s ready for visitors. I can’t wait to start. Goodbye stripy wallpaper, hello personality!

Have you ever striped wallpaper before? Any tips?

1 Comment

  • The Landing: The After Shot - Nomad Seeks Home
    7th November 2016 at 1:15 pm

    […] was ready to decorate our landing after living with the wallpaper I hated since we moved in March. Take a look at what it looked like before. Not horrendous but definitely not my taste. So here it is with the finished white walls. Sorry the […]


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