Wallpaper: A Touch of Vintage French

Now that decorating season is upon us, are we the only ones scouring magazines and websites for inspiration? Probably not. Today, we're most inspired by these lovely examples of French, provincial style wallpapers from Scandi Living

Designer Ulrica Hurtig found her inspiration in a book of patterns from the French region Alsace, dated 1845. Hence, all of the patterns in this collection have a striking bohemian and poetic feel. From flowery prints to Toile de Jouy with a pervading touch of patina throughout. What better way to create a romantic backdrop in every room in the house.

The Dining Room

Vintage Harlequin

Vintage Harlequin

Extra Style Tips: Use a fringed shawl in place of a tablecloth. Pick up mis-matched chairs from your local flea market/car boot sale/charity shop and paint them a matching colour. Use a rug under the dining table to ground the arrangement and always, always use flowers.

The Sitting Room

French Lace

French Lace

Extra Style Tips: Restore old furniture with a fresh coat of chalk paint. Matching the colour to the wallpaper creates a calm and restful scheme and adding a tassel adds that extra bohemian touch.

The Hallway

French Roses

French Roses

Extra Style Tips: If you have the space, add a French style bench to the hall. It's a handy place to sit and remove shoes and also to drop a handbag as you walk in the door. Hooks are of course useful but don't overload them. Put away last season's coats and just hang the items you will use on a daily basis.

The Bedroom

Toile de Jouy

Toile de Jouy

Extra Style Tips: There's nothing like a bit of romance in the bedroom but don't overdo the pattern. If you do choose a patterned wallpaper, keep the bedlinen plain. Linen is lovely and cool for the warmer months and you don't have to spend hours at the ironing board. A softly crumpled look will just add to the charm.