Easy Bedroom Wallpaper

aff322 43affr322_1200This is an easy pattern, that is it is a pattern that is simple, does not contain a lot of contrast and is not intended to take the eye, but is intended to replace a plain painted wall.

In this room I have used the wallpaper to provide a backdrop against the bed and to show the contrast with the window wall which is just painted and which uses the curtains to provide colour and interest.

It would, of course, be possible to use this paper on all the walls although the overall effect might be a little stifling and so, although not a feature wallpaper, it is probably better to leave one of the walls at least in a plain colour. The pattern is also one of my collection of circular pattern which I have mentioned before.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Ranger Seating

Transport seatingaff123If you go far enough you often find that what began at the beginning comes round to meet you once again. One of the things that I began doing many years ago was designing patterns for commercial vehicle seating and using this as a texture in 3D models.

This model, it is the Ranger model from Daz imported into Cinema 4D, is not really a commercial vehicle but it does, I think, take this pattern quite well. The design was made specifically for vehicle seating and, once again, it has a definite purpose.

For seating which is used on a short journey it is useful to create bold, colourful designs which will inspire and enliven the user (and otherwise keep them awake). You can see patterns like this used on buses and short-haul trains. Where the transport is likely to be used over a longer period, for example long train journeys or automobiles, it is probably better to design something that is a little more restful although perhaps equally stimulating.

This design is intentionally a little quirky and is intended to beautify the interior of the vehicle and at the same time provide a fabric which will help to make a long journey restful.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Scallion Design

Mid-century inspired design for kitchen wallpaperThere is just a pattern today. This design was created for the walls of a kitchen which I am presently renovating from an old model which I created several years ago and which, hopefully, you will be able to see shortly.

The motif is the sort of motif that would have appeared on kitchen wallpaper in the mid-century years in the United Kingdom. For sale in the 1950s was a vast array of washable wallpapers which had kitchen style motifs which these days would look out of place on a modern wall. My task was to produce a wallcovering that reflected these values in the motif and in the colouring but which would be more acceptable today and the result is the design above.

I used some flowers that I had made earlier as the basis for the motif but my wife, upon seeing the pattern, commented that they were spring onions. These are something we buy quite often and which I call scallions and so I decided to give the design that name.

It is a little difficult to see from the image above, but the pattern is not intended to be completely random or to be nicely spaced to create a regular wall of motif. The positioning of the elements is intended to produce, when looked at as wallpaper on a large wall, a movement across the wall so that a visitor to the room will see the dimensions of the room as their eye tracks across the wall. I will try and use a long wall when I produce an image of the wallpaper so that this is more obvious.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Orange And Lime Wallcovering

Orange and lime wallpaperI have already shown you this pattern in a post a few days ago but then it was just a pattern. At that time I was working on my modern apartment living room to, hopefully, make it look a little better, a little more realistic and perhaps also a little more feature-rich.

I have already described the pattern in that previous post but, briefly, it uses shapes taken from the mid-century in the United Kingdom and also earlier shapes but uses them in a way, I hope, that will appear modern.

Although it would not be beyond the realms of possibility to use the paper on all the walls, it was really designed for use as a feature wall. In this apartment the other walls are painted plain so this wall is the wall that a visitor would see on entering the room with, immediately to their left, the view out of the large window.

One of the images used as a picture is called ‘Oarsmen at Chatou’ by Auguste Renoir and the other image, which appears larger in the detail on my Flickr page, is by Giovanni Cariani and titled ‘A Concert’.

That job has now been completed and I can paper the walls with the orange and lime wallpaper and you can see the result above. If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and also a large detailed image of just the paper on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Stylish Curtains Aff317

Stylish curtains instead of plain for a roomThis particular pattern has appeared before with slightly different, or perhaps I should say slightly less, colours as just a pattern and the original design was also used by me for a carpet material. This is a development of the design intended for fabric and shown here as it would look as curtain material.

In this room the walls have a wallpaper that has a quiet texture which breaks up the regularity of the walls and provides a little warmth. It also acts as a foil to show the curtains to their best advantage. Obviously the curtains are shown here closed but during the day they would be open so that the view out onto the garden, or whatever lay outside, would be framed on either side by the material.

Patterned curtains like this which have a regular repeating design make such a difference to the decorative effect and overall appearance of a room. So much so that it seems hardly worth my saying that using a plain colour for the curtains would make the room look very box-like and not at all inviting.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Simple Flowers Wallpaper Design

Simple Flowers Wallpaper Surface PatternThis is the simple flowers wallpaper design which I had intended to bring to you firmly plastered to a wall but, unfortunately, machine problems have meant that it will take a little longer for my 3D machine to be up and working.

However, in common with my recent posts, this does give you the opportunity to see the pattern as a design before it is applied as wallpaper. It is a simple pattern and I have to be honest I do like simple designs with a fast repeat. I had intended this to be at a smaller scale although I have a feeling that it is going to look better at this size once it is put on a wall.

These patterns are not knock-you-out patterns that are intended for a feature wall but are designed for all the walls or, as would perhaps look better, several walls leaving one or perhaps two for either feature or plain covering.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Orange And Lime Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired wallpaper patternIt’s very easy to look at patterns today that represent the 1950s, 60s and 70s and yet these are just a small subset of the designs that were produced. In fact, in exactly the same way that it happens today, patterns followed a variety of routes, some were very new, inspired by emerging art trends, while some were much more traditional and took for their inspiration to designs of previous decades.

This pattern uses much older elements, although I have tried to make the shapes look both modern in an up-to-date sense and modern meaning that they would not look out of place in the mid-century decades in the United Kingdom.

The pattern is a mixture of elements which I hope is unified by the colour scheme which is partly mid-century and partly up-to-date. I am trying to create what I hope will be a wallcovering suitable for a modern room. There is little contrast between the colours and they all flow together which means that this wallpaper could do all the walls rather than just a feature wall.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.