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The woman who helped usher the interior design industry into full flower in the United States was prolific in putting out ideas that will help freshen up today's interior design business. Look at our latest Designer Monthly, Interior Design: Look Forward by Looking Back to Dorothy Draper.

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Decorating Tips: Head-Turning Walls

Uccelli wallpaper by Fornasetti from Cole & Son

One of the tenets of good interior design is that every room should have a focal point. If you don’t have a natural focal point in your room – like a fireplace or a window with a view – and you don’t have any artwork, try turning your whole wall into a focal point. 

These wallpapers designed by Italian artist, Piero Fornasetti, are conversation-stoppers!  They’re quirky, they’re unique, they’re anything but boring. If you're tired of the usual florals and geometric prints put you to sleep - take a look at these wild patterns. Above in the Uccelli pattern, a flock of birds brighten up a dull hallway.

Cole & Son is reproducing famous designs by Fornasetti and turning them into wallpaper for the home. You have a boring stairway? How about these zebras peering out at you as you climb the stairs?

Procurati wallpaper by Fornasetti from Cole & Son

Nottambule wallpaper by Fornasetti from Cole & Son

If you don’t want the whole wall covered, try a border around the room instead.  Have a hoot with these night owls, the Nottambule wallpaper. And if prints of animals are just not your style, the Teatro wallpaper will take you on a night out on the town.  Theater-goers peer down from their balconies in this wonderful old-style Fornasetti design. Now that's a wall full of drama!



Interested in learning more about wall treatments?  Take a look at Sheffield School's Complete Course in Interior Design.  At Sheffield, you will learn how to transform a space, create color schemes, and select furniture, lighting, and accessories.

Reader Comments (9)

Oh I love those tips!
June 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSebas
Wow...what an excellent tips and frankly speaking the designs which is shown the blog are look like a natural one. Classic designs.
June 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermailing lists
Interesting article. I realized that all the influences of Art Nouveau is coming back on trend. Wallpapers are expressing more than usual. After the minimalistic approach in the 90's, we are tracking back to a more expressionist approach. Good to know.
June 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJose
Awesome decorations and tips. Are those copyrighted?
July 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbali handicraft
Haha - such cool ideas! I love it!
July 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwellyphotos
This is truly impressive, decorating walls is an interior designing skills that requires deep expertise. . Thanks for the good insight here.
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpmp practice exam
Yeah, I agree on that Decorating Wall, requires Special skills in interior designing. This is an impressive indeed.
July 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpmp certification
Nice posting, will be a reference for me. Thanks for the article!
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBaby Equipment Store
We introduce to you an Italian brand which bears the name of a famous Milanese artist, Piero Fornasetti, whose legacy is alive thanks to reeditions of his unique creations and prints. Praguekabinet is the first company in our country to offer you furniture and accessories signed by this master, which will significantly enhance the appearance of every private or public interior.
March 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPragueKabinet

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