‘We don’t want to be like everybody else’

 It’s inevitable that in an age of stylistic homogeneity more of us are craving individuality.

For walls, artist Anne Allison, of Allison & Allison puts pen and ink to paper to conjure one-off wallpapers. Another specialist Laura Felicity’s commission for a ‘safari theme’ resulted in an abstract wallpaper ‘that will outlast toddlerhood’.

Alternatively, unleash your children’s creativity with a colour-in-wallpaper (Nubie) and duvet sets (Eat Sleep Doodle).

Perk up walls or wardrobes with Molly Mahon’s vibrant wallpapers, block-printed in Jaipur so that each one is slightly different.


For a vintage look, newbie Wallplayper’s wallpapers are as bold as a 1960s’ artwork. Bloc will turn your children’s artwork into a customised blind; at Lost My Name they add your littlies’ names to an alphabet poster.

Underfoot, Jennifer Manners rugs can be woven in any colourway. Customise the room with a neon light by Bags & Bones or head to Claraivy for bespoke wall stickers.


For retro detailing, 1970s’ patches are everywhere; Nikki McWilliams’ biscuity versions will iron onto plain cushions or valances for pre-digital uniqueness.