Graham & BrownBlack Midsummer wallpaperNow
Rated 2.5 out of 5Â by 2
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Ben Looks great, but can be a pain
This is the second time we've used this paper after the cat removed some of the first time's from the wall. Spent months trying to find a black wallpaper with a subtle pattern and had no joy. So I was delighted when I found this paper again online.
Nothing compares to the look this paper gives. There's enough of a pattern to break up the black and the combination of matte and gloss works so well with our living room both in bright light and when it gets darker in the evening - giving subtle variations where the light strikes.
Onto the bad though, this paper is a nightmare to put up. Any creases or slight folds will mark the finish. Tears and scratches show up like neon lights and are uncomfortably apparent. There's a slight shrinkage when the paper dries which can show the joins if you're not careful (I wish I'd have painted the wall black first to hide these). Take care cutting the paper as the surface tends to tear and shows the cut like a scratch.
Almost all of these problems are due to the fact the design is printed onto a white wallpaper, so any marks to the surface (and these are easy to do when working with it) scuff the print and expose the white paper below. Which obviously stands out like a sore thumb.
All that said, I've used this twice and have spare rolls in case I need a third. It really does look great on the wall. Just plan extra time to put it up and take extreme care. It's definitely worth it!
Rated 1 out of 5Â by yummymummy Not like picture
This wallpaper is very black even the leafs are black which you can only see if the light hits it not the light grey that you see in the picture