One of the things I’m looking forward to when we eventually buy our own place is getting stuck in with the DIY and I’m talking about wallpapering walls and fixing up floating shelves, photo frames – you name it, I’m down for it.
And like all aspects of my life, I like things that cater to the child in me so when Inspired Wallpaper showed me their new Llama design, I full on LOL’d at my computer screen.
It’s basically llamas with hilarious quotes scattered around them like ‘llama take a selfie‘ – too good. I would absolutely have this as a statement wall, much like the one in the photos and I love that it’s more pastel colours rather than anything too bold or vivid.
Inspired Wallpaper spoke to the designer, Natasha Perry to find out the inspiration behind this wonderfully unique design.
What was the inspiration behind the Drama Llama concept?
After the huge unicorn craze we have been on the lookout for the next big animal trend coming through and llamas and alpacas are set to be it. Llamas are just so adorable that we knew that they would translate really well into a great wallpaper print and tied in perfectly with 2018’s emerging craftsmanship trend. As we discussed the idea we had some great puns and decided to combine the two to make a fun, quirky, graphic print concept that will work really well in our customer’s homes.
How did you come up with the llama characters?
We didn’t want the llamas to be too serious so decided to do with a graphic style to really bring the characters to life. We designed the characters around our favourite llama puns and had such a great laugh coming up with them all.
Which is you favourite llama character?
That’s a tough one, I love Drama Llama because he’s very much like me, but Alpacamybags had us in such stitches when we were designing the concept that I’ll have to choose that one. (FYI Drama Llama and Alpacamybags are hilarious meme photos)
What makes this design so special?
The fun design and beautiful bright finish will bring a smile into your home. It doesn’t just look good, it makes you feel good.
Where do you see this design being used?
These fun, quirky designs work really well in a number of settings. I could see this design being absolutely great in an open plan living space where a children’s play room combines with kitchen/dining space. The design would also be great fun in a small space like a downstairs cloakroom to give guests a giggle and I could definitely see it in a teen bedroom setting.
How would you dress the look?
We have designed this paper to work really well alongside some of our other new designs. We have two colourways. Our first features bright zingy colours with neutral grey on fresh ever popular white ground. This would look amazing teamed with our white industrial brick paper on the other three walls and matched with some bright soft furnishings in clashing colours.
The second colourway is on a warm cream ground with rich earthy colours which would work well with our grass cloth design teamed with some Moroccan style soft furnishings to reflect the ethnic global trend which is huge.
I’m definitely a fan of this design and it’s just launched today for £14.99 a roll. Well worth it for the llamas.
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post with Inspired Wallpaper. All words are my own except for the interview.