Do you love or hate wallpaper? Some people think it’s a bit old-fashioned or don’t like it because it seems rather challenging and messy to put up.
Well, we love it! Once you overcome the fear of wallpaper paste, we love the way it can entirely transform your child’s room in an instant. It can make a room seem bigger just by the addition of a single wallpapered feature wall. It can make a small space look cozy and it can be dramatic or subtle. What it will always do is add character and personality to your child’s room.
Victoria Cramsie conceived the marvellous company PaperBoy from her frustration that she couldn’t find decent wallpaper for her two young boys when they had grown too big for their nursery decor. Her imaginative designs gave Castles for Rascals founder Naomi Callan, her initial inspiration and made her realise that there were considered designs for children that worked with a more adult style. Thank you Victoria!
The designs have been inspired with the creative input of the boys who love ‘edgy’ images as well as more classic dinosaurs, dragons and robots. Victoria has always responded to the children’s instincts and takes on board their sometimes surprising sophistication regarding colour, simplicity and texture.
Victoria is totally passionate about what she does and really understands the transformative power of wallpaper in a room. She works on creating fantastically original wallpaper reworking traditional boyish childhood themes with often slightly off-the-wall (ha ha) and subversive funny ideas. The result is really vibrant,up-to-date children’s wallpaper that is always well crafted, high quality and exudes personality and humour whilst still being sophisticated enough to appeal to grown-up tastes.
Victoria describes the process as ‘…where boy’s themes meet grown-up style. Two opposing concepts coming together.’
We had a chat with Victoria to learn more about her fabulous wallpaper and this is what she told us.
Every parent wants to create a safe environment for their child to sleep in so securing windows, covering electrical sockets and wires and making sure blind cords are secured and can’t be reached is of paramount importance.
But what about the hidden toxins? There are chemicals in almost everything around us. Children’s lungs are still developing, they breathe more rapidly and inhale more air per breath than adults and so are far more susceptible to airborne pollutants than us grown ups. So we thought we’d look at a few ways you can help to reduce the amount of potential toxins your child comes into contact with.