3 of the best


BARGAIN HUNTER:Trompe l'oeil

Deborah Bowness kickstarted this trend with her Genuine Fake Books wallpaper which can be seen in Eatery 120 in Ranelagh. The Walls is a great salvage-look wall of distressed wood planks that lets you add texture without significant financial outlay. The design is available from JW Walls (0044 7939 149887 Jwwalls.com) and also comes in brick, concrete and padded leather effects. Prices start from approximately €309, ex delivery, for an eight sq m wall.

For something more traditional try Dublin-based paint-effects artist Rachelle Donohoe (01-8400514 /087-6304763 muralireland.com). This private commission for a small space in Glasnevin adds interest to ordinary outdoors. This would cost approximately €900, including materials.

Style Your Garage (00 49 .89 .41 36 91 11 Style-your-garage.com) is a Munich-based online shop that sells garage door covers for dreamers. The designs are intended for garage doors but work just as well as interior feature walls. Prices start from €169, ex delivery.