I entered Libby Libby on the wrong footing since I held the door open for an exiting customer who didn't say "thanks"! Which I appreciate isn't the fault of the staff but I'm a firm believer it costs nothing to have manners and it may have left me a bit disgruntled when I got round to reviewing the place.
Even if that hadn't happened, I don't think Libby Libby would have made a lasting impression on me, anyway. As far as decorating shops go it's alright, and the wallpaper designs draped down in the window display are all very eye-catching, but I didn't bank on it being that expensive. It's not grossly overpriced by any means, but considering you're greeted with very reasonable bargain bins the minute you step foot through the door it's pretty disappointing when you find there's not much more value at the back of the shop.
The selection is good if a bit garish. I mean, if Libby Libby's wallpaper could speak it would all be shouting "Pick me, Simon" and vying for the customer's attention, but their selection would be great for feature walls. They've got some really up to date stuff and their kid's collection is fantastic. I was just a bit deflated by the price. I know wallpaper isn't cheap these days but I thought £10-15 pounds a roll was a bit steep. Saying that, it looks like it's durable and of a higher quality so you'll get what you pay for,
They've got a nice selection of paint, some lighting bargains and are up to scratch on current trends but it was just the price that got to me. Is wallpaper really that expensive these days? It's been a while since I decorated my cave so maybe I should get out of it and give Libby Libby some business - I did really like the floral prints they had on offer. I just don't have hundreds of pounds to spare.
I would say this, though - cool points awarded for wallpaper embellished with medieval knights! My next feature wall would kick serious ass with that, and I'm not even joking.
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