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Top tips for decorating with wallpaper

March 28 2019

Wallpaper is a fantastic way to rejuvenate any space. However, sometimes it can be a little daunting with all the colour, texture and pattern choices. We’ve put together this article with some of our best top tips for decorating with wallpaper to help make your journey a little easier.

Test before you buy

Before you commit to purchasing your wallpaper, you should consider getting a sample. Not only will this help you get a feel for the quality and texture of the paper but also for the pattern.

Hold it against your wall to help you visualise how it would look in the room.

Mix and match

You can layer wallpapers to create different effects.

Feature one wall

Choose a dramatic, bold pattern to highlight an area of a room, such as behind a sofa or bed. Wallpaper used as a splash back in kitchens works extremely well. However, it should be covered by a glass panel for fire safety and to protect the paper.

Look at the whole picture

Think about where else in the house or building you might see the wallpaper from, so it becomes a feature from various vantage points within adjoining spaces.

Create space

You can use a wallpaper with a vertical or horizontal pattern to emphasise the height or the width of a small space.

Vertical stripes or patterns make the ceiling appear higher. Horizontal stripes or patterns appear to widen the room and bring ceilings down. This is something which definitely can’t be achieved with paint alone.

Wallpapering doesn’t end with just the walls

Don’t forget that your walls are just the beginning. Consider wallpapering your ceiling to create a real statement.

Don’t be afraid to commit

If you’re going to commit to wallpapering a room, then you need to go for it in order to create a bold and cohesive interior.

For any more advice on how to make your wallpaper work beautifully, get in touch with a member of our experienced and friendly team.