For many years, wallpaper wasn’t even a consideration when it came to British home décor. It was something that you’d find on the walls of a downmarket pub or possibly at an elderly person’s home but it wasn’t something to even consider adding to your own space. Now things have changed, wallpaper has made a comeback and it’s time to learn how to select the perfect wallpaper for your home.
Where Are You Going To Place It?
Durability needs to be something that is considered when picking your paper. Hanging a fragile paper in a child’s room is only going to result in more work for you. Vinyl papers last longer than most and they are washable so work well in a child’s bedroom, in a kitchen or bathroom.
Consider Your Style
If you have a romantic streak then you’ll be naturally drawn towards the floral styles. Large scale florals have been very popular recently and they are great for a relaxed and comfortable feel.
If you’re a traditionalist the you could find yourself wanting to go with a stripe or a gentle damask. For dining rooms you might want to go for a geometric pattern or something with metallic accents.
Take your time to choose something that will blend with room furnishings. You could approach this by picking one colour from your room furnishings for the wall covering.
Consider The Room Size
Keep in mind that larger rooms can take darker colours. If your rooms are on the cosy side and you’d like to give the illusion of them being bigger than they actually are then it’s wise to go for a lighter colour.
Ask For Help
If you don’t know how much you need, then ask. You just need to provide the room dimensions, measurements of walls and doors and the sales person will help you work out how much you need to buy.
Here’s one final tip, if you’re not ready to change the whole room, then you could always add wallpaper to just one accent wall. Adding it to the end of the room can make the room feel longer.
Check out our Urban Art wall Collection for something a little different.