How to choose the perfect wallpaper for your home

November 2017

Wallpaper continues to be a popular choice for decorating from a statement wall to an entire room, there is no better way to restyle your interior.

But with so many fabulous designs we have available nowadays, whether it’s patterned to plain, muted to multi-coloured, metallic to textured, holographic to photographic, it can be a difficult task to choose the right wallpaper for your home. Hopefully, you will find the following tips a good starting point…

First step is to decide whether you want to highlight the interior with a feature wall or to support your furniture and decorative accessories with an elegant understated surface. It’s always the contrasts that make a space interesting, so mix old and new, matt and bright materials, warm and cold colours.

Regardless of the type of style, pattern or colour of wallpaper you go for, always choose wallpaper with a high quality finish to achieve a refined and sophisticated finish, which you enjoy for many, many years.

Consider the use of the room, location of the feature wall(s) and people traffic when choosing your wall covering. Children with indelible pens and pets on the lookout for the next “sharpening post” may not share your dream vision, but could instead, just contribute to an expensive nightmare.

Always view a sample of the wallpaper in the room to see how it works in the space and light at various times of the day to truly get an idea whether it’s right for you.

Simplicity can be stunning too, choose a neutral reflective pattern and experiment with lighting, such as a table lamp in the corner of the room, which will make the metallic-print wallpaper sparkle as it reflects the light.

Want to try something different?...why not dress a single or multiple canvas frames of the same and/or various sizes, with your chosen wall covering and experiment with their placement on the wall. Staggered, symmetrical, angled… the choice is restricted only by your imagination

Choose a design you love, reflects your personality and you won’t be disappointed.  Be brave and take a chance!