Choosing a wallpaper

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“How should I decide which style of bedroom wallpaper is right for me?”

There are currently a lot of different bedroom wallpapers available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. This means you’ll enjoy an incredible range of choices, but this also means that you’ll need to know a bit about the different styles in order to avoid becoming overwhelmed. Let’s look at the main ones in greater detail, so you can pin down which one will be absolutely right for you and your room. Once you understand these differences, choosing your bedroom wallpaper will become a lot of fun…
 

Standard bedroom wallpaper

There aren’t particular properties associated with standard bedroom wallpaper, but nonetheless it is available in a wide selection of patterns and designs and can be quite effective in areas like bedrooms and living rooms, where it will see less wear and tear. Think of it as being a simple, cost-effective solution when you don’t have anything very specific in mind.
 

Vinyl Wallpaper

Vinyl wallpaper is very durable and can be wiped down relatively easily, which makes it a good choice if you have children and pets, or it is going to be used in heavy-use areas, such as kitchens, not just bedrooms. There are also hard blown vinyls, where the pattern is literally blown out of the paper, so it extends a millimetre or so outward. These designs are extremely effective at covering up damage to walls.

 

Paste-on wallpaper

If you’ve found your ideal pattern but aren’t confident in your ability to put up wallpaper, many manufacturers are now striving to make the process easier by offering their designs in paste-on form, where rather than cutting a strip of wallpaper, pasting the back and mounting it on the wall, you simply paste the wall and mount the wallpaper directly, saving a lot of time and effort.

 
Lincrusta

Lincrusta’s durability and versatility has been proven many times over the years. Its putty-like finish can easily be painted over, is available in a wide selection of designs (including unusual ones like wood panelling) and will actually get harder as it ages, so it’s unlikely you’ll ever have to replace it. Like vinyl wallpaper, it’s incredibly good at covering up damaged walls. Although it will cost you a little extra, it will more than pay for itself in the years to come, so I’d strongly advise you to consider it.

 

Artist’s wallpaper

Bedroom wallpaper has undergone something of a resurgence in recent years, with leading manufacturers moving beyond traditional designs and releasing innovative new creations, with some of them designed by leading artists. It’s even possible to have custom designs created for a reasonable cost, whether that’s to decorate a child’s room with a unique mural, commemorate a favourite football team, or blend your bedroom wallpaper with any unique pieces of furniture in a room. The possibilities really are infinite, and with so many forward-thinking designers pushing the limits, it’s easier than ever to create something that’s uniquely yours.

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