Upcycling with Wallpaper
With growing environmental concerns, one of this year’s main focuses is to create less waste, especially through repurposing or recycling. This is perhaps why there is an ever-growing interest in upcycling. But what exactly is upcycling? Well, put simply, it is the process of repurposing and renovating old furniture or items to create new and often unique pieces. For example, by taking an old, marked bookcase and adding leftover wallpaper as a backing, you can revitalise the item and make it usable and stylish once again. In this post we are going to explore some creative and stylish ways to use wallpaper to upcycle items.
What Wallpaper Can I Use?
First off let’s look at what wallpaper you can use to upcycle.
Over the last three weeks we have introduced a fabulous selection of new designs, with everything from modern marble and metallic foil to tiling on a roll. In today’s post we will be going through some of these new arrivals and looking at some of the key features which make them so perfect for creating an on-trend and stylish home.
Minerals Indium Foil Wallpaper
The first of our new designs is this Minerals Indium Foil Wallpaper. Available in four stunning metallic colourways, the wallpaper features a repeating square panel pattern made up of alternating vertical and horizontal stripes.
This week we’re introducing six stunning new colourways across a range of our favourite and best selling wallpapers. The new colourways are exclusive to World of Wallpaper so are only available from our online site. In this post today we’re going to be taking a closer look at these new arrivals and discussing the elements that make them so relevant and so popular. For more information on each wallpaper, or to get the design for yourself, simply click on any of the images below.
World of Wallpaper Lemur Wallpaper Black/Multi
The lemurs are back! These cheeky critters stole the show when we brought in Holden’s initial designs and now the same is predicted for the new black colourway that Holden have created specially for our exclusive range. The colourful arrangement of tropical flowers and rainbow coloured jungle animals is made
Pear Tree Studios – Glitter and Metallic Geometric Wallpaper
Earlier this year we welcomed Pear Tree Studios to WorldofWallpaper and since then their stunning designs have proven very popular. Their wallpaper range includes stylish geometric, damask, glitter and metallic patterns. This post today will introduce you to some of their striking wallpapers and the various colourways that they are available in. We will also discuss ideas on how to accessorise these designs and suggest additional designs to pair with the papers when creating a feature wall. So let’s kick this off with their fantastic range of damask designs.
Some people use how they decorate their homes as an extension of their own personality. Choosing quirky and unusual designs is the perfect way to make your home unique to you. Whether you create a striking feature wall or decorate the entire room, we’ve compiled a list of our current favourite bright and quirky designs. For home decor inspiration, simply hover over each wallpaper image to see an example of the paper in a room design.
Tapestry Effect Wallpaper
This Barbara Aztec realistic tapestry effect wallpaper mimics the appearance of a classic Kilim rug. Its vibrant colours make it ideal for someone who is looking to transform their room into a creative and vibrant space. The design
Using Wallpaper in a Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home and yet, when it comes to wallpapering, it is often the most overlooked room in the house. The main reason for this is due to concern over the durability of kitchen wallpaper. People tend to worry that wallpaper may be easily damaged and won’t last long, so they opt for paint or tiling which they believe to be more hard-wearing. However, over the years, the wallpaper industry has continued to evolve, creating a huge range of designs which are much more durable and suited to the stresses of a kitchen environment. With increasing choice available, this has allowed people to add a new level of unique and stylish character to their homes. In this post we are going to explore some of our favourite kitchen durable designs.
Most of you are not wallpaper symbol experts and yet, every wallpaper you will ever see, will have their specifications and properties communicated in the form of a standardised set of symbols. As it is crucial that you follow a wallpaper’s instructions, we’ve created this handy post to help you identify and understand what each symbol stands for. Hover over each symbol in this post to identify it.
Why Risk Disappointment?
You’ve probably spent a lot of time designing your room and choosing the perfect wallpaper, so why risk disappointment by falling into certain wallpapering traps? In this blog post we are going to cover some of the most common errors that people make when hanging wallpaper and how best to avoid these problems. We’re here to help you get it right the first time around!
Not Reading the Instructions
Is your wallpaper a paste the wall or a paste the paper design? Is it spongeable, washable, extra washable or scrubbable?
When deciding on which wallpaper to get, people often miss out on a very important step in the process - ordering samples! Here at World of Wallpaper we offer samples on all of our wallpapers and would strongly recommend getting a sample prior to purchasing. Continue reading for more advice and information on the importance of sampling and the service we provide to help you get the wallpaper which best suits your needs.
When you think of vintage, you often think of high quality and value. In fact, a vintage style wallpaper can add a huge amount of class to a room and create a unique and stunning décor. From floral patterns and postcard detail, to Volkswagen wallpaper and flamingos, in this post we are going to explore some of our favourite vintage designs. We will look at wallpapers inspired by vintage styles or based on archived designs, to give you ideas and inspiration for choosing your very own vintage wallpaper.
First up is AS Creation’s Vintage Mail Box design. The fantastic wallpaper is available in four colourways and features stacks of numbered wooden mail boxes. The