Online and in-store you can see a selection of the best wallpapers from the leading wallpaper manufacturing companies from around the world. All our wallpaper brands offer an eclectic mix of designs ranging from cutting-edge contemporary to timeless classics drawn from their extensive archives, so there’s bound to be something which will suit your own personal interior style.
If you’re having your room wallpapered professionally, it would be a good idea to talk to your decorator before finalising your choice of wallpaper. To achieve optimum results ask for advice on how many rolls you would need and the type of paper best suited to your walls.
But if you’re doing the job yourself, don’t be daunted. Our calculation charts take the headache out of estimating the number of rolls required – and it’s always a good idea to add on at least one more roll to cover any unforeseen mishaps. It’s important to note that if you need extra wallpaper at a later date, there may be shade variances between batches.
Making the right choice
There are several factors to consider when you are deciding which wallpaper will best suit your room.
- If you’re decorating a ‘high-splash’ zone such as a kitchen, bathroom, playroom or nursery, you should consider a vinyl or washable wallpaper which can be easily wiped down. But most importantly, always use the correct paste as recommended by the manufacturer, as this will make the difference between successful hanging and a disappointing result.
- Don’t shy away from plain colours – they can be used to great effect to set off the rest of the room. On the other hand, patterned papers make more of an impact. Try experimenting with a bold feature wall to give added drama to a room without huge outlay.
- You need to take account of the kind of light you get in the room – darker rooms benefit from warmer tones. Also, don’t forget to look at the paper in artificial light, as this will differ from natural light.
Calculating the number of rolls you need
Standard wallpaper rolls measure approximately 10.05m (11 yards) in length and are 52cm (201⁄2 inches) in width. Wide width wallpaper rolls measure 68.5cm (27 inches). It’s very easy to work out what you need so that you reduce wastage to the minimum. Consult our chart and calculate the right number of rolls for your requirements – then add one roll as a contingency.