Have you been disappointed by the lack of decent wallpaper shops in your town or city? Out of town outlets such as Dunelm, B&Q and Homebase have a decent range of UK wallpaper but what if you need a specific type such as geometric, retro or in your favourite colour?
Thankfully there are some great online wallpaper shops that stock a full range of cheap, budget and luxury wallpaper to fit in beautifully with your home décor. At Textile Futures we do things differently and feature interesting wallpapers from unique boutique designers, regular high street shops and fashionable wallpapers from UK designers that are this seasons trend.
Dining Room Wallpaper
If you're looking for a budget friendly way to give your dining room a makeover, wallpaper is an easy way to do just that. Even if you don't change anything else, the wallpaper will bring an entirely new look to the space. Unlike paint, good wallpaper can last for up to 15 years and does a good job of masking imperfections on the wall.
You can match your wallpaper choice with the furniture and uk decor in the room for a look you and any guests will love. You can use it on all the walls or just to make an impact on one wall. The pattern on the Superfresco Olana Lilac Wallpaper, for example, is certainly statement-making. Graham & Brown and John Lewis also have defining and well made wallpaper for the dining room.
In fact, many designers say wallpaper is one of the easiest ways to create a designer look in your house. Browns, purples, reds, greys, cream are colours that blend well with many other shades, so you can incorporate them with items you already have. Stripes are a wonderful choice for a dining room featured wall as they'll add impact without taking over and looking too "busy".
A welcoming and bright hallway or entryway makes a statement to guests coming into your home. Wallpaper is a good way to makeover the entrance to your house as well as to hallways in other parts of your home. A simple colour scheme is easy to meld with your other decor and is both soothing and attractive at the same time. Whether you are looking to buy modern UK wallpaper or require a more vintage/shabby chic and traditional look, these days there is huge choice on UK wallpaper websites.
It's also a simple way to enhance your current decorating scheme or to bring back a period element to the space. A pattern or geometric wallpaper design is an instant way to transform a hallway and is a cheap fix for a space you want to change even if you don't have the luxury of unlimited money with which to complete the project.
Looking for hall wallpaper ideas? Try a small floral pattern in your hallway like The Purple Grass pattern by Kang or look at the best wallpaper websites like John Lewis, Amazon, Habitat and Dunelm, since something too large will overwhelm the space and you might not be able to fit the entire pattern in the space.
Living Room Wallpaper
Your living room is a large enough space that you have a bit more freedom when it comes to choosing wallpaper. A larger room is the ideal place to use a modern wallpaper with large prints to make a statement or something a bit more understated like the beautiful iris paper from Graham and Brown, to create a subtle difference in the look.
If you have low ceilings, vertical stripes on contemporary wallpaper are a great way to make them look higher, while horizontal stripes can bring together large rooms with high ceilings, making them cosier and more conducive to relaxation. Cheap wallpaper or end of line rolls is ideal for smaller living rooms because it can help make the room appear larger and more expansive whilst saving money which could be spent on other more important rooms. Furthermore, purple and silver wallpaper is very fashionable a the moment, particularly in modern houses and apartments.
Your living room is one of the best places to experiment with both luxury and cheap wallpaper because you can use virtually any pattern or colour you want, although you might find that something large works best for a statement wall or something dramatic like the chain retro pattern from Edem, while something smaller works well for wallpapering the entire room, rather than just a portion of it.
Your bedroom is your own personal space, making it a fun place to add some colour and pattern with wallpaper, whether it covers the entire room or just part of it. You might consider something with a botanical motif for a feminine room, but you can still use a light blue or yellow (William Morris) wallpaper for a masculine space by choosing a geometric pattern like the striped circles from Smart.
Stripes are a traditional choice that pair well with wooden furniture and antique decor. Big bold florals are ideal for creating a more contemporary feel and pairs well with relaxed and casual decor. For kids bedrooms then a purple and silver tone might be more appropriate due to the bright colours. Amazon have a good range of children's wallpaper in bright colours that are suitable for both girls and boys.
Hanging wallpaper in the kitchen helps keep the walls from absorbing stains and odours as a result of cooking. At the same time, it's an easy way to add character to the room without changing everything. Unlike other rooms in your house, careful consideration is necessary when choosing wallpaper for your kitchen.
You want to use cloth-backed vinyl wallpaper for optimum results. It won't absorb moisture and cooking oil splatters and keeps your kitchen from looking dated and old. The best patterns for your kitchen are subtle and should mesh with your cabinets and countertops.
Because there are a variety of small portions of the wall that need to be covered, such as above the refrigerator, large patterns don't work as well as simple small ones. You might consider a textured or faux textured wallpaper such as the Yirenfeng Simple Imitation Marble wallpaper.
Wallpaper UK: Cheap or Expensive Good Quality?
There are arguments for buying both cheap and luxury wallpaper and everyone has a different budget. If you are decorating your whole house, then you could ask yourself “where is the cheapest place to buy wallpaper in the UK?” – the answer is almost certainly going to lead you to buy online. Amazon is a great choice because the marketplace is growing but there are alternatives too.
Wallpaperdirect.com, Argos, Wickes and even eBay have budget lines of wallpaper - Homebase and B&Q are shops that stock a good choice but if its higher end, luxurious wallpaper you are looking to buy then Farrow and Ball, John Lewis and Graham & Brown are places you should look first.