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  • The Top 5 Wallpapers this Spring/Summer

    Spring is finally upon us. The days become longer, the nights become brighter. And just like outside, we want to create that same feeling of Spring into our homes. The trend for spring/summer 2016 is to bring the outdoors, indoors. Create the feeling of an open space, with natural elements such as stone, wood and nature itself. Greens, pale pinks, oranges and light greys are the colours bang on trend for the coming months. Here at Fashion Wallpaper we have put together a list of our top 5 wallpapers that are perfect this season. Amour from Harlequin's Boutique collection is perfect for those sunny months. This busy looking design with large flower heads brings nature into your home through shades of pale...
  • The Top 7 Interior Design Trends 2016

    As 2016 is upon us, it is likely that you are looking to update your interior design, however, there are that many choices available on the market it can prove rather difficult. One of the difficult aspects of choosing décor for your home is to figure out whether it will still be in “fashion” in years to come. So, here at Fashion Wallpaper, we have created a guide on the top interior trends for 2016 which we believe could still be incorporated into your home in many years to come. Formal Dining Room Formal dining rooms are making a comeback this year which means that you can enjoy a lot more quality time with your loved ones. A recent study...
  • Fashion Wallpaper Autumn/Winter Trends 2015

    By changing the wallpaper in your home, it will not only update the décor, but it also has the power to change the whole vibe of the room! Over recent years, more and more designers have begun to appreciate wallpaper as it can completely enhance the look of any home. However, it is important to weigh up the pros and cons of different wallpapers to ensure that you choose one which is most suited to your home and existing furnishings! We will inform you of the latest trends for autumn/winter 2015 to ensure that your wallpaper and décor is bang on trend! Dark Winter “Neutrals” Grey is the AW15 “it” dark neutral colour. It will instantly update your whole room...
  • How to Remove Wallpaper

    The time eventually comes when we find that our wallpapered rooms need a bit of a lift. The paper has lost its first flush of gorgeousness; it could be a bit grubby or it may be that quite frankly we just want a change. And, it’s a well known fact that the main obstacle in the way of wallpapering a room is stripping the old paper off!  You may have been told that stripping wallpaper is really hard work but in truth this job is so easy. Here are five simple steps to removing old wallpaper without the hard work: Protect your workspace Cover floor areas with dustsheets, old newspapers or plastic sheeting and turn off any electricity supply at...
  • How To Wallpaper Around A Radiator

    Wallpapering around difficult objects never gets easy, no matter how many times you have wallpapered before. One of the toughest areas to tackle is the radiator. Trying to get the wallpaper to fit down the back of fixings can be frustrating, and deciding if you should take the radiator off the wall brackets or not can be a tough decision to make, as there is restricted movement with the pipes. This blog will help you solve the problem of ‘how to wallpaper around a radiator’. First, you should remove any existing wallpaper you have on your walls, this is so you can apply the new wallpaper, but also give you a smooth surface without any bumps appearing from underneath. A...
  • 10 Top Tips On How To Wallpaper

    Whether you’re a wallpapering pro or you’re just beginning, here are top 10 tips to help you get the best out of any wallpapering experience. Make sure you have enough wallpaper to cover the area you are wishing to decorate. When purchasing wallpaper make sure that all the batch numbers are the same. Different batch numbers can mean your wallpaper could be different colours and they won’t always match. Apply a stripe of white paint along the top of the wall before papering, this way it won’t be as noticeable if the wallpaper fails to align at the top. Check you have the necessary tools before starting. These will include a paste table, scissors, wallpaper smoother or brush, a paste...
  • Wallpapering Your Bathroom

    Bathroom redecoration can often be quite an expensive project to undertake. The standard bathroom will usually have some sort of tile, panel and paint combination on the wall and floor, and changing these can be an expensive task. Not many people consider using wallpaper in the bathroom because of the fear of it being ruined by the steam and eventually peeling off by itself. Generally, wallpapering is a cheaper option than buying tiles and hiring a tiler, especially if you are a confident enough DIY-er to complete the task yourself. Of course, you will definitely have this problem if you apply standard wallpaper to your bathroom walls as the room is naturally humid and normal wallpaper doesn't resist moisture and...
  • Health Benefits of Wallpapering

    Everyone knows that, generally, the more exercise you do, the healthier and fitter you will be. Exercise and fitness training can come in all manner of forms, from weightlifting and muscle workout to cardio training and competitive sports participation. One of the most popular, and easiest, methods of exercise, especially for the older generations, is DIY. DIY is probably the single most practical form of light exercise you can perform, not only because it keeps you active, but you are also completing household tasks that need doing. Take wallpapering for example. There is a lot of effort that goes into wallpapering before you even open the roll of paper. First you need to strip the old paper, which can be a...
  • Why Wallpaper a Room?

    Painting a room has been the most popular choice of room decoration for many years, offering a cheap, quick and easy solution to revamping any room in your home. It might take only a couple of hours to completely repaint a full room a single colour to give it a fresh feeling and make it a more pleasurable room to be in. However, as fast and simple painting is, it is a process that might have to be repeated once every two or three years to keep the room looking nice and up-to-date. Not having to repeat the process every couple of years is one of the biggest benefits of wallpapering. A good wallpapering job can last up to 15...

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