Fancy doing up a room?

WallpaperNew wallpaper can really refresh a room. It’s a fairly basis DIY task that is a very useful skill to learn.

How to pick the right wallpaper? Decide whether your room needs lightening up, darkening, or you want a feature wall. There’s lots of options. At the cheapest end of the scale is woodchip but although it’s hardwearing and can be painted over forever, it’s not the most pretty stuff on the planet.

Pick something you like.
Pick something that will blend in with your flooring and furniture for that room.
Don’t pick a bold print for an entire room. Bold prints are best restrained on one wall. I’ve seen a bold print work really well on a neighbour’s staircase though on the main wall only. It looked really impressive!

Wallpaper Direct is well worth a look. They have some amazing wallpapers that I know you’ll love. I can’t help but spend time browsing the site. It’s easy to find specific wallpaper if you have something in mind as they have a colour search option and a style option.

They also have some murals that are incredible and would create an amazing feature wall!

Wallpaper Direct has the widest range of wallpaper and wallcoverings online

There’s a great voucher for that gives you a fiver off when you spend over £50.

The Voucher code is WPD789
It is valid until 31st August 2011

You get £5 off when you spend over £50.
Why I like this wallpaper shop: They have an impressive range of papers. They have videos and instructions on how to paper. Their wallpaper calculator tells you how much you need to buy.

Antoinette Motif LilacA hint I’d like to share with you – create a house notebook and write the number of rolls of paper you use to wallpaper each room in. You can add in room dimensions, window measurements and other information about the room. When you come to decorate again in the future you’ll have the info you need to hand easily!
They also sell the tools you need as well as lining paper. They even sell a nice pair of steps for you to use to get to the top of the wall!
You’ll need a seam roller for flattening down the seams between sheets and a nice sponge for wiping excess paste off the paper when it’s hung. They do a nice set of tools too – which would make a nice gift for anyone who needs a hint dropping that you need some wallpapering done!

My favourite – Antoinette Motif Lilac by Arthouse I really like this one. It’s very girly and soft. The full page shows the paper in several situations to help you imagine what it’ll be like in your own home. It shows it against white wall, carpets and with furniture. It’s a clever site to allow you to get an idea what the paper looks like up. It also gives you the info about the paper you need to know like the repeat and width. The related button takes you to the same design but in it’s different colours. This is a nice option that allows you to keep the pattern but change the colour somewhat to see what it’s like in different shades or stronger colours. You can add it to your basket or request a sample. They send out 2 A4 size samples free but you can request additional ones for a small charge. You should get a good idea of what the pattern looks like up, so it will just be a case of deciding on the colour when you have picked a pattern.

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