The wisdom of wallpapering

Wall Coverings have a distinct history, dating as far back as the 1400s with tapestries and panelling evolving into current designer wall coverings and wallpapers.

While wall colour encourages mood, designer wallpaper design does this and a bit more. Visually, it offers a direction towards a particular style.

William Morris recognised the importance of wallpaper when he advised in one of his lectures:

Whatever you have in your rooms think first of the walls for they are that which makes your house and home, and if you do not make some sacrifices in their favour you will find your chambers have a kind of makeshift, lodging-house look about them.

Without having to invest in expensive art or lighting, designer wallpaper is a great way to enhance a room design with a bit of drama!

It’s safe to say most of us have dabbled with wallpaper, maybe as a feature wall in a bedroom or above a fireplace. But while the feature wall has served our homes well, it’s now time to push the wallpapering boundaries to new limits by covering an entire room in your favourite print or pattern. Yes, that’s all four walls covered top to toe, corner to corner, in wallpaper…

Why not buy some of our rolls of paper to help transform your room in a few hours…Wall Coverings differ to Wallpapers because the pattern is printed on a stronger fabric-paper mix, which you can easily put up by pasting the wall first, so no messy wallpaper tables!

Below are my designs


This is a statement Wallpaper in For the Love of Rose – Clay, Damson, great for a feature wall


Create an oriental Chinese look with my Songbirds – Buttercup, Clay, Charcoal


A contemporary office using my Pretty Maids – Dusky Pink


A geometric/modern look with my Shibori – Light Pigeon


A fresh, Swedish style sitting room using Gypsy Garland – Saffron


A simple, understated bedroom with Spotty Stripe – Smoke


Another Spotty Stripe Wall Covering, this time in a subtle but very effective Limestone colour


A statement bathroom in Up the Garden Path – Winter


A cosy seating area in Up the Garden Path – Teal


A brightly coloured living room in Fruit Garden – Buttercup, Clay, Charcoal


A kitchen in Fruit Garden Detail – Pigeon, Powder Blue, Straw

Whereas furniture and textiles often survive, and pass from one generation to the next, wallpaper is frequently damaged, covered over or removed altogether. It has generally been the easiest and, relatively speaking, the cheapest aspect of interior decoration to replace, and thus it is the least likely to survive. This is unfortunate because wallpaper is the most eloquent embodiment of changing fashions, vivid evidence of an individual’s taste, and the fundamental framework of any new scheme of decoration.