When it's time to transform your four walls into a home you adore, you've got two options - paint or wallpaper. If you want to make a stamp with patterns and textures, then wallpaper is the way to go! Wallpaper is a great way to keep your home fresh and up-to-date without the fuss of numerous coats of paint and the inevitably dull process of waiting for paint to dry, zzzz. Plus, wallpaper can be a cheaper alternative to buying litres of expensive emulsion. By choosing appropriate wallpaper you can rapidly create the ideal mood for each room; creating a space for relaxation, fun or work. Wallpapering is often seen as a bothersome chore, but modern wallpapers are now designed to hang with minimum fuss, so what are you waiting for?
Choosing Your Wallpaper
Here's the good part! There are so many fabulous designs to choose from, be brave and you could really make an impact in your home! Pick from intricate patterns, modern stripes and spots, funky/retro geometrics, floral wonders or subtle textures (a recent trend). You could also opt for plain colour paper and add an eye-catching wallpaper border instead?
Using a Feature Wall
If you're not feeling brave enough to cover your whole room in patterned wall paper (scaredy pants!), try a feature wall. This involves picking one wall to wallpaper with a striking pattern whilst the rest of the room stays plain and simple. Feature walls look great behind your headboard in the bedroom, or in your living room behind your flat screen TV.
Paper to Match Your Lighting
When choosing wallpaper, take in to consideration the lighting in your room. A darker room will benefit from warmer tones whilst light, fresh shades can look incredible in a bright naturally light space.
Tips on Using Curtain Poles & Tracks
- Ensure you purchase the right brackets to go with your curtain poles - with the right installation wooden curtain poles should be no weaker than metal ones.
- When you buy your curtain poles or tracks make sure you stock up on the following accessories:
- Spare parts - such as additional gliders, brackets and end stops for tracks and spare curtain rings for use with curtain poles
- Extension brackets - these are convenient for deep windows or getting curtains further away from the wall, such as to get past radiators
- Draw rods - these are nifty for helping pull curtains across on uncorded tracks
- Spray lubricant - keep your curtains running smoothly with this