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How to hang wallpaper perfectly

Our House is open to all: from those who know their way around a roll of wallpaper (or at least think they do) to those who are only familiar with a scroll through Pinterest. Which is why, since day one, it has been our mission to demystify the interior design process and to empower everyone with both the knowledge and fearlessness to decorate their own homes, dictated only by personal taste.

So, what is it you want to see around you: a garden of painterly blooms? A fairy-tale landscape roamed by dragons? Or perhaps a serene forest of bamboo? Whatever it may be, we’re here to help you create your own wonderwalls. Simply follow along with our step-by-step guide and instructional video, et voilà! A flawless finish all by yourself, no decorator required. 

Even Things Out

Use a sponge to smooth wallpaper down and never a spatula, which could scratch the design.

Keep it Clean

If you’re wallpapering a bathroom or a very busy area in the house, we suggest applying two coats of Polyvine Decorator’s Varnish in ‘Dead Flat’ over the top using a short flock roller (just ensure the wallpaper is dry first). This will help protect against finger marks, stains and scuffing.

Pull the Plug

For sockets and switches, start by unscrewing and removing the outer casing. Apply the sheet of wallpaper as normal and let it hang over the socket area. Next, use a knife to slice a cross-shaped opening, diagonally from corner to corner across the socket area, then cut away the excess. Smooth the paper down with a brush or sponge before reattaching the front cover of the socket.

Call in the Experts

If you would prefer to call in the experts, we’ve got you (and your walls) covered. Book an appointment with our design consultation team for support with all things wallpaper. We will guide you in creating the room (or home) of your dreams, making the process one to enjoy and remember. 

BEFORE YOU START…

Do the maths. Our wallpaper comes in two lengths: 2m (perfectly sized for creating half-walls of print against dado rails, panelling or bathroom tiles) and 3m (for average-height walls). To work out how many rolls you will need, use our handy online wallpaper calculator.

Lay the foundations. Ensure that your walls are dry, even and firm before starting – this may mean scraping off any old, loose wallpaper, filling in holes and sanding the walls down. If the walls are a little on the old side, we suggest applying lining paper before hanging your chosen wallpaper.

Seal the deal. Working on a newly plastered wall? You will need to seal the wall with primer beforehand to prevent the paste from being absorbed by the plaster, which will in turn cause the paper to shrink.

Keep your cool. Turn the central heating off and ensure the room is well-aired during the application and drying time – otherwise, the wallpaper will shrink and leave visible gaps between the panels. Do your best to wait 48 hours before turning the heating back on.

TOP TIPS

Even things out. Use a sponge to smooth wallpaper down and never a spatula, which could scratch the design.

Keep it clean. If you’re wallpapering a bathroom or a very busy area in the house, we suggest applying two coats of Polyvine Decorator’s Varnish in ‘Dead Flat’ over the top using a short flock roller (just ensure the wallpaper is dry first). This will help protect against finger marks, stains and scuffing.

Pull the plug. For sockets and switches, start by unscrewing and removing the outer casing. Apply the sheet of wallpaper as normal and let it hang over the socket area. Next, use a knife to slice a cross-shaped opening, diagonally from corner to corner across the socket area, then cut away the excess. Smooth the paper down with a brush or sponge before reattaching the front cover of the socket.

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A Corner of Paradise

Be inspired with ideas for how to make our House your own.

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In our House, we also can’t get enough of plants. From clusters of geraniums to giant leafy ferns.

In our House, we also can’t get enough of plants. From clusters of geraniums to giant leafy ferns, botanicals have the unique power to infuse a room with colour, vitality and life. But amidst all this, the loveliest addition might just be to carve out your own quiet little nook.

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Is living in a white-painted box driving you up the wall?

Made from wood pulp sourced from FSC-certified trees, complete with added textile fabrics for strength and stability, our wallpaper is PVC-free and produced using the eco-friendliest methods available.

 

“We will never stop fighting for this planet, for ourselves, our future and for the future of our children and grandchildren.”

- Greta Thunberg, Environmental Activist

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If your existing seats are well-loved, but perhaps a little too well-worn, be it a sumptuous printed velvet or a smooth cotton-linen – can be enough to make you want to snuggle up on them all over again.

When it comes to furniture (which can also be a scene stealer in its own right), your choice will likely be dictated by the number of family members and friends who will regularly be hanging out here: will a cosy two-seater sofa be enough, or will you also need a chaise longue and a few ‘bottomans’ for your visitors to park their, um, bottoms on? If your existing seats are well-loved, but perhaps a little too well-worn, recovering them in a new fabric – be it a sumptuous printed velvet or a smooth cotton-linen – can be enough to make you want to snuggle up on them all over again.

A mantelpiece, if you’re lucky enough to have one, is even more worthy.

When it comes to furniture (which can also be a scene stealer in its own right), your choice will likely be dictated by the number of family members and friends who will regularly be hanging out here: will a cosy two-seater sofa be enough, or will you also need a chaise longue and a few ‘bottomans’ for your visitors to park their, um, bottoms on? If your existing seats are well-loved, but perhaps a little too well-worn, recovering them in a new fabric – be it a sumptuous printed velvet or a smooth cotton-linen – can be enough to make you want to snuggle up on them all over again.

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INTO THE WILD: THE FLOWERS OF AVALON