Wallpaper Pattern Matching

All wallpapers, except some textures and murals, have a pattern repeat. The repeat is the vertical distance between one point on the pattern to the identical point vertically. This pattern repeat is an integral part of the design. The repeat can range anywhere from an inch -- or even occasionally less -- up to as much as the width of the wallpaper or more. If the wallpaper to be hung has a pattern, find out what type of pattern match it has. There are three major types of pattern matches: Random Match -- In...

What are the advantages of wallcoverings?

Wallpaper is now firmly back on the design agenda, for its new textures, modern colours and designs, and its re-discovered practicality: much like a cosmetic concealer, textured wallcoverings can hide less than perfect walls. And it can save time, often it’s quicker than painting—especially as one ‘coat’ of wallpaper is all you need to cover the wall for instant colour. And wallpaper is easy-care too—many modern papers are washable, durable and wear well. Wallcoverings have great ‘touch appeal’ too; adding ...

How do I decide whether to have wallpaper or paint?

You don’t have to choose one or the other, they work well together. Some rooms in your home can be painted, others can be wallpapered—it’s up to you. Designers happily use wallpaper and paint on different walls of the same room. Many wallpaper retailers also sell paint, and usually have wallcoverings that match most paint colours on the market, so you can easily co-ordinate the two finishes. Of course only wallpaper has a choice of patterns and textures; and it’s a ‘one-coat process’—when you have put the p...