Wallpaper is a fun and versatile way to transform a room. We are going to be wallpapering one wall in our living room soon which I'm pretty excited about. We ended up taking awhile with lots of different wallpaper samples before we chose the wallpaper we've purchased. There are such a wide variety of wallpaper designs and textures available it's worth taking time before you make a decision.

Here is my guide to help you make choosing wallpaper a bit more easier for you.


Lining paper

Lining paper is a good option to have on your walls before applying your main wallpaper. It's great to help smooth out any cracks and minor imperfections. Simply paste and hang before your main wallpaper and you are good to go. 

Printed Paper

Printed paper is the most popular type of main wallpaper.  This tends to be relatively light and easy to hang as well as being suitable to all rooms in your home. You can get it in different weights, with heavier paper usually the best quality, and less likely to rip.

Vinyl Paper

Vinyl paper is normal wallpaper but has a thin layer of vinyl coating. This makes it more water-resistant and less susceptible to tearing. It's ideal for damp rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens as it can withstand more moisture.



Textured wallpaper has a three-dimensional finish to the surface.  It’s thick to the touch and is great for producing stucco effects. Its thick surface makes it ideal for covering up uneven wall surfaces.


Patterned wallpaper is available in a wide variety from bold and bright to calm and subtle. It's ideal for when you want a statement wall. 


Plain wallpaper is a handy alternative to paint especially if you have cracked/uneven walls. It also complements heavily patterned feature walls.


Paintable wallpaper is a great way to add DIY/custom element to your decor. It can also often be painted over again so you don't have to redo all your wallpaper if you fancy a change.


Damask wallpaper is a swirling, flock design, that is a bold statement, adding a sense of luxury to your home.

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