How to choose the perfect wallpaper

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    Wallpaper is the most on-trend way to transform your decor, from a statement wall to an entire room, there is no better way to restyle your interior this season. But with such a bountiful abundance of designs to choose from, patterned to plain, muted to multicolours, metallic to textured, holographic to photographic, it is almost impossible to know where to start. The LuxPad speaks to its favourite industry experts from the very best wallpaper brands to ask them to share their top tips on how to choose the perfect wallpaper

    osborne-and-littleSue Hardie, Head of Design, Osborne & Little
    Be adventurous! Choose a design you love, and you won’t be disappointed.

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    andrew-martinDavid Harris, Fabric and Wallpaper Design Director, Andrew Martin
    Whichever design and colour you go for, bold or subtle, always choose a paper with a high quality finish and a softer tone of ink and print mark. This makes a world of difference, achieving a refined and sophisticated finish. Steer clear of cheaper prints on shiny papers, these will look obtrusive and overpowering.

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    designers-guildTricia Guild, Founder and Creative Director, Designers Guild
    Choosing wallpaper for one’s own home is a very personal choice, I would say be led by your own instinctive response to a design, and, if you love it then try a large sample on the wall first to see how it works in the space.

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    pip-studioAnke van der Endt, Founder of PIP Studio
    PIP Wallpaper is a great solution to create your own atmosphere, because the artwork adds so much more than simply colours.

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    harlequinBecky Brown designer of Jardin Boheme collection, Harlequin
    To create a room with free-spirited, folkloric and ageless elements choose a wallpaper that has been created with strong brushstroke and techinques such as mark-making. Surface printed wallpapers gives depth of colour, detail and texture.

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    casadecoAnima Said of Casadeco Ltd
    The choice of a wallpaper relies on the story you want to tell about your room. Research trends, this will help decide a mood and direction for your space. Once you have made your choice, peruse a few wallpaper books for guidance. Then, follow your instinct, and once your choice is made, just go for it!

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    sandersonRebecca Craig, Head of Design for Sanderson
    Take into consideration the space you are working with; lighting is always an important factor to consider, as is the mood you want to convey in the room. Pick a few samples and live with them for a week. It is important to see how the wallpaper works with the light and room size morning, noon and night!

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    Ingela Wingborg, Designer at Eco Wallpaecoper
    If you are too afraid to be bold with colourful wallpaper, simplicity can be stunning too, choose a neutral design that features a textured or reflective pattern, such as Eco White Light, which plays with the effects of light on texture and pattern to deliver a balance of design whilst embracing the power of white as a canvas.

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    borastapeterMadeleine Sidemo, Designer at Boråstapeter
    Always view a wallpaper sample in the room it will be hung in, stick the sample up on a wall and step back from it, viewing a design in the environment it will be used is key, light conditions and  other features in the room will all have an impact on a design’s appearance, live with it for a day or two before making the final decision.

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    zimmer-and-rohdeKatharina, Designer at Zimmer and Rhode
    First step is to decide whether you want to highlight the interior with a feature wall or to support your furniture and art with an elegant understated surface. It’s always the contrasts that make a space interesting so mix old and new, matt and bright materials, warm and cold colours.

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    nlxllogoRick Vintage, Creative director of NLXL
    If you have a small room use something with a lot of detail, like the Scrapwood wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek. If you have a big space: Wham! Enter Brooklyn Tins by Merci. Do you really want to make your mark? Then you simply cannot ignore Studio Jobs Archives wallpaper. Be a maximalist. Go crazy. You only live once.

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    Looking for even more inspiration? Browse 1000’s of wallpaper designs now available at Tips Home Design from the best designers and home fashion brands here.

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