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Are we not men?! – How wallpapers turn bachelors into men

Stylish interior design not only depends on a tasteful choice of furniture and accessories, but on a good eye for space and proportions, too. The framework is essential. And the right wallpaper provides this framework. These days, the classic wood-chip wallpaper (as useful...

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How to repair damaged wallpaper on the wall

Nobody likes them, but even with the greatest care, they are inevitable: damages of all shapes and sizes, of many different types and to various extents. It's just in the nature of things that the wall with damaged wallpapers will almost always be in full view. It seems that...

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Bon appétit - wallpapers for dining areas: Tasteful, stylish and pleasurable

In any home, the dining area is particularly important. Depending on the size of one's abode, it can be a separate, dedicated room or an open-plan area integrated in the kitchen. Wall décor is often used to achieve a certain atmosphere in these spaces, but it also...

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Wallpaper for study or home office - the right decision for optimum work flow

In recent years, wallpaper décor in offices has increasingly moved into the focus of attention. The times when the walls in home offices or work spaces were generally a sterile white are long gone, for it’s become clear that those areas benefit from the right...

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Raw, urban concrete – from building material to wallpaper style

Concrete is a raw building material, it rarely occupies our thoughts as it is usually hidden and seldom demands our attention. It’s omnipresent in the buildings around us, but until recently it was more a necessary element than part of any design concept. Nevertheless...

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Smokers and wallpapers - tips and tricks for rooms exposed to smoke

Truth be told, it's a hotly debated, controversial topic, as “officially”, smoking is frowned upon these days. We all know why, and the health risks connected to smoking are no secret. Nevertheless, not all wallpaper fans are non-smokers, and we all have the...

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How animals feature in design - from cave paintings to wallpaper

Since humans have roamed the earth, they have decorated their dwellings to individualise them. Right from the beginning, animals played an important role in terms of decorations. Wall design underwent huge transformation over the centuries - not just with regards to meaning...

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How systemic change is reflected in wall décor - or: When time stands still

The present doesn't live here any more. It moved out with the former inhabitants. Lost without a trace. And with them moved the fleeting time. It seems to simply have stopped here, right in the middle of an historic system change. What is left are fragments of memories on the...

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Which wallpaper paste to use for specific wallpapers and surfaces

Wallpapers and wallpaper paste go hand in hand. But some special wallpaper materials require specific glues or pastes. The surface, too, plays a significant role, especially as wallpaper isn't always necessarily applied to walls. The DIY movement is on the up and up and knows...

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The best use for your wallpaper cut-offs: Wallpaper trees

“Ho ho ho... It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” Wherever you are, people are crafting and putting up festive decorations, and it is definitely on: the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. It should be lovely and straight, not too large, not too small,...

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Timeless Wallpapers - polka-dot walls

The dot/point - a timeless, reliable classic. It has no beginning and no end, no up and no down, no left and no right. It hides, tiny and unimposing, at the end of a sentence. It adorns pieces of clothing, crockery, and accessories in all sizes and colours. Dots are a very...

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Techno, Dancing and Wallpapers

Electronic dance music has ruled the dance-floors of the world for more than a quarter of a century. Techno’s heyday happened during German reunification in the lawless wastelands of Berlin with their cellars, bunkers and crumbling industrial buildings. Having come from the...

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Bordello Chic: Immerse yourself in a make-believe world

It’s true, the whole concept does sound a little bit risqué. But that is the point. After all, the name suggests a specific milieu. That alone, however, wasn’t the whole reason for the moniker of this striking “genre” of wallpapers. It’s...

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A small room makes it big - design wallpapers for toilets/powder rooms

Many houses and flats have a family bathroom as well as a separate WC - an extremely convenient arrangement. It allows people not to get in each other's way and not having to queue when “nature calls”. And of course it is also known as the guest toilet, so that...

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Now the new patterned wallpaper is up on one wall, what are you going to do with the remaining 3?

Patterned wallpapers have a special and dominant effect on a room, which is why adorning all walls with the same wallpaper can be a bit “too much”. The size, height and lay-out of the room as well as the number of windows also have to be taken into consideration...

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