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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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How do I find the “right” tradespeople for my wallpapering project?

For those who cannot - or do not want to - tackle the process of wallpapering themselves, there are always specialised companies and tradespeople. We are of course talking about painters and decorators, because they ought to know the process inside and out. But should the...

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Wallpapers in Trade Fair Construction - promoting products and services in the right light

National and international trade fairs are ideal opportunities to present goods and services for any industry as well as for freelancers, artists, tradesmen, industrial corporations and public institutions. Products, innovative ideas, inventions and services are introduced,...

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The best use for your wallpaper cut-offs: Wallpaper Vouchers… made from wallpaper!

Whenever a birthday comes along, the same question arises: What present can I give the birthday boy/girl? In today’s world, where most of us have access to anything the heart might desire, it is easy to buy the wrong thing. But don’t worry - we have a very simple...

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Help! Mould on the walls! What you need to consider before starting your wallpapering project

First things first: Don’t panic if you find traces of mould on the wall after stripping the old wallpaper, or even if they already show on top of it - it’s not the end of the world. Mould isn’t to be taken lightly, natch, but as mould on walls can have a...

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The cat's (or dog's) whiskers! Which wallpapers are suitable for pet owners?

It's finally up on the wall - your beautiful new wallpaper, a feast for eyes and senses. But the happiness doesn't last long, as Puss and Fido have also discovered their love for the new wall décor and have had a good go at it. Obviously, the claw marks and rips drive...

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