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How to Shop for Wallpaper

Unless you have a background in interior design or are a paperhanger, shopping for new wallpaper can be an overwhelming experience. There are endless possibilities with the various patterns and selections of designs to choose from. It can be quite the challenge for the average person to pick out the perfect wallpaper that will complete the room that you have in mind.


Where should you start? What wallpaper collection would you start looking at? This is the reason why a lot of people get so overwhelmed once they start looking for that perfect wallpaper. It’s because the choices are endless with the exorbitant number of possibilities out there today.


Its not an easy task. But today with the suggestions below, this will help you to get to know the steps that are necessary to begin.
Here’s a quick how-to on where to start to search for that perfect wallpaper so that things are easier once you are ready for that new look in your home.


Know The Brands

Get to know the wallpaper brands. Each manufacturer has several designer “brands.” Each brand has its own team of designers that have they’re own unique style or color palette that they like to work with. Some designers get their inspiration from places they’ve been or even areas or aspects of their life.


Know the Major Manufacturers

There are seven major wallpaper brands in the United States today. They are Astek, Blue Mountain, Brewster Home Fashions, Patton, Seabrook, Thibaut and York Wallcoverings. There are several other specialty manufacturers out there but these seven are the most well-known wallpaper manufacturers that will carry virtually any wallpaper need you may have.


Know the Collections

Each designer has it’s his or her collection an then placed in a wallpaper book. Each book has its own theme to it and colorway throught the book. For instance, Outdoors with the Hautman Brothers Wallpaper Collection, Chesapeake line distributed by Brewster Home Fashions features wall coverings that are designed for that outdoor hunting earthy lodge style. The Aquarius K and B collection by Galerie features wallpaper and borders with a distinct old world traveler novelty theme.


Shopping by the Book


Some people shop for wallpaper by the book or category. This has many advantages to it. The biggest advantage is that you can see in most cases the same pattern with several different variations or color and sometimes texture of a specific paper and its corresponding borders.


For instance, let’s say you really like a specific formal print from the Biennale wallpaper collection by Sancar. You’re set on the pattern for your room but however, the colorway isn’t quite right. You can then find the same pattern in a different color that would best match the color palette you are working with for that particular room.


Furthermore, when you shop you can see the variety of coordinating patterns for each colorway that may match perfectly match with the paper you have picked out for any adjacent rooms.


Do Not Be Afraid To Call or Send an E-Mail


Many times if you call us at 1-877-229-9427 , email us  [email protected] or just send us a quote we can better tell you several books you might be interested in by the theme in which you are trying to emulate in your home depending on how much information you give us. When you call or email us for a recommendation be sure you tell us the overall look or theme and we may be able to recommend a specific area in which to start looking.  But remember its all based on what you like.



It’s not a pleasant experience to have your wallpaper shipped to you and realize that it does not look like you thought it would. It’s unfortunate but sometimes even high resolution pictures cannot accurately display the exact color or texture like it would in person. We offer samples with specific for a small fee. This way it would give you the opportunity to see the scale of the pattern as well as the color palette in which it is offered in.


The solution to this problem is to get samples of the wallpaper you think you want. Get several color selections sent to you so that you can take a look at each one in person. You can touch, feel and compare each sample to see which one you want to go with up on your wall. When you do this you not only save time in the long run but you save yourself a lot of regret in the future.


You can get all designer wallcoverings at Eade’s Wallpaper & Fabric. www.eadeswallpaper.com 1-877-229-9427