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Ideas for decorating with nursery wallpaper

Planning and decorating the nursery can be one of the more fun tasks to do when expecting a baby. But deciding on a look can be daunting as there’s so much to choose from. So today we’re going to take a look at some of the options available to you to create a lovely nursery for your newborn.

It’s a surprise –  choose a neutral colour scheme

If you don’t want to know whether your baby’s going to be a boy or a girl, then it may discount the traditional blue or pink options. But there’s a range of neutral shades such as magnolia, latte, mocha and other pale brown hues that will be ideal whatever the gender of your child. They are also suitable colours for toddlers and older children so will last a long time if needed. But if you want something that’s aimed more at early years then take a look at nursery wallpaper. Typical designs include furry animals – rabbits, bears, mice and dogs.

It’s a surprise! (colourful colour scheme)

If neutral shades don’t excite you, then there are some great colours at the brighter end of the scale. Bright yellow, orange and lime green are suitable for both boys and girls, will look great in nurseries, but they are also in trend colours for this season. Again, to create a style that’s more specific to a young child’s nursery, combine these colours with zoo themed nursery wallpaper.

It’s a girl!

Pink has long been the colour associated with little girl’s nurseries. But there’s a range within this – from the simple, more traditional pale pinks to shades like fuchsia are more intense and modern in style. You can add detail to the look by using girls’ nursery wallpaper like princesses, fairies and butterflies. There are also wall murals. A brand like Walltastic offer murals of many popular children’s toys including Barbie and My Little Pony.

It’s a boy!

If you know you’re having a boy, then blue will be the obvious place to start. There are a big range of shades to consider. Baby blue and other pale shades will create a calm, relaxed nursery, but they can also make the room feel a little cold. A solution to this is to use a shade of pale blue that has been warmed up with a touch of grey, or use some boys’ nursery wallpaper to add some different colours to the walls.

Whether your baby is a boy or a girl, and whether you want to opt for traditional colour schemes or something a bit different, there are colours and wall effects available. If you’re interested in nursery wallpaper, wall murals or paint effects, look at nursery wallpaper UK suppliers for the best prices. We hope this article has made the decision making easier for you, so that you can enjoy the experience of preparing for a new addition to the family.

Five reasons to go with Wallrock Fibreliner

It’s not always easy to know what tools to choose for DIY. In the store there might be an array of similar products that are difficult to distinguish between. When it comes to lining paper, we think there’s a clear choice. So below we share the five main advantages of using Wallrock Fibreliner.

1. Made by a market leading home décor company

The first advantage of Wallrock Fibreliner is that it’s produced by Erfurt Mav, a leading home décor company who are known for developing innovative products aimed at both novice and professional decorators. They invest a significant amount of money in R&D to solve problems that people face when redecorating. Their Wallrock brand of lining paper.

2. Heavy duty

Stripping back wallpaper to find perfectly smooth walls is the stuff of fantasy but, unfortunately, rarely the reality. All walls have imperfections, which is why Wallrock Fibreliner 100 and other lining papers available from Wallrock are designed to be heavy duty enough to cover any cracks, dents or bubbles. The fibre lining paper range from Wallrock also reduces the ability of condensation to develop into mould, and is scuff and tear resistant so will last for a long time.

3. No expanding or shrinking on the wall

While other lining papers might grow and shrink during application, Wallrock Fibreliner has been designed so that it doesn’t expand when paste is applied to it, it holds its position so you can get a perfect finish.

4. Choice

Unlike other brands of lining paper, the Wallrock Fibreliner range is available in two sizes – single and double length – as well as in three widths. So you will always be able to find the option that suits your needs.

5. Convenience

All you need to hang Wallrock Fibreliner to the wall is adhesive, so there’s no need to buy any additional tools or products. You can paste the fibre liner paper or at walls, whichever is most convenient.

With these, and other, advantages, Wallrock Fibreliner is the right choice when it comes to lining paper. 

Find something different with Muriva Wallpaper

Muriva offer a range of stylish and eye catching wallpaper designs that can add style to any home. Their range is constantly evolving in line with the current trends and seasons so they have wallpapers for all purposes and rooms. This season they have an especially great range of designs and we’ve picked out three of the best Muriva wallpaper designs to look at in more detail.

Big Apple Wallpaper

Nowhere in the world has a more recognizable look and feel than New York City. This design takes its cue from the city affectionately known as The Big Apple and aims to capture its spirit with iconic images like the Brooklyn Bridge, the Wall Street sign and the Statue of Liberty. The classic black and white photography is given a splash of colour with the bright yellow of New York taxi cabs. It will look excellent on a feature wall in a dining or living room.

London Wallpaper

In a similar vein is the Muriva London Wallpaper.  It’s full of landmarks from The Big Smoke including Big Ben, London Bridge and the Gherkin. This time a splash of red is added to the classic black and white colour scheme with the iconic red phone boxes and double decker buses.

Campervan Wallpaper

The Murvia Campervan Wallpaper is an illustrative design featuring the images of 50s VW campervans and scooters. Great for anyone who loves that retro style and wants a fun home that reflects their personality. With a cream background and the contrasting brightly coloured vehicles, this design will bright liveliness to a room without being too overpowering. Brilliant for anyone wanting to create a surf rock feel.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Muriva range if you’re wanting to redecorate your home in an unconventional and out of the ordinary style.

1400 Grade Lining Paper Explained

There are many different types of wallpapers and lining papers on the market and unless you’re a professional decorator, you might not understand the differences between them. Many of you might be reading this and asking what is lining paper and why is it required anyway? In this guide, we look specifically at 1400 grade lining paper and tell you how best to use it.

Types of lining paper

Before looking in more details at 1400 grade lining paper, it’s probably best to look at lining paper in general. Lining paper is a pre-wallpaper wall covering that’s designed to smooth over walls to prepare them for painting or wallpapering over. There are a range of specialist types of lining paper available. The most well known are thermal lining paper, which helps insulate your home against heat loss, and soundproof liner, which blocks out external noise. But there are also differences in more general liners.

The lining paper grading system

Lining papers are available in a range of different thicknesses. The thickness is explained in the numerical grade of the paper – 800 grade is very thin, while 1400 grade lining paper is very thick and suited to more heavy duty needs.

When to use 1400 lining paper

Superthick lining paper 1400 grade is great for using in your home to cover over plastering imperfections like pits and cracks. If you wallpaper over a wall with imperfections like these without using lining paper first, they will show up under the wallpaper. With 1400 grade lining paper, they should be totally disguised. 1400 grade lining paper can also be used to smooth out walls before painting. For instance, if bubbles have formed in the plaster whilst it was drying. The third use for 1400 lining paper is to cover up marks and stains on the wall. Water leaks, nicotine, smoke damage stains can all show through wallpaper or paint if not covered over first. Thick lining paper will prevent this happening.

So, now you know what 1400 grade lining paper is and where best to use it in your home.