Wallpaper is a decorative material which is available in a range of colours, textures and patterns and is attached to the wall using wallpaper paste. Wallpaper can instantly change the look of a room although may require more skill than painting. For those looking for a designer inspired room there are a range of couture and boutique collections by the famous interior designers.
Wallpaper is hung on a wall and this usually takes place by cutting the paper to size then covering it with paste. Alternatives include ready pasted wallpaper which just requires brushing the back of the paper with water or pasting the wall then adding the paper on top. The wallpaper needs to be carefully measured and cut, especially if there is a prominent pattern which needs to be aligned to the next piece.
Wallpaper was formerly a very popular method of decorating a room until the use of paint and clean lines prevailed. However, it is now often used as a fashion statement to create a focal point on one wall in a room. A 'feature wall' has become a popular method of decorating, and is normally placed in a room on the wall of the fireplace, television or bed.