The History

It was in Lancashire in the North of England that the true and lasting method of wallpaper printing was pioneered.

1838 is the year that Charles Potter with the help of his brother Harold and Walmsley Preston, a former machine printer, who had an impressively innovative and technical mind, applied themselves to adapting the principals of the Calico printing machine to the requirements of wallpaper production. Creating the revolutionary Surface Print machine.

The invention by Charles Potter is such a wonderful story that we thought it should be celebrated and more widely known. That's why we're called 1838 Wallcoverings!

Our Story

With over 4 generations of wallpaper printing experience, we are proud to be producing luxury wallpaper at our factory in Lancashire, in the North of England, an area which boasts a proud heritage of wallpaper printing.

We're a family owned business, remaining true to our heritage by manufacturing with the same printing techniques and machinery used by our ancestors.

We celebrate and embrace the skill and craftsmanship that goes into producing wallpaper collections that will delight and inspire beautiful interiors.

Our Collections

Beautiful painterly florals, opulent trailing leaves, textured metallic stripes and eye-catching geometrics all enriched with a sophisticated palette of lustrous tones of coral, green, blue and golds. Perfect for a chic contemporary interior.

The Avington collection draws inspiration from English stately homes, with rich gold tones, soft earthy hues, warm neutrals and striking deep blues. The seven exquisite designs in the Avington collection incorporate matt and shine qualities to add instant drama to any room.

The Rosemore collection comprises a selection of soft leaf trails, rambling rose florals, hazy woodland scenes and sophisticated scroll damasks. Inspired by English country gardens with soft tones and subtle textures to provide a touch of tranquillity to your interior.

Our Luxury Wallpapers

All of our collections are designed with customers in mind and are available in a range of designs, styles, colourways and coordinates.

1838 Wallcoverings are created to last, are Non Woven (Paste the Wall), making them easy to hang and easy to strip from walls, whilst all our inks and papers are environmentally friendly.

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