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Here you'll find all our news, views and behind the scenes previews that will keep you up to speed with all our latest developments. We'll also share bundles of inspiration and insight on design, colour palettes, how-to guides and useful tips to make your interior choices and decorating experiences an absolute breeze.

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26 Jun 2017

Chinoiserie – Influences of Asia and China

Chinoiserie is emerging as a trend prevalent in home décor and interior design. A fit for both the traditional home or a contrast in a more modern home with unique Asian and Chinese influence bringing worldly sophistication to any space. The style of Chinoiserie doesn’t come from China at all. Actually, originating in Europe in the 17th century, […]

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Categories: Trends, Wallcoverings
12 Jun 2017

Pushing the Boundaries with Flock Wallpaper

Flock wallpaper has been around for many decades. Originally invented to imitate cut velvet fabric hangings as far back as the 17th Century; using ‘flock’ – a waste product of the woollen cloth industry, which came in powdered form. Today ‘flock’ is typically man-made fibres of nylon or polyester. Flocking is the process of adding […]

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Categories: Wallcoverings
10 May 2017

Archive Designs

We are very lucky at 1838 Wallcoverings to have our own family archive designs of wallcoverings. This archive stretches back centuries. We describe the style of  1838 wallcovering collections as modern classic; and as our inspiration derives from timeless archive designs, given up to date twists, whether this be through current colour trends or applying […]

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Categories: Wallcoverings
12 Apr 2017

Surface Print Technique

The Surface Print technique was developed in the 1830’s, to replicate hand block printed wallpaper. It was in Darwen, Lancashire where this ground breaking wallpaper printing technique was developed. Charles Potter, was a partner in his father’s calico printing business, he was very interested to see if wallpaper could be printed onto calico mechanically. Charles […]

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Categories: Wallcoverings
08 Feb 2017

Blue: Cool not Cold

Blue has often been deemed as a cool, cold colour when selecting colours for interiors, and yet in our lives it is the colour of everyday; from the sky and sea to the staple to every modern day wardrobe. This year blue is making a fashionable return in interiors, with warm grey undertones, or a […]

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Categories: Trends, Wallcoverings
19 Jan 2017

British Wallpaper Manufacturer ‘Surface Print’ launch new brand ‘1838 Wallcoverings’

Over the past few decades, the well-respected ‘Surface Print’ has built up a reputation for producing the finest quality wallpapers in the United Kingdom, using the most traditional printing methods available. Steeped in history and a family owned business, the company has been making fine grade wallpapers at their factory in Lancashire for almost thirty […]

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Categories: Wallcoverings

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