Inspiration

Welcome to our Blog!
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.

Facebook Twitter Instagram Google+
24 Jul 2017

Digital Printing – A World of Possibilities

Developments in digital printing have opened a whole new world of possibilities to bring empty walls to life with breath-taking designs. There are many benefits when designing digitally printed wallpaper. The opportunity to use as many colours as the design requires, and produce tones and marks to the artwork without compromising the design. The most […]

Read more
Categories: Wallcoverings
07 Jul 2017

Shine with the best metallic wallcoverings

Think golds, coppers, brass and silver: of course, not forgetting the ever popular and current Rose Gold. Bring your walls bang up-to-date and make your interiors shine with the best metallic wallcoverings. Wallcoverings with a metallic sheen add a touch of glamour and luxury. Perfect in a smaller room as an effective tool for reflecting […]

Read more
Categories: Trends, Wallcoverings
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, […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Categories: Wallcoverings

Sign up to our newsletter for oodles of inspiration

  • By submitting your details you consent to them being used in accordance with your preferences and our terms and conditions. Your data will not be shared with any third party without your prior consent and will be kept in accordance with GDPR.