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HOW TO: Choose the Perfect Wallpaper (Plus Some Insider Tips)

04 August 2015

At B&M we’ve made it simple, by splitting our vast collection of wallpaper into easy to browse categories. Damask, Striped, Floral, Plain & Textured, Heavyweight Vinyl, Illustration, Contemporary, and Kids.

But which type of wallpaper goes best in the bedroom? What will light up the living room? And which designs will keep the kids happy during playtime and night-time?


The bedroom is a special place, so it deserves special décor. There are lots of ways to decorate depending on your taste: dark or light; patterned or plain; feature wall or consistent?

If you’re after that classy, boudoir look, then look no further than our damask range. There are some stunningly intricate patterns from Arthouse, like the Palazzo Stripe or the Vintage Messina Gold in a heavyweight vinyl.

But for those who appreciate the softer shades, and prefer the morning light to glimmer off their walls, we’ve got you covered too. We stock beautiful designs, and this Live Love Laugh wallpaper from Fine Décor comes in Cream/Gold and Silver/Teal.

B&M Top Tip: Don’t get stuck! See that your wallpapering goes as smoothly as possible with this Wallpaper Adhesive

 Living Room

The living room is your place of calm. It’s the first room you go to when you get home, crashing out in full star-fish position. So make sure your living room is a happy place to unwind; what better way than with soft tones and neutral colours.

We have a whole section devoted to floral wallpaper in a rainbow of colours. How about our Debona – Adele Motif in a calming Duck Egg? Maybe you’d prefer Taupe or a soft Grey?

This Crown Millie Motif would make a striking feature wall, available in Teal, Natural or rosey Red.

Or perhaps you prefer to make a bold first impression on guests, in which case you can’t go wrong with our new Debona – Striped Glitter in Plum, Teal or Black & Silver. Browse our colourful and stylish range of striped wallpaper for the perfect living room.

B&M Top Tip: Re-decorating the bathroom or kitchen? Remember you need special paper! Vinyl wallpapers resist moisture and are splash-proof (but should not be used in areas where it comes into direct, regular contact with water).

 Kids Bedroom

When it comes to kids’ bedrooms, trends are everything! You’ll find all the latest movie, superhero and character themed wallpaper in our kids section.

Are your boys and girls Minion-mad at the moment? How about our Minions Border wallpaper? Their bedroom will look even better kitted out with some Minion merchandise, including our Minions Single Duvet Set for their bed.

There’s also a gorgeous selection of Frozen wallpaper for your little princesses, not forgetting our Marvel and superhero themed décor from Marvel Action Heroes to Spider-Man Motif wallpaper.

It’s hard living up to their favourite super-heroes, but with our huge selection of kids wallpaper, you can transform yourself into: DIY Super-Parent!

B&M Top Tip: Don’t forget to call your local store before you make the journey. Wallpaper and DIY products are only available in selected stores, so always check before you go! Use our handy Store Finder to contact your nearest store.