After a couple of decades in the wilderness, wallpapers have come roaring back into fashion over the past few years. While the popularity of simple Scandi style is going nowhere, a growing trend towards maximalism, creativity and character has seen safe block colours make way for quirky patterns and bold feature walls.
If you’re shopping online, these days the options are endless. You’ve probably browsed the wallpaper aisles at nationwide chain retailers like B&Q, but online-only stores might be less familiar. To help you get started on your buying journey, we’ve selected a few of our favourite online destinations for wallpaper – read on to see our picks!
And remember, just as you would with paint, always order a sample before you commit to buying full rolls so you can test it looks perfect in person.
Where to buy wallpaper online in the UK
IWantWallpaper is one of the UK’s leading retailers of wallpaper, wall murals and wall stickers, and boasts a 4.6 rating on consumer review hub Trustpilot. It stocks patterns from popular brands such as Julian Macdonald and Anaglypta, as well as exclusive designs you can’t buy anywhere else.
The site’s handy search feature shows you all the possible styles, from botanical to geometric, and lets you tick the ones you’d like to see, which is so helpful if you’re not sure where to start. With options including glitter, unicorns, comic-book heroes and Disney characters, it’s a great resource if you’re decorating a kid’s bedroom.
Plus, all orders over £40 come with free UK delivery, while orders over £60 get free next working day delivery.
Wallpaper Direct – part of the Brewers group – prides itself on offering the widest range of options on the market, claiming to offer a choice of 11,000 papers in total. And with collections by everyone from Paloma Faith to Versace to the National Trust, there’s truly something for all tastes!
We love that they also offer a range of curtains and blinds, as well as finishing touches like rugs, cushions and wall art, making the site a one-stop shop for makeovers.
World of Wallpaper
A Berkshire-based family business, World of Wallpaper stocks a wide range of affordable and elegant patterns, and offers free shipping on orders over £40. We were particularly impressed with their large collection of children’s wallpapers, which includes charming patterns of rainbows, dinosaurs, clouds and unicorns.
If you’ve got a little bit more budget to play with, World of Wallpaper offers an upmarket selection of designer prints, too. They’re a stockist for Angel Strawbridge‘s Chateau range of wallpapers and textiles inspired by her Escape to the Chateau journey.
Argos is well-known to DIY enthusiasts as a budget-friendly option for wallpaper – plus, they usually have at least one sale on, saving you even more money. You can currently choose from 728 designs available on their website, DIY.com, including Art Deco, tropical and marble-look.
While Argos is a great choice for decorators on a budget, don’t overlook their more premium offerings, too – for instance, they stock dozens of beautiful designs by top designer Laura Ashley.
Dunelm is a great destination for budget-friendly paint and wallpaper, having launched their own-brand range of affordable decorating materials earlier this year. The retailer’s wallpaper range includes bold and beautiful prints like the Mariba design (above), as well as neutral tones, imitation brick and panel wallpaper and a wide selection of child-friendly prints.
One of our go-to destinations for great value decorating materials, Wilko stock a wide range of wallpaper designs, including a great selection of splash-proof and antibacterial bathroom wallpapers in a variety of clever visual effects. We especially love the tile-effect wallpapers – they look like the real thing, but they’re so much easier than tiling your walls!
If budget is a concern, check out their range of ultra-affordable own brand wallpaper – prices start from as little as £5 per roll!
ILoveWallpaper is an amazing first port of call if you like to be adventurous in your decor, as they stock a huge assortment of bold, creative patterns influenced by the latest trends. Check out their terrazzo-look Sorrento wallpaper or the stunning Belle pattern, based on that abstract face design that’s all over social media.
You’ll find some impressively realistic faux finishes mimicking materials from wood panelling to marble. They also sell wallpaper murals, including super on-trend ombré watercolours (above).