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    • TheBagg
    • By TheBagg 10th Aug 19, 4:30 AM
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    Feature Wall Wallpapering Advice
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    Feature Wall Wallpapering Advice 10th Aug 19 at 4:30 AM
    I'm about to try my hand (for the first time) at wallpapering a feature wall in a bedroom and need some advice please.

    The wall in question will be where the headboard is and was wondering as the centre line of the wall will be different to the centre line of the headboard should I centre the wallpaper pattern to the wall or the headboard??

    Thank you in advance for any help and advice.
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    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 10th Aug 19, 4:55 AM
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    What's the repeat?

    If it is a pattern where you may notice it may be the wrong option
    • TheBagg
    • By TheBagg 10th Aug 19, 5:12 AM
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    Thank you for your reply.

    The repeat is 26.5cm.

    I thought in my in my inexperienced mind I should centre the wallpaper pattern to the centre of the headboard as either side of the bed will be matching bedside chests but this will out to the centre of the wall by appropriately half a door width as the headboard is on the wall where the door opens on to.
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 10th Aug 19, 5:47 AM
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    The repeat is that small, it won't matter where you centre the wallpaper.
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 10th Aug 19, 9:02 AM
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    The repeat is irrelevant with regards to centering the paper. The repeat is vertical, centering is horizontal.

    On a plain wall it could look good centered on the bed and as there is presumably only one door the lack of symmetry on the wall would go unnoticed.
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 10th Aug 19, 9:25 AM
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    The repeat is irrelevant with regards to centering the paper. The repeat is vertical, centering is horizontal.

    On a plain wall it could look good centered on the bed and as there is presumably only one door the lack of symmetry on the wall would go unnoticed.
    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    I was making an educated guess that a tiny horizontal repeat would have a pretty similar vertical one.

    If the bed is the permanent focal point then it isn't going to hurt to centre it on there.
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    I was making an educated guess that a tiny horizontal repeat would have a pretty similar vertical one.
    Originally posted by Doozergirl
    Its a 26.5cm repeat. Late night?
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    • By Debran 10th Aug 19, 1:10 PM
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    Centre the wallpaper over the bed.
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    • By Sea Shell 10th Aug 19, 2:03 PM
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    • 10th Aug 19, 2:03 PM
    Also make sure you don't end up with a silly little strip to hang at either corner.
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    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 10th Aug 19, 3:04 PM
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    There will be a horizontal repeat and that is what will get noticed.

    Depending on pattern getting the headboard line looking good may be worth considering.

    You may also want to consider where the joins will be and as pointed out the edges of the walls so you don't get small pieces.

    Watch out for the walls not being true.

    (links to the paper would help)
    • TheBagg
    • By TheBagg 20th Aug 19, 2:54 AM
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    Thank you for all the replies and are very much appreciated.

    The question was asked what the pattern repeat was and I stated 26.5cm but this what's on the wallpaper information as it's half drop. The actual pattern repeat is 53cm if this will make a difference to the answers?
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    • By TheBagg 20th Aug 19, 6:03 AM
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    The site won't let me post a link to the site but it's Brewers Manufacturers code 262109 as I'm a new user.


    Thanks in advance for any help and advice given.
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 20th Aug 19, 8:33 AM
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    Brewers Manufacturers code 262109
    Originally posted by TheBagg
    This one ?
    https://www.brewers.co.uk/product/DA01231145

    I'd mark the position of the headboard on the wall and arrange the pattern so that it fits evenly each side and above. Tip - Use a plumb line in the middle of the room (headboard), mark the wall, and hang the paper to that line. Don't use a spirit level as they will not give a truly vertical line.
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    • TheBagg
    • By TheBagg 20th Aug 19, 8:27 PM
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    Thank you for your reply and advice.

    Yes it is that wallpaper in the link.

    When I've worked it out it will leave about a 10cm wide wallpaper strip at the one side with the pattern centralised to the headboard and a 32cm wallpaper wide strip at the other wall.

    What practically should be the minimum strip width??
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 20th Aug 19, 9:51 PM
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    What practically should be the minimum strip width??
    Originally posted by TheBagg

    As big as needs be to fill the gap (I know, not very helpful).
    When I wallpapered my lounge, I had a full height strip around 120mm wide from memory. Also had a couple of small areas that needed a fill in strip around 10mm wide - Had a large pattern that I didn't want wrapping round a corner, so it needed a bit of creative measuring & cutting under a bay window.
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    • TheBagg
    • By TheBagg 1st Sep 19, 8:26 AM
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    I'm just about ready to start the feature wall but after putting the bed side chests in place and the headboard between them it will work out that one side will only have a 4cm wide piece up to the door architrave and 5.5cm above the architrave. Do you think this will be too small to hang successfully??

    My other option would be to centre the pattern to the centre of the wall When I'd have 20cm wide peices at each end but I don't think it woul look so good as the pattern would be out to the headboard.

    Thank you in advance for any advice given.
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