• Kylie Harber

How to Choose the Perfect Wallpaper!

Updated: May 25

If you are feeling overwhelmed, indecisive or frustrated from comparing wallpaper websites, prices and designs, you are in the right place.

This is my advice in choosing the perfect wallpaper (no matter where in the world you are):

Step 1. Hire Tiny Giraffe.

Step 2. Sit back, relax and let us do everything for you (from design to installation).

That was cheeky wasn't it? ;)

My wish for you is to live in a beautiful home that is filled with your favourite things.

I really want to help you get the right design (pattern or mural), at the right scale, in the best colours to suit your home or office or shopfront, in perfect proportion and balance.

I started Tiny Giraffe because I struggled with purchasing art prints and wallpapers for myself! I know all about the overwhelm and indecision.

Read on below to see which scenario describes you best...

You’re pregnant and your new bub is not far away. You want to create a beautiful nursery for you both to spend time in while you’re taking extended leave. A space to relax and enjoy this precious time together and upload tonnes of cute selfies together.

Your Miss Five declares she LOVES white unicorns with rainbow manes and you would love to surprise her with a pretty wallpaper to create her dream bedroom. (You have yet to find a wallpaper with a white unicorn and rainbow mane).

You’re a tired, talented human with career and life goals that don’t leave much time for decorating, but you’ve got that *one wall* in your home, office, studio or shop that could use some love. It’s not right. It's too bare, or something... you're not entirely sure why it's not working. You’d really love to inject some of your own personality or business branding into a space that you spend so much time in.

Sound familiar?

Let's look at the reality of choosing wallpaper from a random website

Trawling through wallpaper websites is time consuming and difficult to navigate.

Perhaps you find a design you love but it's not quite right.

The colour is off.

The scale of the pattern is too large.

Or the colour looks great but the flowers are too small.

Perhaps you can't find anything you really love. Nothing quite suits your space.

Perhaps it doesn't express your true essence.

Knowing how much to order is an exercise in second-guessing and triple checking.

This wallpaper says it comes in panels.

How many panels might you need?

This one comes in rolls.

How do you know what type of wallpaper you need?

What on earth does paste-the-wall mean?

What is the difference between paste-the-wall vs paste-the-paper?

This one says 'Peel and Stick'... but will it damage your walls?

And then it arrives.

How do you prepare the wall for it?

Is there a technique on how to apply the wallpaper?

Does the pattern line up or does it need to be overlapped and double cut?

Should you have hired an installer?

Wallpaper can be easy and quick process.

Simply book a discovery call (simply email us hello@tinygiraffe.co), knowing there is an enthusiastic artist who can't wait to work with you one-on-one to create MAGIC together.

Someone who will listen attentively, and ask the right questions.

Someone who cares about you and your lifestyle.

Someone who will encourage you to enjoy and collaborate in the design process.

Someone who will create the perfect design for you while you get on with life.

We will chat about your wild and wonderful dreams for the space.

I will assess photos of your room, provide instant design ideas and discuss how I can help.

Depending on the brief I receive from you, my ideas for your space may be something other than repeatable wallpaper (I also provide art prints, decals and murals). I will always be honest about what I think will work best and if my artwork is suitable.

I will provide you with an all inclusive fee to cover everything you've asked for.

It includes concept design, final design, colour consultation, wallpaper printing and shipping. Installation can be included too! Or if you would prefer to install yourself at home, I will print your wallpaper on a product you can’t stuff up (it truly is 'peel and stick' and it is brilliant).

It’s that easy.

I look forward to helping you create your perfect wallpaper!

Kylie + Mr G x

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