Wallpaper matching

Having removed an ancient Baxi Bermuda fire, we are left with a patch of
wall with damaged wallpaper, I do not know where the previous occupants got
the paper from, but it has been very very well hung, as a result papering
the whole room is a no no. I have spoken to a decorator who has said if we
can get the paper, he can replace the damaged rolls to the same standard as
the rest of the room.
I do not have any local wallpaper shops with pattern books etc, so can
anyone reccommend a way of identifying my wallpaper, perhaps a website of
patterns?
thanks
Vernon
Reply to
Vernon
Unless you can contact the previous occupants and they remember where they bought the paper, you are looking for a needle in a haystack. The patterns change every couple of years so unless the original paper was bought recently you are unlikely to be able to source a matching replacement with the same batch number. If you could find matching rolls the original paper may have faded slightly so they will not be a perfect match. Depends how fussy you are.
Reply to
DIY
On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 08:41:08 GMT, "Vernon" wrote:
If the fire was mounted on a chimney breast, you could simply replace the paper on that with something that looks OK with the rest of the room.
Reply to
Frank Erskine
Frank Erskine says...
Yes, actually use entirely different wallpaper that complements the look of the other paper and room. My Mrs does things like that - doing one wall with a different but complementary colour or paper. It won't work if the other paper is too similar in terms of pattern or colour - they will just clash.
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David in Normandy
Hmm that plan sounds like a good idea, being a typical bloke I have no idea about what would and would not go though! I have put some pictures of the paper up here
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Reply to
Vernon
Who said you have to paper all the room? I presume this fire is on a chimney breast wall? can you not just paper the wall of the chimney breast and alcoves?
Reply to
George
Vernon says...
What colour is the paper - I just looked at your photos and they look grey. Presumably that is an artefact of photography. Is the paper perhaps cream or white?
According to the Mrs, if white, then your options are wide open as many colours will go with white. Is there a predominant colour in the room e.g. carpet / curtains or furniture? If so you could match to that and just use a plain unpatterned paper of the same colour?
I'm not very good at colour matching either. Some colours sound awful in theory but work well in practice, particularly the slightly louder ones such as a small area of lavender against everything else white.
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David in Normandy
Have you looked in your loft, garage roof space, understairs cupboards etc? I was once in a similar situation and found two unopened rolls in a bin bag in the loft whilst up there looking for something else. Luckily I found them the day before I planned on stripping the rest of the paper off! You never know you may be lucky.
HTH
John
Reply to
John
On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 14:21:23 -0000, "John" wrote:
If that doesn't work take a picture of the paper to the local wallpapering shop if you have one and ask them. If they don't know (or you don't have an independent one, and the sheds don't have it) then repapre just that wall in a contrasting paper.
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mogga

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