When you think you've found a paper you like, avoid costly mistakes by buying a whole roll so your can see what it looks like in the room and with your furniture.
Unless you're buying custom-printed paper, there will be some wastage so you can match the pattern repeat. Work out how many rolls you need, and reduce waste, with our wallpaper calculator.
It might sound obvious, but always check which way up the wallpaper is supposed to go. If in doubt, ask - don't just leave your decorator to decide, as you may come home to find it's upside down.
Many wallpapers now are of the less messy ‘paste the wall' variety. As it's easier to hang, you may bot need to call in the professional decorator, so it helps cut costs!
There are coatings you can use over wallpaper in areas of heavy traffic to lessen wear and tear. Try Polyvine, available in matt, full gloss and satin through large decorators' merchants. Always try a test piece first as it may affect the colour of the wallpaper.