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Wallpaper v Paint

Updated: Apr 12, 2019

Changing wall coverings is a quick and easy way to update a room, whether you choose just wallpaper or wallpaper and paint, there are a number of things you should consider.


If you are afraid to use your favourite wallpaper or paint in a big space such as your living room, then try the downstairs loo or a statement wall in the bathroom where you can add a splash of colour or crazy wallpaper of your choice.

Visit Drew Decor store, 910 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield to view more fantastic wallpapers by Cole & Son, Anaglypta, Sanderson, Zoffany, Harlequin, Scion, Anthology & Morris & Co.


Fully wallpapered rooms are making a comeback thanks to the feature wall and now wallpaper is back on trend. There are now never ending shades, patterns and textures available, along with digital printing which has brought down the cost of bespoke designs too.

Personally I believe stripes never date and immediately improve the appearance of a room's proportions, for example horizontal stripes can make a room like wider while vertical stripes make ceilings appear higher. If stripes are your preferred choice then come and visit Drew Decor Store, Sheffield.

The more modern designs I love at the moment are by Cole and Son as they have the ability to export you to somewhere else.

If your main focus is to pick the perfect shade then paint is the option for you, and if you visit Drew Decor Store, Sheffield you will not be disappointed at the array of colours you have to chose from. We offer quality paint by Sanderson and Zoffany.

Sanderson have 154 colours in a selection of finishes that can be used throughout the home. From traditional to contemporary interiors, their timeless palette has been designed for homes where style matters. Sanderson paints are bursting with the best grade pigments to ensure quality of colour, excellent coverage and a smooth application that professionals love. You can purchase as many sample pots as you like by Sanderson at Drew Decor Store, Sheffield.

Zoffany has exceptional coverage, outstanding depth of colour and an effortlessly sophisticated palette is the hallmark of the Zoffany paint collection. Immerse yourself in the alchemy of colour with 156 exquisite shades, fine-tuned to perfection and beautifully created to complete and enhance our fabric and wallpaper collections. You can purchase as many sample pots you require by Zoffany from Drew Decor Store, Sheffield.


You may not think it but modern wallpaper is durable and easy to clean, so do not be put off buying wallpaper if you have pets or young children as there are options such as wipe clean vinyl varieties that would be best suited. Generally a room will need to be repainted every 3-5 years, sometimes more often in high traffic areas. There are paints that you can wipe down if necessary such as Elite Emulsion by Zoffany and Active Emulsion by Sanderson and are available to order from Drew Decor Store, Sheffield


It is generally cheaper to a paint a room than it is to wallpaper it, BUT wallpaper tends to have a longer life-span so the costs even out over the time.

My personal choice would be a combination of good quality paint and quality wallpaper as this will provide the best and most creative finish.

Come and visit me at Drew Decor Store, 910 Eccelsall Road, Sheffield to help create the home of your dreams.

Opening Times

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Tuesday 10am - 5pm

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 10am - 5pm

Friday 10am - 5pm

Saturday 9.30am - 2pm


Appointments are available outside of our normal store hours if this is more suitable. Please contact 01142 169252.

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