Wallpaper Used On The Block 2018 – Tropical & Quirky!

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Every year the contestants on The Block use wallpaper to “wow” the judges and this year was no exception. It’s no secret that we love wallpaper for the simple reason it can transform a space like nothing else can.

There are literally thousands of wallpaper designs to choose from with one of the more popular themes at the moment being tropical inspired wallpapers. We’ve been installing everything from palm trees to banana leaves and so much more.

The tropical look can be achieved so easily with wallpaper instantly invoking a fresh cool vibe. Clients want the feeling of being in their very own resort style accommodation where they get a sense of warm balmy nights, cool coastal breezes and the soft sound of palm trees swaying in the breeze.

Bianca & Carla used a fresh palm tree design on a vibrant pink background in their ensuite to achieve a fun relaxed coastal vibe. The whole bathroom was given a completely different look and feel due entirely to the wallpaper.

If you’d like the same result the wallpaper is called “Palm Jungle” from Cole & Son and available from The Wallpaper Trader.


Bianca & Carla’s Ensuite Using Palm Tree Wallpaper


Challenge Apartment The Block 2018 - Bianca & Carla Ensuite - Pink Palm Tree Wallpaper


Bianca & Carla Ensuite - Cole & Son Pink Palm Tree Wallpaper


Cole & Son Palm Jungle Wallpaper - Bianca & Carla Bathroom - The Block 2018


Cole & Son Palm Jungle Wallpaper - Bianca & Carla Ensuite - The Block 2018



Shelly Craft Uses The Same Palm Tree Wallpaper In Her Own Home

Shelly loved the “Palm Jungle” wallpaper used on The Block this year so much that she had us install it for her in her own home. Shelly used the wallpaper in her outside toilet making it a really inviting little space!
We’re seeing a lot more people using wallpaper in their toilets and powder rooms to add that little bit of “wow factor”.

Check out the before and after photos of Shelly’s toilet to get an idea of just how amazing wallpaper is when it comes to transforming spaces.

Shelly's toilet before the wallpaper makeover


Shelly's toilet after installing palm tree wallpaper


Wallpaper is the one thing that you can use to instantly add atmosphere, mood, a theme or a definite look such as luxurious, whimsical or downright quirky!

Hans and Courtney took out the win for their Guest Bedroom by using a really quirky fun wallpaper. The wallpaper is actually a mural comprised of animals doing various quirky things on a black and white striped background. It’s the sort of wallpaper that puts a smile on your face as soon as you see it and boy! does it have impact.
So impressed were the judges by Courtney’s choice of wallpaper and her quirky styling to match that they awarded them the win.

The wallpaper is called “Hackney Empire Stripe” from House Of Hackney and is available from The Wallpaper Trader.


Hans & Courtney’s Guest Bedroom Using Quirky Animal Wallpaper


Hans & Courtney Black and white striped animal wallpaper


Hans & Courtney Guest Bedroom Win - The Block 2018


Hans & Courtney Winning Room - The Block 2018

If you’ve been inspired to use wallpaper whether it be a tropical wallpaper or a quirky animal wallpaper as seen on The Block 2018 then please give us a call for a free installation quote.
We’re always happy to give advice on both purchasing your wallpapers and the installation.
Please call Rupert at Wow Wallpaper Hanging on 0410 622 541.

Commercial Wallpapering – Brisbane & Gold Coast

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Commercial wallpapering throughout the Gold Coast and Brisbane has gained in popularity due to the fact that wallpaper can deliver the “wow factor” like nothing else can.

Commercial wallpaper installation - Indooroopilly Shopping CentreNot only has wallpaper become the must have item for residential interior decorating but it has also proved to be instrumental in creating atmosphere for businesses of all types.

Commercial wallpaper fitouts can include shops, offices, cafes, restaurants, salons, hotels and boutiques.
We have been involved in large scale commercial wallpaper jobs right down to small salon jobs.

Whether the job is large or small it’s the wallpaper that sets a business apart from the rest. Some businesses choose wallpaper based solely on it’s aesthetic appeal whereas others choose commercial vinyls simply because they are hard wearing, noise absorbing and easy to maintain.

Commercial vinyl wallpaper can take a lot of knocks but is also very easily cleaned with a damp cloth unlike paint that would probably need a whole wall repainted.

Given the sheer amount of designs and colours available today in wallpaper it’s very easy to create a look for your business that is unique and customised to suit you.

Please take a look below at some of the various commercial wallpapering jobs we have completed.


Commercial Wallpaper Shop Fitting – Large Department Store

We are currently working on a commercial wallpaper installation for a large department store fitout in the Queen St Mall in Brisbane. This one has multiple floors and requires wallpapering to all the change rooms, alteration rooms, store rooms, staff room and managerial offices. Choosing commercial grade vinyl wallpapers was important for this scale job as the walls need to be hard wearing. Commercial wallpaper comes in extra wide width rolls and requires double cutting on the joins.

commercial wallpapering Brisbane


commercial wallpaper installation Brisbane



Wall Mural Installations – Gold Coast & Brisbane

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Rebel Walls - New York City MuralWe hang wall murals on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. They have become very popular due to the huge range in variety and the many different manufacturers offering all sorts of designs.

Wall murals have instant effect when installed. As most murals are photos of either a landscape, cityscape, the ocean, a landmark or people, they can transport you to another place instantly. Creating an atmosphere has never been so easy just by choosing the right mural and installing it in the right place.

Today we are lucky to have the technology to be able to take a photo of anything and have it customised to our specific size and made into a mural.

There really is something to suit everyone when it comes to murals. You might love sport and want something to do with soccer, motor racing or cycling. If you love the ocean and surfing then there are beautiful scenes of waves crashing and people surfing. A beautiful tropical island with palm trees swaying will transport you a million miles away and calm the stress. In fact any nature inspired mural will do the trick to add a sense of calm such as a forest mural. What about a busy sprawling cosmopolitan city mural with night lights?

Murals are also very popular with kids. It’s the perfect way to add a bit of fun and colour to their bedrooms and create a little fantasy world for them. Kids never get bored with looking at their magical walls.

Many businesses also use wall murals to create a certain mood. Whether it be a salon, a fashion boutique or a restaurant, choosing the right wall mural can create wonders.
There are even faux look murals that resemble timber, bricks and concrete.

Below we show a few mural installations we have done throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Custom Wall Murals

Sometimes it’s impossible to find the exact mural you want to fit the exact space you want. That’s when it makes sense to get a customised mural where you can get any photo made into a mural to fit your wall or space like a glove. It may be that you would like a family photo or event made into a mural, or perhaps that unforgettable holiday snap.

If you’re a business then it may be a particular photo relating to your product or service that you need. The mural below was a customised print made specially for the sales office of The Verge Apartments at Cannon Hill. We installed this mural to a wall that included a door.




Below was a customised mural specially made for an Aviation College.

Custom mural installation - Aviation College Archerfield


Our client had a very specific image in mind when he decided to go for a New York City image. The only problem was that he couldn’t find what he wanted on any of the mural sites so he decided to buy the exact image he wanted and had it made into the mural of his dreams. Custom murals are made to your specific measurements so you know it will look amazing.

Custom New York City Mural - Reedy Creek Gold Coast


Black Grasscloth Wallpaper Installation – Broadbeach Waters – Gold Coast

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Grasscloth wallcoverings are the perfect choice for the latest contemporary look. We recently installed a beautiful black grasscloth with a hint of natural straw through it. It was installed to the back wall of a staircase and the difference was amazing.

As the back wall was 4 metres high and devoid of anything, it really needed something on it to make a statement.
The owner chose a really stunning grasscloth in dark shades which completely changed the entire look of the staircase.

Grasscloth wallpaper installation finishedThe Finished Grasscloth Wallpaper Installation Spanning The Whole Length Of The Back Wall To Staircase

The staircase can be seen as soon as you walk through the front entrance so it was important to use the space wisely. The grasscloth wallpaper makes a statement, turning this once bland area into a head turner.

before wallpapering staircase wallPreparing The Wall For Grasscloth

We always say what a difference wallpaper makes to a space but it’s absolutely true. Nothing else can add impact like wallpaper.

Grasscloths give that natural earthy look and create visual appeal as they have the natural texture of the grasses.. The beauty of grasscloths or grassweaves is that they are available in so many different colours. The natural beige and tan tones of grassclothes look beautiful as they are but sometimes you want a shade that will compliment your interior colour scheme.

Broadbeach Waters Staircase wallpaper installationGrasscloth sheets are wider than normal wallpaper at 900cm wide


Red Grasscloth Wallpaper Installation – Hendra, Brisbane

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Grasscloth wallpaper is the sophisticated choice for todays modern interiors.

Grascloths, sisals, grassweaves and all natural usually come in natural colours but today manufacturers are producing natural wallcoverings such as grasscloth in beautiful colours of red, blues and greens to name a few. Please see another of our grasscloth wallpaper posts to get even more ideas about this versatile wallcovering.

This week we installed a gorgeous natural grasscloth wallpaper in red. Below is a closeup so you can see how this wallpaper looks closeup.

Of course once hung on a wall and observed from a distance it takes on a whole different look.

This red grasscloth was a great choice for our clients living room. It was used as a backdrop to a wall mounted tv and framed two long white shuttered windows. The results were stunning and the “wow factor” that this room was after.

Below we show the process of installing this red grasscloth with before and after photos.

red grasscloth wallpaper installation - Hendra, BrisbaneRed Grasscloth Wallpaper Installed In Living Room


Brick Wallpaper Installation – The Grange, Brisbane

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

We recently completed a brick wallpaper installation at The Grange in Brisbane where our client has a beautiful Queenslander character home that includes a modern industrial styled area downstairs. It was once home to an art studio and incorporates polished concrete floors, large timber sliding doors and white painted walls and partition walls. The area is completely self contained with it’s own small kitchen, living area, bedroom, bathroom and toilet.

We would describe it as having a modern industrial warehouse feel. The owners wanted to add a warmth to the area while still keeping with the modern industrial look. To create the warm warehouse feel they chose a wonderful brick wallpaper from Kemra Wallpapers. It’s called Camden Factory Bricks and was the perfect choice to add the “wow factor” to the space. It also injected warmth and character into the space which is exactly what they were looking for.

brick wallpaper install - the Grange (more…)

Anaglypta Wallpaper On Ceilings – The Perfect Coverup To Hide Ugly Ceilings

Monday, April 20th, 2015

We have used Anaglypta wallpaper or paintable wallpaper to cover an ugly ceiling a few times now. The results are always amazing and completely transform ugly ceilings into a fresh clean looking ceiling. Once Anaglypta is installed it can either be left in it’s natural white colour or painted.

We are amazed that this versatile wallpaper is not more widely used here in Australia. It is a wonderful choice for covering up a multitude of sins without all the hard work. Of course it’s not only for ceilings but also used for walls. For even more embossed or Anaglypta wallpaper designs please visit our Anaglypta – Textured Wallpaper page where we also show how others have used it.

Below we show how we installed Anaglypta wallpaper on a ceiling for a client in Brisbane.

This is in her own words:

Here’s what we were faced with … a fairly extreme example of what Anaglypta is capable of covering!

before installing Anaglypta wallpaper


ceilings before transformation with Anaglypta wallpaper


Here’s the work in progress …

installing anaglypta wallpaper on a ceiling


installing anaglypta wallpaper on a ceiling


And here is the result … new fan, a lampshade and a whole new ceiling!

Anaglypta wallpaper installation Brisbane

finished ceiling in Anaglypta wallpaper

While the pattern is quite detailed when you look closely, once the room is decorated and you have other things to look at at eye level, any pattern on the ceiling becomes much more subtle. It will look even better once we get round to painting it! The above wallpaper is from the Anaglypta brand and is called Cottage Garden. It can be bought online from WallpaperDirect, click here for a direct link to buy at $37 per roll.


Wow ‘Em With Wallpaper In Your Powder Room

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

wallpaper in powder roomDid you know that wallpaper in powder rooms looks pretty darn sensational?

Powder rooms and bathrooms might be small areas but they can certainly deliver the “wow factor” when they are decked out in wallpaper.

Wallpapering bathrooms and powder rooms is becoming increasingly popular.Wallpaper can make a big impact in any room and  this is particularly true for the smallest room in  the house. You can afford to take a risk in a powder room, be a bit bold and try something you might not necessarily try in any other room in the house.

It’s also the perfect way to “wow” your guests!

Wallpaper has the advantage of supplying beautiful images, designs and colour which is superior to just painting or adding tiles.Combining the right wallpaper with the right tile will definitely create the “wow factor” in your bathroom.

Powder rooms are generally small which means it won’t take much wallpaper to cover them and create a stunning effect. Powder rooms are the one room where you can use high style for big impact in a small space.

Our clients are always looking for ways to individualise their spaces and create a look that is unique to them. Wallpaper will do just that.

If you’re really wanting a very elegant powder room then wallpaper will deliver. It’s easy to get that “Hollywood Glamour” style by using wallpaper.

Also with powder rooms it’s best to wallpaper every wall unlike other areas where one feature wall would perhaps be enough. Being such a small room, the powder room needs the whole space to be covered.

You would be forgiven for thinking that it would be easy to wallpaper this small room yourself.However wallpapering a tiny room can be a bit complicated. It’s important to take pattern repeat into consideration but also wallpapering tight corners and behind toilets, not as easy as you’d think.

Below we have included a few of our recent powder room wallpaper installations that all look amazing with the addition of wallpaper.


Grasscloth Wallpaper Used By Darren And Dee On The Block Triple Threat

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Natural textured wallpaper is very on trend right now. You would only have to listen to the designers on “The Block” and one of the contestants Dee to know that.
Darren Palmer is a big fan of grasscloth wallpaper, he couldn’t stop himself from touching it saying it’s ‘one of his favourite things in all of existence!’
So what is all the fuss about? Let’s take a look below at the winner of  Week 1 Room Reveals – Darren and Deanne’s bedroom. The wallpaper they used is Schumacher Wallpaper – Haruki Sisal in Silver from Grant Dorman.

Week 1 Room Reveals Using Grasscloth Wallpaper

Grasscloth Wallpaper Used By Darren And Dee On The Block Triple Threat


Grasscloth wallpaper - The Block


Darren and Dee's Bedroom - grasscloth wallpaper


Guest Bedroom Reveals Using Grasscloth Wallpaper

The below wallpaper is the same wallpaper that Darren and Dee used in their previous bedroom above except it is Harucki Indigo/Charcoal in colour.

Darren and Dee guest Bedroom using grassclloth wallpaper


Dee's Guest Bedroom


Dee's grasscloth bedroom


Dee's grasscloth wall with leopard bed


The below guest bedroom was done by Tim and Anastacia who aslo used a grasscloth wallpaper. Their wallpaper is available from Boyd Blue and is called Ethereal Duck Egg Grassweave wallpaper.

Grasscloth wallpaper in tim and anastacia's bedroom


Tim and  Anastacia's Bedroom


Wallpaper Installers Brisbane – Experts In Commercial & Residential Wallpaper Installation

Friday, January 9th, 2015

As wallpaper installers in Brisbane we have come across all types of wallpaper hanging situations. We specialise in residential wallpaper installation, commercial installations, hotel remodeling, mural installations and everything in between. With over 30 years experience, our team of paperhangers are the best in the business, using the latest tools and techniques to guarantee a perfect finish every time.

Our quality wallpaper installers are experts at enhancing homes and businesses throughout Brisbane, rest assured that we are fully licenced and insured.

We are thrilled to see wallpaper make a big comeback mainly due to the many beautiful wallpaper designs that are available today.

Brisbane home owners and businesses have embraced using wallpaper to set themselves apart from the rest. Wallpaper can create a whole new look or give atmosphere to a space like nothing else can.

Wallpaper Installers Brisbane

Wallpaper Feature Wall In Hotel Foyer

We are now seeing a lot of new homes being built incorporating wallpaper into the overall interior design. When choosing paint colours a lot of people want something a little extra to create the “wow factor” especially when first walking through the front door. Wallpaper can make an immediate first impression in an entry and then explode into the living area to keep the interest going.

Wallpaper Installers Brisbane - Residential Wallpaper

Feature Wall Using Commercial Wallpaper In Entry – Hawthorne House

Home renovations in Brisbane are popular and even apartment renovations. This is where we see our clients use wallpaper to great effect. When renovating we all want to create a look that is eye catching and appealing. We can do that with new kitchens, bathrooms, tiles, flooring, lighting and furniture but where the real “wow effect” comes in is in the colour. While neutral colour palettes are still high on everyone’s list, the bland minimalist stark look is not. That is where just one strategically placed feature wall comes in using wallpaper of course.

Wallpaper Installers Brisbane -Brisbane Teneriffe Wool Store Apartment

Woolstore Apartments Teneriffe


Wow Wallpaper Hanging