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Some people can’t live without colour, others are drawn to pattern, and still others are strict minimalists.  As for me, I’m a sucker for texture. When flicking through magazines and websites, I always gravitate towards rooms where texture’s a major player. It has a pull for me that I almost can’t explain. Texture makes a […] Read More

It was a no-brainer that NZ’ers would fall head over heels with open plan living. We love relaxed family living and informal entertaining so it perfectly suits our laid back Kiwi lifestyle. And there’s no denying there are many advantages. Removing a few walls will make space seem bigger and improve its natural light. It […] Read More

Hygge has been a hard word to avoid the last 12 months, cropping up in pretty much every kind of publication and even being shortlisted as 2016 word of the year by the Oxford Dictionary. So Paper Room thought we’d better join the conversation. On the off-chance you're not familiar with hygge, it’s a Danish […] Read More

    Do you procrastinate when it comes to redecorating? At Paper Room we have many customers loving our wallpaper, fabrics and homewares. But they often find it hard to make decisions when it comes to redecorating their own home. They don’t know where to start, the choices seem overwhelming or they simply don’t know […] Read More

As we slip into winter I thought it would be a great idea to do a Paper Room seasonal mood board. There is something deeply comforting about the thought of winter. With long evenings settled in front of the fire, warm drinks, good books, cosy layers and moody lighting. Hibernation is instinctive and you find yourself […] Read More

Transylvania is the birthplace of new Romanian design company MIND THE GAP and their fantastic range of eclectic wallpapers. Inspired by vintage photography, antique illustrations, modern patterns and nature, the creative team at Mind the Gap have created a truly unique and quirky range of wallpapers. They discovered their passion for wallpaper while working on […] Read More

The Paper Room team have just returned from an indulgent weekend in the capital. We stayed in the container house in Owhiro Bay, shopped til we dropped, checked out Martino Gamper’s 100 chairs in 100 days at the city gallery and ate our way around the city. Here ‘s what we loved. The Container House […] Read More

  This winter treat yourself and your windows to our roller blinds from Luxaflex. They work beautifully with drapes to provide an extra layer of winter insulation, but also look stunning on their own in areas of your home where you don't want or have room for the bulk of curtains. As well as insulating, roller blinds […] Read More

  Most people fall into one of two categories, – those that don’t pick up books, and those that can’t put them down.   I’m definitely in the later category. I consume fiction, flirt with non-fiction, and can barely get my nose out of interior magazines and books.   Good fiction is one of life’s […] Read More

  Our very own Sarah has opened her home once again to the photographer's lens, this time in April's Your Home and Garden.   Having transformed an unremarkable house into a stylish and eye-catching home, Sarah has combined designer flair with her enviable access to wallpapers, fabrics and homewares courtesy of you guessed it, the […] Read More

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