About Your Wallpaper Borders
Handmade to order from the finest materials, your border wallpaper is the perfect way to add distinction and style to your home. Wallpaper borders are supremely versatile and can be added to walls, ceilings and even to stair risers. Your borders for wallpaper are available in 147 x 22cm wide strips, so you can order the exact amount you need for your project. Available in 4 different papers; standard and premium, textured and self-adhesive, simply select the paper that best suits your needs and upload your preferred design. Print single designs, a repeat pattern, collages, typography designs and so much more. You are firmly in control of your borders, so you can be assured that the final product will look exactly as you want. A hanging guide is included with all orders, and we recommend referring to it before installing your new borders. You can read a copy of the guide here
At a glance
4 paper options
Water based inks
Wallpaper Borders Size
147 cm x 22 cm wide strips
How Are Your Wallpaper Borders Printed And Made?
Your wallpaper borders are printed, cut and finished by hand by a team of skilled technicians. Extreme care and attention to detail is given to every order, to ensure an immaculate finish. When it comes to making borders for your walls, there are 4 options to choose from. The classic standard and a luxurious premium as well as a textured and self-adhesive option. All papers look and feel beautiful, with matte finishes and light textured faces. The strength and durability are the same in all options, and they hold up brilliantly to scratches, abrasions and scuffs. Being environmentally friendly is a key mission of Contrado. As such, all papers are eco-friendly with no solvents or odours. We only use water-based inks and the premium option has a certified ECO-print.
There are a few subtle differences in the borders for wallpaper:
Standard: Your artwork is printed onto the chic, thick paper with a stunning matte finish, which offers a permanent print and very good print quality. Your paper comes with a 2-year guarantee for colour fastness when hung in an optimal area (out of direct sunlight). If you are planning on hanging your borders on dark walls, we suggest using a lining paper first or a coat of white paint.
Premium: This water activated paper requires no paste for application. Simply spray the wall and apply the borders where you wish. This stunning paper offers a permanent no-fade print, with super sharp print quality on a 100% opaque finish. Details and fine lines have incredible reproduction, while colours are crisp and vibrant.
If you need to clean your wallpaper borders, then we recommend using a mild, soapy solution and a damp sponge. Use as little moisture as possible, and do not scrub at the dirt. Gently wipe instead. Although the colours will not run, if you scrub too hard, a natural nap in the paper might become visible.
It is important to consider the dimensions of the borders. Each strip measures 147 x 22cm, so it is vital to measure the total length and width of space that you are looking to cover. Use a tape measure so you ensure you order the right amount of paper. The quality of your artwork also plays an important factor. Once you upload your design, if you see a "low quality" warning, it is because your image is too small and it won't look its best when printed. If this is the case, try scaling your image down, or applying the tile effect. There are so many amazing design options for uploading onto your borders. Repeat patterns look striking, as do creative collages and typography. Have fun creating the perfect design for your project. When it comes to hanging your borders, they are not limited to just walls. If you have stair risers, then why not jazz them up a bit and put some spring in your step by creating borders for your stairs? See our images for design inspiration.