who remembers a lot of these patterns the first time around,
talks to Gary about UK Wallpaper who offer a wide range of
Can you please tell us a little bit about UK Wallpaper Gary?
Gary: UK Wallpaper is the
website of Cosham Decor, an independent wallpaper specialist
retailer which was established in 1994.
Please tell us more about the retro-style wallpapers on
Gary: General large florals,
circles and geometrics. Most tend to be fairly bright.
Where do the papers/designs come from?
Gary: Most of the Retro styles
are from Germany or Dutch but we buy in basically anything we
think people would like.
Who are your typical customers for these wallpapers and where
are they coming from?
Gary: Mostly customers looking
to do feature walls to really make an impact. Customers come
from all over - taste is a worldwide fashion.
And what are the sorts of settings they are being used in?
Gary: All over the house. Anywhere to make an impact.
What sort of feedback and comments have you been getting from
Gary: Very rarely, if ever do
we get a
bad one. People love them as most are vinyl - paste the wall
and they are easy to hang so the end job is usually very good
even from DIY’ers.
What is this enduring fascination people have generally with
Retro in all its forms? And do you think retro is here to
Gary: I think obviously the
vibrant colours are the most important. I think like all
fashion trends, they come and go. I somewhat link Retro and Nostalgia
and the fascination with the past as something that will
always be here. At the moment its 60’s and 70’s and Retro
styles. Let's hope its not the 80’s as the papers were pretty
What are the best things and what do you most enjoy about
selling these wallpapers?
Gary: Fashion. Even when the
market changes, so do the trends. As an independent retailer it's
important to stay on top of this. If we see a range we like we
can have it in store on-line and selling within a few days.
Are there plans for further retro-style products from UK
Gary: As and when new ranges
are launched we will continue to add them to our stock
UK Wallpaper aim to bring you a wide selection of high
quality Wallcoverings. We believe we have something to
cater for all taste be it Retro, Toiles, Traditional,
Contemporary or Damask.
A wide selection of quality
retro-style wallpapers for retro-theming and feature
4 High Street, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hants.
order/for more information please ring 023 9221 5830