We Try Star Print Wallpaper For Kids From Great Little Trading Company
Are You On The Hunt For Star Print Wallpaper?
We’ve been busy with a mini children’s room make-over using star print wallpaper for kids from Great Little Trading Company, as well as the GLTC Greenaway book case (which were sent to me for this post). Here’s how we got on…
Why Chose Wallpaper For Kid’s Rooms?
But first, why wallpaper? Isn’t paint quicker and easier than wallpaper for kids rooms?
Wallpaper might not be the first choice – it’s expensive, the potential for kids to draw on it is high – but you can add a colourful and creative design. It’s especially good for smaller rooms as it adds a lot of colour and pattern.
And for us, this bedroom was originally ours, and when we moved in it had a giant, hideous wooden bedframe that we then found had been fixed to the wall to hide a massive hole in the plaster. As you do!
This is another post for another time, but why are previous house owners always so weird?!
At that point in our renovation, we weren’t due to have anything else plastered that would have made it a more cost-effective job than just having one wall done, so our builder skimmed over the hole and we tried to hide the imperfections with thick lining paper and wallpaper.
We moved out of this room up into our loft conversion (which you can see in our post on loft conversion tips) and E moved in. We’d been meaning to change the old wallpaper to wallpaper for kids, but as with all things when you’re renovating on a budget and with small children around, it took a while to get round to…(sound familiar?).
On The Wall – Why We Picked Star Print Wallpaper From GLTC
Step forward the Grey Stardust star print wallpaper for kids from GLTC. E originally wanted unicorn wallpaper, and in the time it took me to find out that the only nice unicorn wallpapers she liked were really expensive (about £80 a roll, yikes), she’d changed her mind again. I didn’t want us to spend a lot of time and money on something she might change her mind about in the future.
Luckily, we both really liked the range of Great Little Trading Company wallpaper, and it’s a more reasonable £24 a roll. We picked the Grey Stardust pattern as it’s simple but pretty, and we thought star print wallpaper would work as well as nursery wallpaper it would as wallpaper for an older child.
Applying The Wallpaper – How Easy Is It To Use?
Here’s the before shot of the qLL! Alex’s dad kindly stepped in and did the job for us (he’s wallpapered most of our house).
He said it was easy to put up, and I think we used just over one roll.
And here’s the after:
We Also Used The Great Little Trading Company Greenaway Bookcase
As well as adding the kids wallpaper from GLTC, I also liked the idea of having a bookcase on the wall to store E’s bedtime books and general bits and pieces.
We ‘re always looking for different ways to store children’s books, from our IKEA spice rack bookshelves (which you can also see appearing on Apartment Therapy this month – dream!) to our fireplace to bookcase makover which used the GLTC Townhouse shelves.
I’ve always really loved the GLTC Greenaway book shelves, and luckily they now come in a mini version which was a perfect size.
As with all GLTC products it’s easy self-assembly, and we’ve fixed it to the wall.
You can stack books 3-4 deep, so it’s useful book storage, and it’s also good for displaying treasures and all the small things that are always lying around.
Because there are always millions of those, aren’t there?
We also added the neon ‘love light’ and a couple of positive prints – these are attached using Command Hooks and washi tape, which won’t mark or ruin the wallpaper. Fingers crossed!
How Much Does The Star Print Wallpaper Cost?
It costs £24 a roll. For this partial wall we used just one roll.
Where Can I Buy The Star Print Wallpaper From?
You can buy it from the GLTC website direct. It’s also available from John Lewis.
These products were sent to me for review by Great Little Trading Company as part of my role on the GLTC testing team – previous products we’ve reviewed include the Star Beans Coffee Shop. You can find the website here.