You can find wallpaper with all kinds of designs. This is why they are so popular in interior design as they offer a wide variety of aesthetic options. The pattern of the wallpaper can be repeated, creating a pattern that achieves a great visual effect.

The wallpaper pattern can be geometric, with plant shapes, children's drawings or any other motif. The idea is that the design is repeated without the beginning or the end being visible when the wallpaper is on the wall. This creates a very special effect for the room. 

In any case, the pattern of the wallpaper should be taken into account when placing it on the wall or any other surface. The idea is that the pattern fits perfectly and therefore special care must be taken to ensure that no jumps or cuts are visible. It is necessary to locate where the sequence is repeated so that these problems do not occur.

On many occasions you can find a pattern that is not continuous. The figures are repeated, but they have no connection with each other. There is a space between them that has a plain colour. In this case the installation of the wallpaper is easier as mistakes will be less noticeable. Even so, it is necessary to fit certain patterns that are left on the edge of the strip of paper.


What is really difficult is wallpaper that has a continuous pattern over the entire surface of the paper. This is especially true for complicated patterns that have to be fitted in each strip along the entire edge of the paper. When it comes to simple motifs such as horizontal or vertical lines it can be somewhat easier. The real difficulty comes when it comes to intricate designs that are difficult to fit together.

If you decide to go for patterned wallpaper the first thing you need to know is how to locate it. The idea is to find the distance at which the designs repeat in order to fit them together.  This will be the key to a perfect and continuous installation. The visual effect that is achieved creates a very positive aesthetic impact on the room.

Locating the wallpaper pattern is not difficult, but it does require precision.

You don't really have to do any research to find a wallpaper pattern. You can help yourself with a measurement that must be taken into account when cutting the strips. It's as simple as that. This measurement is called the case or rapport. 

This is the distance you have to add to the size of the strip of wallpaper you cut in order to match the fit of the pattern. This is always done starting with the second strip, as the first strip will serve as a reference for the beginning of the sequence. This way you will be able to locate more easily where the pattern is to keep it. 

It is a very good practice to take a good look at the pattern of the wallpaper you have bought. The patterns on one edge should match the patterns on the other edge. This is the key to locating the pattern. The case will allow you to make the necessary adjustments so that the motifs fit together.

It is a big mistake to locate the pattern "by eye" as this will make the installation much more difficult and the results will not be the best. With the help of the case and a good planning of the wallpaper installation, there should be no problem.

It is therefore important that you read the labelling on the roll of wallpaper you have purchased carefully. It is also a good idea to ask the supplier or manufacturer about the installation. Locating the pattern is not really difficult. The real issue is to have it under control during the installation of the wallpaper. And for that you need to be very precise with your measurements.


At ALF&Mabi you will find wallpapers with the most interesting patterns on the market. In our catalogue we have options for all the rooms in your home. Enter our website now and discover all the decorative possibilities we have to offer!

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