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How to find a wallpaper pattern over 7 years old

Updated August 08, 2017

There's something about vintage decorations in your home that give it that extra bit of suave and charm. Whether you want to find something slightly retro or are in the market for wallpaper that's truly vintage, the key is to look in the right places. Although finding that wallpaper pattern that speaks best to you and complements your home can be tedious, it's definitely worth the effort.

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  1. Browse your local antique shops or flea market. Many of these shops provide a plethora of home goods to choose from, including wallpaper. To reduce the time spent searching, ask the shop or booth owner if they have any wallpaper.

  2. Visit eBay or another online auction website. These types of sites allow for easy browsing, so if you're looking for a specific wallpaper brand or style, this is an excellent option.

  3. Try a website specialising in discontinued wallpaper patterns (see Resources). These sites provide a large variety of older wallpapers at discount prices and are often a good source to go to if you need to cover a large wall space.

  4. Tip

    Be patient when looking for older or discontinued wallpapers. Also ask plenty of questions. Someone may be able to guide you in the right direction, even if they personally do not have what you're looking for.

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About the Author

Wendy Rose Gould is a professional journalist who has contributed to "Glamour" magazine and the Huffington Post, among other publications. After internships at the "Indianapolis Business Journal," "Kiwanis International" and "NUVO Newsweekly," she earned BA degrees in journalism and philosophy from Franklin College in 2008. Gould specializes in lifestyle topics.

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