Where to Buy Wallpaper in the Houston Area

Buying local is a good thing. It may be tempting to look through a store’s books, and then try to hunt down the paper on-line to find a lower price.  But remember that by buying from one of the sources I recommend, you have someone giving you personal attention, who is knowledgeable about paper quality, single / double roll lingo, discontinued patterns, backorders, shipping time frame, and who can act as an advocate for you if there is a problem.  When you use someone’s sample books, facility, expertise and time, it really is right to buy the paper there, too.  And by buying local, you are helping the economy right in our area. 

Suggested stores. Most of these offer prices below retail.

Calico
Calico Corners on W. Alabama in Central Houston has a fair number of books, all of good quality. They also have designers on-site who will help you make your selections. If you’re up for more decorating help, their designers will also come to your house.

The Shade and Drape Shop
A good selection of books, and staff on hand to help you.
Locations on S. Voss and on Kirby at Richmond. Ted, the owner, is very helpful and moves between the two stores.

Sherwin Williams stores, especially the one on University in the Rice Village. That particular store has a good selection of nicer-than-average-but-not-expensive papers. I like their Thibaut (Rice Village store only), York, Seabrook, Brewster (includes many brands), Wallquest, and Easy-Walls, to get you started.
There is a Sherwin-Williams close to everywhere, and most of the stores have books you can look through to see and feel the actual paper. Their process is that you purchase by going to their website and ordering on-line.

Southwestern Paint at 2726 Bissonnet just west of Kirby, near the Rice Village has hundreds of selection books, including many major U.S. brands, plus high-end papers like Phillip Jeffries, Farrow & Ball, Cole & Son, Osborne & Little, and more – everything from sweet English cottage patterns to bold modern graphics to textures and grasscloth to high-end “designer” papers. 

If you want wallpaper that you can take home the same day, try Luxury Wall Décor, at 4611 S. Main at Highway 90, in Stafford (near Sugarland).   They have a large selection of  in-stock papers, plus books you can look through for special order patterns.  Robin is eager to help you.   Call first, as hours fluctuate.   (281) 565-4444.

And, if you need a little more help pulling your room together or finding materials, interior designers can provide the magic touch – Call me for referrals!

Avoid buying the wrong amount of wallpaper – do not order your paper until the space has been measured by a professional, who will factor in the pattern repeat, size of rolls, features in the room, etc.  Do not trust a clerk at a paint store or an on-line calculator.

Please note that I suggest that you stay away from “paper-backed solid vinyl” wallpapers, as they tend to curl and peel in humid conditions.  I also shy away from most true grasscloth products, because of the differences in color from strip to strip, and even within a strip, and because they will stain or bleed in wet areas.  Read my page on grasscloth to the right, or e-mail me (wallpaperlady@att.net) and request my info pack on grasscloth.  There are faux products that do not have these issues, and that look amazingly real. 

2 Responses to “Where to Buy Wallpaper in the Houston Area”

  1. Marco Says:

    Thank you for some much needed sources. . . Now just need hangers!

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