From formal rooms and nurseries to refurbished furniture, it’s easy to incorporate wallpaper into every home, but have you ever considered why statement wallpaper makes such an impact? We’ll give you one hint: Think big! We’ve outlined our top tips to help you create large-scale wallpaper designs for your Spoonflower shop.

Our Top Tips for Designing Large Scale Wallpaper on Spoonflower | Spoonflower Blog
These featured large-scale wallpaper designs really make a big impact!

Check your design’s width.

Spoonflower’s wallpaper has a set width of 24” (61 cm), so the ideal size of your design elements should be a width that will evenly repeat over 24” (61 cm). Larger design elements will repeat twice across your wallpaper when set at 12” (30.5 cm). 

If your design doesn’t evenly fit into 24” (61 cm), our system will shrink the design down to the nearest size that fits into 24” (61 cm). For example, if your large scale watercolor florals are 18” (45.7 cm), they’ll shrink  down to 12” (30.5 cm). You can always double check the size of your design by reviewing the dimensions listed under the five repeat options on your design page.

What to know about the length of large-scale designs.

For the length of your design, keep in mind that all of our wallpaper is printed 1′ (30.5 cm), 3′ (91.4 cm), 9′ (274.3 cm) and 12′ (365.8 cm) increments except for pebble and grasscloth, which is printed in 2′ (61 cm) x 27′ (823 cm) increments. Unlike the width of your design, the length of your design can be set to any dimension. Just remember that when you’re creating your design, Spoonflower can not accept files over 40 megabytes. 

Make a pop with large scale poppies. Featured design: Poppy Pattern – Giant Scale by studiodena

Choose the right scale.

Did you know you can adjust the scale of your design specifically for fabric and wallpaper ? Once you’ve uploaded your design, be sure to review both product previews and default scales by selecting the specific substrate tab on your design page. If you make any changes to scales, remember to select “Save this Layout” before leaving the product page.

A wallpaper design of sage and peach geometric shapes in rectangles like buildings interlock with cream lines in between them, is shown on a design render as if on a wall behind a white kitchen table, which has a white vase of red tulips on it, and chair. Design specifications, including dimensions, are in a box to the right.
Building Blocks by lemonni

Remember that half-drop repeats need an extra step.

If you are setting your wallpaper design as a half drop, it’s very important to include special ordering instructions to ensure your customer orders enough wallpaper to complete the project with a seamless repeat. Please refer to willowlanetextile’s Birch Grove design for a design description example.

Remember to tag your large-scale designs.

Don’t forget to tag your designs with search terms like “jumbo” and “large scale” to help your design get discovered in the Marketplace. We also recommend adding the scale to your design title like littlearrowdesign’s Jumbo Scale Watercolor Monstera Leaf design.

Create balance with the details.

Gabbymalpas’ Pink Peonies focuses on one large floral design and repeats once across the width of a wallpaper roll. For added impact, each peony is almost two feet tall. Tropical White by crystal_walen uses multiple large scale elements in her 24″ (61 cm) x 40″ (101.6 cm) design. Crystal’s monstera leaves will turn your home into a botanical oasis, no watering required! When creating a large scale design, it’s important to remember that you’re not limited to working just with large scale elements. Large Scale Vintage Moroccan by littlearrowdesign finds a balance between larger details like the diamonds and hash marks and smaller accents like the plus symbol.

See how large-scale really wallpaper can pack a punch.

Now that you know the ins and outs for creating high impact designs in your Spoonflower shop, revisit some of the top sellers to create jumbo or large scale versions for the community!