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, a growing trend in the Marketplace.

Our Top Tips for Designing Large Scale Wallpaper on Spoonflower | Spoonflower Blog
Make an impact in your home with these featured wallpaper designs!

Go big… but not too big!

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

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

Our Top Tips for Designing Large Scale Wallpaper on Spoonflower | Spoonflower Blog
Large Scale Vintage Moroccan by littlearrowdesign

For the length of your design, keep in mind that our wallpaper is printed 1′, 3′, 9′ and 12′ 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 | Poppy Pattern by studiodena

Choosing the Right Size

Did you know you can adjust the scale of your design specifically for fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap? Once you’ve uploaded your design, be sure to review all three 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.

Building Blocks by lemonni

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 Willowlane’s birch trees for a design description example.

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

Jumbo Scale Watercolor Monstera Leaf by littlearrowdesign

Large Scale Wallpaper Examples

    

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 x 40″ 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.

Wake Up Your Home with Wallpaper 

Our Top Tips for Designing Large Scale Wallpaper on Spoonflower | Spoonflower Blog
Arin Solange’s toddler bedroom | Wallpaper: Tropicali in South Beach by domesticate | Pillows: Painted Black Dots by weegallery, thin stripes by sierra_gallagher, Large Buffalo Checks by sugarfresh
Our Top Tips for Designing Large Scale Wallpaper on Spoonflower | Spoonflower Blog
Llamas go large in this bedroom makeover by Jennifer Allwood | Floral Llama by littlearrowdesign

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!

Our Top Tips for Designing Large Scale Wallpaper on Spoonflower | Spoonflower Blog
Colorful and Floral Bedroom by Jill Drewett | Blush Florals White by indybloomdesign

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  • Hi, I was wondering what kind of help customers receive to calculate the amount of wallpaper they would need for their project? Jumbo-sized patterns tend to have a repeat that is also huge, sometimes up to even almost 2 meters. That means there is probably a lot of loss because the wallpaper would not fit easily next to each other. How does this get communicated, are customers aware they need to check before buying?

    • Hi Christel,

      Our amazing customer service team is available to assist! You can send a message here and Monday-Friday from 9am – 4pm Eastern Time we offer live chat. Just click the green “Help” button in the bottom right hand corner while you are on Spoonflower.com and someone will be happy to help!

      Best,
      Amy

  • Grace Andersson

    Hi, do you still print on wrapping paper? I’ve been looking for that option—-to print on fabric, wall paper or gift wrap— and I can’t seem to find the “gift wrap” button on the product page anymore. Jut wondering?

    Thanks,
    Grace

    • Hi Grace,

      Thanks for your interest in Spoonflower! I am sorry to share that we will no longer have Gift Wrap in our product line-up. It was not an easy decision to make, but we are constantly striving to make changes that work better for our customers. To better increase efficiencies in our factories, reducing waste and our ecological footprint, we have decided to retire it for the time being.

      Please let us know if you have any other questions.

      Take care,
      Amy
      Spoonflower

      • Kathy Lecocq

        Oh it’s sad to hear that I was searching for gift wrap producers, there are not plenty. Hope it will be back soon. But I understand that the waste is not the point. Thank you for being there.

  • Great article! And where could I find information on how to order samples of my large scale designs? Do I need to make any adjustments to the pattern, so that it fits in the one yard option? thanks in advance

    • We’re glad to hear you found the article helpful! Our test swatches for wallpaper are 2′ X 1′. If you are interested in fabric those swatches are 8X8″ but for larger designs it might make more sense (and save you money) if you use our Fill-a-Yard template. Learn more about Fill-a-Yard here.

      Take care,
      Amy
      Spoonflower

  • Yes I agree with Becket: a helpful write up and wonderful pictures of wallpaper uses! Definitely a blog entry to refer back to – and to share around!