Gone is the days of old-fashioned florals. The wallpaper you can buy today comes in all types of styles and designs that can make a huge difference to the look of a room.

If you are an extrovert and you want your rooms to reflect your personality, then you can use bold patterned wallpaper with strong colors and designs stand out. If you prefer a classic decor then you can use a wallpaper with subtle designs and pale colors to give understated style.

You do not have to wallpaper a whole wall to make an impact. You could stick to one wall, an alcove or even a border to draw the eye to that space.

Do not forget when using wallpaper your walls should be in good condition. If you have a wall with imperfections you can cover it with lining paper before you hand the wallpaper, which will give a better finish. Lining paper should be horizontal with the wallpaper placed vertically over it.

You can buy wallpaper in several types. There's a flock of wallpaper that has a raised pattern with a velvet feel and then there's metallic paper that helps to reflect light.  

Printed paper is a type that is easily available and comes in a wide range of colours and patterns. If you are thinking about wallpaper in a kitchen or bathroom then vinyl or washable wallpapers are a good idea. You can also add an extra coat of varnish to stop the paper from peeling in humid atmospheres.

As well as being creative and stylish, you can also use wallpaper for fun too. A small downstairs toilet with newspaper designed wallpaper will mean going to the loo will never be boring!

Bathrooms can look stunning with papered walls and can make a small bathroom appear larger. Choose a modern or classic design in colours that will make your bathroom a beautiful relaxing space or somewhere where you energize yourself for the day ahead.

Wallpaper is great for kids' rooms and choosing a pattern will allow them to use their imagination. There are wallpapers that will change a room into a jungle, a forest, a vast sea or a lunar landscape. You can even have a map of the world, ballet dancers, footballs or cars. You can even buy a wallpaper that you color in for yourself.

Have a look You can be bold or subtle, the choice is yours. Every room can reflect a part of your personality as you express your creativity with the wallpaper. around DIY shops and online to get an idea of what's available and have fun planning!