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bedroom in the basement with white The Parlour Wallpaper on the wall behind the bed. The bed has white linen and there is a large soft rug on the floor with blue grey tones
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Top 10 Wallpaper Instagrams For 2017

We are near the end of the year and everyone loves a top 10 list. We’re going to put together a few lists but this one is going to be all about Instagram. We’re putting together the Top Wallpaper Instagrams for 2017 from our @MKwallpapers page. Now if you think this is going to be a biased list, you couldn’t be more wrong. Thanks to analytics, metrics and all that algorithmic jargon, we’re able to create this list using data like “engagement,” “likes,” “impressions,” “comments” and all that not-very-fun stuff to discuss. Basically, YOU picked this list. Now to the good stuff. Let’s look at fabulous wallpapers installations and the best that 2017 had to offer.


In at #10 is a photo we reposted on August 1, 2017.  Erin, an Oklahoma mom of 4 girls known as @CottonStem on Instagram captioned on an early photo of the wallpaper,  “You guys. This. Wallpaper. ? I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it! Most of you know that every square inch of our home is wood tiles (Style Selections in Natural Timber Cinnamon from Lowes), so I can’t hop on the cement tile bandwagon with the cool kids. Blerg. ? But!! When I saw that @mkwallpapershad created a cement tile wallpaper…and in NAVY?!!? Sold. Done. Boom. (It’s called Heritage Tiles, FYI!) Now, I’m not a wallpaper aficionado, but my MIL is, and she said this was the nicest, best quality wallpaper she’s ever seen or used! My sweet hubs installed this for me for Mother’s Day, and I absolutely love it. Kinda out of my norm…and that’s why I like it. Nobody puts Stems in a corner. ?? To compliment the navy, I added a huuuuge vintage copper pendant and some copper molds, and I think the whole guest room project based around this cement tile-esque Milton and King wallpaper is just yum. Wanna be our guest?! ? “

We couldn’t agree more Erin.  It’s very yum.

bedroom with blue Heritage Tiles Wallpaper by Milton & King on the wall behind a queen sized bed, two white end tables, each with a small lamp and a big bronze ceiling lamp


Our #9 spot belongs to a mum of two from Perth in Western Australia. Alicia, aka @hudson_and_harlow on Instagram is always updating her kids’ playroom with different color schemes, canopies and play sets.  It always looks so good against our Tile Progress Wallpaper from the Ingrid & Mika Collection.  Every time we repost one of her photos it gets a great response.  In this photo, Alicia had just purchased a new kitchenette play set from Kmart.  Looks like a future baker is being molded.

Kids playroom with Kmart kitchen set and white Tile Progress Wallpaper from Milton & King on the wall


On September 20, 2017, we posted this photo of a guest bedroom that underwent a transformation from a creepy basement room to a beautiful cottage style guest room.  Tammy from @ourburlapbungalow on Instagram chose our Whitewashed Timber wallpaper and hung it so the panels were horizontal. It’s a very effective technique for making a small space appear wider.

guest room with Whitewashed Timber wallpaper on the wall with a white daybed and black railing. Two black sconces hang above the bed. A pillow says "bonne nuit"


Our number 7 spot goes to Tarina from the blog Oh Eight Oh Nine or @oh.eight.oh.nine on Instagram. She was designing a room in a brand new house for a boy that was making the transition from baby to big brother, big boy …or toddler.  She wanted a neutral palate with pops of color.  We think the little man will feel very sophisticated in his bedroom.  Bust out the bubble pipe!

toddlers bedroom with Tile Progress wallpaper on the wall with a framed picture of a baby deer. Bed bed has a light wood bedframe and blue pattern bedding


From a big boy room to a big girl room, Lindsey  @ourcoloradohome on Instagram, wanted to create a lofty industrial feel for her daughter. She used Limewashed Bricks from the Kemra collection and we think she definitely achieved that goal.  We reposted pictures of this room twice, once in October and again in December when the Christmas tree was added.  It received even more attention the second time.  With this grown up bedroom and Wonder Woman pillow, all we can say is, “Watch out world!”

girl's bedroom with limewashed brick wallpaper behind the bed and a frost covered fake tree at the foot of the bed.


This next post makes it to the top five! It was posted on April 18, 2017.  Brittany (@brittanyork on Instagram) moved into a new home two years ago and wanted to make what was a plain boring space into something more lively and exciting.  Her number one goal was to bring the fun. She credited the new bright and fun environment as “Mostly thanks to that super cute cactus wallpaper from @mkwallpapers.” All we can say is, YOU’RE WELCOME!

a young blonde long-haired boy brushing his teeth in front of a sink with white top on top of black cabinetry. He is looking into a mirror with a ornate gold frame. behind the boy is a wall with white horizontal timber on the bottom and on the top is blue and white Cactus Wallpaper by Milton & King.


Nicole, a mother and wife from Alabama known as @graceinmagnolias on Instagram posted a photo of her laundry room that they hurried to finish before baby Rocco came into the world.  May 30, 2017, we posted the pic below where she captioned, “Laundry has doubled since Rocco joined us but I’m not minding as much since the addition of the @mkwallpapers wallpaper.” When the right wallpaper can make the most dreaded home chores a little less daunting, you know you’ve done something right.  Check out her Leo’s Spots wallpaper installation!

a laundry room with a dark metallic washer and dryer on the left and a white door on the right. the floor is a black geometric tile. on the far wall is wallpaper called Leo's Spots wallpaper manufactured by Milton & King and designed by Jillian Harris. On the wallpapered wall are two pictures framed that say "Its Like That" and "Cuz Thats The Way It Is". On the floor are red gumboots.


Grabbing the number three spot is a repeat of the previous wallpaper. Leo’s Spots comes in as a favorite again for this powder room.  Posted on October 23rd, @GrandeWestBuilders on Instagram installed this and said “In love with this wallpaper!” We can see why.  These spots seem to be able to transform any Plain Jane bathroom and turn it into a glamorous space.

a powder room with light wood cabinetry. On top is a white sink bowl. Leo's Spots wallpaper manufactured by Milton & King and designed by Jillian Harris is on the wall and in the mirror reflecting the opposite wall.


Our first runner up is another wallpaper repeat.  Tile Progress wallpaper does it again.  Christine @brogsathome describes herself as a “Toronto-based home décor enthusiast” and “compulsive re-decorator.”   In June of 2017, she re-decorated a bathroom and captioned, “Can you believe this wallpaper from @mkwallpapers isn’t tile? I love how it turned out!”  Mission accomplished!

a bright white bathroom. The sink has gray wooden doors with a white top. A mirror with silver trim sits above the sink. On the wall is Tile Progress Wallpaper by Milton & King with two framed pictures of cactus.


We finally have come to our top spot.  Posted on October 7th, this is our number one photo when it comes to a cross-section of likes, comments and engagement.  It goes to Kimberly known as @littlesimone on Instagram.  One interesting little tidbit of info is that this doesn’t come from a blogger or Instagram social guru with thousands and thousands of followers.  This is your normal account of someone who just did a fabulous job creating a nursery for her newborn.  And boy did she go wild!  Using our Leo’s Spots wallpaper designed by Jillian Harris, she went for a warm, cozy, animalistic vibe with framed pictures of a llama, zebra, giraffe and lion.  Hanging over the crib is a fur blanket and a giant stuffed giraffe toy to the side of the crib.  The Leo’s Spots wallpaper definitely fits that sense of safari and ties it all together.

a nursery with animals themes. The crib has a white frame with maple wood dowels. hanging over the crib is a white fur blanket and two light colored towels. On the wall behind the crib is Leo's Spots wallpaper designed by Jillian Harris and manufactured by Milton & King. On the wallpapered wall are four framed pictures of a llama, zebra, giraffe and lion. To the left of the crib is a large stuffed giraffe toy. The floor has a large off-white soft rug with diamond shaped patterns in black outlines. Towards the front of the photo to the bottom left is a crocheted stool and wicker basket

It’s been exciting to see what posts we would be tagged in throughout the year.  We often get orders for wallpaper and send rolls out and never know the outcome. It’s wonderfully fulfilling when someone let’s us know how it all turned out by posting a photo and tagging @mkwallpapers. We’re always impressed at how people choose to design their space and what accessories they add to bring out their own artistic tastes and sensibilities.    We hope you enjoyed this list of the Top 10 Wallpaper Instagrams For 2017.  We look forward to 2018.  Maybe next year, YOUR photo will make our Top 10.  Until then, Happy New Year and Happy decorating!

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Whitewashed Timber Wallpaper, The Best Seller For 2017

At Milton & King, we know that trends evolve over the years with some wallpapers being the favorite over others.  But we didn’t expect too much to change when it came to our most popular designs.  Camden Factory Bricks was always at the top.  It works to create that industrial loft vibe in people’s homes and also works really well in commercial applications.  But this year bought us a surprise in the form of Whitewashed Timber wallpaper, the best seller for 2017.  It was hard not to notice how many Instagram posts we were being tagged in of customers who installed this wallpaper. And as we would repost those posts, we couldn’t help but notice how bright and white our Instagram feed was becoming.  It was all because Whitewashed Timber was flying on the shelves because everyone was loving it.

Whitewash Timber Wallpaper

Whitewash Timber wallpaper is a faux wood wallpaper that is highly realistic.  We often hear customers say that guests are walking up to touch the wall to see if they had real wood paneling installed.  The same goes for most of our Kemra range which mimics wood, brick and concrete.  One of the main strengths of this particular wallpaper is it’s versatility.  It can add almost entirely opposite elements to a space.  For example, if your space has a modern thing going for it, using Whitewashed Timber wallpaper can give it a warm rustic sensibility.  However, if the space seems a bit older or worn, this wallpaper can provide a more contemporary feel because of it’s clean lines and bright color.  We have seen posts where people hang the wallpaper horizontally or vertically to great effect.

Bedroom using Whitewashed Timber wallpaper, the best seller for 2017, with picture above the bed that says Stay A While

Photo by: Christine Johnson (cottageonlex) hanging Whitewashed Timber wallpaper horizontally


Teenagers bedroom with Whitewashed Timber wallpaper, the best seller for 2017, hung vertically with a peace sign on the wall

Photo by: Rose (@themodernmumma) designed this bedroom with Whitewashed Timber wallpaper hung vertically

The Nursery

We could’t help but talk about where we see this wallpaper appearing most often. Sure it works well in a family room, bedroom or kitchen but we’re seeing this design pop up in nurseries most often. Perhaps because of the range of characteristics from soft, bright to rustic that makes it appealing to both babies and adults alike.  Whatever the reason, it’s the baby favorite!

nursery with whitewashed timber wallpaper, the best seller for 2017, hung vertically with white crib wooden decorative wall art and a large ruler for measuring growing kids

photo by Katrina Bernard (@katrinabernard) nursery for her baby girl


nursery using Whitewashed Timber wallpaper, the best seller for 2017, with white crib. wood carved name Alaska and baby girl standing

photo by Kyree Harvey (@misskyreeloves) of her nursery for baby daughter Alaska

We read the reviews and customers seem to be over the moon about Whitewashed Timber Wallpaper, the best seller for 2017 for Milton & King.  This style of bright wood wallpaper is often referred to as a Scandinavian style.  We are sure this trend will continue into 2018 because…well…just look at it!  It’s beautiful, it’s clean and it gives off that homey vibe.  It sure beats having to lug in a bunch of wood and nail it up and have to worry about termites and who knows what else.  We do it for the kids folks.  We do it for the kids.

Black Friday Sale is Coming
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Black Friday Savings

Here are our discounts for Black Friday Weekend.  Some items will be on sale all four days.  Other items will be on sale only on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday.  Check back with this blog as we will continue to add products and update the information below with discount details.

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Restrictions, terms & conditions apply*

40% off for the first 40 customers of our most popular design – Camden Factory Bricks (Black Friday only)  [SALE ENDED]

50% off Amityville (Black Friday only) [SALE ENDED]

20% off all murals (all weekend) [SALE ENDED]

25% off all timber/wood wallpapers (all weekend) [SALE ENDED]

30% off all brick and industrial wallpapers (Small Business Saturday) [SALE ENDED]

25% off all Wallpaper Republic Collections (all weekend) [SALE ENDED]

25% site wide (Cyber Monday only) [SALE ENDED]

*Not applicable to Trade Accounts
*Offer valid to USA and Australia residents only
*Only 1 coupon allowed per transaction

November Sale Word Art
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November Sale Conundrum

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday presents a November sale conundrum for companies like Milton & King. Which category do we fall in?  Can we take part in all 3 sale days? How do we differentiate each day’s specials from the next? Or perhaps we should just conduct one large sale all weekend. With most companies having an online presence as well as a physical shop, nearly everyone is taking advantage of Cyber Monday. And with the internet, there are more small businesses than ever before it seems.  All 3 sale days apply to Milton & King. And we’re excited to tell you about what we have in store for our Black Friday Sales Weekend.


Since 1932, Black Friday has been the most important retail sales day of the year for nearly every business, and every consumer for that matter.  The name comes from the terms accountants used to describe debt and profits.  A business is out of the red and into the black when they’re no longer running at a loss.  Prior to the internet, there wasn’t a November sale conundrum.  The 4th Friday of November or the day after the American Holiday of Thanksgiving was called Black Friday.  Businesses would slash prices to get people in the door with the hopes that they would purchase other things as well as it’s officially the beginning of the Christmas holiday shopping season.  However, after big companies like Walmart and Target seemed to be monopolizing the market, small business owners found themselves overwhelmed and undercut.  They needed a day of their own.

Image: very crowded shopping mall on Black Fridan.karim/Flickr


Small Business Saturday was launched in 2010 with the help of American Express Corporation. As a bit of a oxymoron that may seem, the American economy as a whole is dependent on small businesses.  66% of new jobs and 54% of all sales revenue comes from the small business.  In 2011, President Obama endorsed Small Business Saturday and it has grown every year since. In 2015, 95 million people across America shopped at small businesses spending $16.2 billion, a 14% increase over 2014. The idea was to  help small businesses that may be overlooked by the advertising power of bigger corporations and support your local community by helping the “mom and pop” type shops in your neighborhood. According to American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business, 55% of Americans are aware of Small Business Saturday.


Cyber Monday initially launched in 2005. With many brick and mortar stores just starting websites and many brand new companies having their sole presence online, this was a day to highlight shopping on the world wide web. Even more than Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday is an international shopping day. The internet, not having to worry about borders and having a global reach, allows people from anywhere in the world to participate in online shopping deals. Cyber Monday is the highest online spending day of the year.

A lot of companies solve the November sale conundrum by having promotions all 3 days. Milton & King is a small boutique business that is mostly an online retailer. We are based in Brisbane, Australia and Austin, Texas.  Our unique digital designs and modern production technologies allow us to manufacture the highest quality wallpaper with a very fast turnaround compared to other wallpaper companies at competitive prices. We also include free shipping with every online order worldwide. As we gear up for the holiday season, we are looking forward to participating in all the fun sales days that get us in the spirit of the season. We will be announcing what we are doing for each of these sale days soon. So sign up for the newsletter and watch this space if you’re looking to purchase a unique, fantastic quality product for your next project in the coming months.  [UPDATE:  Click here to see the sales]


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10 Things You Need To Know About Milton & King Wallpapers

While we know our wallpapers are amazing, high quality and unique, we know that you may not. So to help you make your wallpaper choice easier, here are a couple things you need to know about Milton & King wallpapers before you make your purchase.

Fire Rating

All Milton & King wallpapers have a Class A/Group 1 Fire Rating. This means our wallpapers are highly resistant to fires and they do not spread flames quickly. As a result, our wallpaper coverings are the perfect choice for not only homes, but also commercial precincts.

Double Rolls

Here at Milton & King, all of our rolls that you purchase are considered double rolls. This means that in comparison to regular single rolls which are 15 feet long, our rolls are 30 feet long. This ensures you get better value for money with each wallpaper purchase you make through us so all you have to do is focus on the job at hand.

Our Paper Can Be Cleaned

Unlike other wallpapers, ours can be easily cleaned. Protected with two coats of a specially formulated glaze, this makes the non-woven base and paper top layer extremely durable and easily cleaned with a simple damp cloth and soapy water. You are simply able to use the damp cloth to wipe then immediately following, use a dry cloth to wipe any excess solution off the paper.

Free Shipping

We know dealing with shipping is annoying and frustrating, so we’ve taken away the hassle and offer you free shipping on all orders, worldwide! Not only that but it’s super quick too, so you can be assured you wallpaper will arrive in no time, so you can start renovating!


Everyone has different tastes and styling preferences when it comes to their home or interior project, which is why we have a huge range of designs on offer at all times. Additionally, many of our designs offer various colorways, some even up to five different color alternatives, to ensure you get the exact wallpaper covering you need to trasnform a space from drab to fab.

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Unique Designs

You won’t find any of our patterns in another store as they are completely unique to us. Here at Milton & King, we have a small family of developers and designers who create stunning wallpaper patterns and designs for you, and we even print them in-house too.

High Quality

Our designs are printed on 150gsm non-woven paper and are double-coated with our specially formulated glaze to ensure durability and practicability. This ensures your wallpaper looks better for longer, with less damage, fading, and dirt build-up. We also print our designs on a “made to order” basis to ensure all your rolls for your room are within the same batch to avoid any discrepancies in color that occur during printing, ensuring your walls look perfect and polished after installing our wallpaper.

Trade Discount

We believe that with any great product you need equally great users. If you are a trade user such as an architect and interior design professional, we offer a fantastic trade program that is quick, collaborative and successful for both yourself and your clients. With our trade program, you can request free samples that will be sent out via express courier and receive discounts on our beautiful wallpapers for you to use in your work. If you want to find out more information, you can read more here.

Your Favorite Bloggers Use Our Designs

We’re not the only people who love our designs… so do many of your favorite bloggers and inteiror designers! Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co (read more on her master bedroom transformation using our  ‘Wildflower‘ pattern here), Naomi from Design Manifest (read more on her living room spruce up using the ‘Nixon‘ wallpaper here), and Yvette from The Stylist Splash (read about her master bedroom makeover using our ‘Marble‘ design here) are just a few of the bloggers that love our wallpapers and have used them in their own homes.

We Aim To Inspire

Not only do we think our designs are creative and unique, we believe they can help inspire your styling. Additionally, we also have a fantastic Pinterest page where we share gorgeous snaps and renovation ideas for you to gain inspiration from! If you have Pinterest, jump on over the join the pinning party… we’d love to pin with you!

Washable Wallpaper
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Milton & King’s Washable Wallpaper

Milton & King wallpapers are protected with two coats of a specially formulated glaze, making the non-woven base and paper top layer very durable and easy to clean. Whether your M & K wallpaper has been scribbled upon with lead pencil, crayon, coloured pencil, ball point pen or permanent maker it doesn’t matter. The following videos exemplify just how cleanable they are. Continue Reading