Wallpaper Trends for 2018

If you’re redecorating one or more of the rooms in your home soon, here are some wallpaper trends for 2018. You can’t beat wallpaper for adding warmth and texture to a room and yes, while it does take more work than paint, it adds so much style, it really is worth the extra effort.


Faux Wallpapers

When you hear of “faux wallpapers” your thoughts might go to those brick designs of the 1970s and yes, they are back but with so much more panache. Textured surfaces such as old brickwork or stonework are very fashionable now and the good news is the wallpaper designs are so realistic, they are beautiful. While these designs may be too much on all four walls, they are perfect for creating a feature wall around a fireplace or an end wall in a kitchen or study.

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Faux Stone Wallpaper

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Old Brick Effect Wallpaper

Wallpapers: Botanicals

Botanical designs add freshness and zest to your room and it seems the bigger the plants, the better. This design certainly makes a bold and dramatic statement – I love it.

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Botanical Wallpaper – available on Etsy

Wallpaper: Metallic

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Metallic Leaf Wallpaper

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Metallic Wallpaper

You may think of metals as being cold but the sheen and burnished effect from metallic effect wallpapers with its different shades add interest as well as warmth and drama to a stylish room. The metallics catch the light and strange though it may sound, look different at various times of the day. It’s a good wallpaper choice for small rooms too, as they can make the space look bigger.

Wallpapers: Geometric

Geometric designs have made a comeback – in small designs and in large, dramatic designs. Better still if in the fashionable tones of black and white, or of pastels.

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Oversized Geometric Wallpaper

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Origami Wallpaper by Graham and Brown

Wallpapers: Florals

Florals: vintage, large, painterly flowers are back. They are perfect for so many rooms – a spare bedroom, a girl’s bedroom, the bathroom or the hallway. It seems the bigger the better, so big that they might better be described as murals.

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Large Floral Wallpaper

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Large Florals

We hope this inspires you to be brave with your wallpaper choices in 2018. Should you require a interior designer or a decorator, you’ll find one on our website where by imputting the details of the task, you’ll receive up to four quotes.

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Kitchen Island Inspiration


A new kitchen is a large investment, both in terms of finance but also in terms of planning time to get it right. It’s going to be the hub of your home; the place where family members gather to chat as well as a place to prepare food and eat. In this article, we’re going to share various kitchen island designs.

Many homeowners are opting for kitchen islands now as they offer so many multi-purpose possibilities: extra worktop space, extra storage, an eating space. But what design, what size, what materials should you opt for?

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Happy New Year 2018

Happy new year
Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year, let’s continue to keep tradesmen working and customers happy in 2018!

Our office will be closed for the Christmas break until Wednesday 3rd of January but you can post jobs throughout the holidays on
our website at www.tradesmen.ie and they will be sent out every day except Sundays. Email and text messages will be checked regularly throughout the Holidays.

With Best Wishes,

From all the gang at Tradesmen.ie!:)
1st January 2018

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Santa Announces the results of the 2017 Christmas Draw!!!

Tradesmen.ie Christmas Draw 2014Hi folks, here is the video of Santa as he announces the winners of the Christmas Draw to all the boys and girls!!

Each month we make a video of the draw for everyone who posts a job on Tradesmen.ie and provides feedback. The winners receive cash prizes and a mention on our blog:)

The draw for everyone who provided feedback in November was held on December 25th. You can see a video of the draw below:-

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Happy Christmas from Tradesmen.ie

Happy Christmas from everyone at tradesmen.ie

Thanks to everyone who has posted jobs on Tradesmen.ie posting approximately 250,000
jobs helping to create and sustain employment in the Irish Economy. We hope that you have a happy Christmas and a fantastic New Year filled with promise and opportunity!

Our office will be closed for Christmas from Saturday 23rd of December and re-opening
on Wednesday 3rd of January but you can post jobs throughout the Christmas on
our website at www.tradesmen.ie and they will be sent out every day except Christmas Day and Sundays. Email and text messages will be checked throughout the Christmas Holidays.

With Best Wishes,

From all the gang at Tradesmen.ie!:)

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Be Safe In The Home This Christmas

Be safe in your home this Christmas

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat ….

We want you to have a safe and merry Christmas this year.  Sometimes with all the preparation and work to make sure everything is perfect, we forget to check for unexpected hazards and risks. Do have a read through our safety tips if only to reassure yourself that you’ve done everything you can to ensure everyone is well and safe over Christmas.

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How to Reduce Heat Loss from your Home


 Jack Frost is out and about, there’s snow on the ground some mornings, it’s been windy and cold. How can you stay toasty warm in your home, not just by putting more coal on the fire or leaving the central heating on for longer, but by preventing heat being lost in various ways?

Here are ten tips:

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Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

Alternative_Christmas_Tree_IdeasWhether you don’t have the space for a traditional Christmas tree or you’d like to do something rather different this year, here are alternative Christmas tree ideas which are festive as well as providing conversation points as visitors call in.

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Results and Video of our November Draw 2017

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Hi folks,

here are the results and video of our November Draw 2017. Each month we have a draw for everyone who hires a tradesman and provides feedback. So not only do you get up to 4 quotes from Rated Tradesmen but you also are in with a chance to win a cash prize as well!

The draw for everyone who hired a tradesman and provided feedback in the month of October was held on November 24th. The results are as follows:-

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Using White Lights Creatively For Winter Cheer



It’s mid November, Thanksgiving is around the corner, towns are switching on Christmas lights over the next couple of weeks, there’s lots of discussion about the Christmas advertisements on television, you’ve added mince pies to your shopping basket and oops, they all seem to have disappeared – are you longing to get the Christmas decorations out but feel it is too early? I usually put the decorations up around 12th December and I wouldn’t dream of putting them up in November yet this year, I find myself longing for some bright and warm and slightly festive decorations for some winter cheer.

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