Why choose Wall Art instead of school wallpaper?

BLOG 27 APR 2020

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Trying to choose school wallpaper to brighten up your learning environment?

You may think that DIY school wallpaper is the most affordable option. But that’s not always the case…

In fact, investing in quality, long-lasting and bespoke Wall Art can prove more cost efficient in the longterm. It requires zero upkeep and won’t need to be replaced in a few years, unlike many DIY options.

In our latest blog, we’ll explore the reasons why you might want to put down the DIY tools. And, instead, choose an experienced design specialist to help you refresh your learning environment.

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School wallpaper

There are loads of reasons why you might be searching for school wallpaper.

Perhaps you’d like to give your classroom a makeover, or add some interest to the walls of your school corridors. You might want to hide unsightly walls, or obscure fixtures and fittings that don’t blend in with the rest of your environment.

Whatever the reason, it’s understandable that you’ll want to find the most affordable option for your budget.

At Promote Your School, we design bespoke Wall Murals for schools around the world. And we’ve seen, first-hand, the incredible impact of our Wall Art on pupils’ learning outcomes, attitudes, interest levels and even wellbeing.

You might be tempted to do a quick DIY job and choose some off-the-shelf school wallpaper for your school. But, there are a few reasons to re-consider this approach;

1. How long will it last?

We hear a lot from the schools we work with that one of the best aspects of our Wall Art is that it lasts a long time.

Because we print on premium, industrial grade vinyl, our Wall Art lasts many years. It’s designed for busy school environments and, best of all, it’s wipe clean.

You may pay a little more upfront for bespoke Wall Art than you would for generic school wallpaper. But, it will outlast any shop bought, DIY options on the market. After a short while, many wallpapers can start to look faded and tatty. In fact, they’ll often end up making your walls even worse than before you covered them!

That’s why it’s worth exploring a more longterm option so you get the very most from your investment.

We often advise clients who are on a tight budget to spread their Wall Mural project into phases. This means you can improve your school’s walls incrementally, and spread your budget over time.

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2. What’s the goal?

You might have seen a lot of generic school wallpaper options online. But what specific goals do they each achieve?

Unlike generic school wallpaper, bespoke Wall Art is tailored to your school and your unique preferences.

This means we can incorporate your school colours, branding, logo, values and motto into your designs. We can also align your designs to your curriculum, or include any key messages that mean something to you as a school.

Before you invest in any sort of wall coverings, think about your end goal. This will help you decide on the best option for your learning environment.

3. Beat the decision fatigue

“From the moment we wake up each day, we’re faced with a continuous stream of choices. Many are minor (which route to take to work), others are major (whether to accept a new job) and they all add up. When there are too many options, we tend to feel overwhelmed, anxious, stressed or otherwise out of sorts. This is decision fatigue, a state of mental overload that can impede our ability to make additional decisions.” (Source: The Washington Post)

The internet can be a wonderful help when trying to find something you need, including school wallpaper. However, there are so many options out there it can be daunting to make a choice!

The beauty of working with Promote Your School when choosing your Wall Art is that we will guide you towards the best option for you. So, instead of being overwhelmed by endless options, you’ll feel excited and energised as you make an informed decision!

4. Experience shows

We’ve worked in education and design for over twenty years. So we have a clear and seamless approach for guiding schools through the design, print and installation phases of our service.

We often hear from schools that they’re surprised about how much they enjoyed the process of choosing the what/where/how/when/why of their Wall Art. It’s our job to help you make the best decision for you and your school.

We’ll take into account all the necessary factors, including your objectives, challenges, timescales and budget. So you can sit back and enjoy the process.

Want to know more?

Contact us to find out more about bespoke Wall Art by Promote Your School.

You can see more of our projects in the case studies section of the website.

Or, check out the latest edition of our Wall Art Ideas Book by clicking the image below.

School Improvement


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Unique ways to communicate your school values

We’ve noticed something refreshingly unique in the way schools interpret and communicate their school values. Every school has its own identity and ethos, and your values reflect this in different ways. Here are some ideas of how to communicate your values in unique, meaningful and memorable ways.

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We’ll visit your school to understand your goals, explain our process and provide you with a no-obligation quote.

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