We made a tutorial video where we show how to make a pattern wallpaper. We use the Inkscape software that can be downloaded for free.
Download the Inkscape program here.
Open the program and go to the 'File' menu and then to the bottom 'Document Properties'.
Change 'Orientation' to 'Landscape' if the base of the wall where you want to apply the wallpaper is wider than the height.
In the 'Custom Size' panel, check 'Units' in mm or cm and write the width of the wall in the Width box and in the 'Height box' the height of your wall.
Also check the 'Border on top of drawing' so you always see where the wallpaper you are working on ends.
Close the window and you will see that the initial small square has become very large. With the '-' key (minus or dash) you can zoom out and with the '+' key you can zoom in.
Now we have a layout of the measures you need and you can start drawing the pattern you want to repeat. In the video we made a simple circle, but the steps below will work with any other shape you make.
Click on the left of the circle icon and click on the image to make a circle by dragging the mouse. To make a perfect circle you can hold down the 'control' key while you draw.
You can change the colour of the circle using the colours at the bottom, or by inserting the colour you want in RGBA code in the 'Fill and Stroke' frame (you can open this by going to the menu in 'Object' and then 'Fill & Stroke'). If you only want to see circles of a colour, without a border around it, you have to remove the 'stroke', so select the 'Stroke' tab and click on the small cross. Then select the 'Fill' tab and write the colour code in the RGBA box. The code must be a valid code and searching the internet for RGBA colours you can easily find sites where you can combine the colour you want (for example on https://www.hexcolortool.com). Always keep in mind that the colour of the screen is never exactly the same colour as the print (Read also: Colours when printing wallpaper).
Now that the circle (or the pattern you made) is as you want, let's move on to a very nice function that fills, in a few clicks, the whole wallpaper with the pattern. In the menu go to 'Edit' then 'Clone' and then 'Create Tiled Clones'. On the right in the Clone frame you select the tab 'Shift' and put in the value 100 in 'Shift X' under the heading 'Per Column' and check that in the 'Shift Y' row under the 'Per Row' entry there is also 100. By changing these values, the shape you made is cloned and will be put in different positions on your wallpaper places, which can also be very nice, so if you wish, you can experiment with these values.
Then go to the lower part of the square and check 'Width, height' and enter the measurements of your wallpaper (remember to select 'mm' instead of 'px' to see the measurements in millimeters). Click on the 'Create' button and see that the wallpaper fills with the pattern you've made.
If you do something you do not like and want to go back, click the 'control' and 'z' keys together (or go to the 'Edit' menu and then 'Undo').
At this point we have a wallpaper with a white background and the pattern you made.
To create the background in another colour, we must add a layer 'Layer', by clicking in the menu on 'Layer' and selecting the item below 'Layers ...'. In the square that appears, click on + and add the layer under the existing one ('Position: Below current').
Select the 'square' tool and make a rectangle that covers the whole paper and a little bit outside (when we save as PDF, it will only take the inside).
Even here you change the colour as you want.
Now you can save as PDF, going to the 'File' menu and then 'Print'. In the panel that opens, select 'Print to File'. Give a name in 'Name:' and the place to save the pdf in 'Save in folder'.
You have designed your own patterned wallpaper. Very simple and also for free.
Now if you wish, you can order the print from us. We advise you to do a test first to verify that the colour is like the one you have in mind.
We print on an HP Latex printer, certified for each environment (also suitable for nurseries and hospitals).