Classic ‘Doctor Who’ TARDIS Wallpaper, Anyone?

The TARDIS in the ’80s

We’ve seen plenty of examples of people painting the exterior of, say, their shed, so that it looks like a TARDIS, and they’re all wonderful. But there is a problem. If it’s cold out, or rainy, you don’t really get to experience the full glory of your conversion. What you want is a room with a TARDIS interior in it. Possibly with a life-size console, like the one in this picture, but if that seems a bit beyond the confines of your meager living space, you can always opt for TARDIS wallpaper instead.

The British company 3D Effect Wallpaper has made a textured wallpaper that recreates the design of the classic ’60s/’80s TARDIS, with a combination of huge polka dots (or ’roundels’) and columns, so you can fill any space.

It works like this:

Each roll being 52cm wide & 10m in length and has been color-matched to a paint sample from the 1980s control room set.

In fact there’s only one drawback, they’re based in the U.K., so shipping costs might be a bit high.

Well that plus the fact that even the Doctor doesn’t have a home that looks like this any more, obv.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 13 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Music.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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