About Us

We’ve Made Customers Feel Right at Home Since 1971

Lee Tapper and the first color match computer

Lee Tapper and the first color match computer

People in Northeastern Massachusetts take pride in what they do, whether it’s a contractor in Chelsea, property manager in Swampscott, or homeowner in Gloucester. At the Home Décor Group, we’re proud of the fact that three generations of Tappers have been making customers feel right at home while helping them achieve their home decorating dreams for nearly 50 years now.

Walls of Decor

Walls of Decor c. 1971

From our humble beginnings in 1971 as a father and son paint and wallpaper store called Walls of Decor. From the recent unveiling of our 9th and 10th locations in Salem and Beverly, the Home Décor Group is still a family owned and operated business. Our continued growth and success have been driven by a formula that provides our valued residential and commercial patrons with reliable and affordable home improvement solutions within an exceptional customer service process that’s second to none.

Attention to Detail. Years of Industry Knowledge

Whether you’re a DIYer or a pro, what sets us apart when you walk into one of our stores is our attention-to-detail, years of industry knowledge, and open and honest approach. We stock high quality paints from contractor-trusted names like Benjamin Moore, Farrow & Ball, Glidden, Sansin, and California Paints. Our team of experts can help you find the right paint color and product for your home or business. And then, we’ll mix it up promptly so that you don’t have to wait around wasting precious time!

One of our original trucks

One of our first trucks

But at the Home Décor Group, we’re not just your average paint store. We also specialize in high-quality window treatments, wallpaper and floor coverings. From premium brands like Hunter Douglas, Comfortex, Norman Shutters, Candice Olsen and Ronald Redding. We make available certified professional installers who will restore your peace of mind and bring your exciting home makeover project seamlessly together- whether it’s a featured wall, one room, or the entire house.

Design Departments in our Swampscott and Peabody Locations

Over the years, we found that homeowners sometimes struggle to come up with creative design ideas for their kitchen, bath or living room. To better serve their needs, we decided to open fully stocked design departments in our Swampscott and Peabody locations. Staffed by professional designers who will patiently walk you through the entire design process until your objectives are met. Not wanting to rest on our laurels, the Tapper family invested in the latest home decorating paint and stain technologies, including latex and water-based products.

Busy Day

A typical busy day back in the ’70s

Over the years, we’ve also expanded our selection of top-quality paints and paint samples. When you visit one of the Home Décor Group stores, you’ll find a large selection of paints, stains and painting supplies. Our products are suitable for most interior, exterior, industrial and specialty applications. Also, if you own a home or business in the North Shore, we now carry marine paint products from Sansin. These water based products are specifically designed to withstand harsher ocean-front conditions.

Making you Feel at Home
That’s Our Secret

In the end, the secret to our success is making each-and-every customer who visits one of our 10 stores feel right at home. From offering convenient, early morning hours six days a week, to our prompt, courteous and knowledgeable sales team and in-store designers. The Home Décor Group is your one-stop, conception-to-completion source for home improvement projects in Northeastern Massachusetts. Come in and let our family serve yours today!