Are you ready to go wallpapering?
Compared to painting, wallpaper takes a lot of time for preparation and applying but on the bright side; wallpaper can be more durable than paint. A wide variety of colors, designs, and patterns appeals a lot to people who are eager to experiment on their home decorations. However, wallpapering has its own downside that we should be aware of to avoid failures with our wall-overhaul project. Moreover, wallpaper sets the mood in our home so it will affect our perception too, that’s why choosing the best color and pattern, although seems difficult if we have the tendency to be indecisive, is crucial.
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Fortunately, there are lots of tips from expert designers we can find online and Emily Bird is able to curate them in this article:
How to choose the perfect wallpaper
Wallpaper is the most on-trend way to transform your decor, from a statement wall to an entire room, there is no better way to restyle your interior this season. But with such a bountiful abundance of designs to choose from, patterned to plain, muted to multicolours, metallic to textured, holographic to photographic, it is almost impossible to know where to start. The LuxPad speaks to its favourite industry experts from the very best wallpaper brands to ask them to share their top tips on how to choose the perfect wallpaper…
Be adventurous! Choose a design you love, and you won’t be disappointed.- Sue Hardie, Head of Design, Osborne & Little
Choosing wallpaper for one’s own home is a very personal choice, I would say be led by your own instinctive response to a design, and, if you love it then try a large sample on the wall first to see how it works in the space.- Tricia Guild, Founder and Creative Director, Designers Guild
If you are too afraid to be bold with colourful wallpaper, simplicity can be stunning too, choose a neutral design that features a textured or reflective pattern, such as Eco White Light, which plays with the effects of light on texture and pattern to deliver a balance of design whilst embracing the power of white as a canvas.-Ingela Wingborg, Designer at Eco Wallpaper Learn more from the experts in here.
Design is crucial, yes; but practically and economically speaking, the paper quality should be well thought-out. There are different kinds of paper and not examining it before pasting could lead to a disaster instead of a peace of mind. This part has it’s own pros and cons: wallpaper is more durable compared to paint but it will take a whole lot of time and effort when you decide to tear it down and replace it with a new one, and pasting, has the same level of difficulty with removing.
Getting to know the characteristic of the paper is needed before getting any job done and dummies have provided us tips to get-to-know our paper.
Tips for choosing wallpaper
Yes, the choice of wallpapers can be daunting, but allow yourself time to peruse as many wallpaper books as you can find. Many types of wallcoverings are available. Each requires slightly different preparation, application, and finishing work according to its characteristics:
- Standard papers are inexpensive and generally easy to hang.
- Vinyl-coated papers have a paper backing and a paper surface that’s sealed with a liquid vinyl
- Foils and Mylars are good choices for small rooms with little or no natural light.
- Grasscloth, hemp, and other cloths-on-paper are richly textured, woven coverings with laminated paper backings.
- Flocked papers have raised, velvety patterns and are good choices for covering walls that have minor surface imperfections.
The list goes on and everything we need to know about the characteristics of wallpaper is in this article.
Now that we know what mood would we like and have learned what kind of paper to paste, don’t forget the most important thing, the outcome. Most of us aren’t convinced unless we see the results but if wallpapering is an experiment to us, how would it be? Basically, see photos on the internet. Reviewing photos of the same wallpaper pattern on the wall is a big help to decide whether it’s our final choice or something else. That’s what Bryan Patrick Flynn will show us in this article:
Choosing the right wallpaper
From graphics and grass cloth to glass beads and geometrics, take a look at these insider tip for choosing the perfect wallpaper for your next project.
Choosing the proper style and/or material of wallpaper is much more involved than you’d think. While bold prints are often the most popular style among homeowners everywhere, there are many other options to consider such as: woven grass, wood grain, metallic, cork, birch, moiré, and botanicals. See all of it here.
When we are new to something like wallpapering, the most basic instruction is trial and error. Wallpaper is tricky and complex because unlike paint, we have to align the patterns from one sheet to another and that needs much effort and patience. Luckily, there are tools today that get the job done in no time. There are pros and cons in both painting and wallpapering and all you need to do is decide which is worth laying money on, one that will last exaggeratingly, last until your grandchildren. We should also consider which is more practical and economical before putting down our budget on something like wallpapering.