5 Wallpaper Tips to Transform Any Novice into an Expert

Considering using wallpaper instead of paint on your walls can be a huge design decision, but if you don’t have wallpapering skills, check out some wallpaper tips to get started.

Wallpaper is now making a comeback, being very on trend. Some leading trends include aged elegance or even a subtle worn appearance, wall murals, and even a textured and layered look.

You will find that some cutting edge wall coverings are comprised of anything but paper. Here are some excellent tips on how to go from novice to expert on your first try.

Measuring once is a recipe for disaster. Even professionals measure their wallpaper twice.

Measure Twice

Many buy small wallpaper rolls to "test out" the idea, but for wallpaper, this strategy is a terrible idea.

Order All The Wallpaper You Need At Once

You'll require a steam roller, wallpaper smoother or brush, a level, tape measure, pushpins, scissors, and a half-filled paint tray with warm water.

Lay Out Everything You Need First

A plumb bob is essentially a long string or rope attached to a weight  which helps you understand the relationship of two objects.

Use a Plumb Bob (Level)

This trick can also be used around windows and doors to hide unevenness.  Use a paint that closely matches your wallpaper’s main colors.

Paint The Top Of The Wall Before Wallpapering

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