"How to decorate with wallpaper - tips by Elle Decor"

How to decorate with wallpaper – tips by Elle Decor

Hi everyone. Today at “Home Design Ideas” you’re going to find out how to decorate with wallpaper. We will share with you amazing tips by Elle Decor. You will see some wallpaper decor ideas and learn how to use wallpaper in your home.

Sometimes we have to face a decision when we’re decorating our home: paint or wallpaper? You can transform the entire look of your home just with the walls. You can make it great or you can ruin your home decor. It’s a key decision you have to make and we are here to help. So, how to decorate with wallpaper?

First you have to think about the pros and cons of wallpaper and paint! Tips by Freshome

"How to decorate with wallpaper- tips by Elle Decor"

Wallpaper vs Paint: pros and cons (preparation)

WALLPAPER: CONS: Removing existing wallpaper can be a tedious task that requires patience and the right tools to be effective.  Stripping wallpaper can be done with chemicals or stripping tools, but care must be taken or damage can result to the wall. Consult a home improvement store for specific instructions for your application.

PAINT: PROS: If you are painting over a damaged wall, prepare imperfections with spackle and let dry 24 hours in advance.  Applying primer paint in advance to painting over darker color paint will make your painting preparation easier. Painting requires considerably less preparation time than wallpaper.

Wallpapers vs Paint: pros and cons (selection and durability)

WALLPAPERs: PROS: Very durable and will hold up to wear and tear of children, high traffic areas and many varieties are scrubbable. CONS: Since wallpaper is applied with an adhesive, high moisture bathrooms and kitchens may cause wallpapers to peel away from the wall.

PAINT: PROS: Depending on the sheen/finish paint is a good option for areas that need to have an inexpensive and easy application.  Semi-gloss to high gloss paints are durable and are usually reserved for trim, exterior doors, etc… Satin, Eggshell and occasionally Flat sheens are used on interior walls. CONS: When walls are damaged, scraped or hit, paint can chip and repairing and repainting will be necessary.

"How to decorate with wallpaper - tips by Elle Decor"

Wallpaper vs Paint: price

 “Wallpapers and paint can range in price from the low end to the high end of the cost spectrum. Wallpapers on average is more expensive to purchase the rolls, supplies and to have it installed.  Paint on average is cheaper and requires very few supplies, and an amateur can apply it.  It should be noted that inexpensive wallpaper can be purchased and if you do it yourself can cut down on installation costs. Similarly with paint, higher end faux paint finishes, and textured paint can be expensive especially if it needs to be professionally applied.”


1- Let a wallpapers stand alone as the sole design touch on a hallway
2- Let the style of the wallpaper influence the art,
3- Use wallpaper to bring a touch of nature to an otherwise sleek room

"How to decorate with wallpaper - tips by Elle Decor"

4 – Use wallpaper to cover closet doors

5- Not enough windows? Try paper with a built-in view

6- Match wallpaper to the curtains and headboard for an enveloping feel

7 – Create dramatic tension by choosing with wallpaper in a opposing pattern to the rug.

"How to decorate with Wallpaper"

If you follow these tips by Elle Decor you may be able to give a new look to your home. You just have to really think on the pros and cons of wallpaper and paint. These are just some with wallpapers decor ideas. To see all the tips by Elle Decor click HERE!

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Source: Elle DecorFreshome