Installing wallpaper in a room is one of the most classic home decorations. Some wallpapers vary in design; you can select different patterns. From traditional and contemporary wallpapers to those with modern and more fun designs, installing rolls or sheets on your room walls can make a difference in the overall look of your home.
But before that, it is essential to learn more about wallpapers, how to choose one, and how to stick them correctly to your walls. Back then, adhesives available for wallpaper make removal much of a hassle, especially if you wanted to replace it with fresh wallpaper. Fortunately, wallpaper installation and removal are now easier thanks to adhesive improvements over the years.
What you need to know before installing wallpaper
Before choosing a wallpaper for installation, there are some things that you have to know. For example, you have to understand the right installation methods and select the right design for any room.
1. Room layout
Besides the shape of the room, you should consider the opening of the entire floor plan. For example, a room with multiple windows or doors or with lots of frames and décor can drown the wallpaper’s visual appeal. That is why if you plan to install wallpaper, make sure that it catches your attention.
2. Wall size
Your wallpaper project will be more expensive if your wall space is large. It is up to you if you want to cover the entire wall or just some portions instead. Either way, the results can be pleasant, depending on your intended output.
3. Wallpaper design
With so many designs, patterns, and colors to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find one that will suit your needs and taste. More prominent patterns can be more suitable for bigger rooms, and smaller designs are better for smaller rooms.
4. Moisture level
A lot of people do not use wallpaper in moist areas, like the bathroom or kitchen. For one thing, some wallpaper materials tend to peel off easily because of the dampness. But nowadays, there are already water-resistant wallpapers that are more resistant to moisture. Still, it is best to be careful when choosing wallpapers, especially if you intend to install them in the bathroom or kitchen.
5. Kid and pet-friendly
The last thing that you want to see is your pet scratching or your toddler scribbling something on your wallpaper. It’s okay if you still want to use the wallpaper, but you should always consider these situations. On the other hand, you can paint the walls if you aren’t keen on replacing the wallpaper when it does get damaged.
In the end, you can complete the wallpaper installation on your own. On the other hand, you can hire a professional for a high-quality installation. Doing so might help you save time and money. After all, if you do a sloppy job, your wallpaper might not last for a long time. You should carefully choose materials and designs that will suit your budget and room size.