Wallpaper In Your Home

Wallpaper is back in style! Isn’t it wonderful how at the end of the day you have completely transformed a room! That is what is remarkable about doing a wallpaper project in your home and even if it is just stripping an old pattern off your walls you will accomplish quite a refreshing and rewarding change for all your hard work!

Choosing Your Wallpaper

Rolls of wallpaper.
Choosing wallpaper is often the hardest part of your whole project. I hear many stories from customers about looking through books for hours, with no decisions to show for it. While I am not a decorator, I do have some basic guidelines many folks find useful. The best advice I ever heard from an interior decorator was this: decorate for yourself, and not for the next person who will live in your home.

Find out what the labels mean, what the difference between commercial and residential papers is, and learn a little bit about wallpaper history in our types of wallpaper section. Take the mystery out of choosing wallpaper – you’ll learn what features are best for each room. And for decorating tips, check out our section on wallpaper colors and pattern choices.

Getting the Job Done

Wallpaper removal seems to frustrate so many would be do-it-yourselfers. There exist many deadend stripping methods that can also cause damage to walls. Then people start swearing they will never have anything to do with wallpaper projects ever again!

Our measuring section will help you figure out how much wallpaper you need. Make the job go smoothly by choosing the correct tools and materials, and make sure you choose the right glue or paste for the job. If you don’t skimp on the prep work, installing your wallpaper will be a piece of cake. When you are ready to hang your wallpaper I will take you through all the steps. Finish the job with some special effects- see our borders, murals, and ceilings section for ideas.

Prefer paint?

If you’ve ever wondered “should I paint over wallpaper?” our list of pros and cons should help you decide. Our section on painting over wallpaper will help you achieve professional results every time. We’ll teach you how to remove wallpaper- even if it’s been painted over! Finally, find out how to remove wallpaper glue and follow these instructions for painting after removing wallpaper.

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An Easy Guide to Wallpapering a Room

By Janette Mae
When you want to wallpaper a room, the process is fairly easy. The first thing that you need to do is choose the wallpaper that you want. This involves taking a look at the room ...
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Choose Your Wallpaper Pattern Wisely

By D.Cummings
Wallpaper is one of the ways of making a statement in a room. However, you will want to choose something simple if you are a beginner when it comes to wallpaper. Leave the ones ...
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Choosing Wallpaper by the Room

With all the new colors and textures available, choosing wallpaper might just be the biggest part of your decorating job! First, consider how well your choice will stand up to the ...
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Hanging Wallpaper

Many homeowners enjoy hanging wallpaper instead of hiring a professional and having the extra cost. You will need to follow some very important steps. Before you begin, you will ...
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Hiring a Wallpaper Hanger

Sometimes, it’s just easier to hire someone else to do it. Professional wallpaper installation can save you time, money, and frustration. It pays to do your research before ...
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How to Hang Wallpaper

This hanging wallpaper video shows details from the start to the finish. Including; Tools Needed Measuring and Cutting Helpful Tips Pluming The Wallpaper Pasting and Soaking ...
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Paintable Wallpaper

In most cases, painting over wallpaper is a no-no. But with specially prepared paintable wallpapers, a coat of color can be your best friend. Types of Paintable Papers Paintable ...
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Painting over vinyl faced wall paper.

By Dale Fortin (Portand, OR)
While remodeling our new home the previous owners had installed vinyl faced paper backed wall paper in their bedroom. There are many options for the DIYer such as; Drywalling over ...
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Panoramic photos for a room border.

By Kelly (Brainerd, MN USA)
Here’s a neat idea! Panoramic photos for a room border and use painters tape to adhere it to the wall. By the time it loosens you’ll be bored with it and it will be ...
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How To Remove Vinyl Wallpaper

Removing vinyl wallpaper is more challenging than removing plain wallpaper because steam can’t penetrate the surface layer. Another problem often faced is the incorrect ...
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How to Remove Wallpaper Borders

So, you just bought the house of your dreams, you walk in and what do you see but the ugliest wallpaper border you have ever seen. While wallpaper borders can offer a quick and ...
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How to Remove Wallpaper Glue

More often than not people used to buy homes that had wallpaper on the walls. When deciding to spruce up the home, they wanted to remove the wallpaper and paint a color of their ...
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Removing Painted Wallpaper

Is your house covered with stubborn, old painted wallpaper standing between you and your dream home? The removal of wallpaper can be a daunting task on its own, but removing ...
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Types of Wallpaper

Wallpaper has come a long way since it was invented. Not only are an astounding variety of decorative effects available, but durability, clean-ability, and removability have also ...
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Hanging a Wallpaper Border

Borders are a quick and easy way to add interest and flare to any room. Whether hanging a wallpaper border for a kid-themed room, a classy dining room or just sprucing up your ...
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