While we’re all on quarantine, everyone is looking for simple projects to do that don’t involve a trip to the store. Well I’ve got the perfect wallpaper post for you: Wallpaper- where I use it, how to hang it, and where to buy it.
I don’t know if it’s good or bad to admit to you that I have wallpaper in SEVEN different spaces in my home. Honestly though, It all flows together and really doesn’t feel overwhelming. Here’s each of the spaces and wallpapers that I’ve used throughout our home:
Master Bedroom Wallpaper
My Master bedroom is the first space that I installed wallpaper in our home. Here is the post where I shared all the details on how I did it. Because it’s such a bold pattern I only installed it on one wall. Sadly it seems like this pattern has been discontinued.
Dining Room Wallpaper
In my dining room initially I installed this wallpaper, but very shortly afterwards I decided it was too muted for the space and took it down and installed this wallpaper instead. Here is the post where I explained how I created this picture ledge. Sometimes only installing it on 1/3 of a wall keeps the cost down, and keeps it from being too overwhelming.
Mudroom Ceiling Wallpaper
Only once in my life have I installed wallpaper on a ceiling, and it looks amazing. They do say the ceiling is the 5th wall right?!? Here’s the post where I explained how I did it. I installed this wallpaper, which is the most expensive paper I’ve used, thankfully the ceiling wasn’t very big.
Girl Room Wallpaper
My daughter is obsessed with Cheetah, and wanted full on black and tan cheetah wallpaper. In order to keep her bedroom from looking like a Vegas Lounge, I went with this toned down neutral cheetah pattern. I put it on all four of her walls and being a muted pattern it isn’t too overwhelming.
Boy Room Accent Wall Wallpaper
I gave my boys a bunch of options for their bedroom, and they ended up choosing this birch tree wallpaper. I only installed it on the wall behind their beds, because the rest of their walls are pretty full! Here is the reveal of their bedroom with all of their sources from before I added the wallpaper.
Entryway Accent Wall
Our entryway is very small, with hardly enough room to stand while closing the door, but this gold speck wallpaper brings a pop of fun to it! Here is the post where I outlined everything in this little space.
Wallpapered Built in Nook:
I loved our master bedroom wallpaper so much, that I also installed it in the built in nook in our living room! This was so simple to do by just taking down the shelves first. At Christmas I wanted to tone it down, so I just put black mat board over the wallpaper for the season!
In case you missed it here are the links to the six different wallpaper patterns throughout our house. It’s on a ceiling, a built in nook, accent walls, and entire rooms.
So… if you’re looking for a quarantine project, the best news is that ALL of these can be purchased online! Along with the wallpaper, here’s the rest of the supplies that you’ll need (which can also be ordered online):
- Paint tray
- Paint roller and Cover
- Smoothing Tool
- Universal Wallcovering Adhesive
- Tape Measure
- Sharp Blade
I should mention these supplies are for “pre-pasted wallpaper” NOT for “peel and stick”, which literally goes on like a sticker. To be honest though, I really don’t love peel and stick and find that it’s not very forgiving. Pasting it is definitely my preferred way to hang it.
Many wallpapers recommend “booking” the paper first, but that hasn’t worked well for me. Instead I like to roll the past onto the wall, then smooth the paper on, overlapping onto the ceiling and baseboard. I butt one piece right against the other, being careful not to overlap. Once it’s adhered I use a sharp blade to trim the ceiling and baseboard edges.
Here’s all of my favorite places to buy wallpaper, along with my favorite prints. Something to keep in mind is the length of the repeat, the longer the repeat is, the more of an overage you’ll need:
Wow! That turned into a LONG post! So now you know everything about wallpaper- where I use it, how to hang it, and where to buy it. I hope that you’re staying encouraged and finding ways to get through this quarantine! Whether it’s binging Netflix, snuggling your loved ones, or knocking out all the projects- I’m doing a little of each.
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