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5 Best tips for wallpaper: Dress your wall

Tip 1: Choose your main colours BEFORE choosing your wallpaper!

The first thing you need to think about is the mood you want your room to have. Then, based on the psychology of colour, pick colours that evoke those feelings!

For example, to make a room look bright and relaxing, you opt for lots of white, pastel and soft colors. So just choose a wallpaper that contains these colors!

Tip 2: Choosing the patterns

When you choose your pattern, don’t just think about the style. You also need to consider the story that you want your room to tell.

Don’t forget the how busy it looks!

For instance; a super busy and bright coloured wallpaper probably won’t work in a relaxing bedroom. But it could look great in a room used for entertaining as it will stimulate interaction!

Top tip: is to pin samples of the designs you’ve shortlisted on the wall or walls you’re planning to paper to see if it works for you’.

Tip 3: Always order SAMPLES!

There is nothing quite like sticking samples to your wall so that you can really see if they fit the vibe you are going for.

Top tip: If the samples are small, order more than one and stick them together. It’ll give you a better idea of the colours in it and how the pattern will look in your room.

Tip 4: Do not paper over the cracks

It is important to take extra time to remove any irregularities in the wall.

It is tempting to start work without removing the residue, but it can result in wasted time and material.

The ideal is to sand with 80, 150 and 220 sandpaper, gradually increasing. This will change the texture of the ink making it more suitable for paper installation.

After sanding, it is necessary to remove all dust from the wall, which must be clean, dry, free of infiltrations and without irregularities.

Tip 5: You do not have to paper the whole wall  

While a feature wall implies a whole wall, there are ways to make a feature without wallpapering the entire  length. Say you only have one roll, you may not get enough drops to cover the wall from top to bottom.

In this instance we say make a feature by papering a panel within the wall, treating it more like a large piece of art. This living room wallpaper idea gives the paper more prominence as art.

Top tip: use a coordinating colour to paint the surrounding wall to create a cohesive look.

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