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How To Choosing Wallpaper?

How To Choosing Wallpaper?

Considering Effects Of  Wallpaper

If you want to achieve a specific effect in a room, the decisions that you make about pattern and design can be as important as your choice of color. A desire to create the illusion of space, for example, may influence you as much as a wallpaper’s other decorative qualities.


Considering Options

Hiding defects Choose a textured or heavily patterned wallpaper to detract from uneven walls. A busy pattern will disguise a problem best, but whether you like a wallpaper will have most influence on your choice.

  • Creating order Use bold, geometric designs if you want to create a sense of order anc formality within a room.
  • Using two wallpapers If a room has a natural dividing line, such as a chair rail, use two different wallpapers, thereby creating a feeling of height, for example.
  • Considering other colors Bear in mind the colors of walls and woodwork when choosing wallpaper. It should be complemented by nearby colors to maximize its effect.

Coordinating Decor

Creating a total look Buy a complete range of decorative materials so that fabrics, wallpaper, and paint match.

Matching accessories Use matching wallpaper and fabric to create a coordinated look. Tie in other accessories by picking out different tones of the colors used in the wallpaper.

Creating Height

Using stripes; Vertical stripes make a room look taller and are ideal if ceilings are low. Here, a room divider covered in striped wallpaper contributes to the illusion of height.

Choosing Large Patterns

Reducing the size of large room; A large pattern can dominate the decoration in a room, since it will seem to bring the walls toward a viewer, reducing the feeling of space. In a small room a larğfe pattern can be overpowering, but in a big room it can help to create a cozy feel.

Choosing Small Patterns

Creating a feeling of space;  A small pattern has the effect of making a room appear larger, as long as the background color of the wallpaper is pale. The less dense the pattern, the greater the effect. A dense pattern, even if it is small-scale, creates a busy feel within a room.

Planning the Wallpapering

It is highly important to figure out how much wallpaper is required for a room and to determine the order in which the room will be wallpapered. Measure walls accurately so that there will be no waste, and think very carefully about where in the room to start wallpapering.

How to choose wallpaper

Measuring the Dimensions of a Room

  • Measuring total surface area Measure each wall as a separate entity. Add together wall areas, plus the ceiling area (obtained by measuring die floor), to give the total surface area.
  • Including repeats To account for trimming and waste of large-patterned wallpaper, add the size of the pattern repeat to the room height. This will guarantee enough wallpaper.

Calculating quantities

Multiply the height of a wall by the width (1 x 2) to calculate the surface area. Measure the height in several places, since it may vary. To obtain a ceiling measurement, measure the floor (3 x 4). Divide the total surface area by the area of a roll of wallpaper to give the number of rolls required for the room.

Calculating Accurately

  • Including lining If you want to line the walls of a room before wallpapering them, remember to include lining paper in your calculations of material requirements. Lining paper has no pattern repeat, so the surface area alone is all you need for the calculation.
  • Doing a quick count In a room that is already papered, count how many hangs were used before. This is a quick way to measure the number of rolls of wallpaper that you will need. In rooms of average height, small-patterned paper gives four hangs per roll, while large-patterned paper gives three. Most wallpapers conform to a standard roll length.
  • Wallpapering ceilings Wallpaper a ceiling in the direction of its longest length. This will keep the number of lengths required to a minimum as well as reducing trimming and the waste of wallpaper.

Starting & Finishing in the Correct Place

Centralizing the first hang

If using a large-patterned wallpaper in a room with a focal point such as a fireplace area, start by centralizing the pattern on the focal point. Finish the focal point before continuing to wallpaper around the rest of the room.

Wallpapering straightforward rooms

In rooms where no centralizing is required, start wallpapering near the corner that is least visible when entering or sitting in the room. Make sure that the first hang needs no complicated trimming and is a good point from which to continue.

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