Wallpaper can completely transform your room and express your personal style. If it’s wow-factor you’re after, you’re on to a winner with our stunning range of wallpapers. But the biggest question on most people’s minds is, how do you hang wallpaper?
It’s a task lots of people leave to the professionals. But learning how to wallpaper a room isn’t as big a challenge as you might think. In fact, a whopping 70% of our customers hang wallpaper themselves. We’re sharing our top tips on how to put wallpaper up, and you’ll soon be amazed at your own decorating skills!
Just follow our simple guide below on how to wallpaper a room step-by-step.
No matter how straight they seem, no house has perfectly vertical walls. This is why many people question where to hang the first piece of wallpaper. So, before you start to hang your wallpaper, you should draw a straight vertical line to use as your starting point. From the top left-hand corner of the wall you’re papering, measure 50cm across and mark it with a pencil. Then use a spirit level to draw a straight line down the length of your wall.
With most wallpapers measuring 53cm wide (ours included), this will leave excess paper overhanging the adjoining wall when you hang your first drop. This means, if the wall is slightly wonky, it won’t be noticeable once you trim the paper at the join of the two walls. This overlap also means, if you’re papering both walls, you can hang the wallpaper without seams showing in the corner.
The length of time wallpaper takes to dry can vary depending on the type of wallpaper and the room’s temperature. The average drying time is typically between 24 and 48 hours.
Top tip - A cool room is best for wallpapering If the temperature is too high, this can speed up the drying process too much, causing the paper to shrink and gaps to appear.
Take it step-by-step and hanging your own wallpaper isn’t as difficult as you might think. We promise! Ready to give it a go but still need to pick the perfect paper?