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6 Things to Consider Before Installing Wallpaper in Your Home

Heidi Samia | Eleanor Rose Home

If you’ve been thinking of adding wallpaper to your home, here are some things to consider before purchasing that wallpaper you've fallen in love with.

 #1: Measurements

Take good, accurate measurements of the area you want to wallpaper. This will give you an idea of how much wallpaper you will need and to create a budget.

 #2: Budget

Once you know how much wallpaper is needed for the area, decide on a budget. Consider if you want to hire a professional installer. The cost of labor for your project should be factored into your budget as well.

 #3: Hiring a Professional

Hire an experienced, professional wallpaper installer. It is the best decision Mr. ERH and I ever made (and possibly saved our marriage)!

 #4: Type of Wallpaper

There are a ton of different types of wallpaper from vinyl, painted, bamboo, peel & stick, etc. Decide which type of wallpaper will work best for your project.

 #5: Where is the Wallpaper Being Installed

Some types of wallpapers are not ideal for certain spaces. For instance, grass cloth is not an ideal wallpaper choice for a kitchen or bathroom because of humidity & cleanability.

 #6: Order a Sample

Always order or take home a sample of wallpaper. Something that may look good online or in a store may not look the same in your home.

Wallpaper Direct is a great online resource for wallpaper. They offer a large selection of wallpapers to choose from, along with a number of filters to help narrow the search.

Where can I shop for wallpaper?

The wallpaper for your home really depends on what you love and the aesthetic you are trying to achieve. The perfect wallpaper will speak to you and you will know when you have found the right one!

How do I know what the right wallpaper is for my home?

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I believe that if you fill your home with things you love, love will fill your home.