Last Updated on February 11, 2022 by Maria Brittis
Hanging wallpaper with a pattern is tricky so here is a detail guide on how to hang patterned wallpaper including a video.
How To Hang Patterned Wallpaper
If you are wanting to change a look of a room there is nothing quite like an eye-catching pattern wallpaper design to bring change to a room. I found this beautiful wallpaper called Chelsea Night Sky by Graham & Brown is perfect for dining room wall decor. Its inspired by the Chelsea flower show in London. The luxurious mat paper is amazing to work with. For bonus see my video on how to hang floral wallpaper in a dining room from A to Z below.
What is The best Wallpaper to Install
When installing wallpaper for the first time.The best wallpaper to use is a thicker paper. I have used many different kinds. You may need to use more adhesive but its so much easier to install. Paper that is thin tends to tear.
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How To Match UP The Wallpaper Design
When hanging floral wallpaper make sure that the pattern matches. You can pre-cut the paper a head of time and match the design. Use a long table to make it easy to cut and match up. Make sure you number each strip starting with #1. Calculate how many strips you need to cut to cover the entire dining room. Add 4 inches to each sheet in case you accidentally ripped the paper or measured wrong. That extra 4 inches comes in handy.
How To Hang PAtterned Wallpaper
When applying the adhesive coat the entire back of the wallpaper with a thin coat. Don’t forget to coat all four sides. If you miss a spot it can come up after it dries. If thats the case take a small sponge and apply paste in the areas that come up and press down to smooth.
Corners are the hardest part to wallpaper. After you match one side with the pattern you will have to cut down the middle and reapply the second half making sure it lines up perfectly. This will avoid any air pockets. Use a very sharp utility knife to cut down the middle. It makes a big difference.
Tips On How To Hang PAtterned Wallpaper
- Line up the pattern first and cut the strips you need for your wall ahead of time.
- Put the paste on the back of wallpaper not wall.
- Use a sponge to smooth out all bubbles.