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Wallpaper 101: Choosing the Right Wallpaper for Your Needs

#WallpaperIsBack in a big way, offering a stylish and versatile way to transform any room. But with a vast array of colors, patterns, materials, and textures to choose from, selecting the perfect wallpaper can feel overwhelming. Fear not, design enthusiasts! Here at The Wallpaper Company, we're here to guide you through Wallpaper 101 and help you find the ideal wallpaper for your needs.

Consider Your Space:

The first step is to think about the room you'll be wallpapering.

  • Function:  Is it a high-traffic area like a kitchen or bathroom?  These spaces require durable, moisture-resistant wallpapers like vinyl.

  • Size:  Smaller rooms can be overwhelmed by large, bold patterns. Opt for smaller prints or vertical stripes to create an illusion of height.

  • Lighting:  Natural light can affect how colors appear. Consider the lighting conditions in the room when choosing wallpaper colors.

Finding Your Perfect Match:

Now, let's delve into the key factors to consider when selecting your wallpaper:

  • Material:  Popular options include paper, vinyl, fabric-backed vinyl, and even grasscloth. Each material offers unique benefits in terms of durability, moisture resistance, and ease of installation.

  • Color:  Colors have a powerful impact on mood.  Warm colors like red or orange energize a space, while cool colors like blue or green promote feelings of calm. Consider the mood you want to cultivate in the room when choosing a color palette.

  • Pattern:  Patterns can add personality and visual interest to a space.  Geometric patterns create a sense of order, while floral prints introduce a touch of nature. Consider the overall style of your decor when selecting a pattern.

Pro Tips for Choosing Your Wallpaper:

  • Order samples!  Seeing and feeling wallpaper samples in person allows you to assess the color, texture, and scale in the context of your space.

  • Consider the "repeat":  This refers to the distance at which the pattern on the wallpaper starts to repeat itself.  A large repeat pattern might not work well in a small room.

  • Think about the "fifth wall":  Don't forget the ceiling!  Wallpaper can be a great way to add drama and definition to a room by extending the pattern onto the ceiling.

Let The Wallpaper Company Help!

With a little planning and these helpful tips, you're well on your way to choosing the perfect wallpaper for your needs. Visit The Wallpaper Company today!  Our friendly staff is here to answer your questions, guide you through our extensive selection of wallpapers, and help you find the perfect match for your dream space.  We look forward to helping you transform your home with the beauty and style of wallpaper!


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