The Most Common Questions about Patterned Wallpaper
Where can I use wallpaper with patterns?
There are numerous places in the home where motif wallpaper is a great addition to the decor. Wallpaper has been used in a variety of rooms to add color, tradition, elegance, and fun. Some rooms that can benefit from it include the following:
- Kids' rooms
- Dining area
Can I use patterned wallpaper in a limited way?
Yes, you can add spirit to a kid's room with one wall of a pattern. Animal prints or unicorns might make a delightful wall in a child's room, without making the decor seem too busy. A soft floral might be appropriate for a young girl or woman's room, while boats or trains might be of interest to a boy or girl who loves these as toys.
The whole room need not be covered with wallpaper with patterns. As an accent, patterned wallpaper can inspire the other decor of the room, bringing ideas to pillows, tablecloths, or accessories in a bathroom. A wallpaper with designs or texture might be used to cover imperfections in a wall as well as be used for decorative reasons.
What are some popular patterns that I might find?
There are abundant and versatile patterns that provide color and beauty as well as fun. Some of the popular themes found in wallpapers include the following:
- Geometrical abstract
- Textile woven
- Marble or brick
- Floral, leaves and botanical
- Lemons, oranges or fruits
- Animals and birds
What sizes do wallpapers come in?
Wallpaper with patterns is usually sold in a roll. A pattern might be a repeat or a texture. If the pattern is a repeat design, you will want to match up the pattern for the best look. With other designs, this is not an important concern. Many wallpapers are sold by the amount of feet that they cover per roll, so one can just measure the area to be covered and order by the number of rolls needed. Some common sizes include the following:
- 20 inches wide by 32 feet long, with a repeat every 20 inches
- 20 inches wide by 32 feet long, with a repeat every 25 inches
- Coverage of 56 square feet
How do I apply wallpaper with a pattern?
You will find that some designs are ready to hang by being pre-pasted. Others will need to be pasted on with the paste that you buy that is made especially for wallpaper. You will need some tools if doing the work yourself. These include the following:
- Wallpaper paste
- Knife or blade that snaps off
- Roller or paste brush
- Tool for level
- Sponge and bucket
- Tape measure, smoother and straight edge