How to Decorate your Bedroom with Wallpaper

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A wallpaper treatment is often used to create an environment in the bedroom. It’s a great way to change the look of the room with relatively little cost and time. Wallpapering is an easy do-it-yourself project, even if you’ve never done it before. Another option is to wallpaper the ceiling as well, but this isn’t a job for the novice. When looking through sample books, you’ll find that many wallpaper designs offer matching fabric. If you can make your own curtains, pillow covers, duvet and bed skirt, this is a good way to save money and personalize your room. Many pattern companies such as Collins and Son, Osborne and Little and Designers Guild offer patterns for making a complete bedroom ensemble.

Choose a wallpaper pattern in a color and design that you love. You don’t have to be limited by one design. An overall floral pattern, for example, might have a matching border design to use around the top of the room. Take home the sample book and keep it around for a while to see if, after a few days, you still love the pattern you chose. Sometimes finding a wallpaper pattern that appeal to you can dictate a design direction. If you’re in a quandary over what to do, go to a wall covering store and browse through a few sample books for inspiration. Almost every pattern comes in several different colors. Wallpaper also varies in price range and quality. Get familiar with the products before making a final selection. Measure your room and bring the measurements to the store and the staff will figure out how many rolls you’ll need.

If you’re planning to do the wallpapering yourself, use pre-pasted paper. You simply wet the back to apply it directly to the wall. No paste is needed. Avoid striped patterns as they are more difficult to match from strip to strip, and if your walls are not perfectly straight it’s hard to do a perfect job. A small, repeating overall pattern is the easiest to work with, or one that is quite large. All the wallpapering equipment you’ll need is available at a home center. The materials are few and inexpensive. For a quick and easy wallpaper treatment, rolls of self-stick borders are now available in a wide variety of patterns and styles. Another decorating idea for your bedroom could be wall stickers.

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JuliaOctober 15, 2012 at 1:20 amReply

Annie – I’m dead jealous you only have one more room to go. We have just sttared the main bedroom and en-suite, then there are two living rooms to do after that. And a disused chimney to come down, some roof repairs and the whole outside of the house needs painting. We are getting there slowly. GonnaBe – I can recommend ripping out built-in cupboards as a great incentive to go through your stuff and chuck out anything you don’t use or wear. Condensing 5 wardrobes into 2 certainly focusses the mind. The local freecycle, charity shops and homeless shelter have done well out of us this weekend!