The Pros and The Cons About Wallpaper
Pros: Wallpaper allows you to be more creative and innovative. There’s faux wood, brick, metal and the possibilities go on. Wallpaper can also cover up imperfections on the walls unlike paint. Overall, wallpaper is durable. Lower quality choices may last for up to 6 months but good quality papers can last for years.
Cons: Wallpaper may fade over time and become hard to clean once there’s built up residue. Also, since some wallpaper patterns are trendy, that style may be impossible to replace.
Narrow Your Options
So now that you know the pros and cons about wallpaper, there are more things to consider. This will help you narrow down your options to make it easier. Narrow done by thinking about your lifestyle and budget.
Questions of Your Lifestyle
- How long are you planning on staying in the current home/apartment?
- Do you own or rent your home/apartment?
- What would you like to accomplish the most with wallpaper?
- What room in the house are you considering?
After answering a series of these questions, learning how to choose wallpaper will be easier and hopefully fun. How here are possible answers and choices of wallpaper, starting with the question, “How long are you planning on staying in the current home/apartment?”
If you plan to stay in the home long, then go with a pre-pasted wallpaper which will be easy to install and remove but will last longer. If you won’t be staying long, go with self adhesive wallpaper.
If you plan to stay in the home or apartment for less than a year then choose a wallpaper that will be easy to remove. Choose wallpaper with self adhesive paper. Self adhesive paper can be peeled off from the back and placed on the wall. Removing the wallpaper is also easy to do and usually comes off as one large strip.
“Do you own or rent your apartment?”
If you own the apartment then you don’t have to worry about spending extra money removing non pasted wallpaper before moving out. For renters, stick with a self adhesive installation. Easy clean up and removable. If you plan to stay in a home or apartment permanently, then consider pre-pasted or non pasted.
“What would you like to accomplish the most with wallpaper?”
If it is to add value to a home, then getting a great quality long lasting non pasted wallpaper will be the best choice. If you just want to experiment with wallpaper patterns, the self adhesive is the least inexpensive. There are also a lot of great options to choice from.
“What room in the house are you considering for wallpaper installation?”
If it is a small room like a laundry room or dining room, taking chances are fine. Rolls of wallpaper can be expensive and over seen so larger rooms need to be well thought out. It is also suggested to buy one extra roll just in case.