With the new year just beginning, it also brings new resolutions. Those resolutions may include dressing your house up or making small changes when it comes to decor and appearance to give your home a fresh updated look. Wallpaper is an easy way to make this happen. Wallpaper is a creative way to transform any room into a space you will enjoy now and for years to come. Kate Hartman Interiors has the knowledge to help you choose the wallpaper of your dreams online that will bring your space together in a sophisticated and chic way. 

How To Buy Wallpaper Online

There are many wallpaper options out there, something that will suit every room and every different kind of aesthetic. With so many choices out there, choosing the right wallpaper involves more than simply choosing a wallpaper for its pattern or color. You have to consider things such as:

  1. Adhesive type
  2. Texture 
  3. Self Install also known as peel and stick 
  4. Professional Install

Perhaps the most important is whether you need to hire a specialist to install your new wallpaper or if the wallpaper can be self-installed. The reason this is so important is because you will not only need to set a budget to purchase the wallpaper but you will also need to budget for the cost of the wallpaper installation. 

Materials Materials Materials 

It is a common misconception that all wallpaper is made from the same material, and that is paper right? Hints the name “wallpaper.” This is completely and 100% false. However, many high-end designs are made from 100% paper which leads to a classic matte finish. If you are going for a traditional look with the matte finish then you will need to be prepared to choose a higher-end wallpaper. Wallpaper made from grasscloth is becoming increasingly popular and will automatically add texture to your walls. This type of wallpaper is woven from natural grasses and dried weaves and is laid out with the seams remaining visible. There are also wallpapers made from vinyl, in which the vinyl comes from recycled plastics. Vinyl wallpaper is an ideal choice if you’re looking for something durable that can withstand lots of wear and tear. 

Flexible Material Options 

In the wonderful world of wallpaper, there are still many more flexible options to choose from. Options that are similar to grasscloth are wallpapers made from sisal and linen. Non-woven wallpaper options are also a good choice, this type of wallpaper is also very durable and able to sustain a lot of wear and tear. This is perfect for a home that has children, not only will it hold up to bumps and toys scraping against them but this type of wallpaper is also easy to clean. Non-woven wallpapers are made from a combination of natural and vinyl fibers thus creating a flexible backing.  

What Is Best For My Space 

When it comes to deciding which wallpaper is best for your space then you must consider location. As stated above there are certain styles of wallpaper that are more durable and these are better for your high-traffic areas of the space. Bathrooms are not typically high-traffic areas, however,  the key to wallpapering a bathroom is to work with a specialist who can provide a waterproof sealant. Style does play a large part when it comes to deciding on the wallpaper best for your space. If you don’t have a particular style that you like, you will need to take the time to search for images of styles you are interested in accomplishing. This can help you choose the best option for your space.  

How Much?

How much wallpaper do you need for your space? You will need to bring out a metal measuring tape to get the most accurate results. First, decide on the areas you are wanting to cover, you get this number by multiplying the width and the height of each surface. Do this for every wall separately and include the ceilings too if you wish to cover them. Remove any large areas from your sum that you don’t wish to cover, this includes: 

  1. Doors 
  2. Windows 
  3. Fireplace Areas
  4. Trim

Make sure to double and even triple-check your calculations. Add 10% to account for any waste because it’s better to have too much than not enough. It does get tricky if you want a patterned wallpaper. Understanding how the pattern repeats is key to knowing how much of it you need. This is the time to pull out the calculator if you haven’t already. 

The Perfect Wallpaper 

Wallpaper can be the key to giving your space the elevated look you’ve always wanted. With the vast amount of options out there, the task can seem daunting and honestly intimidating especially when you are trying to find wallpaper online. Kate Hartman Interiors has the expertise to help you find the right wallpaper for your space, so what are you waiting for? Contact Kate Hartman Interiors today so we can brainstorm ideas. You don’t need to worry about measuring because we will do it for you and take care of the installation or teach you how to handle the self-install. Start the New Year off right with brand-new wallpaper for your space!  

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