Hi, my name is Sallie and I am a wallpaper addict. I blame it on my mother who loves wallpaper as much as I do. My addiction is affecting my family in that I can’t stop putting up wallpaper and shopping for it. I also walk through my house at night wondering where else I can put more wallpaper. My sample collection has overtaken our living room, and there is no end in sight!
In all seriousness though, I LOVE wallpaper! As a kid growing up in the 90s, most of my bedrooms had wallpaper and so did most of our house. I know most millennial homemakers have a stigma towards wallpaper and think that it is dated, hard to get off, difficult to put on, and reminiscent of their grandmother’s home, but I am here to tell you otherwise! Wallpaper is back and it’s better than ever!
Here’s a disclaimer, this post is brought to you by my friends at Brewster Home Fashions who have graciously decided to give my readers a 30% off coupon for their total wallpaper purchases! So not only am I going to convince you of needing wallpaper, I’m also giving you an affordable way to do it! Simply enter the Promo Code “UrbanAcres” at checkout!
Now where were we? Oh yes! Wallpaper and why you need. First, it adds a statement. A little goes a long way, and one wall of wallpaper could look stunning in your home! Take my Entry Way as an example. Secondly, it covers a multitude of defects in drywall. If you have a particularly ugly wall with bumps and bruises, wallpaper can help cover that. Third, it’s fun. And why wouldn’t you want more fun in your life? I have no idea why you wouldn’t want more fun! Wallpaper is showing up in more and more home blogs, and while it could read too trendy there are ways to pick patterns and papers that will look good for a long time!
4 Things to Consider When Choosing Wallpaper
- Color – What room is this going in? Do you already have furniture and rugs picked out? Color is a big one to consider when picking your paper. I have wallpaper in two rooms and am getting ready to put it up in my bedroom. I decided to go neutral for all of it! My pattern makes a statement, but my colors are pretty tame. I did this so that if the function or design of my room changes, the wallpaper can stay! I love bold papers, but really, really think about the color and the long term when you choose your paper.
- Pattern – Are you putting the paper up yourself? If so, you may opt for a forgiving pattern! The pattern in my dining room is very busy, which also acts as camouflage in spots where the paper didn’t exactly line up. You can’t go wrong with a classic pattern! Pick something you won’t be sick of seeing in 6 months time.
- Price – Now lucky for you, Brewster is giving you 30% off your total purchase now through May (Promo Code “UrbanAcres”), but if you opt for another company you really have to consider the price. Wallpaper can be expensive AND it’s also important to make sure you get all your wallpaper at once. Here’s why: wallpaper is printed and sometimes there are slight color variations between one print run and the next. Luckily, if you use Brewster, you probably won’t have this issue. I ran out of paper and the second order I bought matched perfectly, but you may not have the same luck with another company or wallpaper brand.
- Application – Are you hanging this yourself or paying someone else? I personally think hanging wallpaper is fairly easy and totally doable for most homemakers. I am getting ready to do a video series on this when I do my bedroom, but in the meantime check youtube and get an idea of what the process is like. If not, get some quotes on how much it would be to hang in your home. Or do what I did and ask your mom to come help you.
What do you think? Ready to jump on the wallpaper bandwagon? Don’t forget to check out Brewster Home Fashions for 1000s of wallpaper options AND use the promo code “UrbanAcres” for 30% off your purchase now through May!