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Would you hang wallpaper in your house?

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Would you hang wallpaper in your house?

Home decorating trends are always changing, and wallpaper is one item that regular comes in and out of fashion.

 

But there are some people who recoil at the idea of hanging wallpaper. Common concerns include that it can quickly become dated, can be difficult to hang, and can be even harder to remove. 

 

I can identify with the latter point after spending a lot of time trying to remove wallpaper and glue residue when we first moved into our 50s house. However, I have been very impressed at how easy modern wallpaper glue is to use and remove. 

 

Would you consider hanging wallpaper in your house?

 

Jason

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Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: Would you hang wallpaper in your house?

I would consider it in the right room, and probably limit it to a feature wall.

 

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Brad
Valued Contributor

Re: Would you hang wallpaper in your house?

The sooner it is gone from my house the happier I will be.

Another is the textured feature wall, I had one in a rental office and while it was painted in a contrasting colour it looked ok. once someone painted it white when they left the next tenant wanted it gone.

Also had an office with western red cedar panels and exposed red bricks with bits of offcuts stuck mostly around the windows, it won an award in the mid 70's for the clever use of wood. Once the bits of wood were gone it still looked dated. Another lesson is to avoid old weatherboard cladding, I sold it before I had to fix that problem!

Kellie
Super Contributor

Re: Would you hang wallpaper in your house?

I've used a steamer to remove old wallpaper before. It was not fun. Water everywhere and lots of minor burns to the hands and arms! 

Marg19
Budding Contributor

Re: Would you hang wallpaper in your house?

I removed old, garish wallpaper and never thought I would wallpaper. But then I removed 2 doors off a linen cupboard which was facing my entrance. I removed all the shelving, and was going to paint the back wall, but went with a grey/white/silver stripe wallpaper (bunnings) . I layed it vertical to make the area look bigger. The hardest part was getting the first strip down, (1hour) then after that it was very easy. I wasn't sure how much paste to use, so was trial and error. I'm sure if I had hung it vertically it would not have been so difficult. I made sure I measured the space and worked out the best way to tackle this job. I'm really happy with the result, and would definitely wallpaper again .
Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Would you hang wallpaper in your house?

Many thanks for sharing @Marg19.

 

Hope the video below is helpful for anyone considering hanging wallpaper in future.

 

Jason

 

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Kermit
Valued Contributor

Re: Would you hang wallpaper in your house?

Here's the vid for removing wallpaper....

 

Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: Would you hang wallpaper in your house?

Well done @Marg19. I would love to see a photo of it. 

Marg19
Budding Contributor

Re: Would you hang wallpaper in your house?

Thanks.  Will try and send a photo, but not tech savvy.image.jpeg

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Would you hang wallpaper in your house?

Most Workshop community members would not hang wallpaper in their houses according to our latest poll. 

 

The poll found just 38 percent of respondents said they would be happy to hang wallpaper.

 

Thanks to all those community members who voted in the poll. Feel free to continue the discussion by replying below.

 

Jason

 

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