Wall paint is usually more practical in high humidity rooms, such
as your kitchen, bathrooms or any other area you think moisture
can become an issue. Usually if the only method of ventilation in
these rooms is through your windows (natural ventilation) applying
wallpaper may not be your best choice. With time any wallpaper will
peel away from the walls in rooms with high humidity. But wallpaper
is more durable than paint and is perfect for high-traffic areas
such as corridors, living rooms, bedrooms, kid’s rooms, and
walls have textured wallpaper on them, but you could easily achieve
similar color effect with paint.
comes in different patterns, colors and textures. You can create
unique optical illusions with your wallpaper. If the furniture you
are planning to use is in plain colors, wallpaper will add a much
needed contrast. Go with paint if you think your furniture and especially
your art have enough bright colors. But overall think about balancing
out your design elements' colors, textures and scale with your wall
finish. Remember, wallpaper will give you some amazing textures
you would not be able to achieve with simple paint.
bright wallpaper is in perfect balance with plain white wall base
often do you plan to change the look of your rooms? My grandparents
used to paint their house every spring. With modern paint it is
not necessary to paint every year but every 4 to 5 years is highly
recommended. Wall paint is usually washable and it does get dirty
very quickly. Some wallpaper can serve you up to 15 years, and you
can easily wash it as well. So if you are planning to stay with
the same style for years to come, go with wallpaper. Did you notice
that hotels usually use wallpaper in high traffic areas to save
time and money on repainting?
As everybody knows applying wall paint is an
easy task anybody can learn without taking any do-it-yourself
classes. Applying wallpaper can be a bit tricky and you may have
to use some help of professionals to at least prepare your walls.
To change your old wallpaper you’ll have to peel off the
old wallpaper and even-out the walls before reapplying new wallpaper.
But remember, wallpaper is more forgiving to your walls and will
hide any uneven surfaces and holes better than your paint.
It is very easy to create a sense of style
in any room with a patterned wallpaper. If you want to go with
more traditional style like on the image above, go with wallpaper.
All images are by the wallpaper company Graham & Brown.
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