If your last experience hanging wallpaper was back in the 60s, 70s or 80s, you’ll be pleased to hear that things have progressed. Gone are the days when wallpapering a room required faffing about pasting strips of wallpaper laid out on a trestle table before dangling soggy paper against the wall. The latest paste-the-wall designs are much easier to hang than their flower power predecessors and even better, the Resene Wallpaper Collection is full of trend-forward modern designs.
If you’re a bit hesitant to give it a go, Resene Wallpaper Professional Ingel Janssen shares his five top tricks to get terrific wallpaper results.
Prints are your pal
Wallpaper can add texture and personality to your spaces and Resene ColorShops have many wallpaper sample books for you to browse for inspiration. If you’re finding it hard to narrow down your choices, consider the following:
- The room are you decorating and the mood you wish to evoke in that space
- The scale of the wallpaper pattern and the size of the room.
- The colour(s) in the wallpaper design and colours used elsewhere in the room.
- The theme of the print.
- Placement in the room, e.g., will it be used on a feature wall or used on all four walls?
Resene wallpaper can create a mood, and certain types of designs like leafy green botanicals or delicate florals might suit a space designed for relaxation such as bedrooms. A quirky playful print or dark design might be a fun option for a powder room with no natural light sources. Large, oversized wallpaper patterns can add drama to space but are best suited to larger rooms with high ceilings and feature walls, and small prints are suited to little rooms. Samples of many wallpapers are available for ordering from your local Resene ColorShop to allow you to try a design out in your home or if no samples are available, most wallpaper books can be borrowed overnight by arrangement.