Wallpaper gets a bad rap. It is notoriously associated with cheesy, outdated decor and a miserable removal process. Fortunately for wallpaper, the year is 2018 and not 1978, and these days, anything is possible. Our team at Gemini Wallcovering & Renovations, Inc. believes that wallpaper is making a comeback, and with assistance from us, you too can jump on the wallpaper bandwagon! Here are some simple Dos and Don’ts to consider when starting your next wallpaper project.
DO pick something you love.
You can’t have lukewarm feelings towards the paper that you put on your walls. This decor decision is not so easy to change and is going to stick with you for several years. This kind of commitment may seem daunting but will be worth it in the long run if you choose correctly. Take your time, bring home samples to mull over, and listen to expert design advice.
DO start small.
There is no need to cannonball into the world of wallpaper when you can safely dip your toe in. Start small by wallpapering an accent wall, closet, or the back of a bookshelf. You can even try out some removable wall decals if you’re nervous about going the distance. Wall decals are especially ideal for children’s rooms with their ever-changing tastes.
DO hire a professional.
Even the most on-trend wallpaper can look bad if it is installed incorrectly. Wallpaper is tricky, especially if you choose paper with a pattern. While doing it yourself can save some money, if it is done wrong, you will end up paying more in blood, sweat, and tears in the long run. Save yourself the anguish by having the professionals at Gemini help you out. We provide design ideas, installation, removal, and a wide selection of products to meet all of your wallpapering needs.
DON’T use too many bold patterns.
Bold patterns can be a great way to decorate an accent wall but shouldn’t be used on all four walls and the ceiling in the same room, or you might go crazy. Don’t mix different patterns with each other. Also, don’t put paper in every room of the house. When it comes to wallpaper, too much of a good thing can quickly become a bad thing.
Now that you are planning a wallpaper project, don’t feel overwhelmed by the road ahead. If you are in the Alexandria, Fairfax, or Arlington, VA, area, let Gemini guide you; you won’t regret it!. To find out more or to book a consultation, contact us today at (571) 501-1405.