Three important tips for choosing the right wallpaper for your home

Wallpapers have been around for more than three hundred years now. They have always been considered among the most stylish and glamorous ways to decorate the inside of a house or business place, however, the minimalist trends that prevailed in interior decoration during the eighties pushed them away from the spotlight. Wallpaper however has been making an incredible comeback during the last decade. The number of homeowners that turn to them for the decoration of the walls is increasing exponentially day by day.

What makes wallpaper so special is its amazing capability of almost transforming any given space. Their capacity to breathe new life in a living room or a bedroom can’t be matched by even the most elaborate and costly painting techniques.

Needless to say that if you want the best and most impressive results when it comes to decorating the interior of your home with wallpaper, then the choice of the right wallpaper is a very important task that shouldn’t be taken lightly. With that in mind, let’s have a look at some important tips that will help you pick the right wallpaper for your home!

The choice of color is very important

If it’s one thing that every homeowner should know when it comes to interior decoration, it’s the fact that the colors on the wall, be they paint or wallpaper, can have a direct effect on the room’s atmosphere and even on how its size is perceived. When it comes to setting the mood, soft and colors can create a very relaxing atmosphere and they are ideal for living rooms and bedrooms. Warm colors such as orange and red, tend to provide an air of sophistication and inspiration and they are better suited for children’s’ rooms and home offices or places of business. When it comes to changing the way a room’s size is perceived, light colors such as sky blue and soft yellow can make a small room appear bigger while patterned wallpapers with green, violet and blue backgrounds can make the roof appear higher.

Quality matters

As you may have noticed by visiting wallpaper vendor’s websites, such as, there is a huge variety of patterns and designs for you to choose from. One thing that you should pay extra attention to is the quality of the print. If the print is of poor quality, then the wallpaper a very glossy and artificial look and its patterns or designs will appear pixelated. In other words, their cheapness will be apparent to even the most untrained eye. The quality of the printing is even more important when it comes to photo wallpapers i.e. wallpapers that depict landscapes or cityscapes. Furthermore, a rule of thumb regarding wallpaper is “the thicker the wallpaper, the better its quality”, however, very thick wallpapers tend to be heavy and they can get unstuck from the wall when you least expect it. So, in order to avoid unpleasant surprises in the future, you should pick wallpaper that is neither too thin nor too thick. Think middle of the road when it comes to wallpaper thickness and you’ll be OK!

Measure twice, cut once

Finally, regardless of whether you intend to take a more DIY approach to wallpaper — and you should because wallpaper application is very easy — or if you intend to hire a professional to apply it for you, you should make sure to measure the surface area of the walls that will be covered by the wallpaper correctly. The first thing you need to do is to simply multiply the length of the wall by its width. If there are any windows or doors on the wall, you should measure their surface area and subtract it from that of the wall. When it comes to buying rolls of wallpaper from a store like Velentzas Home Fashion, you should always buy enough rolls to cover the surface area you calculated plus a little extra to account for possible mistakes. Another important tip is that if you think that you will need one or two extra rolls while you are at the store, you should buy them right away instead of waiting to see if you’ll actually need them, because they might not be available by then. Better safe than sorry!

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