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Top 5 Reasons to Wallpaper Instead of Paint

Top 5 Reasons to Wallpaper instead of Paint

Are you looking to redecorate your room? Why not start with your walls to create the perfect atmosphere. If you’re debating whether to paint your room or put up some wallpaper, we’ve got the top 5 reasons why you should choose to wallpaper instead.

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The #5 reason to choose wallpaper instead of paint: Wallpaper Is Durable and Easy to Clean

If you’re looking for something that will last longer than paint and be more cost-efficient in the long run, wallpaper is a great choice. Wallpaper won’t get dented or chipped like paint, so don’t worry if you accidentally bump into it while moving some furniture around. This also means no touch-ups and no other hidden costs down the road.

Wallpaper is also extremely easy to clean. You can use household items that you already have to clean scrubbable wallpapers, such as a sponge (just make sure it’s not too abrasive). There’s no need to purchase any fancy cleaning solution either – get some water and add a small amount of mild detergent.

Turquiose Blossoming Almond Trees R2788
Turquiose Blossoming Almond Trees R2788

This Blossoming Almond Trees wallpaper, shown above in a rich turquoise colour, is an example of fully scrubbable wallpaper that has been used in the bedroom. Easy upkeep with a stunning design means you get the best of both worlds.

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The #4 reason to choose wallpaper instead of paint: Wallpapers Are Available In Different Materials

Grasscloths, beaded glass, metallic, and more – not only do wallpapers come in different styles but materials as well. Grasscloths are available in intriguing, funky designs and more classic, traditional patterns. Beaded glass and metallic wallpapers add a gorgeous shimmer to a room. In addition, wallpapers can be highly textured, giving the wall a sense of dimension and character. With raised surfaces that are intricately designed, wallpapers have another visual and textile edge over paint.

Paper Strokes Bright Green Grasscloth R2012
Paper Strokes Bright Green Grasscloth R2012
Simplistic Rustic Metallic Pink Wallpaper R3960
Simplistic Rustic Metallic Pink Wallpaper R3960

Paper Strokes is grasscloth wallpaper featuring vertical lines in fresh, engaging colours. Featured in the image above in green and orange, this wallpaper would suit a living room or bedroom. Looking for something more contemporary? Simplistic Rustic has a metallic shine that gives any room a chic look. Use this wallpaper in a room where lighting comes from multiple areas, such as a bedroom or living room.

For an office or creative space, try a dry erase wallpaper. You can write using markers and erase everything when you’re done on this commercial grade, high-gloss surface. Who knew wallpaper could be so functional and diverse?

High Gloss Dry Erase Wallpaper
High Gloss Dry Erase Wallpaper

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The #3 reason to choose wallpaper instead of paint: Custom Murals

If you haven’t found the perfect wallpaper for your room, why not consider a custom mural? These made-to-order wallpapers are ideal for those who want to create a completely original interior design that is unique to them. Whether you want to order a completely new wallpaper image or get an existing one in a custom size for your walls, custom murals adds a “wow” factor to any space.

Tokyo Overview M9125
Tokyo Overview M9125
Vintage World Map M9172
Vintage World Map M9172

Similar to a painted mural, these custom murals allow you to get a highly detailed image but at a fraction of the time that painted works would normally take. Tokyo Overview brings the urban life into your living space, and is perfect for creating that feeling of a contemporary and upscale setting. The Tokyo skyline would be an interesting addition to any living space. For those who are searching for more old-fashioned designs, Vintage World Map features an antique map in neutral colours that suit any need. Use it on a large feature wall in your bedroom or living room to create a more classical and traditional feel.

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The #2 reason to choose wallpaper instead of paint: Improved Wallpaper
Technology

If the word “wallpaper” conjures up images of applying messy glue to paper and hours of scraping to remove it from your walls, banish the thought. You’d be surprised to hear just how far wallpaper technology has come.

“Paste the wall” wallpapers are easier and faster to apply than regular wallpaper. You’re applying the paste directly to the wall so it’s less messy than applying it to the paper. The wallpaper goes directly onto the wall after that. When it comes time to remove your wallpaper, all you have to do is peel off a corner and strip it right off the wall.

The application of wallpaper is also more time efficient. With paint, you would need to apply several coats and to make sure that the colour application is completely even throughout the process. With wallpaper, you skip this hassle.

Painted Contemporary Gold and Cream Hummingbird Wallpaper R4556
Painted Contemporary Gold and Cream Hummingbird Wallpaper R4556
Powder Blue Hexagonal R2251
Powder Blue Hexagonal R2251

Hummingbird Wallpaper, a nature-themed design, and the contemporary geometric patterned Hexagonal add an element of character to any space. Whether it’s a living room, kitchen, hallway, or foyer, wallpaper has never been simpler to install.

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The #1 reason to choose wallpaper instead of paint: Visual Appeal

On an aesthetic level, wallpaper can do so much more than regular paint. Whether you want to use wallpaper to show off your creative side, keep up with the latest interior design trends for your living room, or set the mood for your bedroom, wallpapers add a timeless element of character and imagination to a space.

With paint, the perfect colour you’ve chosen for your powder room or home office might not always match what’s mixed inside the can. With wallpaper, what you see on the roll is what you get. Wallpaper can be the perfect creative addition to your interior design. Whether you want to create a bold, dramatic statement with an elegant damask pattern or go for a more rustic, contemporary pattern like brick or concrete, different wallpaper designs can change the entire look of your room.

There are many different wallpaper categories that are sure to appeal to your tastes – geometric, floral, abstract, textured, faux finishes, and much more!

Orange Aristotle R3505
Orange Aristotle R3505
Marsala Running Brick R2587
Marsala Running Brick R2587

Aristotle features deep orange and brown tones that create a warm, inviting atmosphere. This sophisticated damask is sure to be a conversation starter. On the other hand, are you looking for something more industrial? Running Brick is great for adding a rustic feel to a room. Brick wallpaper is exceptionally versatile, whether it’s used in a living space – like a bedroom or living room – or in an office space to create a more relaxed yet upscale design.

Gold Romance R3037
Gold Romance R3037

If you’re still unsure about wallpapering your room, don’t be. Durable and cost-effective, simple to apply and remove, and aesthetically pleasing, wallpapering is the obvious choice for those who want to create a distinctive design for their interior.

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