Peeling paint or dull wall colors have a way of detracting from the visual appeal of your space. If your office, home or lobby needs a boost, it might be time to give wall coverings a try. Here are a few tips to help you find which ones work best for the space you have in mind:
Go with Standard Types
These are cost-efficient and easy to install. Just make sure you don’t tug on the paper too hard when you start putting it on the wall, because that can damage the material quickly, Dummies says.
Pick Vinyl Coated Papers
These wallpapers typically come with a paper backing. The paper surface is protected with a coat of liquid vinyl. That means your cleaning crew can go over the surface with a sponge dipped in soapy water without rendering any damage to the wallpaper. However, some wall coverings do come with a solid sheet vinyl that’s bound to a cloth. If you want something that’s resistant to stains and easy to scrub, this would make for an ideal option. It has a bit of a rugged look to it, though, so you might want to consider other options for your office or lobby.
Consider the Light
Consider how much light you must work with and pick a wallpaper that goes with that. If there aren’t any natural windows, you might want to opt for lighter colors. That’s going to make the space seem bigger. Dark colors hem in and trap light, which can have a diminishing effect on your space. On the other hand, if you’re thinking about bedrooms, neutral blues, grays and greens, among others, can be especially ideal to keep light from coming in and waking you up in the mornings.
A good choice of wallpaper can bring your space to life. With these tips, you should have a pretty good idea of where to start.