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I'm attempting to wallpaper !

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Doinmummy Sat 13-Aug-16 15:53:52

I want to wallpaper our spare bedroom in stripey paper . I have papered once before so have a bit of an idea of what I'm doing .

I don't feel confident enough to go round the window of door frame , so would it look odd if I just did two opposite walls and left the other two painted ?

Any tips on puttimg up stripey paper?

JT05 Sat 13-Aug-16 19:11:04

You should start on the wall opposite the window and you a plumb line to centre the vertical line. ( that is a bit if string with a heavy weight on the end, sorry if you already know that!) mark the points where the line is. This should be where your first edge of wall paper goes. Now work your way to the corners with the paper.
Striped paper is quite difficult to hang as walls are rarely vertically flat.

JT05 Sat 13-Aug-16 19:11:47

Sorry, ' use' a plumb line.

Doinmummy Sat 13-Aug-16 19:14:18

Does that mean that I will have to cut a skinnier strip of paper to fit into the corner?

ScarletPower Sat 13-Aug-16 19:15:27

Have you watched any videos on Youtube? B&Q do one. My friend decorated my bedroom last week and she said give her striped paper over patterned any day as there's no matching.

Doinmummy Sat 13-Aug-16 19:17:52

Oh yes you tube !

80sMum Sat 13-Aug-16 19:19:02

Before you put wallpaper on the walls, think about how much trouble it might be to get the bloody stuff off the walls in a few years' time when you've gone off it!

OneEpisode Sat 13-Aug-16 19:22:01

To answer your question, we have papered and painted walls in different colours and it looks exactly the way we wanted it to look!

Doinmummy Sat 13-Aug-16 19:22:18

That has crossed my mind 80mum

We've recently moved and I did promise I wouldn't have wallpaper again !

Doinmummy Sat 13-Aug-16 19:23:41

What's the reason for starting opposite the window ? I was hoping not to paper that wall because it's got the door in it .

OneEpisode Sat 13-Aug-16 19:25:33

And yes, you do have to hang properly vertically, which does mean plumb lines and trimming. We don't always start dead centre if that's not convenient with the paper widths; you don't want to be missing a mm or two on one side. Better to have two good sized cut pieces far left and far right.
And stripes are harder to get right. Sorry.

Missgraeme Sat 13-Aug-16 19:29:32

What about just the wall with the bed on and paint the rest?

Doinmummy Sat 13-Aug-16 19:30:46

It's a choice of two papers . I prefer the stripes but the other would be easier as its plain .

No comments about the glitter ! DD and I have moved to a little house all to ourselves after years of having to have lodgers. Our rule is that everything has to be sparkly grin

Doinmummy Sat 13-Aug-16 19:33:02

It's a spare bedroom with no bed - it's going to be our boudoir junk room

Doinmummy Sat 13-Aug-16 19:35:52

That makes sense Oneepisode , so I'll maybe have to start not bang in the middle just in case I'm left with 1/1000000mm on one end.

OneEpisode Sat 13-Aug-16 20:15:20

Op, the pp said to start with the wall opposite the window. That's not the law or anything. I think that it's just because if it's in full daylight, in many rooms it should be your best work, so the pp suggested starting there, so the cut bits left at the end would be further away, so more in shadow, less obvious.

OneEpisode Sat 13-Aug-16 20:19:55

You could have two different wall papers if you are papering two opposite walls. (& cost effective) Or do one and decide how much you really like sparkle! The stripe will be less forgiving of bumps & uneven walls, there is a reason why my mum used to go all mad for florals as her lack of skill in wallpapering was less obvious... (And she didn't have you tube)

Eminybob Sat 13-Aug-16 20:19:56

You could do the window wall and opposite in the plain paper and the other 2 walls stripey. My bedroom is like this (but it's the window and opposite walls that are stripey - dad is a decorator so did it for us) and I think it looks good.

Btw I love the glitter. I have I think the same stripes in your pic in my halls stairs and landing but cream stripes rather than brown. Love it.

Doinmummy Sat 13-Aug-16 20:29:51

The picture isn't great - it's silver and white stripes . DD has the cream and gold in her room (done by a decorator )

Doinmummy Sat 13-Aug-16 20:32:01

Righto OneEpisode .

Doinmummy Sat 13-Aug-16 20:37:46

This is the room (please ignore all the junk).

I thought the blue wall and one opposite stripey and the window and door wall white emulsion

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