Wallpaper is back in a big way for 2010, and even better, it’s an easy way to update your home while staying on budget. I spoke with Leanne, decor manager of Hirshfield’s Maple Grove location, to get her three top tips on hanging wallpaper correctly:
- Ask Questions: People often overestimate their ability or underestimate the scope of a project and end up frustrated. Make sure that you ask plenty of questions before beginning your project, and you can always give your local store a call for help.
- Preparation is Key: Make sure you prep the wall correctly by removing any nicks, paste, etc. from the surface. It’s important to apply sizing – a barrier between the wall and the paper — to allow for ease of hanging and removal.
- Make Sure to Measure: Have accurate measurements of your space to help determine how much paper you need. A double roll generally covers approximately 50 square feet, but this can vary from paper to paper, so make sure to have measurements before you purchase the paper to help determine exactly how much you’ll need.