The bedroom is one of those areas where the use of wallpaper is commonly seen. Since there are many dark-shaded wallpapers with lower contrasts between their elements, that’s no wonder why wallpaper in the bedroom is such a popular option.
The type of wallpaper you choose for your bedroom might not be the best option for a kid’s bedroom and vice versa. For the kids and teens, you want to add something that inspires them. Constellation-based and icon-based removable wallpapers are some great choices for the younglings in your household.
So, how do you install peel and stick wallpaper in your bedroom? Unlike the older days, wallpapers these days are made with different materials. These materials are advantageous in more than one sector. For starters, they are easy to stick to the wall.
The peeling process is even easier than the applying process, and you just peel them off. The aftermath of peeling removable wallpapers used to be a matter of concern in the older days. However, the more contemporary removable wallpapers are a breeze; the aftermath doesn’t cause problems, leaving less to no residue in the walls of the rooms.
Here’s how to install peel and stick wallpaper in your bedroom area.
A Step-by-Step Guide for Installing Peel and Stick Wallpaper in Your Bedroom
Necessary items and Materials:
- 3/4″ pressed wood
- drywall compound
- backdrop wipe
- wallpaper brush
- drop cloth
- measuring tape
1. Make preparations
Set up your walls by fixing any openings, holes and sanding them smooth. Take action with an acrylic primer (or you can utilize wallpaper sizing) and let the walls in your bedroom dry.
2. Slice the Wallpaper to Size
Measure the stature of the wall and permit an additional six inches that will help with trimming later on. Reveal the wall covering on your work surface and slice a few pieces to length with a utility blade.
3. Imprint a Plumb Line and Hang the First Piece
Imprint a plumb line on the wall, unbook the wall covering and start applying it to the wall. Slide in the wallpaper on the wall. You can use your hand and use pressure them until the edge lines up with the plumb line.
We are adding crown forming later; on the off chance that you don’t plan to add this, apply the wall covering, so an additional three inches reaches out past the top edge of it.
4. Smooth the Surface and Continue
To streamline the paper, utilize a delicate soft brush for wallpapers to help flatten them out.
When the paper’s highest point is smooth, unbook the base piece and proceed with the wallpaper brush. Utilize a similar methodology to hang each leftover piece.
5. Tidy Up the Corners
Prior to applying the covering in corners, utilize the straightedge and utility blade to cut off abundance paper at the corner. On the off chance that the piece you eliminated is more than 2″ wide, use it to begin the following wall. Draw another plumb line close to the corner 1/4″, and hang the strip. Press the edge into the corner, and utilize the straightedge and utility blade to cut the paper.
6. Fill in the Gaps with Caulk
Following 20 minutes, use caulk to fill in any holes in the corners. Wipe off overabundance caulk with a wipe.
7. Seal the Wall Covering and trim away the extensions
Hang the wall covering straightforwardly over outlets and switches, ensuring that the electricity is off. Following 20 minutes, cut an X over the switches and outlets and trim away materials to uncover them.
For embossed paper, seal the wall covering with semi-gloss or satin paint. Utilize a napped roller to get color into the entirety of the finished territories. The paint will shroud the crease lines and give the wall a smooth appearance.
Choosing the right wallpaper for your bedroom
You have to focus on the room that you are applying the wallpaper. Check out the various items, the design elements, and color and make it blend seamlessly with the wallpaper of choice. For a white room color, you would want to complement it with dark floral paper or something that relates to abstract patterns and constellations.
Inside the bedroom, you can rarely ever go wrong with something dark. Dark shaded roses in the black ground, golden patterns with black backdrops, and sometimes even a lighter hue can do the job exceptionally well. First, you have to understand the combination well, and as you go deeper into the decorative aspects, you can break some rules to fit the design to your own preferences.
You can also use floral prints on your doors and some in-room items. That helps blend all the designs together and create a good vibe inside the bedroom. Some people who like nature can also opt for something that replicates the outside greens, but typically, those are well suited to the living room.
It helps to have a friend when you are installing the bedroom peel and stick wallpapers. As you are lining up the wallpaper with the wall, a friend can apply pressure in the mid-bottom part of the wallpaper to help it perfectly stick while having a good alignment.
If you are having a hard time solving the gaps between two wallpaper pieces on the corners of the walls, slightly overlap them while keeping an eye on the patterns. Make sure the designs are in alignment as you are overlapping them. If you have extra wallpaper, simply use a razor to cut it out.