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Choosing Wallpaper for your home

Choosing Wallpaper for your home

There is certainly no shortage wallpaper, as many ideas as you might have is more than overtaken by wallpaper designs and styles. Lowes has a great selection of wallpaper for every room in the house. With a Lowes Money Off Coupon you can save money on all the wallpaper choices and other wallpapering tools and equipment you need. But what about choosing wallpaper?  What types are there and how do I choose for my home?

The Whole Wall or Not

There is a countless selection of wallpapers on the market and each and every one of them can work for just about any room. When it comes to color and style the choice is yours. However, choosing the wallpaper is not necessarily the first thing you need to think of when choosing wallpaper for your home. The biggest decision is whether or not to paper an entire wall or just part of it and then whether you hang paper on all the walls in the room, just one or perhaps two or three out of four. Once you have decided on this you can begin to look at wallpaper choices.

Which Room are you Wallpapering?

You need to decide which room you will be wallpapering, some characteristics might have more importance than others.

Living Room and Bedroom

These do not present any particular problems and any type of wallpaper is acceptable. Whether the paper you choose is vinyl coated, or fabric flocked, any motif, or pattern or quality is appropriate as long as it fits your aesthetic appeal. The choice is yours

Bathrooms and Kitchen

These are frequently damp rooms exposed to humid conditions, dirt and grime can build up and  you should opt for wallpaper that is easy to care for. Washable wallpapers are perfect for these particular rooms as they can be washed without deteriorating your decor.

Hallways or Stairways

Here it is important to have a hardwearing and durable wallpaper that is ideally washable.

Color and Pattern

Wallpapers come in many colors and an endless range of patterns . You should consider what else is or will be in the room when choosing a color. You either choose a contrasting color or you harmonize it. Patterns can work or solid colors can work, wallpaper can look fussy and busy or can blend into a room. For these reason it makes sense to take home some wallpaper samples.

Remember that colors will affect the perception of space and volume. You should use it to your advantage. Small patterns and light colors will give the impression of a larger room. While dark colors make it look smaller and more intimate.

Wallpaper Quality


Quality is an important factor when selecting a wallpaper. Modern washable wallpapers are coated with a thin layer of pvc and are very durable. They are easy to clean with a damp sponge and are perfect for family homes with kids.

Textured wallpaper remains popular and the look of wood or brick can look amazing. Flocked wallpaper is ideal for people who want the soft texture of velour.

The newest trend is metallic papers. These are very popular with the tech generation, although many are fairly expensive are they are found in designer wallpaper collections but when hung can make a room look jaw dropping. 

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