Additional | living room wallpaper
Bold colors and brilliant patterns are ideal for accent walls. They create an instant conversation starter at parties. Accent walls are also known for drawing attention away from other flaws in the room, such as walls that need repairs. They can also be used to create the illusion of more space.
Bold Colors Create More Space
Small houses and apartments can benefit from the illusion of more space. To do this, use a bold or dark-colored removable wallpaper on one wall in the living room. Our collection has several patterns that can achieve this effect, such as:
- Yellow Bohemian Roses Wallpaper
- Bold Tropical Wallpaper
- Black And White Skull Wallpaper
- Dark Floral Wallpaper
Colorful Options Create Conversation Starters
When colorful options are used, it brings more energy into the room, instantly increasing conversation. The wallpaper itself can be a wonderful conversation starter. These beautiful wallpaper patterns have the perfect color combinations to create a unique look:
- Watercolor Botanical Wallpaper
- Red Watercolor Poppy Wallpaper
- Red Floral Wallpaper
- Terrazzo Wallpaper
Black And White Patterns Create More Decorating Possibilities
Black and white patterns are a decorating trend that never goes out of style. This color combination creates a perfect contrast, which is just eye-catching enough to create an accent wall. It is also so versatile that it coordinates perfectly with any decorating scheme. Some of our more popular black and white wallpapers from the living room collection include:
- Black And White Herringbone
- Monochrome Poppy Wallpaper
- Black And White Floral Wallpaper
- Black And White Roses
Wallpaper Is Great For The Entire Room
Many homeowners choose to use wallpaper instead of paint for the entire room. This comes with key benefits that many homeowners enjoy. First, it serves as a way to protect the wall. Stains and spills will be easily wiped off the wallpaper instead of being absorbed by the paint. This keeps the wall underneath looking brand new.
Wallpaper for the living room can also be used to create a look or theme. Tropical leaves are ideal for a beach themed living room. Roses and other floral patterns can be used for an element of elegance and class. Other options, such as watercolor patterns, are the perfect option to add happiness to a room. Whatever look or style homeowners want to achieve, it can be done easily with wallpaper.
Wallpapering a room instead of painting it is a cost-effective option. In the beginning, homeowners will pay more money for wallpaper than they will a gallon of paint, but this cost will balance out over time. After the room is wallpapered, it will not need to be re-decorated or touched up the same way that the paint will. It will also not need repairs like living room walls without wallpaper do. Instead, it will have a fresh look for years to come, something that cannot be said about painted walls.
Please take a moment to read through this guide before hanging, it will help ensure a successful installation of your chosen design. It is important that you understand the entire process before you start. If you are unsure of any of the steps, please get in touch with our customer service team who will be happy to help.
For optimal adhesion of your WALLFLORA peel and stick wallpaper, ensure the surface is smooth, clean, and dry. Remove any dirt, dust, grease, mildew, or ink stains to prevent adhesion issues. If dealing with heavily textured or damaged walls, consider using a heavy-duty wallpaper liner. We advise having two people for installation to ensure smooth application—so team up and enjoy the process!
- Clean the wall thoroughly with a microfiber cloth.
- Remove nails, screws, and fill in cracks.
- Switch off electricity and remove socket/switch covers.
- Sand rough areas smooth.
- Maintain room temperature at 68°F (20°C) during installation.
- Let wallpaper acclimate in room for 24 hours before applying.
- If walls are freshly painted, wait 4 weeks before applying wallpaper. If paint has washable coating, prime with PVA-based primer or regular emulsion paint and let dry before hanging.
Tools you will need
- Microfiber cloth
- Measuring tape
- Spirit level
- Exacto knife or paper knife
- Triangle ruler
- Plastic squeegee smoother with felt edge
- Unroll the wallpaper or mural and separate the panels. Arrange them in hanging order from left to right on the floor. For murals, use the numbers on the back of each panel, which are always positioned at the bottom to ensure correct orientation. Repeating patterns can be installed in any order.
- Once your wallpaper or mural is laid out, align the design to ensure the image or pattern matches before proceeding with installation.
Line up the first panel
Start from the left side of your wall. Use a tape measure and spirit level to mark where Panel 1 should be positioned. With a pencil create a vertical plumb line from floor to ceiling, then mark a horizontal line 19” from the wall with 1”-2” overhang on the left side of Panel 1. This ensures the first panel is hung straight, vital for successful installation.
Take time to ensure accuracy, as walls are never perfectly straight!
Install the first panel
- With your partner's assistance, peel about a third of the backing paper from the first panel. Align the top right edge with the marked plumb line, leaving a 2” overhang at the top to prevent gapping on uneven walls and ceilings.
- Once the first panel is straight, continue removing the lining paper slowly while working with the felt-tipped squeegee to apply pressure gradually from the middle, moving downward and outward. Avoid creasing the wallpaper by smoothing gently and evenly. Smoothing diagonally helps remove trapped air.
- If repositioning is necessary, gently remove and restick the panel until straight.
Butt up the panels
When hanging multiple panels, align the edges tightly together without overlapping!
- Peel about a third of the backing paper and, with assistance, visually match the design down the length of the wall. Once aligned, firmly press the panels together to conceal the seams without overlapping. Smooth out any air bubbles using the felt-tipped squeegee or a soft cloth.
- Proceed to remove the remaining backing paper and carefully smooth the wallpaper until fully installed.
Repeat until finished
- Repeat the previous steps for all panels until wallpaper is fully installed.
- Use a triangle ruler and sharp blade to trim excess from final drop and top/bottom of all drops.
- Firmly smooth wallpaper with felt-tipped squeegee to remove air pockets and ensure bonding to wall. Repeat this step one week after installation for optimal results.
Allow for drying at room temperature with adequate ventilation.