Paint or wallpaper? Want to know which one is better for you?
Submitted by addmean on Tue, 01/01/2019 - 07:04
Regularly when we fix up apartment we ask ourselves the same old question – should we paint those walls or wallpaper them? I read plenty of articles on that subject. I spoke to colleagues who love wallpaper. But I also talked with people that are without a doubt big fans of paint. The conclusion is - there is no 1 right answer. These 2 solutions are appropriate for a certain walls. To pick the option that works best for you and your room, you would better consider a few issues.
I am going to introduce them briefly below. Firstly, you should check (if you have not already done it) what is the state of the wall. If that wall is not smooth or cracked, the paint is not going to manage to camouflage these shortcomings. In consequence, the paint on the wall would look just ugly. Using thick wallpaper will be much simpler and more effective solution in this case. Secondly, you should consider the future revision of the design. Changing the color of paint is more painless to implement. In the case of recent paint, you don’t even need to wipe the previous color – it is enough to paint wall with another one. Thus, if you want to change color of the walls frequently, painting can be more beneficial for you. You should also ask yourself, what kind of pattern you want to see on your wall. If you prefer simple colors or simple patterns, then you could use either paint or wallpaper - . If you prefer to have on the wall a picture with a big, complicated pattern, the wallpaper is going to be more useful. If you are avid traveler, possibly you would love map mural.
Author: Bernal Saborio
If your son is a football fan, he would unquestionably like to receive stadium wallpaper. Nevertheless, the official living room would presumably look better with simple patterns. Other important issue is price of paint and wallpaper. Nevertheless, in that case it is almost impossible to generalize, as prices vary and strongly depend on the particular kind of wallpaper or paint. The simplest solution to check this is to compare various products from a price range that you are interested in. In summary, the choice between paint and wallpaper widely depends on the state of your walls, your taste, the type of room but also on the financial resources you want to spend on this.