Paint or wallpaper? Don’t know which one choose?

Frequently when we renovate apartment we ask ourselves similar old question – should we paint these walls or wallpaper them? I read many articles on this issue. I spoke to colleagues that love wallpaper. But I also talked with colleagues that are without a doubt huge fans of paint. My conclusion is – there is no 1 good answer. These 2 solutions are suitable for a certain group of people. To choose the option that works best for you and your room, you would better consider various issues.


Autor: Bernal Saborio

I will try to introduce them briefly below. First of all, you should check (if you have not already done it) what is the state of the wall. If the wall is not smooth or cracked, the paint will not manage to camouflage these shortcomings. Therefore, the paint on the wall will look just badly. Putting thick wallpaper would be much better and more effective answer in this case. Secondly, you should keep in mind the possible revision of the design. Changing the color of paint is simpler to implement. In the case of recent paint, you wouldn’t even need to wipe the previous color – it is enough to paint wall with another one. Consequently, if you are going to change color of the walls often, painting would be more convenient for you. You should also ask yourself, what type of pattern you want to see on your wall.

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If you prefer simple colors or simple patterns, then you can use either paint or wallpaper – If you would like to have on the wall a pic with a big, complex pattern, the wallpaper is going to be more useful. If you are eager backpacker, possibly you would love map mural.

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If your son is a football fan, he would definitely like to have stadium wallpaper. However, the official living room will probably look better with simple colour. Other necessary issue is price of paint and wallpaper. However, in that case it is hard to generalize, since prices vary and strongly depend on the particular kind of wallpaper or paint. The best option for checking that is to compare different products from a price range that you can afford. To sum up, the choice between paint and wallpaper widely depends on the quality of your walls, your preferences, the type of room but also on the sum of money you plan to spend on this.