Now that it’s 2017, you may be thinking of giving you home a make-over.
But if you’re trying to decide between painting your walls or buying wallpaper, Dovetail have complied a list of the benefits of wallpaper for transforming you home!
#1 It’s durable
A common misconception is that wallpaper isn’t durable. It is! Wallpaper can easily withstand wear and tear, especially those that come with a vinyl protective surface. Wallpaper is also very easy to clean. Most can be cleaned with a light sponge, while many have scrubbable surfaces allowing for greater cleaning strength.
Paint, on the other hand, can chip easily if scraped or hit. Repairing and repainting can be difficult if you cannot find the same shade of paint. Filler paint may also be needed to fill in holes caused by chips. Already, the maintenance of painted walls can be far longer than simply scrubbing wallpaper.
#2 It’s not as expensive as you think
Many assume wallpaper is more expensive than paint. While this can be true, it isn’t always the case. Depending on the brand, you can find a variety of inexpensive wallpaper. In fact, some varieties of paint, such as textured or faux paint finishes, can end up being more expensive. If you were put wallpaper up yourself, costs can be further reduced by eliminating the need for installation. Plus, as mentioned before, wallpaper is actually very durable. You may end up saving money on your long term expenses with wallpaper as you don’t need to continually your walls!
#3 You get a variety of colours and prints
The main problem with paint is that is can be quite plain and boring. While wallpaper comes in a wide variety of patterns, styles and designs, you are limited to block colours with paint. Now, you may just want a plain colour, but where’s the fun in that? With wallpaper, you can have floral patterns, spots and stripes, or maybe even some Art Deco prints! You can add texture and depth to you walls – something a simple coat of paint cannot do.
The great thing about wallpaper is that it can completely transform a room. You may want a change of scenery in your living space but don’t want to spend too much money on buying new furniture or hiring an interior designer. Simply adding wallpaper is an effective way of changing the dynamic of your room. It can become fresh and exciting, all without having to dig deep into your pocket!
Dovetail supply a wide variety of wallpaper brands from our Norwich showroom. Come and visit us at 226 – 236 Sprowston Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4HT.