Wallpaper vs Paint: The Benefits of Choosing Wallpaper Over Paint

Wallpaper vs Paint: The Benefits of Choosing Wallpaper Over Paint

Buying paints, laying tarps, taping, rolling, edging. The house-painting process goes much the same way each time and leaves you with the same result — walls in one color. 

In some spaces, that's just what you want, but, in others, you want a bit more pizzazz. 

And that's precisely where wallpaper comes in. 

There's often a debate about wallpaper vs. paint, and we're here to weigh in on behalf of the former. Here are the best reasons to choose wallpaper. 

Wallpaper Brings Serious Personality 

For starters, wallpaper gives you the chance to add personality to your home. 

Unless you're a professional painter, you probably can't brush multi-colored patterns on the walls. But once you learn to install wallpaper, you can easily infuse a room with florals, stripes, plaids and more. 

Such design decisions give a clearer picture of who you are and what your aesthetic is. Your home is your space — you want it to represent you. Wallpaper helps you do that with ease. 

Wallpaper Lasts Longer

If you select a high-quality wallpaper, you won't have to replace it for up to 20 years. 

Paint can't say the same. In some cases, you have to repaint every three to four years to keep colors fresh and bright. 

So, if you prefer a one-and-done DIY project, opt for wallpaper.

Wallpaper Can Create Depth

You might think that wallpaper has no business in a small space — the patterns would be overwhelming.

However, if you select a lightly colored pattern, you can add depth to a relatively tiny room. On the other hand, you can use a darker wallpaper to make an extra-large room feel smaller and cozier. 

And, if you want to draw the eye to a particular area, use wallpaper to create an accent wall. Any time you can direct gazes to one area of the room, you're adding depth and interest. 

Wallpaper Is Easy to Maintain

Once you install wallpaper, you don't have to do much to keep it looking its best. In most cases, wiping it down with a damp cloth every so often will do the trick. You can also vacuum your wallpaper to remove dust. 

Of course, this all depends on you choosing a high-quality wallpaper that repels stains and scuffs. Always opt for the waterproof version, too. 

Wallpaper Is Quick to Change

Wallpaper has gotten a bad rap — some people think it's tough to remove. 

Indeed, older installs and tougher glue might make it difficult to take down. But today's version is strong when hung, yet easy to remove

This advancement is good if you like to redecorate often. You can keep wallpaper in the running, as it's now possible to remove and install a new pattern without feeling overwhelmed. 

Wallpaper vs. Paint — We Have a Winner

If you want a space with plenty of personality, there's no question which wins in the wallpaper vs. paint debate. Your only big decision now is which wallpaper pattern you want. 

We can help you with that! Check out all of our wallpaper options here

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