Building & Renovating

4 FAQs about Wallpaper that You Need to Know

Interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino answers your common wallpaper inquiries


How do you choose the right wallpaper? Can I install the wallpaper on my own? Interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino answers these important questions before you use wallpaper at home. 

Keep these inputs in mind:

What are the factors to consider in choosing the right wallpaper?

“Consider its durability and resistance to damage -- these are essentials when choosing the right wallpaper," Hannah shares. Also, consider if it’s easy to clean and maintain, as you don’t want to have a wallpaper that peels off easily.

What color or pattern should I pick?

The size of the room determines the design of the wallpaper. Hannah says, “Dark colors make a room cozier, while light colors with no patterns usually shows the seams of the wallpaper.” Meanwhile, large patterns are interesting and give an illusion of a bigger room. Small patterns usually work well with small rooms.

Can I do a DIY installation of wallpaper or should I ask help from a pro?

“It is always better to let professionals install the wallpaper. The expert installers would know the best adhesive, and would prevent you from cutting the wrong way. Thus, less wastage, lower cost.” Hannah shares.

How do I make sure my wallpaper won’t peel off?

“Care and maintenance is necessary. You have to ask the wallpaper installer if it is advisable to wipe it off with clean water. Some wallpapers allow that, while others are too sensitive,” Hannah says.  If the latter is the case, blotting off dirt with a clean rag is best. The lesser you scrub and use abrasive materials, the longer the lifespan of the wallpaper.

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