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From Habitat magazine - issue 01

Forget your memories of that ancient wallpaper at Grandma’s house – wallpaper is a hugely underestimated finish when it comes to decorating your own home.

“Wallpaper is an option that’s back in fashion, with so many contemporary choices available,” says Shelley-Maree Cassidy, of Pacific Wallcoverings. “When decorating, you need to think of your walls as a blank canvas. To this, wallpaper can add an aesthetic element, with the different textures, patterns and sheens available. It can also provide a cosmetic remedy by concealing imperfections in walls, and works very well alongside painted surfaces.”

When deciding on wallpaper, consider:


Left: 20718 Textures, 21126 Hip-n-Square, 21099 Hip-n-Square, 47080 Resene Textures and Colours. Resene ColorShops carry an extensive range of Pacific Wallcoverings’ papers, including textural and metallic styles.

Ask your Resene ColorShop staff for a copy of the DIY info sheet On the Roll, or view it online.


Left: (clockwise from top): 47081 Resene Textures and Colours, 21150 Hip-n-Square, AS 80006 Ashanti, 47073 Resene Textures and Colours, 47074 Resene Textures and Colours, 47078 Resene Textures and Colours. Right: 1546-13 Living Walls Dots and More.
Left: 47074 Resene Textures and Colours, 21150 Hip-n-Square, 47080 Resene Textures and Colours, 21145 Hip-n-Square, 21126 Hip-n-Square, AS80003 Ashanti, 47073 Resene Textures and Colours, AS80006 Ashanti, 47078 Resene Textures and Colours, 20718 Textures, 21099 Hip-n-Square. Right:1459-63 Living Walls Dots and More.
To make a plumb line: Cut a length of string approximately two thirds the height of your wall. Tie a small weighted object to the bottom, so that the string will hang straight when attached to the wall.

Tips for hanging wallpaper

Contrary to popular belief, wallpaper is actually easy to hang if you are well prepared and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the type of paper you are using. If you also keep the following tips in mind, you can’t go wrong:


Left: AS80006 Ashanti, 47078 Resene Textures and Colours, 21150 Hip-n-Square, 47081 Resene Textures and Colours.

Hanging Difficult Areas:

 

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