Updated: Apr 28
Choosing to have wallpapers instead of going for the conventional painted walls may seem daunting for first-time homeowners, but know that you are not alone. Due to the plethora of things to consider, such as colour, design and where to stick them - it is understandable to feel overwhelmed.
Hence, to make things easier for you, use this checklist as a guide for things to consider when choosing wallpapers for your home in Singapore.
Colours play an important role in setting the theme, thus, selecting the right ones are necessary to elevate the entire look and feel of your entire home. For instance, when choosing living room wallpapers, go for colours such as white to make the space look livelier and fresher, or opt for green which signifies hope and abundance.
In fact, colours have psychological effects on people, so it will not hurt to find out more about the meanings behind them and how they affect moods before deciding, especially when your home is the place you spend most of your time in.
If your walls have many imperfections such as unevenness, cracks and lines, choosing a wallpaper for your home that has textured patterns may help to hide these flaws.
Apart from disguising defects, textured wallpapers are also great at adding depth and interest to your wall - something paint cannot achieve.
3. Areas to install wallpaper on
Another big consideration when it comes to choosing wallpapers for your home is deciding where to install them. While there are no limitations, installing them strategically will help to instantly spruce up your home.
Some areas to install wallpapers on include behind the television as a feature wall, in your home office as a real Zoom backdrop and even in your bathroom! The trick is to select something that complements the rest of your interior design so that the wallpaper stands out, but without looking like a sore thumb. Take note to also not overwhelm the entire space with wallpaper, especially if you are choosing one with a complicated design, lest you risk making the space look cluttered and smaller than it actually is.
Apart from aesthetics and where to install wallpapers, it is also vital to consider your lifestyle. For example, if you have kids who may make a mess and draw on walls, it is best to go for stain-resistant wallpapers to make cleaning up easier, or mould-resistant ones so you can rest assured that your children’s health is not at stake.
You may also have to pay more attention to the wallpaper’s texture as structured surfaces entice furbabies to scratch. Some other things to take note of include:
Avoiding metallic wallpapers as cats do not like metal surfaces such as tin foil
Choosing wallpapers with smooth surfaces as they are not as tempting
Applying a layer of latex paint as a transparent protective coating
5. Go for the DIY or professional route
When deciding on wallpapers for your home, you also have the option of choosing to install them yourself or to hire a professional installer.
If you are on a budget, there is no harm in trying the DIY route but we always recommend hiring professional installers instead as it does not just save you time and effort, but also gives you a better end product since they are experienced in this field.
Warranty is also usually included, which means that you have someone to turn to if problems arise after the installation.
If you are ready to install wallpapers for your home, consider Frekkles - a wallpaper supplier in Singapore that carries a range of designs and colours to meet your interior needs.
Contact us to find out more.