Choosing between Paint or Wallpaper

If you are looking to update the look and feel of the interiors of your home, you have two main options: painting the walls or using wallpaper. But with the array of colours and designs available in both options, what do you choose? Gumtree analyses various aspects and helps you make a decision.

  1.     Location:

Bathrooms and kitchens are high-humidity areas of the home. Thus, choosing the right option for the walls of these rooms is critical. Even though modern wallpapers are long-lasting and durable, there may be instances when the corners peel due to humidity and moisture.

In bathrooms and kitchens, paint might be a better alternative as there are durable types that are humidity- and mould-resistant.

  1.     Variety:

Earlier, having a feature wall in the home was the perfect aesthetic. But over the last few years, people are using wallpaper on all their walls to create their unique look. Did you know wallpaper with vertical stripes makes a room look tall with high ceilings, while horizontal stripes make it seem wider?

The options with paint are limitless. If you have a colour swatch, you can take it to your DIY store and they will make the exact shade for you. Thus, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to painting your wall.

  1.     Durability:

Modern wallpaper has been designed with durability in mind. So, if you have little children or pets, cleaning wallpaper (especially the wipe-clean vinyl) can be as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Even though it is recommended to repaint a room every 3 to 5 years, modern paint is durable will have little need for touch-up. There are also paint options that can easily be cleaned and are perfect for high-traffic areas of a home.

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