At Loomwell Home Goods, our wallpaper is designed to make it easy for our customers to create beautiful, well-designed rooms that are bursting with personality. From beautiful florals to fun landscapes and so much more, there are so many design options to choose from for your new wallpaper. However, installing may seem like a daunting task, even with peel and stick wallpaper. We’re here to tell you that you don’t need to worry! Our wallpaper is easy to install so you can enjoy beauty in your home with ease. Watch the video below for a quick tutorial or read through our in-depth guide about installation below!
First and foremost, deciding on the new style you’d like for your room is key. There are many different ways you can go with Loomwell peel and stick wallpaper, and because of how many options there are, you can even mix and match in your room. Whether you choose to paper every wall, just one wall, or even put up paper on part of a wall, you can mix and match with paint colors, wallpaper designs and more. If you’re not sure where to start with making the design decision, try pulling inspiration from what’s already in the room. For instance, if you have darker, rustic furniture in the room you’re designing, you can match the style with Ranger Wallpaper by Mariah Rose. Another great option in the opposite direction is to brighten the room with a contrasting color or style, such as with the Georgia Wallpaper by Pepper Design. You can also mix and match to shake up the style of your room and create a space that’s uniquely yours!
Once you’ve chosen the style you’d like for your room, the next step is to prepare for installation! Of course, you’ll want to order enough wallpaper to cover the area you’re installing it on. Learn more about how to calculate the amount of wallpaper you’ll need by visiting our FAQs page! Essentially, you’ll want to use the measurement of your wall in inches to find your perfect amount of wallpaper panels to purchase. Once you’ve placed your order and received your paper, you’ll want to prepare the room for installation. Start by moving furniture away from the walls that you are going to install the wallpaper on, and if necessary, take down any art, wall hangings, lights, and even switch covers and outlet covers. Make sure that you have enough space in the room to get up on a step stool or ladder (whichever is necessary to reach the top of the wall), and there is enough room for two people to move around during installation. We will discuss why two-person installation is key below, but having more than one set of hands will drastically reduce installation time and make it hassle-free!
Once your room is cleared and has enough space for installation, you’ll want to prep your walls for the peel and stick wallpaper. Use a microfiber cloth that is damp, but not too wet, and wipe down your wall to clear away any dust or debris that may interfere with the adhesive on your wallpaper. Be sure to pay close attention to the corners of your wall and any sections where dust tends to collect in particular. By clearing away this dust and debris, you’ll ensure a smoother and easier installation because your wallpaper will not catch on dust bunnies, dirt, or other grime on your wall.
After you’ve cleaned your walls and prepared the room in general for your wallpaper installation, you’ll want to prepare your wallpaper! Unroll all of your wallpaper panels to better see the pattern, where they’ll match up, and if there are any sections you’d like to ensure are in a specific spot on your walls. With your wallpaper panels unrolled, be sure to take note of the sticker labels. Some panels will be labeled A and some will be labeled B, and during installation, you will want to alternate between the two to ensure that your pattern matches up with itself and that you have a beautifully cohesive design on your wall. Once you’ve determined which panels are which, pull the wallpaper backing down, creasing the paper backing to ensure that the sticky part of your wallpaper can adhere to the top corner of your wall.
When you’re starting out with your peel and stick wallpaper install, be sure to work from left to right across while facing the installation wall. Our panels are designed to match up in this direction, so moving from left to right in alternating A- and B-labeled panels will ensure a seamless transition in the design from panel to panel across your wall.
Each panel has a built in OVERLAP. This means each panel will sit 1/2 inch OVER the panel before it, and 1/2 inch UNDER the panel after it. Use the pattern as a guide for lining up overlap.
As you work across, be sure to stick the wallpaper with the top of the panel higher than where your ceiling meets the wall. We don’t recommend using the ceiling as a reference line for your wallpaper panels because many ceilings are not perfectly level, and this can lead to panels of your wallpaper misaligning. By placing your wallpaper one to two inches above the ceiling line, you will ensure an even application across the entire wall.
One of the best ways to ensure your peel and stick wallpaper install works seamlessly is to have two people working together on it. While one person is on the ladder or step stool applying the panel at the top of the wall, the second person should be holding the bottom of the panel so it is aligned properly all the way down the wall, ensuring you avoid bubbles, misaligned designs, or other issues.
Work in Small Increments
As you move down each panel, make sure the adhesive is sticking to the wall by pressing the paper to the wall in circular motions that start from the center of each panel and move out. Pull the wallpaper backing down in 18- to 24-inch increments, and be sure to apply and cut around any outlets or switches as you go to avoid losing them under the paper. As you move across the wall, be sure to repeat the process of aligning, pulling the backing, and pressing to the wall with each panel and move slowly to ensure the best application.
Once you’ve gotten all panels on the wall, your final touches will be to use a very sharp blade, either a knife or box-cutter will do. Remember, the sharper the blade, the easier it will be to trim and finish your peel and stick wallpaper install!
Now you’re done! From here, you can move everything back into the room and enjoy your beautiful, long-lasting peel and stick wallpaper designs!