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We are thinking of decorating our lounge and are thinking of having a feature wall, there are some really great wallpaper around. I watch a lot of TV programmes and wallpaper has come on leaps and bounds. However my husband isn't a fan and suggested we just paint as that was easier to change. Are you a fan of wallpaper?

beccatavender
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

No I'm not. After a while it looks tatty and often peels at corners. Furniture also leaves scrapes and tears in it. If you have painted walls you can wipe over, if gouged you can fill and touch up. You can also hang beautiful artwork and commando strips mean no holes or drilling.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
2 months ago

You sound like my husband, I may let him win this argument 🙂

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lynneh
lynneh2 months ago

Yeah am a fan. Made a big diff to my living room and other rooms after them being the same for a while. Would only peel at corners if it wasn’t pasted properly. A feature wall is a fab idea.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

We have wallpaper on the wall going up our stairs as it was there when we moved in. I wouldn't have picked the wallpaper as it isn't a design I like but I have nothing against wallpaper. I wouldn't have it in my living room though, I would have it somewhere it isn't likely to get damaged.

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 months ago

In our old house we had lovely wallpaper but in this house it's paint only. I don't like feature walls as (for me) they are too bold and I prefer something subtle. Paintings liven up our walls. If your walls are uneven you can always use lining paper and paint over that.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 months ago

We have wall paper and paint in bedrooms and living room I think it's more interesting

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

No I don’t like it but it’s all over my house! When we decorate I would like the walls painting instead!

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sam30
sam302 months ago

Not a fan. I feel like I’d need to change it more often than painting everywhere. It’s nice for a while but paint is more continent. Can easily wipe it and stops my little one from peeling away at the paper lol

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flipside
flipside2 months ago

I think I prefer painted walls over wallpaper because if a child scribbled all over the walls or they ever got dirty from grimy fingers, you could just paint over it. Also, a painted wall feels much cooler to lean against in the hot summer months.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 months ago

Before we moved I had wallpaper in most rooms. If your walls are a bit uneven, it can hide a multitude of sins! We now live in a house we have renovated and all the walls have been freshly plastered. They look so fresh and clean - I love it and won’t be papering. Painted walls are easy to clean and touch up. They are also easier to repaint if you want a new look. You can still have a feature wall by painting it a contrasting colour to the others?

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HollyDolly22
HollyDolly222 months ago

no its a ball ache to put up and take down.

costs so much as well! i did attempt wall paper like 5 years ago and it was nice for about a year then i got fed up and took it all down and painted. now i just paint lol.

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k4ren2006
k4ren20062 months ago

I've wallpapered featured walls and it's kind of handy as it doesn't need re painting over and over. My house was full of chip paper so other walls have also been stripped of the nasty stuff and papered with lining paper before painting

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neo1
neo12 months ago

Not a fan but i do confess i did used to like hanging wallpaper back in the day. But wouldnt want it in my own home, dates to quickly, pain to clean and you cant touch it up like paint

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