The first nursery I designed for our daughter has now become the new nursery for our son. I’ve been working hard on finishing her new room to share with you guys, and we just finished tackling another project on our to-do list – the nursery wallpaper. Today’s post is about why and how we added it ourselves… and to tell you that you can too!
Disclosure: Walls Need Love provided the nursery wallpaper for this project free of charge. Affiliate links are used in this post, at no cost to you. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own.
A sneak peek of our daughter’s new bedroom, featuring removable vinyl wallpaper from Walls Need Love.
I wanted a feature wall that dressed up the room, but wouldn’t take away from the other patterns in play.
When it comes to decorating my home I realized that when I’m craving change I can’t always start from scratch. Money doesn’t grow on trees so when I’m working on a new design I try to incorporate everything I already have.
I absolutely love the pink rug above from Tenley’s nursery, and it works perfectly in her new room as well. The pattern is unique though, which made it difficult to choose nursery wallpaper that didn’t clash or compete. Ultimately I chose the Blush Watercolor Stripes from Walls Need Love which was subtle in nature and nearly neutral in color.
Our installation experience was a lot of trial and error, but ultimately I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
The installation video made the process look so easy, and maybe it should have been. However, we made a few mistakes along the way that cost us time and gave us some frustration. Once we figured out exactly what worked for us though, it was smooth sailing the rest of the way. I even joked to my husband that he should now start offering peel and stick wallpaper service in our area!
A few tips for those of you wanting to start your own Walls Need Love project…
- Use your significant other, family member, or a friend for help with this. Having two sets of hands will make things a lot easier.
- On the first panel, use a level to check and see if your ceiling is actually level. Ours was not, so placing the wallpaper where the ceiling met the wall did not give us a straight result.
- On the second and subsequent panels, choose a focal point and match up the pattern there, then pull the wallpaper up to the ceiling and lay it where it lands. Again when we tried to start from the top, the page break in the pattern was not lining up exactly.
- Once everything is matched up properly, use the smoother to push the wallpaper in a downwards motion, letting gravity take the wallpaper down where it falls naturally. Initially, we tried sticking one side down at a time and smoothing left to right, which gave us an unlevel result with a lot of air bubbles.
If we can do it, YOU CAN DO IT TOO!
I do also think that the nursery wallpaper pattern we chose, thin stripes, made it more difficult to install and match up than a large scale pattern. Ultimately though, we conquered this as a team and I’m so happy with the result. If we can do it, YOU CAN DO IT TOO!
I used traditional pasted wallpaper in our laundry room and I spent JUST AS MUCH on the installation as I did on the wallpaper.
Here are the top reasons why peel and stick wallpaper from Walls Need Love may be best for you.
- It’s not permanent! It can be removed without any residue on your walls, making it perfect for use in rentals or rooms that may transition to another use later.
- It’s thick and high-quality wallpaper, which means you can pull it off and restick it during installation as many times as you need to, making it pretty foolproof.
- It’s waterproof, washable, and non-toxic, making it perfect for use in any room in the house.
- You can install it yourself, saving you money.
Tell me what you think below!
Do you love how the first wall of her bedroom turned out?
Have you used peel and stick wallpaper somewhere in your home?
Is your obsession with accent walls as strong as mine?
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