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When deciding how you want your future home to look, you will be considering whether you want wallpaper or paint. There are many differences between the two, but they both are really beneficial and can make or break the look of a room. We want to ensure you love every aspect of your new home, including the designs. In order to help you feel confident in every detail of your new home, here are some things to consider when choosing between wallpaper or paint.

Wallpaper is more durable

One thing to consider when deciding whether or not you want wallpaper or paint is that wallpaper tends to be more protective. It adds a protective layer to the wall that is easier to wash. It adds depth that layers of paint simply cannot add. Paint can be harder to clean as opposed to wallpaper, making wallpaper the better solution for a long-lasting design. Paint is prone to damage like chipping, and although you can always try to fix it with an added layer, wallpaper can handle moisture or collisions better. Most wallpapers are also resistant to water or dust. If you know you will have a hectic household or you are worried about messing up your walls, wallpaper may be the better option for you. Wallpaper will also help your new home be dog-friendly.

But, paint is more transitional.

Wallpaper requires proper installation, whereas paint is easier to apply. You want to be careful you know how to choose the right wallpaper for your home because it’s a lot more difficult than painting to uninstall. If you are someone who knows you will want to change up the walls in your house more often, then paint maybe what’s best for you. You can even apply paint to walls yourself. You may just want to add another layer of paint to your wall, and if you have the same shade, you are free to paint directly on top of your wall. If you want a darker or lighter shade than what’s on your wall, you can paint over your walls after priming it. You should consider whether or not you see yourself wanting to redo your kitchen in two years, or if you have a daughter who will be begging to repaint her bedroom every six months. These considerations on what you’re looking for down the road can help you decide which whether you need something short-term or long-term.

Both offer great design options

Wallpaper is an easier option when it comes to having intricate designs, considering that there are ample designs to choose from when it comes to wallpaper. When most people think of wallpaper, they think of fun patterns and prints. However, wallpaper can still be one shade or one solid color, should you choose. There’s a wide variety of options when it comes to wallpaper, but if you want to be super ambitious with your design, then maybe paint is the better option for you. For instance, some designs are too unique to find in wallpaper, meaning you might have to paint it in order to get exactly what you are looking for. Determining your design style will help you to commit to a decision. If you’re more into patterns than solid colors, wallpaper may be what’s right for you.

And, location of application also plays a role.

Most of the time, homeowners will want wallpaper for specific rooms and paint for other rooms. Wallpaper is commonly found in bathrooms because the various patterns can spice up a smaller room. Wallpaper can also look really good in a bedroom or bonus room since it can liven up and accentuate the walls. Many homeowners often use wallpaper for only one or two walls as well, to help accent the walls. In contrast, paint is commonly used in kitchens or living rooms. It adds more simplicity to your busy space and provides a clean look. Plus, it’s easier to change up, so if you know you’ll be wanting to redo the look, painting the walls of these rooms may be the better option.

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Holland Homes is here to help you find your new home that fits your wants and needs. We care about every detail and design, from paint color to wallpaper to doors and light fixtures. We value you and every customer and want to ensure you find a home that’s the best fit for you and your family. We are here to make the process of finding the perfect house enjoyable and easy by creating great designs and long-lasting new homes. Contact us today for more information!

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