Wallpaper can be used not only to paint the walls of your house. Actually, they are quite useful for painting the old furniture you have at home and you don’t know what to do with it.
Wallpaper is able to give a new look to those old pieces of furniture. And the great advantage is that you can give it a completely new style that matches the decor of your home.
In this post, we will show you step by step how to decorate your furniture with wallpaper.
What kind of furniture can be decorated with wallpaper?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions when you want to decorate furniture with wallpaper. The truth is that the amount of furniture you can decorate with wallpaper is quite varied. From shelves and cupboards to jewellery boxes, wooden drawers (inside and out), headboards, wooden boxes, photo frames and many more.
Why does furniture decorated with wallpaper give that special touch?
The pattern of the decorated paper allows us to make perfect combinations with the walls of the room. In fact, there is a growing trend to use wallpaper to decorate furniture and walls.
Many people buy wallpaper with the intention of decorating both the walls and the furniture in the house. This makes everything look very nice. It also creates a sense of uniformity throughout the house.
It can also be contrasted with plain colours on the walls. That contrast looks great.
Another advantage of wallpaper is that it is very versatile. It can be used not only to decorate living room furniture, for example. They are also useful for nursery furniture or bathroom furniture.
Steps for decorating furniture with wallpaper
Before giving you these tips, you should know that there are different types of “fabrics” for wallpaper. There is the classic wallpaper which is quite good and the results are very nice. But if you want a more resistant wallpaper, you should definitely choose TNT or non-woven wallpaper. This paper has a textile base. It is thicker and more resistant than the common one. That is why it is the most commonly used for furniture.
Here are the steps to follow to decorate furniture with wallpaper.
Preparing the surface for decorating with wallpaper
Before applying the wallpaper, you should prepare the surface of the furniture. This will allow the wallpaper to adhere better. We have to remove any dirt or particles that prevent the paper from adhering well.
If it is wood, the best thing to do is to sand it and clean the remaining dust with a damp cloth. We could also sand it and make a suitable primer.
In any case, preparing the surface well will prevent the wallpaper from sticking poorly and looking ugly.
Take measurements and cut the wallpaper for decoration
It is important to take the measurements of the piece of furniture in order to cut the wallpaper accurately. Above all, because we want to avoid having too much wallpaper, as this will make the piece of furniture look ugly. It is also not good if there is too much. Therefore, it is best to be precise.
Once we have the measurements we can mark and cut the wallpaper to decorate.
Place the wallpaper and wait until it is well glued
When hanging the wallpaper, you must be very careful and precise so that it is well adhered and symmetrical according to the measurements you have taken.
We also have to make sure that the wallpaper is well glued. For this, we have to choose the right type of glue to decorate the furniture. Remember, the type of glue will depend on the type of paper you are going to use. The good thing is that there is a universal adhesive paste that will work for any type of wallpaper.
The way you add the glue and stick the paper will depend on the type of paper you choose. If you use TNT paper, the best thing to do is to spread the glue on the surface of the furniture you are going to cover with a brush and spread it enough so that there is not too much.
In the case of regular wallpaper, it is sufficient to add the glue to the back of the paper. But if you are not sure, you can also add some on the piece of furniture you are going to decorate.
If you don’t want to use glue, you can opt for a new alternative that is very similar to wallpaper. Self-adhesive wallpaper. They have good resistance, they are the same as wallpaper, but they come with their own adhesive. So the process is simpler.