Our Wallpaper Consultants Help You Determine Whether It’s the Right Choice for Your Home

The paint vs. wallpaper debate has been going on for as long as there has been a choice. Some see it as strictly a matter of taste but there’s more to it than that. A number of factors beyond the bottom line need to be considered including the function of the space and the condition of your walls. With all the beautiful paint colours available today and all the fabulous fabrics, patterns and textures that go into making today’s wallpaper the choice can be confusing, so we polled our wallpaper consultants for their opinion on the matter.

Our Wallpaper Consultants Chime In

When determining whether wallpaper is right for your home in Vaughan, Woodbridge, Thornhill, King City or Maple we think it helpful to look at what each medium brings to the table. Paint first.

  • Generally Less Preparation Involved – If you currently have painted walls and they’re in pretty good shape repainting them will require almost no prep work.
  • Better at Hiding Defects – Paint, especially paint with a matte finish, is ideal for concealing minor flaws in the wall.
  • Great for DIYers – Painting a room is the ultimate weekend do-it-yourself project and doesn’t require specialized knowledge or expensive equipment.
  • More Affordable – Painting is generally cheaper than wallpapering, though the difference is not as extreme as you might think especially if you’re using top-of-the-line paints.
  • Greater Variety – You can have the colour consultants at the paint store custom blend literally any colour that you can think of. That’s a lot of possible colours.

Now let’s see what our wallpaper consultants consider to be the positive aspects of wallpapering.

  • A Good Investment – While wallpaper may cost more up front chances are it will be with you for many years. Think of how much you’ll be spending on paint over the next two decades and you get an idea why some folks think wallpaper is actually the smarter financial choice.
  • Durability – As mentioned above wallpaper lasts, and lasts, and lasts…. High quality wall coverings should last you anywhere from 10 – 20 years. In cases where a room is not used very much it may last far longer than that.
  • Prestige – Let’s be honest. Wallpaper when done well delivers the oohs and aahs in a way paint can only dream of. If you are intent on making the neighbours jealous wallpaper is the logical choice.
  • Versatility – Wallpaper today can be made to serve a variety of design masters. From staying quietly in the background to making bold conceptual statements about the world we live in and everything in between.

While there is no bad choice here our wallpaper consultants suggest that if you are planning on doing the job yourself and are on a somewhat limited budget, painting may be your best option. However, if you plan on hiring a professional to do the work and you really want to bowl over family, friends and neighbours you can’t make a much bigger impression than with today’s beautiful, durable wallpapers. Talk to our wallpaper consultants today to find out which option is right for your home.