Wallpapering Tips

Follow these clever techniques for getting to those tricky wallpaper spaces.

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Interior designer Sharon Hanby-Robie points out clever techniques for getting to those tricky spaces when wallpapering.


  • An open-pattern wallpaper (in which the design is spread apart with large spaces of background color) will expand a space while filling it in.

  • When adding a border, which helps lower high ceilings, set a level line by measuring up from the baseboard to the bottom of the border all around the room. Connect the measured points with a snap from a chalk line.

  • Know what your height dimension is, and add about three inches to each strip of wallpaper. Cut the required number of strips.

  • Apply wallpaper paste liberally to the back of one strip of paper. When you have covered about half the strip, fold it over on itself--a process called booking. The two ends of the pasted paper are folded in on themselves like a book, pasted sides touching, printed side on the outside. Allow the strip to sit for a few minutes before hanging.

  • Before the paste dries, use a straight edge to cut excess paper off at the baseboard.

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