Wallpaper - to DIY or not to DIY?
While researching this week’s Hot Home Products column, I got mixed reaction when asking experts about whether or not installing wallpaper is a DIY job. As with many home-related projects, I’ve decided that there are a lot of variables that go into the decision to self-install, including how handy you are, the type of paper you’re working with and the condition of the wall upon which the paper will be applied.
As with every decision, however, knowledge is power. There’s excellent information, including guidelines for roll sizes, on the site for the Wallcoverings Association, a U.S.-based non-profit trade association representing wallcoverings manufacturers, distributors and suppliers. If you are interested in the history of wallpaper, there’s fascinating stuff on the website for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. And for something completely different, check out the LED wallpaper (shown above) by Swedish designer Camilla Diedrich, which was recently shown in my Conversation Piece feature on yourhome.ca