Successfully hanging vintage wallpaper in your home begins with proper wall preparation. If the walls are not properly prepared before affixing the wallpaper, the paper may have trouble sticking to the surface or may make imperfections more noticeable.
When selecting a vintage wallpaper pattern for your room, it’s important to know the correct amount of paper that you need. This is especially true with authentic vintage wallpaper because the patterns are no longer being produced and are therefore in limited quantities. If your space requires a lot of wallpaper, you need to make sure to find a pattern that has large quantities in stock.
Hannah’s Treasures sells authentic vintage wallpaper by the double roll and each double roll can be expected to cover approximately 55 square feet after trimming and matching the pattern.
There is really no reason to be intimidated by old wallpaper. The horror stories told by our grandmothers, were greatly exaggerated. I will say that stripping wallpaper off the wall is not fun, and if you do it a few times, you might decide that wallpapering is just too much work. You have to realize that women often wallpapered every couple of years. Wallpaper was inexpensive, and the wood burning stoves and fireplaces often left a smokey black film all over the walls. Papering was a great way for them to freshen up the home at little expense.
Today, wallpapering is a commitment that we make to a room for a number of years. Careful thought should be put into your selection and reflect your personal style. Vintage wallpapers can add artistic pizazz to your room. Using a vintage wallpaper on a feature wall in any room really makes a statement without being overwhelming.