So, you’ve decided to update the look of your room. That’s great. But, now comes the hard part, because you’ll have to choose which of the two you’re going to go for.
Remember, each one has its own merit.
Paint is usually cheaper. Meanwhile, wallpaper is generally considered more aesthetically pleasing. These are just some of the many factors that you need to consider when choosing from these types of wall coverings.
Below, you’ll find a lot more differences that separate the two and identify which one is more suitable for your home.
Making the Case for Wallpapers
Wallpaper comes in all shapes, design, and variety. They’re also more durable and can last for a very long time. Not to mention, you can use wallpaper to cover up any imperfections on your wall without so much effort, which is unlike paint. Last but not least, wallpapers are just better at adding more style and beauty to your walls.
Of course, all of these advantages come at literally an added premium. Wallpapers aren’t cheap. You’ll have to pay for both the wallpaper and installation for it. Moreover, it’s also very easy to mess it up if you do decide to install the wallpaper yourself.
Making the Case for Paint
As for paint, well, what’s not to like about it?
It’s cheap and affordable as you don’t need to spend a lot on it. Also, it’s very easy to apply. Even your child could help you paint your bedroom, provided that you keep an eye on the child and use the necessary safety gear. Plus, there’s a lot of variety to paint too; you can use different types of colour and brushes to achieve a unique effect. Also, if you’re creative enough, you can literally put up any design that you can think of on your walls with paint.
Finally, with paint, it’s easy to mix and match different types of colour, as well as use it to complete the overall look of your home.
As an added bonus, with paint, even though you can’t use it to mask design imperfections, you can paint over mistakes quite easily. In case you painted a wall wrong or want to change the colour all of a sudden, it doesn’t really take much effort.
Making the Decision
When it comes to choosing between wallpaper and paint, it all boils down to how much you’re willing to spend and how much of a hassle are you willing to go through.
If you’ve got money to spend, want something that’s aesthetically pleasing, and need it done fairly quick, you can have Japanese or Koreans wallpaper put up on your walls in relatively little time. But, if your budget is limited and you’re willing to compromise a bit, painting should allow you to up the aesthetics of your living room, albeit, you’ll have to put in a bit more elbow grease while you’re at it.
Ultimately, there’s no right or wrong choice here. It’s completely up to you. What’s important is that you thought things through first so you don’t have to redo your wall coverings before it’s necessary, which will cost you a lot more than necessary in the first place.