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Do you like and use wallpaper in your home?

 

When we moved into this house over 20 years ago wallpaper or a wallpaper border was in every single room, including the finished basement. I really loved the blue and white painterly stripe paper with French country cottage border in the kitchen. I also liked the magnolia print paper in the full bathroom. The papers in the other rooms were fine with one exception - the half bath was awful. 

 

I never knew my DH hated wallpaper when we were looking for houses and bought this one! I found out a few years later when I told him I was going to remove the ugly wallpaper in the 1/2 bath. I asked him why he didn’t tell me. He said since we liked the house, and it was in an area we liked, he didn’t mention it. 😳 

 

Well, 21 years later, all the wallpaper is gone. He is very happy. The last of the paper was removed when we remodeled our basement in 2019 after a flood. I like the solid wall colors because they are more versatile than papered walls, but I still remember how much I liked some of the wallpaper. 

 

Any other wallpaper stories or opinions?

 

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I like wallpaper. I only have it in my dining room, since it has been out of fashion. But if HGTV is to be believed it is coming back.


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I do have a wallpaper border in my den. 

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I used to love wallpaper and had it in several rooms. We removed the last of it two years ago when we remodeled our guest room. Never again. I don't care for it at all.

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Every house I've owned has been old. Wallpaper seems to really go well in rooms that are big with tall ceilings, and especially the ones that have a picture railing that is about 16 inches from the ceiling.

 

 Two things I've learned, never paint over wallpaper, and never put wallpaper in a room that gets steamed up too much.  Here is a small bath at my house:

 

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No.  Having wallpaper anywhere in a house/apartment woud be a deal breaker for me.

 

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I love my wallpaper, and couldn't care less if it's in style or not. Fashion in home decor comes and goes, but I know what I like and what makes me happy.

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I'm afraid it's a deal breaker for me too.  I don't care for wallpaper at all and know that if I buy a house with it already there, I'll have to take it down sooner or later and I would pretty much rather do anything else!  Woman Frustrated

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I always loved wall paper.  When I was young everyone had wall paper in one or more of their rooms.  I think the bathroom always had wall paper!  I loved the florals and some of the themes you could pick for certain areas.  

 

When I had my own place I did put up wallpaper in the kitchen and bathroom.  However, as time went by it was easier to paint and there were a variety of colors to choose from  However, to this day I still like the look of wallpaper , within my taste of course, and maybe one day will opt for wallpaper in a couple of rooms. I'm sure there are some great patterns to pick from.

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Of couse, it dpends on the paper and I'm not fan of the currrent crush decorators seem to be having with grass cloth, but yes, I like wallpaper and if it's a pattenr I'd choose, I like it a lot. I'm less fond of most borders, most of which seem sort of dated to me.


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