Where to Hang the First Wallpaper Sheet

When embarking on a wallpapering project, knowing where to start hanging the first sheet is crucial for achieving a visually appealing and professionally finished result. Typically, it's best to begin at a focal point in the room, such as the center of the wall or the most prominent area. Here are some steps to guide you in determining where to start hanging the first sheet of wallpaper!

STEP 1. Identify the Focal Point

Assess the room to determine the focal point. This could be a fireplace, a large window, or any architectural feature that draws attention.

STEP 2. Measure and Mark

Once you've identified the focal point, measure the width of the wall and divide it in half. Use a pencil to mark this midpoint on the wall.

STEP 3. Test Layout

Before applying any adhesive, lay out the first sheet of wallpaper horizontally along the wall, starting from the midpoint you marked. This allows you to visualize how the pattern will align and whether any adjustments need to be made.

STEP 4. Adjust as Needed

Depending on the pattern of the wallpaper and the layout of the room, you may need to make slight adjustments to ensure symmetry and balance. Use a level to ensure that the first sheet is hanging straight.

STEP 5. Apply Adhesive and Hang

Once you're satisfied with the placement, apply adhesive to the back of the first sheet according to the manufacturer's instructions. Then, carefully hang the sheet on the wall, starting from the top and working your way down, using a smoothing brush or a paint scraper to smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles as you go.

STEP 6. Continue Hanging

After the first sheet is securely in place, continue hanging additional sheets, working outward from the center in both directions. Be sure to match the pattern carefully to maintain consistency throughout the installation process.


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