A How-To Guide: Become a Boss at Wallpapering in and Around Corners
A step-by-step guide to decorating like a pro and perfecting those pesky corners!
Hello there, fellow wallpaper enthusiasts! We know you're itching to Lustify your living space with one of our fabulous wallpapers. But hold on to your pasting brushes because today, we're going to talk about something that might seem a little tricky but is a vital skill to unleash your creative magic: wallpapering around corners.
Don't worry; we're here to hold your hand through this wallpapering journey step-by-step. We believe in creating a snug fit on your walls that wraps around your home like a hug, which is why cutting corners is a strict no-no!
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Step One: Gather Your Tools
Before diving in, let's gather all the tools you'll need for wallpapering around corners. Make sure you have:
- A funky Lust Home wallpaper of your choice.
- A measuring tape and a pencil to mark your measurements.
- A sharp utility knife or scissors to cut the wallpaper.
- A pasting brush, a smoothing brush, and a sponge for cleaning.
- And, a handy pot of Lust Home paste!
Step Two: Measure Twice, Cut Once
The key to seamless wallpapering is having a beady eye for measurements.
Take your measuring tape and measure the height of your wall, accounting for any skirting boards of mouldings. Mark these measurements on your wallpaper, and don't forget to add a few inches for overhang to ensure a perfect fit. Measure and mark all the necessary panels for the corners.
Step Three: Start From the Middle, Dear!
We know it's tempting to begin at the corner, but here's a secret spell for you: start in the middle!
Working outward from the corner can lead to misalignment and a crooked look for your wallpaper. Instead, begin by hanging a full strip of wallpaper smack in the centre of the wall. Allow it to wrap the corner like a warm hug, and let its magic set the foundation for perfection.
Step Four: Master the Overlap!
Ah, the power of overlap! As you approach the corner, you'll notice your wallpaper generously overlapping the adjacent wall. Fear not, for this is intentional!
With your trusty utility knife, trim the excess wallpaper along the corner's edge, leaving just enough to make a gentle fold around the corner. The overlap ensures no gaps will creep in, preserving the flawless finish of your space.
Step Five: Smoothing is Soothing
Now comes the satisfying part - smoothing out the wrinkles and air bubbles! Grab your smoothing brush and gently work your way from the centre outwards. Imagine painting the design yourself as you finesse the wallpaper firmly into place.
The key here is to avoid any creases or bubbles, so take your time, and don't be afraid to use your magic touch!
Step Six: The Magic Trim
With the first strip beautifully in place, it's time to conjure up another. Repeat the measuring, cutting, and pasting process for the adjacent wall, making sure it overlaps the first strip ever so slightly. Once again, smooth out any imperfections with your trusty brush. And there you have it - two walls grooving in a wallpaper waltz!
Step Seven: Embrace the Matching Patterns
If your Lust Home wallpaper boasts a vibrant maximalist pattern, aligning it around the corners might require some extra magic. To ensure a seamless flow, match the patterns carefully. Measure from the last full panel to the corner and cut your next panel accordingly, ensuring the patterns flow beautifully.
Step Eight: Patience, Dear Wizard!
Lastly, don't rush the magical process. Allow your wallpaper to dry completely before trimming the excess edges with your utility knife or scissors. A bit of patience will go a long way in getting the tidy result you want.
Now, stand back and revel in the magic! With your Lust Home paste-the-wall wallpaper glimmering around those corners, you can finally savour the vision you had brought to life.
Remember, the Lust Home journey doesn't end here. Keep exploring and experimenting with our world of wallpaper waiting to be discovered. Let your imagination run wild, and experiment with matching paint and cushions for the rest of the room.
So, wave your wallpaper wand and let the transformation begin! With Lust Home by your side, there are no corners too tricky to conquer, and no space too dull to dazzle. Happy wallpapering, dreamer of delightful designs!
P.S. Don't forget to share your stunning creations on social media and tag us at @lust.home - we can't wait to see the magic you've conjured up...
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