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Plan before you begin to hang

It is essential to plant before you begin to do any hanging. Visualize exactly where you want the seams to fall and then determine where to hang the first strip also known as a drop.

Locating Seams
Take a few minutes to evaluate the room to determine where you want each seam to fall and where the patterns will begin relative to the ceiling or the corner of the room.

Ask yourself the following questions..
  1. How are windows, doors or fireplaces spaced on the wall?
    Try to minimize the impact that any one special feature has on the wallpaper layout. For example, if a wall has two windows, a symmetrical approach works best

  2. What is the dominant wall?
    This is the wall of focus where all your guests will look at most closely. Plan to lay seams top down.

  3. Where do you want the kill point?
    The kill point is the final seam. Because you're working around the kill point form two directions you need to cut one or both of the last two strips to fit the remaining unpapered space.

  4. Are the ceilings level and walls plumb?
    Ceilings that aren't level and walls that aren't plumb can cause problems when you are wallpapering. Because the patterns on the paper are truly horizontal and vertical, they make out of whack walls and ceilings even more obvious

  5. Does the wallpaper patterns create a special effect?
    With a large pattern, cutting the paper vertically at a corner of a room may cause a noticeable break in the pattern.

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