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How to Choose Borders for Walls


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There are so many different borders for walls, how do you choose between them? Should you opt for the simple patterns or is it worth spending a little more on elaborate designs. This will depend on a number of factors, including the rooms, your budget, and the style you are after once you apply the borders. Here are a few tips to help you choose wallpaper borders.

 

Think About the Room

 

Some rooms work best with simple borders for walls, while others need something elaborate. You need to consider the specific room that you are buying for, and think about the wallpaper or paint already there. Will you redecorate the whole wall, or is it just for a border?

 

When it comes to redecorating everything, make sure you have your paint or wallpaper colour chosen. This will help to match the border colours. If you’re opting for a patterned wallpaper, consider plain borders to help break up the pattern.

 

Consider the Material Costs

 

You will have a budget, whether you are buying the borders or materials for a whole redecoration project. Make sure you set your budget and then you can consider your costs. This is extremely important when it comes to something like designer borders with elegant patterns. You may find that your budget only allows for something simple; at least for now.

 

Consider the Sense of Style

 

Who does the room belong to? What style are you after? These are answers you need to have before looking for borders for walls. For example, you don’t want an elegant, antique style border for an infant’s room. You need something that will show off the room is for a baby or young child. The antique style may look perfect in the dining room or a guest room.

 

The Material of the Borders

 

While the material will affect the costs, it will also affect the time applying, among other factors. You want paper that is easy to apply, and easy to remove should you find a mistake. You will also need to consider the moisture in rooms and whether any materials are better for handling that. The last thing you want is mould spores growing behind your border.

 

Take some time to think about the borders for walls. Some materials are easier to use than others, but you will also need to think about costs and style.