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Wallpapering inside corners

Date posted: 27 November 2013

Hanging wallpaper is something many of us would tackle as a DIY project, and when you have the right decorating tools it is generally fairly straightforward – although it can become more of a challenge when you reach the corners of the room.

Follow our wallpapering tips to achieve professional results.

Gather together the right tools

Firstly, make sure you have all the right decorating tools for the job, including a stable ladder of the right height, a wallpapering table, a plumb line (a piece of string with a weight on the end), and a pencil. If you don't have these items at home, you can hire ladders and other decorating equipment from your local tool hire centre.

Start wallpapering some distance from the corner

Once you're all set up with the right tools, plan where to start hanging the wallpaper. The key thing is to avoid finishing a length of wallpaper in a corner. This is because it will make any imperfections in the corner very visible. Similarly, avoid running a large strip of wallpaper around a corner because this makes it very difficult to avoid creases. The answer is to plan to run a small amount of wallpaper around the corner onto the next wall – aiming for a margin of 1.2cm on the next wall in order to achieve the most professional results.

Measure out your wallpaper accurately

When you are approaching the corner, you will need to measure from the edge of the last piece of wallpaper you have hung, up to the corner of the room, adding on an overlap of 1.2 cm to wrap the corner. To do this, measure at the top of the wall, in the middle, and at the bottom, then take the largest of these measurements and add 1.2cm.

Match up the wallpaper patterns

Try to match patterns as closely as you can if your wallpaper is patterned, cutting your next strip as measured in the previous step, and keeping the offcut.

Hang the cut strip of wallpaper, butting it up to the previous strip, and carefully smoothing it around the corner, as well as onto both walls. Trim it as you normally would.

Hang the wallpaper on the new wall

Measure the width of the offcut left over from the step above. Next, measure this same distance from the corner of the room outwards on the new wall. Hang the plumb line at this point, and mark the vertical with a pencil. Use these marks to hang the offcut vertically. It will reach into the corner, overlapping the previous piece of wallpaper that you wrapped around the corner, creating a professional finish.

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