Applying wallpaper horizontally- Good idea or Bad?

Believe it or not but you can lay wallpaper horizontally instead of vertically. Depending on the pattern, wallpapers can be hung horizontally, adding dynamic movement. Short walls will visually appear longer increasing the precepted size of a room. This guide will explain the individual steps.

Prerequisites and tips for horizontal wallpapering

When it comes to putting up wallpaper in a horizontal direction, some prerequisites and hints should be taken into consideration. We have put together the most important points to make sure you get the results you hope for.

Choice of Wallpaper: Patterns, effects, structures, colors

If you want to put your wallpaper up lengthwise, you need to think laterally. First things first: not all wallpapers and patterns are suitable for horizontal hanging. It depends very much on individual patterns and colors.

Many geometric patterns are suitable, stripe wallpapers are especially applicable, better with wavy stripes. This adds movement to a room. Wallpapers with flowers or plant tendrils are also a good choice for horizontal wallpapering projects. Stone, wood, marble, or tile imitations can develop a new effect spectrum when put up lengthwise. Single-color wallpapers with added color shading, color gradients are good options.

The most important consideration is that the pattern isn't upside-down and has a harmonious feel to it. Examples for wallpapers that are unsuitable for horizontal hanging are pattern wallpapers with motifs like characters or objects.

Another aspect to consider is the structure of the wallpaper, nature, textile, and flock wallpapers. If they are hung horizontally it must be pleasing to the eye and must not be distracting or irritating. Effects like shine and shimmer, glitter, or metal, while looking different, all need to be thought about. These can create unwanted and unsightly light reflexes or glare when the wallpaper is hung horizontally.

If you have doubts, stick one or two lengths or strips of wallpaper to the wall attached with drawing pins to test pattern, color and effects. When it comes to color choices, the main aspects to think about are the size, height, and layout of the room.

If you intend to put wallpaper up lengthwise make sure you are consistent. The pattern of the strip that has already been adhered to the wall has to match that of the next one. The easiest way to achieve this is by choosing seamless pattern wallpapers. Wallpaper with a "seam", the pattern beginning should be determined, and the wallpaper should be cut accordingly.

Always make sure that you have all the accessories needed to make the job quick, simple, and breathtaking.