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How to Hang Wallpaper Horizontally

With so much choice, you might think your room already looks completely unique to you. The wallpaper you chose looks fantastic, but what would it look like hung horizontally?

With so much choice, you might think your room already looks completely unique to you. The wallpaper you chose looks fantastic, but what would it look like hung horizontally?

It may sound a little off the wall, but this simple interior design trick makes a pattern look totally different. With a little helping hand from Graham & Brown, you’ll be able to totally transform your home with a look that guests are sure to notice. While vertical designs make a room feel taller, horizontal patterns can create the illusion of lower ceilings, which is ideal if you’re planning to make a more intimate, cosy environment.

It’s time to turn your interior design on its head (or at least to a 90-degree angle)! A classic stripe or bold motif would look amazing hung horizontally, so why not follow our simple guide?

How to Hang Wallpaper Horizontally

Tips for hanging wallpaper horizontally

Putting up wallpaper horizontally is easy. First, you’re going to need a spirit level to create a plum line. This will help you guide your wallpaper along the wall really quickly.

Method:

1

Measure your wall and add an extra inch to overlap the corner. When using your measuring tape, make sure it follows your plumb line and doesn’t dip in the middle as this may add extra unnecessary length.

2

Start hanging your wallpaper from the corner and carefully smooth it into place. A good tip is to prop the wallpaper up on a chair as you move along.

3

Smooth the wallpaper against your plumb line. Be aware that your skirting board and ceiling may not be straight. Don’t be tempted to use your skirting board as an accurate guide - use your plumb line at all times!

4

Once you reach the top or bottom (depending on which one you started from) you’ll need to cut the same sized paper strip and shave it down with a craft knife.

5

Wipe away any excess glue with a damp sponge.

Voila! You’re all done. We told you it was easy.

Hanging striped wallpaper horizontally

How to Hang Wallpaper Horizontally

Our Verve Stripe wallpaper features a sophisticated brown and gold pattern. The subtle shimmering trail of gold will create a halo of light in your home. Perfect for low-lit rooms, this wallpaper enhances any light that comes through the window.

Printed on our paste-the-wall paper, this design is now easier than ever to hang horizontally and vertically. Simply add your adhesive to the wall rather than soaking the paper.

How to Hang Wallpaper Horizontally

Equally our Glitz Soft Grey/Pearl design looks gorgeous stretching across your walls. Designed by Julien MacDonald, this stunning striped wallpaper looks fantastic when you hang your wallpaper horizontally. Light and airy, this is the perfect look for rooms with plenty of light.

Horizontal wallpaper also has the power to make any space seem bigger, so why not try this in the smaller rooms of your home? Hanging wallpaper horizontally is just as easy as hanging it vertically with our five-step method. Try it out on your next interior project.

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