By Renae Frey

How to Hang Wallpaper-A Refresh of My Master Bedroom

How to Hang Wallpaper-A Refresh of My Master Bedroom

Hey Friends!

I’m so glad that you are here! You might remember a while back when I had asked for your help in choosing some wallpaper for my bedroom. See that post here. The vote was unanimous, every single person liked the same wallpaper. The good news is that it was the wallpaper that I liked best. See the “before” of my bedroom here.

Doesn’t it look great?

Wallpapering is definitely not something that I enjoy doing. However, I love the look of it.

I really love this wallpaper.

I have been wanting to wallpaper my bedroom for some time now. I love the look of the stone walls in homes in the French Countryside. Sadly, adding real stone to your walls is not only messy, but very expensive. So, wallpaper was the answer.

The needed supplies.

These are the supplies that I needed-ladder, drill and bits, straight edge, flat head screwdriver, measuring tape, latex gloves, blade, smaller staight edge, pencil, paint tray, roller and roller frame, a sponge, cutting mat and wallpaper paste.

I decided to do two walls of my bedroom, the outside wall and the fireplace wall. The first thing that I had to do was the measure the wall where I was putting my first piece of wallpaper. It’s super important to add a few inches to the measurement to make sure that you have enough for a clean cut at the top and botoom of the wall.

I cut the wallpaper on a plastic cutting mat and used a sharp blade to cut the paper. I used a metal straight edge to make sure that I had a really clean cut.

Matching the pattern.

This wallpaper wasn’t prepasted, so I needed to roll on wallpaper paste. I let it sit for a few minutes until the paper softened and the paste became tacky. The hardest part, is to match the pattern. This wallpaper had an 18″ repeat. When I measured the wallpaper, I had to make sure that I was starting my measurement where it would match up with the previous piece of wallpaper.

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After matching the pattern, it is really important to run a damp sponge over the wallpaper. This will help remove any air bubbles and remove any excess wallpaper paste.

After the wallpaper is positioned and free of bubbles and paste, use the straight edge at the ceiling and cut excess wallpaper off with a sharp blade.

The staright edge and blade is used to cut around outlets as well. Be very careful when cutting around outlets as water and electricity never mix. You will see in the video that I got shocked while trying to cut around the outlet.

I love the look of the stone wallpaper in my bedroom. It adds so much warmth and character. Everytime I walk in, it makes me feel like I am walking into an old countryside home in the south of France. If you would like this wallpaper, you can get it here.

Isn’t it gorgeous!?

Wallpapering is not for the faint of heart, but it looks great in the end. Like many things, wallpapering with a friend would be so much more fun.

See more great room makeover posts here, here, here, here and here.

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Hugs and blessings to you,


27 thoughts on “How to Hang Wallpaper-A Refresh of My Master Bedroom”

  1. Patricia Q. Patterson

    It is stunning! You really need to be proud of yourself!

  2. Lynn Vogeler

    I just love that wallpaper. It adds so much warmth and texture to the space. It’s the absolute perfect choice. Now you have me thinking!

    1. Thank you, Lynn. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

  3. Renae – I love it! It’s perfect. It’s so warm and yes, evokes the feeling of that country home in France. I’m wanting to do our master bedroom in some wallpaper I found but I’ve not gotten my other half’s blessing yet!

    1. you mean you need the other half’s blessings? My moto is ask for forgiveness not for permission. Yikes.

  4. Janie

    It is gorgeous. I can’t believe you did that all by yourself! I really love that chest of drawers. Beautiful piece.

  5. I love this so much! And your video was excellent! I think I may have to have this wallpaper in two rooms! Love it!

  6. Renae, this is a fabulous transformation! I love the wallpaper, it really does look like actual stone. Your bedroom is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

  7. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade at!

  8. Oh. My. Gosh! What a beautiful transformation to your room! I love it! Thanks for sharing!


  9. This is fabulous and just what I’ve been looking for to paper a wall in the den. It really helps to see when another blogger try’s something out.
    I’ve just put up decals, and peel and stick wall paper (separate rooms).
    I have one more wall to paper and it should be easy to do. Other then the outlet to cut around, there’s no moldings, windows or doors to navigate.
    I have a link party called Friday with Friends, and would love for you to share this post at the party.
    Happy weekend,

  10. It looks incredibly gorgeous and perfectly suited for your room! I’m amazed at how beautiful it looks and I don’t think you couldn’t even tell that its wallpaper I thought this was phenomenal! Also, it’s a tremendous amount of work, I’m so proud of you! Thank you so much for sharing, your bedroom is absolutely gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much, Dee. It is definitely a ton of work, but I’m super happy with the results. Hugs and blessings to you.

  11. Oh my goodness I had no idea that your brick wall was wallpaper.
    It looks gorgeous.

  12. Renae, wow… I’ve only wallpapered a powder room and it was small (with really unsquare walls!). I was thinking about the 18″ repeat and how you really have to layout the next paper to go up BEFORE you afix the current one to the wall, at least in my mind that seems logical. Great job and it looks STUNNING with your fireplace and the window casings!!!

    Happy to say I featured your post at this week’s Share Your Style #303 for you. <3
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your kindness and for the feature. I’m so very thankful for you. Hugs and blessings to you.

  13. Margie Berry

    Truly incredible transformation. I’ve been combing this site for a link to this faux brick wallpaper as it is exactly what I want but haven’t found one. Could you please link it somewhere? I’m very happy to have found your Peacock Ridge Farm site. Your style is amazing!

  14. Margie Berry

    ADDENDUM: I’m embarrassed. I did a double-check of your post and did, in fact, find the link to this gorgeous wallpaper so please disregard my original comment. Thank you for sharing your stunning home.

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Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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