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,


Margie Berry

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

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.

Renae Frey

Sunday 13th of March 2022

I'm so glad that you found it. Hugs to you.

Margie Berry

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

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!

Renae Frey

Sunday 13th of March 2022

Thanking you so much for joining me. I'm so grateful. Hugs to you.

Barbara Chapman

Sunday 16th of May 2021

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 :)


Wednesday 19th of May 2021

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

Kippi Ohern

Saturday 15th of May 2021

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


Wednesday 19th of May 2021

Thank you so much, Kippi. Hugs and blessings to you.


Thursday 13th of May 2021

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!


Wednesday 19th of May 2021

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.