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Texture Finishes or Wallpapers: Which One is Better for Your Interiors

on November 3, 2017

Whether buying a new house or revamping your old design, walls make an integral part of interior decoration and remodelling.

The good news is home owners have countless options to design their walls to transform the feel and look of the interior spaces. Texture finishes and wallpapers are one of the most popular ways to add life to your walls on an instant. You can make smaller rooms look bigger and transform dull, boring spaces into more vibrant and cheerful and do a lot more to the simplest of walls with the right wall treatment.

However, given the variety of stunning textured paints and eye-catching wallpaper prints, making the right decision can be quite overwhelming.

But don’t worry. We present you with advantages and disadvantages of both options, which will make the selection process easier and rewarding.

Ease of Application

Though paint is easier to apply than wallpaper, adding textures to the base finish is a time-consuming process and calls for a professional job just as putting up wallpaper does.

However, painting is still an easy yet quick option in the long run as you can always apply a fresh coat of paint on an old wall but you will have to remove the existing wallpaper to apply a new one.

Durability

There are endless wall treatment choices when it comes to wallpaper and texture finish. The quality of your wall treatment is of utmost importance because it decides how long it will last.

Good quality paint finishes tend to last up to 10 years but may lose their lustre and begin to chip or flake off over a certain period of time. Wallpaper, on the other hand, can stand the test of time and may last until you get bored of the print or need to change as part of your home makeover.

Affordability

Paints are generally inexpensive and easily available too. However, exclusive finishes and textures may come with extra costs. Also, paints have a life of a few years and hence your walls may need to be redone after that duration, resulting in recurring costs.

On the other hand, wallpapers may be expensive initially but they may come out as an investment in the long run owing to their durability.

The Takeaway

Home owners can be easily inundated with the choices available for wallpapers and modern texture finishes. Considering your budget, lifestyle, the look you wish to achieve along with the above mentioned pros and cons of textured paints and wallpapers, you can make your dream aesthetics come alive while making the most out of your investment.

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