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5 Easy Steps to Wallpaper a Corner Like a Pro

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Wallpapering a Corner Like a Pro

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Wallpapering corners is a great way to make any room stand out. It’s a simple project that anyone can do at home and a great way to experiment with different patterns and colors. 

However, sometimes it can be tricky to get the hang of it, and some techniques are needed to complete this project successfully.

Today, we will share some tips on wallpapering a corner like a pro.

1. Hang the trimmer wallpaper against the corner

Wallpapering a corner can be easy and fun when you get used to it. First, knowing which wall you want to be the room’s focal point is important for skipping mistakes.

Once you have decided on it, measure the wall from the ceiling to the floor and mark the halfway point. 

Next, cut your wallpaper strip in half and match the middle of the strip with the halfway mark on the wall.

Draw a plumb line from the ceiling to the floor using a level. This will be your guide for hanging the wallpaper. 

To begin, apply the paste to the top half of the wallpaper strip and position it against the wall, aligning it with the plumb line.

Once satisfied with its placement, smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles. 

Continue applying the paste and hanging strips until the entire wall is covered. Remember to allow for trimming at the top and bottom of each wall.

2. Set a plumb line to help the process

To ensure that the wallpaper is hung smoothly and evenly you can set a plumb line for the adjacent wall.

To do this, simply take a level and hold it against the wall at the desired height. Use a sharp pencil or chalk to mark a straight line along the length of the level.

Then, you will need to apply the wallpaper paste to both the wall and the back of the wallpaper. Be sure to spread the paste evenly, so there are no lumps or bumps. 

Once you have done this, you can begin to hang the wallpaper. Start in one corner and smooth it down as you go along.

Work slowly and methodically to prevent creating bubbles or creases.

3. Hang wallpaper on the adjacent wall

The key here is to select the right wallpaper. Use a decorated pattern to camouflage the wall joints but be careful not to use an exaggerated one.

If the wall is particularly textured, choose a wallpaper with a small repeating pattern. For smooth walls, opt for a larger print. 

Once you’ve selected the perfect wallpaper, simply apply it to the wall using an adhesive paste. Start at the corner of the wall and work your way down, smoothing out any air bubbles. 

Trim any excess wallpaper at the bottom of the wall with a sharp knife. 

That’s all there is to it! With just some easy steps, you can add personality to any room.

4. Tackle an external corner

Firstly, cut two pieces of wallpaper to the correct size. Next, apply adhesive to one of the pieces of wallpaper. 

Place the piece of wallpaper on the wall and smooth it out. 

At last, apply adhesive to the second piece of wallpaper and place it on the wall next to the first piece. 

Once both pieces are in place, simply trim any excess wallpaper and enjoy your new wallpapered corner!

5. Wallpaper the corner of a chimney breast

If you have a fireplace, you will need a little concentration to succeed in this project.

First and most importantly, determine the dimensions of the wall to be covered. Calculate the amount of wallpaper needed and purchase enough rolls to complete the job. 

Begin by stripping old wallpaper from the wall and sanding rough spots, then apply primer to the wall and allow it to dry. 

Once the primer is dry, cut the first strip of wallpaper to size and apply it to the wall, making sure to smooth out as previously. 

Continue cutting and using strips of wallpaper until the wall is completely covered. 

Finally, trim any excess wallpaper and enjoy your newly wallpapered space!


Even if you haven’t thought of it before, wallpapering a wall can really be easy and fun. All you have to do is follow these steps carefully to avoid mistakes during the process and create beautiful results. 

Ready to give it a try yourself?