Disguising Mismatch When Combining Horizontal and Vertical Strips

Digital ImageHere’s a cheerful pattern to help you wake up while you’re brushing your teeth in the morning!

Usually, wallpaper is hung in vertical strips. But the strip over the door continued to the left and wrapped above and around the shower. Humidity can penetrate seams and cause wallpaper to curl or peel, so I wanted to eliminate seams if I could; running the paper horizontally would allow just that, by using one continuous strip, instead of several. But if the paper is hung horizontally, the pattern is gong to be running sideways.

I was lucky with this pattern, because you can’t tell if the design is upside down or sideways or right side up. Still, the pattern on a horizontal piece isn’t gong to match the vertical piece it’s placed next to.

I plotted and experimented, did some trimming, and found a spot in the design that would pretty well match up with the strip on the wall on the right. No one can detect a mis-match.

And, best of all, there are no seams on the three walls over the shower, so little worry about peeling if the teenagers who use this bathroom steam up the room.

This wallpaper pattern is by Thibaut Designs, #T-16017

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