Laying Out A Mural


You can’t count on the manufacturer putting the parts of a wallpaper mural into the box in the correct order.

Here I have spread the separate strips of the mural out on the floor, to be sure they are arranged in the right sequence, before I take them to the wall.

This mural was unique, because it does have a repeating pattern (as opposed to a landscape or other scene). And the pattern spread over a width wider than the standard 41″ or 54.” Rather than make the installer struggle with extra-wide strips of paper (and shipping the material in a reaaaaly long tube), the manufacturer cut the mural into easily-managed 17.5″ wide strips.

This Madam Butterfly pattern is by Designers Guild, a British brand, is a non-woven material, and was installed with the paste-the-wall method.

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One Response to “Laying Out A Mural”

  1. Roger O. Says:

    That is a great tip for making sure your wallpaper stays in the same pattern. I have seen several DIY-ers who hang up their first strip right away, then struggle with the rest of the pattern, because they didn’t use a little forethought. Thank you for sharing!

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