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Tenuous Place for a Wallpaper Seam

January 5, 2020


Sometimes, you can’t plot ahead for where a seam is going to fall.

These rounded corners are not a good place for wallpaper seams, because they are hard for the paper to grip ahold of, and because they are never perfectly straight, so you end up with gaps and overlaps at the seams, as well as warped edges on the strip coming out of the seam, and other reasons, as well.

So, instead of trying to keep a strip straight along the full 6′ long rounded corner, including a wobbly 3″ wide portion along the side of the door frame, I cut the strip only to the height of the door, and made sure that it ended on the left side of the door along a design element (the orange vine trunk).

Then, when I hung the strip to the left (not shown), it was easy to butt it up against the 3′ long strip over the door. Then I let the right edge of this new strip fall as it wanted to, along the rounded edge of the wall.

Then it was simply a matter of taking a narrow strip of paper from the scrap pile and fitting it in (not shown). Because this strip was narrow, it was easy to twist and bend it as needed, to butt up with the right edge of the preceding piece.