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Home Painting Tips Can You Use Wallpaper In Households With Children Or Pets?

Can You Use Wallpaper In Households With Children Or Pets?

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There’s no rule about planning your interior around children or pets - but it sure doesn’t hurt. Let’s just say that homeowners who make some of their furniture and design plans based on how their home is used tend to end up less disappointed. It can cost a lot of time and money to get your interior looking precisely the way you want it, but it’s going to end up looking distressed unless you plan accordingly.

Even the painting contractors you work with can tell you about details you’ll choose that will be impacted by wear and tear, especially in high traffic areas. Contrary to what you may have heard, wallpaper is still an option; you’ll want to make good choices about it first.

Making Wallpaper Work For Your Active Household

Will you be able to consider wallpaper as an option for covering and decorating your interior if your family includes kids or pets? Some of this depends on factors like the age of your children or pets and their indoor activity levels.

Paint is indeed preferable to wallpapering if you want walls that are easy to wipe clean. It also requires the right paint sheen, such as gloss or semi-gloss. However, before you rule out wallpaper completely, here are a few factors to consider:

  • Consider splitting the walls with rails and wallpapering the upper half.
  • Wainscoting or paneling is a great way to create a painted lower half with space for wallpaper above.
  • Use blackboard paint for kids who like to draw and wallpaper a border around the painted section.
  • Consider washable/vinyl wallpaper - there are lots of colors and styles, and it’s easier to clean.
  • Use wallpaper in areas that see less traffic and create accent walls.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to use wallpaper for the entire walls or rule it out because you have an active household.

Bringing In Professional Help

At Armin Painting and Wallpapering LLC, we’re eager to help you understand your options and make choices you can feel good about for years to come. We’re the trusted name locals prefer for superior service, including expert advice.

You can contact us now for a free quote and ask any questions you may have. We’re more than another choice for Newark painting contractors; we’re industry experts, and all you have to do is call to start transforming the interior of your home with a new style.


If you are looking for a commercial painting contractor in the Newark area, please call us today at 973-460-2963, or complete our online request form.