Two Tone Wallpaper Ideas
When you have worked your way along a wall, you will arrive at a corner. Papering around corners requires taking the paper around the corner edge and overlapping it with a new length of wallpaper, regardless of whether the corner is internal or external. Given that you will be working with two strips from the same length of paper, and creating an overlap, you will inevitably lose some of a pattern repeat. However, a slight loss of pattern match is not always noticeable.
Measure from the edge of the last full width of wallpaper to the corner at the top of the wall, then halfway down, and once more at the bottom. Add 2.5cm (lin) to the longest measurement for the overlap.
If you are using paper with a small pattern or vertical stripes, you should adjust the width of your overlap to the width of the pattern repeat to make it easier to match on the facing wall.
Take a cut length of paper and cut it to this width. Leaving the offcut on the pasting table, paste this narrow strip in place using the standard method, but smoothing the cut edge around the corner. Run a seam roller along the cut edge to ensure it is firmly fixed in place against the wall.
Next take the offcut and paste it. Then, using a plumb line or spirit level, you should establish the vertical on the new wall; it is vital that you do this for each new wall as corners are seldom ‘true’, or square, and your paper will be hanging well out of true by the time you return to your starting point if you do not a small problem after four corners can appear rather large!
Finally, taking great care to butt it up right into the corner and ensuring that it is positioned vertically, hang the offcut on the internal wall, matching up the pattern if necessary.