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Wallpaper or Paint - what’s best for your home?
Wallpaper or Paint - what’s best for your home?
Wallpaper or Paint - what’s best for your home?

The four walls that make up a room play as important a role in creating the ambience as the decor and furniture. A light, pale colour can transform any room into an airy escape from the world. A room that feels too big can be made instantly cosy with a coat of a rich and dark colour.

When walls are such an integral part of the experience of a room, shouldn’t we be paying closer attention to what we put on them?

Got you thinking, right?

So what should you be using on the walls of your home - Wallpaper or Paint? While there are pros and cons to both, your requirements should guide your choice.

And to help you find out what will fit your needs the best, we’ve compared both wallpaper and paint taking 3 factors into consideration - Cost, Durability and Variety.


You can add new life to your walls no matter what your budget. And while both wallpaper and paint can range in price from low to the high end, on average, it is more expensive to install wallpaper on your walls than painting them.

Paint is cheaper on average, requires very few supplies to apply and even an amateur could do it. However, with wallpaper, the supplies to install them are relatively more expensive. And because it is very important to apply every sheet perfectly to maintain the effect of the wallpaper, you will also have to pay someone to install the wallpaper for you.

Winner: Paint


Once you’ve applied fine quality wallpaper to your walls, you can rest assured that it will last you for many years - even holding up to the wear and tear of having children around the house.

However, paint tends to fade over time, losing its brightness and overall impact. And more often than not, you’ll have to repaint your home every five years or so.

Winner: Wallpaper


If you walk into a hardware store today to pick paint for your walls, you would be spoilt for choice. And it’s not just the sheer variety of colours - there are also different finishes to choose from, different bases, different glosses. All this means that you are only limited by your imagination when it comes to what you can do to your walls with paint.

The same is true for wallpapers as well. They come in a variety of finishes, and because they are printed, you could have your walls reflect any pattern or design you want. They also allow you to play with textures depending on the finish you choose.

Winner: Draw

As you can see, it is pretty hard to pick one between the two.

But do you really have to? Absolutely not!

You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to how you can transform your home. There are thousands and thousands of options out there to bring your wall to life. And whether you choose wallpaper or paint, you will be able to find the perfect fit for your needs, whatever they may be.

But if you’re still finding it hard to decide, why not get in touch with one of our Furban Representatives here? They would love to help you out!

Happy decorating!