How to Install Wallpaper

Project Overview

Whether it’s covering an entire room or just an accent area, hanging wallpaper can dramatically change a space. There are countless options for styles and patterns and if you’re looking for a bold statement, this is it. 

However, hanging wallpaper for the first time can be a daunting task - what if the pattern doesn’t line up? What if there are bubbles in the finished product? What if it doesn’t adhere properly?

Don’t worry! With our how-to guide, some handy tools, and a bit of patience, you’ll be a wallpaper pro in no time.

Skill Level
Active Time
6 - 8 hours
Total Time
8 - 36 hours

Your Character Kit

Below are the items in the Character Wallpaper Kit for peel & stick paper, pre-pasted, and unpasted wallpaper. Some items are only included in the pre-pasted kit (*) and some are only in the unpasted kit (**).

Chalk line kit
Chalk line
straight edge tool
Straight edge tool
seam roller
Seam roller
spray bottle
Spray bottle*
natural sponge
Natural sponge***
plastic drop cloth
Plastic drop cloth***
paint tray
Painting tray and liners**
Rolling tray liner
Tray liner**
9" roller frame**
9 inch roller covers
Roller cover**

Additional Supplies

In addition to wallpaper, you may need a few more thing for this project. Note that some items are optional depending on what type of wallpaper you have.

utility knife
Utility knife
Tape measure
screwdrive multi-bit
Roman wallpaper paste
Wallpaper paste
Roman wallpaper primer
Step ladder
Hole patching kit
Tips Before Getting Started


When you're ready to start, follow the guide below for step-by-step instructions. P.S. Don't forget to snap a before photo of your space to capture your transformation!

Project Glossary