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How Much to Order

Please don't hesitate to email us at info@hyggeandwest.com with the wall dimensions (height and width) of each wall you'd like to cover with wallpaper and we can calculate how many wallpaper rolls or removable wallpaper tiles you'll need for you. It can be a bit complicated to figure out and we're very happy to help! As a general rule of thumb, each wallpaper roll covers approximately 45-50 square feet once trim and pattern repeat are factored in, but this can vary depending on wall height and other factors.

WALLPAPER

Double rolls vs single rolls

Our rolls are considered DOUBLE rolls which means that each double roll is 30 feet long (a single roll is 15 feet long). If your project requires two double rolls, for example, just order two of our rolls. If you need two single rolls, order just one of our rolls.

Lot number

It is very important to order the accurate number of rolls, as colors might vary between lots. We print in small lots and can't guarantee a 100% color match between each lot. If in doubt, it's best to order an extra roll. If you end up not needing it, we are happy to accept returns of unopened rolls within 30 days. If you do end up needing to order more wallpaper from a certain lot number, please put that lot number into the "Special Instructions and Lot Number Request" box during checkout.

How to determine the number of wallpaper rolls you need

1. Measure your walls - make sure you have an accurate measurement in inches of height and width of the portion of the wall you'll be covering. Sometimes it helps to draw a rough sketch to use while you do your calculations.

2. Determine the number of strips you'll need - Our wallpapers are all 27" wide. Once you have the width of your wall in inches, take the width and divide by 27. This will give you the number of strips of wallpaper that you will need. Remember to always round up!

3. Determine how many strips you can get out of a roll - This can be the tricky part as it depends on the repeat of your wallpaper. The repeats on our wallpapers vary between 18" to 36", so be sure to check the product measurements. 1. To determine the approximate number of repeats per roll, divide 360 (30' times 12") by the repeat of your wallpaper. 2. Take the height of your wall in inches and add 4-5 inches to account for trim on top and bottom. Then divide by the repeat - this will give you the number of repeats you need in each strip. 3. Then divide the number of repeats per roll by the number of repeats you need per strip which will give you the number of strips you'll be able to get out of each roll.

4. Last, just take the number of strips you'll need from Step 2 and divide by the number of strips you can get out of a roll. Again, always round up!

Please note that if you are wallpapering a wall with a door or window, that square footage rarely factors into the calculation, unless it is a significant portion of the wall.

FABRIC

Our fabric is sold by the vertical yard.

Please note the vertical and horizontal repeats of the various patterns when calculating how much yardage you'll need for your project. We recommend overestimating so you don't run out. Since we print in small batches, we can't ensure a color match between orders. We're always happy to help - just give us a call or send us an email.

All fabric sales are final.

REMOVABLE WALLPAPER TILES

How to determine the number of wallpaper tiles you need

1. Measure your walls - make sure you have an accurate measurement in inches of height and width of the portion of the wall you'll be covering. Sometimes it helps to draw a rough sketch to use while you do your calculations.

2. Determine the number of tiles you'll need across – Our tiles are all 24" wide. Once you have the width of your wall in inches, take the width and divide by 24. This will give you the number of tiles that you will need horizontally. Remember to always round up!

3. Determine how many tiles you need vertically. The height of our tiles varies between 24" to 32", so be sure to check the product measurements. Take the height of your wall in inches and divide by the height of your tile - this will give you the number of tiles you’ll need to cover the height of your wall. Again, be sure to round up!

4. Last, take the number of tiles you need horizontally and multiply by the number of tiles you need vertically. One more time - always round up!

All removable wallpaper tiles sales are final.

Samples

We offer free shipping of sample orders up to five samples. Samples ship via USPS first class mail without tracking, unless expedited shipping is chosen at checkout. Please allow 2-7 business days for samples to arrive in the US and up to 14 days internationally. We do not offer returns or exchanges on samples.

WALLPAPER

We offer samples for all of our wallpapers. Samples are standard size (8.5” × 11"). We highly recommend purchasing a sample first to check colors. While our wallpaper photography is color matched to each product, colors can vary on different computer screens. Please note our samples are pre-cut and intended for color matching purposes, so while they should contain all the colors of the pattern, they likely will not include full elements of the pattern, like a whole bird or pineapple.

FABRIC

We offer samples for all of our fabrics. Samples are standard size (6" × 6") to show color and quality. We highly recommend purchasing a sample first to check colors. While our fabric photography is color matched to each product, colors can vary on different computer screens. Please note our samples are pre-cut and intended for color matching purposes, so while they will contain all the colors of the pattern, they will not include full elements of the pattern. For example, you will not receive an entire bird in a Daydream fabric sample.

REMOVABLE WALLPAPER TILES

We offer samples for all of our removable wallpaper tiles so that you can see test out the application on your wall, check color, and see the texture and finish of the product. Samples are 6" x 6" approximately, except for Daydream and our Justina Blakeney samples which are  5.75" x 3.75." Please note that in order to include all the colors in the sample swatch, the Daydream, Cosmic Desert, Aja and Nana patterns wer printed at a reduced scale, so these samples are for color matching purposes only. We highly recommend purchasing a sample first to check colors although please know that colors might shift slightly between the sample and tile set order. While our wallpaper photography is color matched to each product, colors can vary on different computer screens. 


Installation

HOW TO HANG WALLPAPER

 

Step 1. Wall prep

Before hanging check that wall surface is clean, dry and smooth. If you wall surface isn’t smooth, you’ll need to either size the wall or apply a wallpaper liner which might require a primer layers as well. Please check wallpaper liner packaging instructions for details. Old wall coverings should be removed completely. Fill any holes and sand down any bumps. Remove electrical coverings. Wallpaper primer is also recommended for better installation and easier removal.

Step 2. Gather supplies

You’ll need:

Wallpaper, wallpaper paste*, measuring tape, scissors, drop cloth, sponge, bucket, straight edge, pencil, level, craft knife, paint roller and tray, smoothing tool, good music and a caffeinated beverage.

*We recommend a basic wallpaper paste for coated, non-woven wallpaper

Step 3. Mark your starting point

Measure the width of the wallpaper roll. All Hygge & West rolls are 27 inches wide. Starting from the corner of the wall farther away from an entry of line of sight, measure the width of the wallpaper minus one inch (26 inches) to allow for trim on wall edge and mark with a pencil dot. Using a level, draw a straight vertical plumb line from the dot to line up the edge of the wallpaper against.

Step 4. Cut the wallpaper strips

Measure the height of the wall. Next, measure the wallpaper strip to equal the height of the wall plus 2 or 3 additional inches to allow for trim. Consider where you want the pattern to hit the top of the wall as well, as this might affect your choice in where you cut the first strip. Cut the next strips the same length, being sure to allow for pattern repeat and matching.

Step 5. Apply paste

Our wallpaper is non-pasted and should be installed using a traditional hanging method. Roll a thin layer of paste onto the backside of the wallpaper, “book” (fold pasted side together) together the pasted sheet, and let the paste soak in for 5-7 minutes. This will keep the seams from opening up and drying out while the paper is relaxing.

Step 6. Hang the wallpaper

Line up the wallpaper with the plumb line (from Step 3), allowing for an inch on both the top, bottom and edge for trimming. Use a wallpaper brush or smoothing tool to gently work the paper on to the wall working from the top and middle, down and out.

 Step 7. Trim the edges

Using a straight edge and craft knife, carefully trim the edges. It is important to keep the blade edge very sharp to minimize any risk of tearing the paper.

 Step 8. Apply the next strips

Be sure to match the pattern on the wall at eye level and butt the seams tightly up against each other - do not overlap. Smooth out all air bubbles. Note: our wallpaper is meant to be matched at eye level. That way any adjustments will be negated top and bottom.  Most hand printed papers suggest that you allow 1/8" error in matching.  We do much better but you must allow for this type of match when considering a hand printed paper.

Clean with warm water and a sponge, taking care to remove all the paste from the surface. Rinse thoroughly a second time with clean warm water. After hanging 2 strips, be sure to check for any defects and contact us if any defects are found. Feel free to email us at info@hyggeandwest.com or call us at 415.318.6412 with questions.

Printable Instructions: Click here for downloadable instructions.

Note: Due to the ink used in printing, there may be a slight odor to the paper when it is first unwrapped. The inks and solvents have all been tested and are safe per OSHA standards. The odor will quickly dissipate during or after hanging. We recommend ventilating the room well after hanging both to speed drying and to allow the odor to dissipate more quickly.

WALLPAPERING AROUND OBJECTS

 

Learn how to wallpaper around electrical sockets, thermostats. And don’t forget to wallpaper your light switch plate! We’ll show you step by step how to master these advanced wallpapering techniques.  

 

WALLPAPERING AROUND MOLDING AND CORNERS

 

Learn how to wallpaper around tricky molding. We also walk you through the steps of wallpapering around corners to ensure your pattern matches up and stays straight.

 

WALLPAPER REMOVAL

Step 1. Room prep

Place drop cloths at the base of the walls to be stripped. Remove all switch plates and outlet covers from the walls. Cut the power to the room. Pull away any wallpaper that is loose at seams or edges - even if only the top layer comes off, it will make the subsequent steps easier.

Step 2. Score wallpaper

Use a wallpaper scorer to create small holes in the paper, which allows the solution to penetrate through to the adhesive base.

Step 3. Soak walls

Use a spray bottle of wallpaper remover to saturate a section of the wallpaper. Spray only as much of the wall as you can comfortably strip in a 15-minute period. Allow the solution to soak the paper for a few minutes before beginning.

Step 4. Strip wallpaper

Grab pieces of wallpaper at a bottom corner and carefully pull upward. Use a wide putty knife to facilitate the removal of the paper. Repeat the above steps until all the wallpaper is removed.

Step 5. Clean walls

In a bucket mix a tablespoon of dish detergent with very hot water. Use a sponge to wipe down the walls, scrubbing carefully to remove all traces of wallpaper adhesive. Finally, rinse down the walls with clean water and towel dry.

HOW TO HANG WALLPAPER TILES 

Step 1. Wall prep

Before hanging check that surface is clean, dry, smooth, and in good condition. Do not apply tiles to fresh paint that has not cured for at least 20 days. Do not place wall tiles in or above cribs or within reach of young children. After opening the tile, be sure to check for any defects and contact us if any defects are found.

Step 2. Mark your starting point

Measure your surface and plan where your first tile will go. We recommend starting at eye level. Using a level, draw a plumb line that you can align a vertical edge of your starting tile with to ensure that tiles are straight.

Step 3. Hang the wallpaper tiles

Remove approximately 2" of the backing from the top edge exposing the back of the tile. Apply this edge to the desired surface and firmly smooth. Reach under the tile and slowly pull down the remaining backing while applying the tile to the surface. Working out and down reduces the risk of air bubbles. When applying, pay special attention to the edges of the tile to make sure they are securely adhered. Repeat this process for remaining tiles. Wallpaper tiles are meant to be trimmed with a straight edge and craft knife, just like wallpaper.

Note: We recommend keeping the backing for future storage. Wallpaper tiles can be removed and repositioned multiple times, however, due to varying surfaces and handling we cannot guarantee the amount of times this product can be reused. If you do remove the tiles and plan to reuse them, take care to handle as little of the adhesive side of the material as possible.

WALLPAPER TILES REMOVAL 

To remove the tile, gently peel from top to bottom at a 120-degree angle with smooth, consistent force. If you are planning to reuse the tile, make sure to avoid excessive pulling and handling as this could stretch the tile.

 

Care & Maintenance

WALLPAPER

All wallpapers are washable using a mild soap that does not contain detergent. Rinse with clear clean water. Stains caused by grease and oil may not necessarily be removed. Do not use abrasives.

Note: Due to the ink used in printing, there may be a slight odor to the paper when it is first unwrapped. The inks and solvents have all been tested and are safe per OSHA standards. The odor will quickly dissipate during or after hanging. We recommend ventilating the room well after hanging both to speed drying and to allow the odor to dissipate more quickly.

FABRIC

WALLPAPER TILES

Clean the wallpaper tiles by dusting with a clean cloth. In the event of dirt and smudges, gently clean them with a slightly damp cloth. Excessive rubbing may remove ink. Do not use abrasives. All wallpapers are washable using a mild soap that does not contain detergent. Rinse with clear clean water. Stains caused by grease and oil may not necessarily be removed.

 

How We Make Our Wallpaper

 

All of our wallpaper is screen printed by hand and made in the USA. We're very proud of the craftsmanship that goes into each and every step, which is why we created this video to show the process.

 

 

 

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