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How to Center Wallpaper on Walls Horizontally

By |2020-02-13T13:50:38-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Tags: , |

If your wall is taller than the height of your wallpaper mural, you’ll want to know how to center wallpaper on walls horizontally. Another way to say this?  Leaving space above (and possibly below) your wallpaper mural.

Watch the video tutorial I made while hanging a wood wallpaper for celebrity designers, Colin and Justin, while on set at Cityline.  Keep scrolling to read the step-by-step instructions, and then see real customer photos of wallpaper murals centered horizontally.

Watch the Video Tutorial

If your wall is, for example, 9′ tall but your wallpaper mural is only 8′ high, you’ll want to centre the mural on the wall horizontally.  I walk you through how to hang a small wallpaper mural, like this Faux Wood Wallpaper, on a large wall in this step-by-step video.

How to Center Wallpaper on Walls Horizontally – Instructions

1. Measure

Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca measures and makes a mark where she'll be hanging a wallpaper centered horizontally on a wall on set at Cityline

Measure where you’d like the top of your wallpaper mural to sit, from the ceiling down, and make a mark with pencil.

2. Draw a Horizontal Level Line

Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca draws a level, horizontal line across a wall on set at Cityline to align the top of a wallpaper mural to

Using the pencil mark, draw a horizontal line across the wall using a level.  This is what you’ll horizontally centre your wallpaper mural against.

3. Trim Panel Numbers Off Your Wallpaper

Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca trims wallpaper to hang it on the wall horizontal

Trim the panel numbers off the top and the bottom of each wallpaper panel, making sure to write the panel number in pencil on the back of the panel.  Wallpaper mural panels need to be hung in order so you need to know which panel is which.

Make sure you write the number at the top of each panel, so you don’t confuse the bottom and top of the panels.

4. Hang Top of Wallpaper Against Horizontal Line

Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca hangs wallpaper against a horizontal line in order to center it on a wall

Hang the top of each wallpaper mural against the level line, centering it on the wall horizontally, following all other installation steps in my How To Hang Wallpaper video.

Customer Photos of Centered Wallpaper Murals

Whether you’re going to simply center wallpaper on the wall, frame it to look like a picture window or add a chair rail (like Colin and Justin), you’ll always follow the same steps to hang wallpaper.  Here are a few ideas from my customers who centred wallpaper murals on the wall.

Watch Wood Wallpaper on Cityline

Watch how celebrity designers, Colin and Justin, had me center wallpaper horizontally on set at Cityline.  They add a wooden chair rail at the top edge of the wallpaper to create a farmhouse chic look.

Add Trim Around Your Mural

Bakery Wall Mural, as seen in this indoor playground, features a boulangerie full of cupcakes, cake, cookies and muffins. Kids wallpaper sold by AboutMurals.ca.

You can add trim around any horizontally centered wallpaper mural, like Bakery Wall Mural, to make it look like a picture window.  Simply center the mural on the wall and then add wooden trim around it like indoor play centre, Playville, did.

Make It Look Like a Large Poster

Kids World Map Wall Mural, as seen in this boys bedroom, features planes, trains, hot air balloons, ships, sailboats and other modes of transportation to travel the globe. Map wallpaper sold by AboutMurals.ca.

You can hang the wallpaper in the center of the wall and leave it – no trim or chair rail – so it looks like a larger than life poster like at The Links Golf & Sports Academy or this children’s map.

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About the Author:

Hey, I'm Adrienne…your personal mural expert! I can teach you how to craft your own unique wall (that you simply can’t get from a big box store) as I decorate TV sets, local businesses and customer’s homes with my wallpaper murals and hand-painted murals.

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