Can I Use Wallpaper in the Kitchen?

Can I Use Wallpaper in the Kitchen?

When it comes to dressing the kitchen, many of us assume that only the material at our disposal for adding an extra pizzazz of colour is kitchen paint. But with the right wallpaper applied in the right way, wallpapering the kitchen could move your kitchen from zero to hero.

Can wallpaper in the kitchen be cleaned?

There are many reasons why you probably didn’t consider wallpaper for your kitchen, one of which was hygiene reasons. With paint and other impervious materials such as tile, keeping the kitchen hygienically clean isn’t a problem.

But here’s the good news – kitchen wallpaper can be cleaned with a damp cloth and easily too.

Has the style of kitchen wallpaper moved on from ‘mock tiles’?

You’ll be pleased to know that it has! Steam proof wallpaper used to be essential in the kitchen at one time. No matter how steamy or hot the kitchen got, the wallpaper would peel off.

It came in more or less one pattern – a mock tile – which by today’s style choices, is probably the furthest thing from your mind. You can, of course, still buy tiled paper but in more pleasing colours and finishes although it has to be said that the style, range and colours available in wallpaper suitable for the kitchen has expanded considerably.

Can wallpaper be used to make a statement in the kitchen?

Most customers want to make a style impact with their kitchen and why not? Wallpaper is the achievable way of doing this especially if you want to create zones in the kitchen.

It’s not uncommon to see the dining area of the kitchen diner with statement wallpaper to set it apart from the rest of the kitchen. It can also be used in the kitchen area too, perfect for creating a contrast between the wall and your kitchen cabinets.

Is there anywhere in the kitchen that wallpaper can’t be used?

Even the most ‘waterproof’ of paper won’t fare very well on the wall behind the sink where it will regularly be splashed and it isn’t always the best option for by the hob or extractor fan either. Choose either tiles, glass or stainless steel for these areas.

Is kitchen wallpaper expensive?

Compared to other materials that you could use, no it isn’t. At the lower end of the scale, kitchen wallpaper can be as affordable as £10 a roll. For designer kitchen wallpaper, expect to pay £30 upwards.

What also contributes to kitchen wallpaper being an effective choice is that it is easily replaced. Just take a steamer to the wall to scrape it off and replace with a new wallpaper – job done!

Kitchen wallpaper is a great way to add colour and pattern to the room. Contrasting and complementing your kitchen cabinets, the only hard thing you have to do is make a choice from hundreds of wallpapers!