Everything You Need to Know About Ordering Wallpaper Samples Like a Pro
Ordering a wallpaper sample is a transformative step in the journey of decorating your space. It allows you to move beyond the limitations of digital images and catalog photos, providing a tangible connection to the textures, colors, and overall style of the wallpaper you are considering.
Regardless of your experience level, whether you are a seasoned DIY enthusiast or a first-time wallpaper installer, we always recommend ordering a sample first.
For the DIY professional, wallpaper samples are an invaluable tool in the arsenal of successful home improvement projects. They enable you to test our product, ensuring that your chosen design aligns seamlessly with your existing decor.
Similarly to trying on a new blouse or new pair of shoes, with samples in hand, you can navigate your choices with confidence, ensuring that the result aligns with your vision.
Understanding the Importance of Wallpaper Samples
From our peel and stick designs to our non-pasted products, wallpaper samples are the perfect way to see and feel our prints in person, especially our metallic and textured designs.
That's why we highly recommend ordering samples for a hands-on experience tailored to your unique preferences.
Here are 5 reasons why samples are invaluable:
1. Adhesion Assurance
It helps determine if our product will stick properly to your walls or surface. This is particularly crucial for peel and stick wallpaper. Testing a sample allows you to assess adhesion and compatibility with your specific wall type especially if the walls have any texture.
2. Texture Evaluation
Feel the texture of your chosen design. Each wall covering, especially grasscloth, comes with its own distinct texture. A sample allows you to experience the tactile qualities firsthand, ensuring it aligns with your desired look. We pride ourselves on the artistic matte finish we are able to achieve with our peel and stick wallpaper prints.
3. Color Coordination
Easily compare the design next to your current paint swatches and home decor items. Lighting conditions and existing color schemes can significantly impact how a wall covering looks in a room. Samples enable you to make informed decisions by directly comparing it with your current decor elements.
4. Natural Lighting Assessment
Natural light can affect the perception of colors, and samples let you gauge how the wall covering will look under different lighting conditions, and at all times of day and night, ensuring a harmonious integration into your space.
5. Compare Different Designs
Some designs come with metallic elements that may respond differently to lighting. A sample helps you evaluate the overall design look, whether it isa subtle style or a bold effect, samples ensure it complements your overall vision.
We always recommend applying our wallpaper samples to your intended surface and living with it for a few days.
The flexibility of our peel and stick wallpaper samples caters to those who appreciate a user-friendly and temporary solution. It's an opportunity to experiment, refine your choices, and continue your wallpaper project with confidence.
Similarly, for those new to wallpaper installation, samples offer a risk-free way to explore different styles and visualize the impact they'll have on your living space.
Choosing the Right Wallpaper Sample
Not all wallpaper samples are created equally. Understanding the different types is important to ensuring you make the most of this decision-making tool.
From peel and stick samples to authentic grasscloth, each type offers a unique perspective. Exploring these options allows you to choose a wallpaper that best suits your preferences and helps you visualize the result more accurately.
Peel and stick wallpaper is is our modern interpretation of wallpaper and a user-friendly option. As the name implies, these samples come with an adhesive backing that allows them to be easily applied and removed without the need for additional pastes or glue. Invented in 2008, Tempaper was the first peel-and-stick wallpaper of its kind.
This type of sample is ideal for those who appreciate the convenience of a temporary solution or enjoy experimenting with different designs without long-term commitment. It is also idea for application beyond your typical accent wall. Peel-and-stick wallpaper can be used on a wide range of application from updating stair risers, to furniture hacks and more.
On the other end of the spectrum, unpasted wallpaper samples require the application of wallpaper paste or adhesive for installation. Non-pasted samples are particularly beneficial when you want a true feel for the texture, pattern size, and overall aesthetic of the wallpaper.
While unpasted samples may involve a different installation process, when compared to peel and stick, they provide a comprehensive preview of what to expect with the actual wallpaper.
For those who appreciate natural materials and a touch of sophistication, authentic grasscloth wallpaper samples deserve special consideration.
Made from woven natural fibers, such as grass or other plant materials, these samples exude a unique texture and visual appeal.
Authentic grasscloth wallpaper brings an organic and tactile element to your space, creating an elevated one-of-a-kind ambiance.
If you have any questions regarding our samples or products, our team is always available to help guide you.
Factors to Consider in Wallpaper Sample Selection
As you navigate the different wallpaper sample types, consider the characteristics that align with your preferences and project requirements.
If you value convenience and flexibility, peel and stick wallpaper samples might be the perfect fit. For a traditional approach, unpasted (also known as non-pasted) samples may be the right choice. Meanwhile, those seeking a touch of nature and uniqueness may find authentic grasscloth samples to be the ideal match.
By exploring the nuances of each type of sample, you can make a more informed decision, ensuring that the chosen sample serves as a reliable preview of the wallpaper that will soon be applied to your walls.
Seeing is Believing: Why Visualizing Matters in Wallpaper Shopping
Many customers wonder, “how will wallpaper look in my space?” When you are viewing a certain print or color on a computer or phone screen, the colors may vary slightly. There is nothing better than seeing the color and pattern in person.
Since natural and artificial lighting can impact how a certain color will look in your space, a wallpaper sample will help determine if the color will complement your paint and existing home decor.
Quality Assurance: Experiencing the Feel Before the Commitment
Wallpaper samples give you the opportunity to touch and feel the texture, helping you assess the material's quality and how it aligns with the overall look of your space.
Whether you're aiming for a sleek and smooth finish or a textured, dimensional effect, having a sample in hand provides a tangible connection to the final product.
Lighting Matters: Seeing How Samples React in Different Lights
Lighting can impact the appearance of wallpaper. What looks vibrant in natural light might appear different under artificial lighting.
Wallpaper samples empower you to observe how the colors and textures respond to various lighting conditions, ensuring that your chosen design remains visually appealing throughout the day and night.
A Small Investment: The Cost-Effectiveness of Samples
In the grand scheme of home decor expenses, investing in wallpaper samples is a relatively small yet invaluable step. By avoiding the purchase of full rolls without prior testing, you ensure that every penny spent contributes to a well-informed decision.
Testing Compatibility: Will Wallpaper Work on my Surface?
One of the significant advantages of using peel and stick wallpaper samples is the ability to test their compatibility with your space.
Applying a sample on your wall allows you to assess how it interacts with existing colors, furniture, and lighting. This hands-on approach prevents surprises and allows you to fine-tune your choices before committing to a full installation.
A sample gives you the opportunity to live with our peel and stick wallpaper or wall murals for a few days and see how well it will stick to your intended surface.
While we recommend applying our peel and stick wallpaper to smooth surfaces that have been primed and painted with a satin, eggshell, or semi-gloss finish, it is possible that our paper will stick to slightly textured walls.
Visit our blog post to learn how to cover textured walls with peel and stick wallpaper.
Removability: Is peel and stick wallpaper easy to remove?
After living with your sample for a few days, start at any corner and gently peel it away. Tempaper will cleanly remove off your surface, leaving no sticky or messy residue behind.
How well does peel and stick wallpaper stay up?
Many of our customers wonder how long peel and stick wallpaper will last in their space. It is always exciting to share that our removable products can be as permanent or as temporary as you would like.
If applied correctly, Tempaper & Co. will stay up for a week, a month, or indefinitely. To properly prep your surface, wipe clean with a damp cloth, making sure the surface is fully dried before application.
We also ask you to clean your surface with a 1:1 Isopropyl alcohol and water solution to remove any dust or debris off your surface.
How Wallpaper Samples Save You from Regret
Wallpaper samples act as a safeguard against costly mistakes. They allow you to explore various options without the commitment of a full installation.
By eliminating the guesswork, it will empower you to make decisions that align with your vision and aesthetic preferences, preventing the need for time-consuming and expensive do-overs.
Take the time to explore different options, move the samples around your space, and observe how they harmonize with your surroundings.
Embracing Confidence in Your Wallpaper Purchase
The goal of using wallpaper samples is to make a confident and informed purchase. Once you've found the perfect match, you can proceed with the full installation, secure in the knowledge that your chosen wallpaper aligns seamlessly with your vision.
In conclusion, wallpaper samples offer a preview of perfection in the world of home decor. They allow you to navigate the array of choices, offering a tangible and visual representation of how a design will look and feel in your space.
From testing compatibility to making budget-friendly decisions, the benefits of wallpaper samples are far-reaching and essential for anyone embarking on a decorating journey.
How to Order Samples of Wallpaper
All product pages on our website have the option to order a sample. All of our samples will ship free by mail.
If you would like to receive a wallpaper sample book from us, please feel free to reach out to us directly. Please note that if you have signed up to become a Tempaper & Co. dealer, there is an opportunity to receive a free wallpaper book from us.
Visit our website and try a sample in your space today!