How-To | Wallpaper Around A Window

With their colour, pattern and textures, our wallpapers can transform a room. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re papering a feature wall or the whole room. We have a huge variety of wallpaper to choose from, so once you’ve picked your favourite, you’re all set! That said, working out how much wallpaper you need can sometimes feel a little overwhelming, so remember to use our wallpaper calculator and to check out our handy tips below.

Top tip: If you’re wallpapering for the first time, consider honing your skills on a feature wall or in a smaller room. You don’t need to be a professional, all that’s needed are the right tools and a bit of perseverance - you’ll get the hang of it in no time.

P.S. Most Scion wallpapers are paste the wall, meaning they can be hung more easily.

How To Wallpaper Around A Window

The Scion Guide



Wallpapering toolkit. You will need:

  • Wallpaper
  • Flat surface (a wallpaper table is ideal, but if not a large kitchen counter or dining room table will work just fine)
  • Wallpaper brush
  • Wallpaper paste
  • Scissors
  • Taping knife
  • Roller
  • Spirit level
  • Pencil and Stanley knife
  • Tape measure
  • Sponge


Step one:


Position the paper against your wall, over your window and press gently to the pasted surface, continuing for the full length of the paper but not pressing the wallpaper to the windows edge.

Step two:

Mark up

Use a pencil to carefully mark out the edges of the window onto the wallpaper.

Step three:


Carefully use the scissor to cut the paper horizontally to the pencil mark.

Step four:

Work it

Gently work the paper around the window sill, smoothing the edges as you go for the perfect fit.

Step five:

Time for the chop

Use your Taping Knife as a guide, cut the paper as close to the edge of the window frame as possible with a Stanley knife. Peel away any excess paper.

Step six:


Now you’ve got the hang of it! Repeat each step until you have wallpapered around the rest of the window.

Once you’ve done this we recommend papering straight over the box (or plates if they’re too tricky to remove), cutting a small cross in the paper and trimming the paper back to approximately the size of the socket or switch. Be careful not to cut too much paper away.

Finally, flatten the paper back against the wall and using a Stanley knife cut neatly around the fixing’s perimeter

Looking good!

We’d love to see your transformed walls, so style away, then share your finished looks with us using #scion_living

Head over to the Scion wallpaper page and browse through our huge range of designs.

When something catches your eye, it’s a good idea to order a sample, just to make sure the colours and textures are right for your scheme.

Then, once you’ve chosen your favourite design, use our handy wallpaper calculator to work out how many rolls you need to complete your project.

If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team who will be more than happy to help.

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