Both wallpaper and paint can add vibrancy and style to any room and home decor.  They are both great choices, so it all depends on your personal preferences and style. Which is the better option? Here are some differences between wallpaper mural and paint that can help you make an informed decision:


Paint options are vast. You can choose a paint of nearly any shade. It is a great option if you want flat, glossy, or matte solid walls. However, it is extremely difficult to create designs and patterns using paint, and expensive if you want to hire a professional to do that.

Wallpaper has options in both solid colours and patterns. Very often, wallpaper designs can also mimic certain textures, for example that of linen. You may also choose a wallpaper that has designs and effects, such as foil and shimmer.


Professionally painting usually last for about 10 years, depending on the traffic in the room. For example, child’s room and the kitchen are high traffic rooms, where dirt, grease, and messy hands frequently touch the walls. It will require touchups over time to ensure that the paint is properly maintained. 

Wallpaper usually lasts up to 15 years, even in high footfall areas of the home. It is easily washable, so it is great to use even in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom. Although it is possible for wallpaper to peel or crack over time, touchups can be easily done by using a small amount of wallpaper glue.


Paint usually costs less upfront itself depending on the type, finish, and brand. Higher quality paints that last longer typically cost more while their lower cost counterparts typically need more touchups over time.

On the other hand, Wallpaper has greater upfront costs for the paper and installation materials. However, wallpaper lasts longer than paint, which reduces the costs of future investment. If you are looking to get the most out of your investment, removable wallpaper is an obvious choice. You can take it down easily, and even save it to be used again in the future or on a different wall completely.

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Visit us at  Singapore and South East Asia favourite home decor and wallpaper mural shop. We design and custom our wallpapers. If you would like to custom your wallpaper, feel free to drop us an email. Check our our IG for inspirations.

November 08, 2020 — Hello Circus



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