How much to wallpaper a room? Costs plus calculating wallpaper amount

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How much to wallpaper a room will very much depend on the redecorating route you chose to take. While hiring a professional is likely to cost significantly more, wallpapering is a job not every DIYer will want to attempt, especially if you have invested in some expensive, patterned wallpaper.

Knowing how to wallpaper is a good place to start if you do decide to go ahead on a DIY basis, but you still may need to invest in tools and wallpaper to get the job done. Here we give you a guide as to how much a professional might cost to hire (per day and per room)  as well as how to work how many rolls of wallpaper you will need to help you calculate your overall costs. 

How much to wallpaper a room: Quick guide to costs 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.