How to Wallpaper Around a Window: A Pro Step-By-Step Guide

Man putting up patterned wallpaper near window
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Thinking about how to wallpaper around a window might fill you with fear, but any competent DIYer will be able to tackle the job. All you need is the right tools, the know how (which you will find here) and a little patience to give a room the finish it deserves.  

There’s a good chance that you will be removing wallpaper before you apply your new wallpaper around a window. You need to make sure that you do this well, otherwise your new wallpaper will not stick properly and it won’t be long before you need to repaper and no-one wants that.

Here we give you the lowdown on how to wallpaper around a recess-free window and a top technique for good-looking wallpaper in a window recess.  

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.