How To Design Beautiful Roller Shades With Wallpaper


I used wallpaper to transform my plain white vinyl roller shades and what a difference it made. A nice opportunity came my way to partner with Walls Republic, who are featured on Houzz, Hometalk, StyleatHome and House&Home.

My project began when JC Penny had their cute fringe edge cut to width vinyl roller shades on sale recently. I ordered them for my bow-window and really liked how they looked. That would
how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
The wallpaper pattern on my roller shades is Adeline Duck Egg.

Walls Republic comes in gorgeous patterns and colors and is of the highest quality. I will definitely use their wallpaper again.
how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
It took some time to find these whimsical roller shades with fringe. I think JC Penny (might be) phasing them out so if you happen to like this style now is the time to order before they are gone.

Design Your Own Roller Shades with Wallpaper:
how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
First I rolled out the shade length to cover the window when pulled all the way down and measured that length and I added six inches to make sure no white shade color would show when pulling the shade up and down. Then I cut the wallpaper length to match.

how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
After I marked the length and squared it off, I cut five wallpaper lengths for each window.
how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
I tried regular wallpaper paste and it did not stick to the shades. Maybe because they are vinyl. I used 3M Neoprene 98 Vinyl and Rubber Adhesive since it is for vinyl and it worked very well. P.S. If you use this glue make sure to shake it up well and test spray on cardboard to make sure it sprays evenly.

Ask your wallpaper dealer for guidance for proper adhesive. Some papers come pre-glued and need only to be dampened and others call for paste.
how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
Then I laid the wallpaper out onto the roller shade to mount it for the paste or glue.
how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
After applying the glue I laid the wallpaper in place by sticking down each corner...
how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
and squeegeed the entire roller shade area and then gluing down across the top and bottom openings; this helped to have fewer bubbles. First I suggest to squeegee the wallpaper side.....
how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
Since there are two sides to a shade I also squeegeed the other side to get rid of air bubbles on that side too.

I hung them up and am amazed at the dramatic difference
how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
I love how the Adeline Duck Egg pattern looks with my blue curtains.
how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
Now my window shades look like I spent a lot of money on a home decorator.


how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
how to design beautiful roller shades with wallpaper
Walls Republic sponsored this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my roller shades with wallpaper and inspired you to do your own designer window treatments.

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Thank you so much!
Sue
Housekaboodle

Suggested materials:

  • Walls Republic wallpaper  ((wallsrepublic.com))
Sue @ Housekaboodle

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  • Eco30774009
    on Oct 29, 2017

    What about a wider window, would you have to piece it? They are stunning! Thanks for sharing😉

  • Sha27953380
    on Dec 19, 2017

    Great project! Does the added thickness interfere with the rolling action when the blinds are up and open? Must you mount the blinds with more clearance? Thank you.

    • Sue @ Housekaboodle
      on Dec 20, 2017

      Thank you. Only one blind is a little bit touchy, if that, with rolling up and down and No we did not mount with more clearance. Have the nicest Holidays.

  • Carol Cole
    on Jan 27, 2018

    Do they roll easily?

    • Carol Cole
      on Jan 27, 2018

      Thank you , You did a wonderful job they look beautiful.

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