Wallpaper in Your Kitchen: All You Need to Know

Thinking of wallpapering your kitchen? We'll explain the most appropriate types of wallpaper to use so that you can renovate your kitchen and create a beautiful and functional space.
Wallpaper in Your Kitchen: All You Need to Know

Last update: 30 November, 2021

When it comes to your home renovation, using wallpaper in your kitchen is one option that comes into play. This is a material that’s been traditionally used in interior decor for many years and it’s worth knowing more about it. In this article, we’ll explain its pros, cons, and the highlights to consider.

It’s becoming more popular to have wallpaper in kitchens because it offers countless possibilities. Considering that it comes in different colors and textures, it’s guaranteed that you’ll find a design that reflects the style that you want to achieve.

Using wallpaper in your kitchen

Kitchen with wallpaper

Using wallpaper in kitchens is nothing new, but it’s become a trend that shows no sign of slowing. The reason for this is its easy installation, as well as the diversity of styles that it offers. Moreover, it’s possible to complete a total kitchen transformation on a low budget. Keep reading as we explain its other advantages!


Having wallpaper in kitchens has huge advantages. The one that stands out the most is that it’s economical, compared to other materials that we commonly use for interior decor. In addition, its installation is very simple. In fact, if you want to give it a try, you can hang it or even remove it yourself.

The most important thing when it comes to hanging wallpaper is that you have smooth walls. Alongside this, you should use a technique to prevent the formation of air bubbles or deviations, especially if the wallpaper design has patterns or contains specific shapes. If you decide to do the work yourself, check out some tutorials on the web and practice your skills before you begin.

Finally, maintaining wallpaper is very simple. You can just wipe it clean with a cloth…and that’s it! Although of course, the main question on everyone’s lips is likely to be: what about grease stains? Keep reading because in the next section we’ll tell you all about it.

Where should you hang wallpaper in your kitchen?

The kitchen is a space that can be divided into three fundamental zones: a sink for washing and cleaning, a zone for cooking, and one for food preparation. Depending on the function, each zone is more or less humid and more or less susceptible to staining. Knowing this zone distribution is important because, depending on your budget, you can use other types of more resistant materials to avoid continuous damage.

Vinyl wallpaper

Vinyl wallpaper for the kitchen

As we mentioned, cleaning and maintaining wallpaper is simple. However, due to the use of liquids and grease in the kitchen, the ideal type of wallpaper is heavyweight vinyl paper. This prevents these products from soaking in and after a good clean, it’ll look like it was just installed.

Design recommendations

If the wallpaper design you choose doesn’t have a vinyl version, don’t rule it out entirely. Find a vinyl paper that provides contrast and divide its use. This means that in the areas most susceptible to stains–such as the walls in front of your sink or next to your ceramic hob, you should use vinyl. You can then use a different wallpaper in other areas where it’s less exposed to grease and liquid.

You can also place your chosen wallpaper throughout your kitchen and use a clear varnish-type coating to waterproof it. However, remember that the best option will always be to choose the most resistant wallpaper, so you won’t have to worry about cleaning and stains.

What did you think about our wallpaper ideas for your kitchen?

Now that you know all about the advantages, types, and variable use of wallpaper for your kitchen, you can decide if it’s the right material for your renovation. Remember that its greatest impact is in the variety of designs that it offers and its economic advantages.

If you want to use wallpaper in humid or exposed areas your best option is to choose vinyl wallpaper because this coating repels liquid and grease. Go ahead and get started! Redesign your kitchen using wallpaper!

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