Grasscloth Wallpaper- How to Do it Yourself!

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Grasscloth wallpaper is a style that has gained popularity in the last couple of years. What is Grasscloth wallpaper, you ask? Well, let me tell you!

Grasscloth wallpaper is a textured wallpaper made up of different fibers (seagrass, bamboo, and raffia, to name a few) that are woven together. Because of the detailing and the time it takes to weave the fibers into the wallpaper, it costs more than normal wallpaper. Grasscloth wallpaper adds dimension to walls and gives the walls a higher quality/elegant feel to them!

My mom added Grasscloth wallpaper to the walls in her sitting room. Her walls had board and batten halfway up that was painted white, so she just wanted to wallpaper the top of the wall. Let me share with you what we did!


-wallpaper (like this from Amazon)

-wallpaper adhesive (like this)

-paint brush or roller with pan (to apply adhesive)

-wallpaper smoothing tool

-wallpaper smoothing roller

-razor blade (to cut excess)

A couple of important notes:

1) Grasscloth wallpaper varies because of the different fibers. The seams are much more noticeable than normal wallpaper because of the gradience.

2) It is harder to hang Grasscloth wallpaper than it is to hang normal wallpaper for a couple of reasons. First, it is imperative that you do not get the adhesive or any water/liquid on the front of the wallpaper, as it will stain it. Second, Grasscloth is much stiffer paper, so it can be harder to maneuver.

3) Many people recommend getting professionals to hang the Grasscloth. My mom, myself, and my niece (2 out of 3 of us were novices) tackled this project and did really well! I would leave it up to you to see what is best for your situation.

Check out this video that explains in detail how to hang it!

Now, check out how my mom’s sitting room looks! (before and after)


The wallpaper looks gorgeous in her space!


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