When I started to decorate my new home office, I knew I wanted a statement wall but wasn’t sure whether it should be painted or wallpaper. I purchased Rifle Paper Co. Menagerie Wallpaper in Emerald Green, and it’s one of my favorite home buys. I couldn’t find many people talking about it online, so I’m sharing my Rifle Paper Co. wallpaper review for anyone considering it. We’ll cover the price, installation, and how it’s held up.
Rifle Paper Co. Wallpaper Review
At the time of writing, the Menagerie wallpaper is $122 for a roll that measures 324″ L × 27″ W. I eyeballed the wall before ordering, which I would not recommend. We ran out and had to buy more, which made the installation process a pain. All told, I spent $244 on the wallpaper before tax. It’s on the pricier side, but I think it’s worth the investment for a statement wall. I’ve been buying Rifle Paper Co. products for years and am always happy with the quality, so I know it’ll last.
I planned to make my handy husband put the wallpaper up himself. He looked at the instructions and said we needed to hire a professional. (In his defense, the website description does recommend professional installation.) I know little about wallpaper and didn’t realize how labor-intensive the process was. I also had to buy wallpaper adhesive for the handyman we hired to hang it. Between his fees and the cost of products, I paid about $220 on installation costs (sheesh). It took the handyman hours to install it, and it looked like painstaking work — lining up the sheets to ensure they were even isn’t an enviable task.
Honestly, I probably wouldn’t have ordered the product if I’d known that we couldn’t do it ourselves. But in retrospect, I’m kind of glad I didn’t know. Spending nearly $500 on one wall was a blow to my office budget, but I don’t really regret it. It’s the focal point of the room and the first thing people comment on in real life and Zoom meetings. I love it so much, so it’s worth it.