You don’t have to choose one or the other, they work well together.
Some rooms in your home can be painted, others can be wallpapered—it’s up to you. Designers happily use wallpaper and paint on different walls of the same room.
Many wallpaper retailers also sell paint, and usually have wallcoverings that match most paint colours on the market, so you can easily co-ordinate the two finishes.
Of course only wallpaper has a choice of patterns and textures; and it’s a ‘one-coat process’—when you have put the paper up, that’s it, there’s no need for a second or third coat to get the colour right.
How do I work out how much paper I need in a room?
Are there ‘test-pots’ for wallpaper?
Can I wallpaper a room myself or is it too difficult for a beginner?
Is it true that if I wallpaper it will be hard to remove when I want to change the look of the room?
What are the advantages of wallcoverings?