Wallpaper is Making a Comeback and It’s Fantastic
Harmonious colors, dimensional fabrics, ultra-stylish prints… no, we’re not talking about Fashion. We’re talking about wallpaper. That’s right, wallpaper. Believe it or not, it’s making a huge comeback in home decor. The technology available these days allow for new material that is not only easy to apply, but easy to remove as well.
We could thank those TV design shows, style bloggers, or even Instagram (don’t forget to follow us!). However, the renewed interest is in part a need to break away from those clean, sterile lines and the grays, whites, and neutral colors people have been fond of for the past 2 decades. You can’t blame the Realtors for trying, though . A neutral “canvas” shows much better to potential home buyers than a shocking purple wall full of peacock feathers! Designers also believe millennial’s had a hand in this. They grew up in those clean, neutral homes and are now eager to express themselves and their style. In big, bold ways.
Everyone wants their home to be unique and inviting. If you do it right, paper is the perfect way to showcase your style. The paper that’s popular today is immensely different from the “old school” prints your granny had. Today’s prints are dramatic, oversize, whimsical, and reminiscent of a fashion runway. Rich colors, textured fabrics, and sharp, lifelike images are all thanks to modern digital printers.
Less is More
Wallpaper can be a conversation piece, too, and many hotels and restaurants already use it in their bars and bathrooms. However, less is more when you’re getting ready to paste your walls. Designers suggest using it sparingly and purposefully, in one or two rooms. Or perhaps choosing a single accent wall. Although fabric paper (like grass cloth) could easily cover an entire room and look fantastic.
Thanks again to technology, wallpaper is now a low-maintenance option. And that is huge in today’s fast-paced world. Gone are the days of steaming, scraping, and stress. It’s even a viable option for Renters! There are several DIY options to choose from, including pre-pasted (just add water) and self-adhesive (peel and stick). Installing and removing paper is now easy and efficient. Just ask our very own Team Member, Katie Hofer. She and her fiancee Mike chose a gorgeous whimsical mural paper from anewall.com for their little ones nursery. She said “it was done in about 2 hours total,” adding that she may be slightly obsessed now and thinking about other rooms that could use a little flair.
Have you tried using wallpaper or thought about it recently? Let us know in the comments section below.
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