Let's talk about Wallpaper?
Wallpaper is currently experiencing a renaissance. What once was considered a sign of dated decor now has homeowners skipping a standard coat of paint for cheeky patterns and colors that lift a room’s energy.
Wallpaper is an amazing decorative material you can apply to your interiors for an instant upgrade.
So where should you start, and why choose wallpaper in the first place?
WHY CHOOSE WALLPAPER
Wallpaper, also referred to today as wallcovering (because not all are now made out of paper), is a cost-efficient way to change your interior.
Decorating with wallpaper is a way to change your interior space without too large of a commitment. Imagine yourself wanting to change out your space every few years. With wallpaper, it’s possible and more cost-effective than to reinvent the space entirely by tearing out walls or changing the interior carpentry.
All wallcoverings will add depth, and depending on the design, can add movement and warmth to a space. There are thousands of patterns, colors, and textures to choose from so you can be sure to find one you absolutely love.
Wallcovering content nowadays is much more resistant. Manufacturers imitate fragile natural wallcoverings in vinyl, which look stunning and almost identical to the original natural wallpapers!
BUDGET AND WALLPAPER
It is true that wallcovering is more expensive than paint a space to freshen it up. And we’ve mentioned, paint is a great way to spruce up a room , although wallpaper will take your space a step further and make it feel more luxurious. You do have to consider its cost though. Not only will you need to buy the paper, but remember to calculate the cost of installing that material as well.
We always recommend using a trained professional for wallcovering installations. Otherwise, you could ruin the paper. Also, working with an interior designer will not only help make sure that wallpaper fits in your overall budget but also to verify dimensions and quantity to purchase.
Due to new technologies, vinyls are now almost perfect imitations of natural materials. For example, grasscloth, which is a sensible material not recommended for heavy traffic areas, can be found in vinyl, and it looks stunning!
It’s the perfect way to create a cozy space without risking the wallpaper getting ruined because of water damage.
You wouldn’t believe what’s available on the market today. Wallpaper manufacturers have been developing some stunning wood imitations, and we love to place them on accent walls to create a wow factor.
These are typically textured wallcoverings that add a lot of depth to interiors.
These are typically very dimensional and add a luxurious feel to any space. There are many variations of textures and as mentioned above, you’re not limited to low-traffic areas anymore.
Wallpapers with fun patterns are a great way to add movement and a wow factor to your interior.
There’s nothing better than a touch of shine to lighten up space, making it feel luxurious and elegant!
And some more tips!
Wallpaper is a great solution to lots of challenges. It's one of the most useful tools that designers have in our bag of tricks. It can bring warmth and detail to an otherwise drab room and transform a cavernous space into an intimate retreat. It's an extra decorative layer. And you don't need to paper an entire room or limit yourself to just walls. Put it on the ceiling or behind the shelves of a bookcase for an unexpected moment.
Make a Statement
A powder room is a great place to make a big wallpaper statement. This one, from Quadrille, has pizzazz and wraps itself around you.
Add Visual Interest
Papers can add visual interest and still be neutral.
Photos via: Architecturaldigest / Hovia / HGTV