In the 1960's through the 1980’s, wallpaper was the wall covering of choice for interior wall space.
But soon, paints become the preference, and wallpaper became a passé trend. It was unattractive, didn’t last long, was difficult to remove and had to be replaced often.
But wallpaper has made a comeback in a big way. From contemporary to traditional, bold and graphic prints, wallpaper, and the different ways they can be applied is simpler, and the patterns and designs are more stylish than ever before.
Some designers even argue that wallpaper can give more of a wow-factor than regular paint. This is because they are printed in so many colourful and unique patterns that they can transform the look of a room in a much more dynamic and stunning way. It’s also cheaper than adding tiles or other textile fabrics to re-do a room.
And it’s not just the patterns that differ, it’s the actual material the wallpaper is made from. There are so many choices such as cork, wood grain and woven grass and cloth for a more textile look, to name a few.
There are also unique styles like hand-painted metallic that are harder to hang so you may want to hire a professional. But it makes a room unique because of how it reflects and plays off of the lighting.
Wallpaper is an easy way to give a room a facelift without redoing an entire room and to avoid the hassle of prepping for new paint. You could do an entire room, but you can also purchase a wallpaper mural, which is becoming a popular choice in wallpaper.
If you’re one of those people who like change but not the commitment, reusable and repositionable wallpaper won’t damage your walls and is an ideal choice for you.