Ever since the creation of wallpaper by a Chinese court official named Tsai Lun in 105 B.C., we’ve had a love-hate relationship with it. Let’s take a poll.
How many of you are considering wallpaper as an option for redecorating? Just as expected, not many!
It’s common to think of wallpaper as an old and outdated decorating option, but just like accessories and furniture, wallpaper has also evolved with the times.
Wallpaper makes a design statement
The old school wallpaper in your grandparent’s home was probably dull and monotonous. But look at it now. Wallpaper is more colourful, more dramatic and comes in a variety of styles to match your preferences. Wallpaper can define and complement the personality of your room and can transform a boring space.
Today’s wallpaper is easy to remove
One of the most common lasting memories people have about wallpaper is the tedious task of trying to get it off the walls. Now, new technology has made the removal process much easier! Simply start in one corner and strip it off in long sheets.
Today’s wallpaper is easier to hang
To install, instead of having to soak the paper in water and hang it while wet, new technology lets you apply a special paste onto the wall before placing the wallpaper in position. No more trough-kicking spills!
Create a focal wall with wallpaper
Wallpaper is a great way to give your room colour, texture and style. While in the past, colour schemes and patterns were very limited, today there is a much wider selection.
With photo technology you can add lots of texture (or faux texture) to your walls. Full sized wall murals can resemble everything from real, aged barn board to marble tile or even industrial concrete.
There are many whimsical choices available like library shelves filled with books, full lush draperies and industrial file cabinets that fill the walls. A little whimsy can go a long way and these murals make a better statement on one wall only.
Disguise ugly walls
Where there are minor dents, cracks or uneven surfaces, wallpaper is the most effective and stylish solution to cover them up. It won’t fix the wall problems but it can disguise the flaws!
Wallpaper is a cost effective solution
Wallpaper can be a cost effective option. It’s a durable product and when applied properly it can last for years. Try it on one wall to save money and add a punch of style.
Wallpaper defines your style
When it comes to stamping your personality on a room or living space, don’t be afraid to do what some may view as “unconventional.” Making your walls original and memorable is a great way to explore your creative side when making your home your own!