Wallpaper IS back! And it’s better than ever. Innovative materials, cutting edge technology and new application techniques make for a myriad of design marvels.

Wallpaper designs have come a long way since the days of roosters and fruit patterns in your grandmother’s kitchen. With fabulous new patterns and easier-to-use adhesives, wallpaper is no longer just for the aesthetically-challenged.

Wallpaper has become a mainstream decorating element. A serious design option for high-end designers to DIYers, wallpaper is popping up everywhere from decorator showhouses to personal dwellings and the trends prove it. It continues to grow in popularity and I believe will maintain its place as a statement maker in decorative circles within the interior design arena and for many homeowners.

If you’re one of those people who thinks that wallpaper is totally passe, then we urge you to reconsider. In recent years, wallpaper has come back into vogue with a vengeance, with manufacturers offering up some of the most beautiful and irresistible patterns we’ve ever seen. 

We like to think wallpaper never even went out of style!  It can instantly change a room with pattern, texture and color.  We love to use wallpapers in every design we offer, whether it’s in a tray ceiling, in a powder bathroom, or even in an office!

wallpaperDeciding how to use wallpaper in your home begins with choosing the right wall or room and the right pattern. Wallpaper should generally be used in small, contained
spaces as an accent to your home’s overall design.

The tray ceiling is another niche that holds wallpaper well and will be a nice surprise in your room’s decor. This papered tray matches and reflects the hues of the drapes and paint to enhance the refined feel of the room.

A subtle metallic trellis design in the tray ceiling can provide the perfect unexpected detail

If you’re ready to go bold with your wallpaper, a great place to start is in a small space like a guest bathroom. Try a pattern with a bold color contrast to give the space a character all its own.

Wallpapers-for-living-roomAlternatively, just choose one small wall, like space behind the mirror, to pep up the room and provide visitors with eye candy while they wash up.

An entryway or mud room is often the right size for wallpaper, and might benefit from the dressing up that a patterned wall can provide. Because an entryway bridges the gap between indoors and outdoors, try something floral or woodsy.

In the end, you can’t go wrong using wallpaper as a design accent in any room of your house. There are so many fun and funky styles to choose from that knowing how to use wallpaper in your home is easier and more delightful than ever. Start with a small room and be brave!

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