Have you seen wallpaper lately? Not the one on your smartphone, actual wall coverings for your walls.
According to Better Homes & Gardens, it’s a trend that’s back in a big way. But forget what you remember about your great grandmother’s dining room. It’s time to reconsider wallpaper and wall coverings. Today’s wallpaper styles are fantastically fresh, so you’re sure to find a pattern that appeals to your particular design aesthetic. There are even companies that allow you to create your own wallpaper design, send the file electronically and have it printed on different types of media for a custom, one-of-a-kind product.
Wallpaper prices vary greatly from $150 to $500 per square foot. You can purchase it at a big box home improvement store, but your choices may be limited. Interior decorators have access to hundreds of books filled with patterns and you can take them home and see what they look like in your home before committing.
Cutting, pasting, trimming and hanging wallpaper can be a challenge, especially if you’ve never done it before. Consider enlisting a friend or family member if you go this route, as an extra set of hands comes in, well, handy. Read this guide for some good tips on how to do the job right.
Most designers recommend not wallpapering whole rooms from floor to ceiling. Instead, consider these unique, eye-catching options:
- A bookcase backing
- An accent wall – particularly striking on an unconventionally-shaped wall in the room
- Highlight a piece of furniture like a coffee table or desk top
- A small space, such as an entryway or powder room
If you want to avoid some of the hassles of hanging wallpaper, consider wall panels. Fasade wall panels come in 4’x8’ sheets in traditional, modern and contemporary patterns. They install easily with construction-grade adhesive and are offered in a variety of colors, including a white you can paint to custom match your decor.
What do you think about wallpaper? Love it or hate, let us know in the comments!