Chances are you cringe at the thought of wallpaper. It was a trend of the 80s and 90s that coated homes across the nation with garish prints and painfully dramatic colors. You may even be able to picture the wallpaper in your childhood home, with the rippling wrinkles on that back wall and the edges curling at the ceiling. Wallpaper is often the sign of a terrifically out-of-date home and woefully misdirected style, but lately it’s actually taken a turn in the opposite direction.
Wallpaper is getting the artist’s touch, and is experiencing a renaissance in interior design. It’s a no-brainer for both renter’s and homeowners alike, because it’s a fast and easy way to bring color, art, and design to your home without too much effort. Not to mention you can switch it out as often as you like. This real estate taboo has turned into the latest trend, and there are options for every taste and style!
The floral look is a classic, but your options are anything but. Huge, light floral prints for a girl’s room, dark and moody arrangements bring interest to a powder room, or fun plant prints can create an amazing statement wall for a hallway. (Photo credit)
Vertical stripes make a room seem taller, while horizontal stripes are a fun trend that’s easier to accomplish with paper rather than levels, tape, and multiple buckets of different paints. Thick, thin, and every color of the rainbow are available to you. (Photo credit and more ideas here.)
Many modern wallpapers feature embellishment in the form of sparkles, chrome, shimmer, or other metallic visuals. These are best used in rooms that don’t get direct sunlight, as that can quickly turn your room into a disco ball, but add beautiful interest to small rooms or as an accent wall. (Photo source and options here.)
Thick wallpapers can now add textural finishes to a room. There are faux-wood and faux-brick wallpapers to mimic the finishes of an exposed wall. You can also opt for beautifully textured fleur-de-lis, art deco, waves, or tile patterns that will add serious visual appeal to walls or ceilings. (Photo and purchase here.)
If you’re looking to sell your home, wallpaper is a quick and easy update to make it more buyer-friendly in a hurry. If you’re a buyer looking to make a new home your own without extra expenses – wallpaper can be the fastest route to settling in with your own style. Finding or selling your home with us is the easy part. The hard part is choosing which beautiful wallpaper to try next.