Wall Coverings – They’re Back!!
If you’ve noticed that wall coverings have staged a quiet but accelerating return, you are not alone. Modest textures and prints of the past have evolved into dramatic effects rivaling tile, stucco and wood to name a few. Wall coverings are a great complement to paint and the coordination between the two is once again an asset.
Gone are the gruesome hours of peeling off wall paper in 1/2″ segments – that is unless you are unfortunate enough to be removing wall coverings that were hung a number of years ago. But don’t let that stop you!! Hang in there, get it off, patch your walls and try your hand with the new revolution of wall coverings. Manufacturers are changing the way wall coverings are made, generating new materials, prep methods and adhesives that are high performance, easy to hang and allow much greater design flexibility. If you decide to change your look in a couple of years, most new wall coverings that are hung properly require no more than a quick tug at a corner and an entire sheet is down is seconds! Really!!
Have a look at some of the more dramatic wall coverings on the market today. Of course most of these come at a hefty price, but if used sparingly, can change the overall atmosphere of your room. And the fun part is that is happens so quickly!!
Check out some of these websites for some inspiration:
P.S. If you Google “Wallpaper” you will probably just get computer backgrounds. The new term is “Wall Coverings” Just FYI 🙂
Sooooo!! If you want your home to look sexy, sophisticated, upmarket and posh – then I definitely recommend that you pick….WALL COVERINGS!
I’d love to hear your comments and experiences with wall coverings!