Finding a house decorated with peeling wallpaper in several rooms means you’ve found a house badly in need of a total makeover – before it’s too late! Wallpaper was very popular in days gone by but has recently been overtaken by just plain paint finishes in most rooms (pastels especially). Things are changing a little bit though and wallpaper is starting to make a comeback in some circles. Some methods of decorating a home never really go out of fashion.
Forget those big flowery designs you remember as a child, now wallpaper don’t necessarily have to look like wallflowers, if you know what I mean. One of the most popular designs available now is bamboo wallpaper. It’s so convincing that it really does look and even feel like the real thing. Who says you have to be in China to experience having bamboo plants in your space? This wallpaper is simply lovely and it blends with any nature theme you may have in mind.
Another new innovative idea is the self-adhesive type of wallpaper. Say goodbye to messy wallpaper paste procedures that leave your fingers and half your home stuck together! A word of caution though, be sure you’re sticking it on the right place, because it can be very difficult to remove later on! And the most wonderful new trend is none other than paintable wallpaper! Now while most people would find the idea a bit weird, its actually a lifesaver if you’re not allowed to use paint in a room you’re renting but you are however allowed to put up wallpaper. Problem solved! This kind of wallpaper comes in wonderful patterns and designs and you can be assured that they will match any theme you want.
Wallpapering is no 3-step process, it requires some practice and a little crash course from the experts would be ideal if at all possible. It’s a good thing stores like Lowe’s or Home Depot often offer lectures on proper wallpaper procedure, all for no cost at all! And no, they don’t really require you to buy anything from their shops. So if you have some time to kill, why not head for these places and probably learn a thing or two! They even offer discounts once you decide to do some shopping after the helpful classes. The internet is also a lot of help if you have no idea about estimating the amount of wallpaper you will need for your space. But just in case things don’t go along smoothly, it might be smart to include that extra roll…
Excited already? Wait a minute! You need to prepare your walls first, there are instructions along with your wallpaper order and you need to read and follow these first. The most basic of these comes in question form. Do you plan to sell your house a couple of years from now? If you already have plans of moving in mind then you might want to opt for paint instead. Buyers might not have a thing for bamboo or flowered wallpaper and the chances you have of selling your home will be that bit lower than if you had just used neutral paint tones throughout your house. However, if you plan to stay for a good 10 years or so, then go ahead. Besides there are solutions from stores or home made ones that might help in getting rid of the wallpaper if you decide to change your mind – it’s not a lifetime commitment
Wallpaper, believe it or not, can actually add to your home. Especially if your home is somewhat unique or quirky. The sense of luxury associated with wallpapered walls isn’t something you can ever achieve with paint. Do choose your wallpaper carefully though because once it’s up on the walls it can be a demon to get back down without making a mess. Why not become part of the comeback trend by looking at how you might wallpaper one of your rooms?