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Home Wallpaper - How to Create a Fresh and Stylish Look in Your Home Décor

Believe it or not, wallpaper in the home has been making a major comeback. Wallpaper was once a hot commodity – back in the 60s and 70s – but became less popular in the 80s and 90s

It wasn't until recently that homeowners and interior decorators started to recognize the value of wallpaper once again – and that is largely because wallpaper has come a long way over the past 50 years or so.

In fact, it is nothing like the wallpaper you remember hanging on the walls in your grandma's house. Today's home wallpaper is chic, trendy, vibrant, and a great addition to any home.

Where to Use Wallpaper

Wallpaper can be used in any room of your home. In fact, in a well-designed home décor, you will use a variety of different wall treatments. This includes using a variety of different paints and wallpapers throughout the home. By varying the wall treatments, you can create more interest in your design while giving the space more personality.

Wallpaper is particularly useful when trying to create a masculine look, such as in a den. Plaid home wallpaper or wallpaper with a paisley design, for example, creates a rich, masculine look and provides a level of depth and dimension that cannot be achieved with flat paint.

Using Wallpaper in Your Décor

Not only do today's wallpaper designs look amazing, wallpaper is also very easy to use. While the traditional glue-and-paste wallpaper is still an option, there are new wallpaper designs that make it even easier to cover your walls with stylish designs. In fact, you can get wallpaper that simply peels on and off the wall as needed.

This simplified wallpaper is made with nonwoven, breathable materials. As a result, the backing is permeable and air and moisture can move easily through the material. This means the paper maintains approximately 95% of its glue and peels off in full sheets. So, when you are ready for a new look, you can easily pull the paper off and wash down the walls before applying a different wall treatment.

If you are afraid of messing up the wallpaper pattern, many of today's wallpaper designs contain "match points." These marks are printed directly on the paper so you can easily line up the design. Then, once it is in place, you simply wash the marks away with water.

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Exploring New Wallpaper Designs

One of the most exciting characteristics of wallpaper is the fact that there are so many designs to choose from. In fact, wallpaper doesn't have to be simply about repeating a certain pattern. Mural wall coverings, for example, allow you to create a beautiful or intriguing scene on your wall. Or, you might choose to incorporate textured wall coverings into your décor. From animal textures to grass cloth designs, the possibilities are endless. You can even find wallpaper made with fake fur, feathers, and gypsum rock. You can also create a very unique and delicate look with handmade wallpaper designs.

Wallpaper has changed dramatically over the last several years. In order to create a fresh and interesting look in your home décor, wallpapering should certainly be incorporated in some way.

Claire Campbell - About the Author: San Francisco Interior Designer - Mint Home Décor. San Francisco Interior Decorator - Mint Home Décor.

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