Considering Wallpaper? Here’s How to Get Started
New project for a new year: Give your room a whole new look with the color, pattern and texture of a wall covering . Just a few years ago, wallpaper was considered a fusty relic of another era. But in recent years, it’s come roaring back, riding a wave of popularity fueled by improved selection, an interest in textured surfaces and an increasingly sophisticated public exposed to interior design via TV and the Web.
Wallpaper can transform a room in ways that paint just can’t. “Paint is very flat,” says Gloria Hernando of The Wallpaper Company in Miami. “Wallpaper adds a very different dimension.” And with so many options to choose from today — including fabrics, grass cloth, cork, metallics and flocked, in addition to conventional paper and vinyl — the effects that can be achieved are limitless.
Image: Majolica Wallpaper by Designers Guild