Wallpaper Makes a Comeback

The newest tool in the decorator’s kit may be an old one – wallpaper . After years of being eclipsed by painted finishes or colorless backgrounds, wallpaper is staging a comeback. Suddenly, wallpaper is everywhere – in decorating magazines, hit movies, catalog photography, ads and even commercials. The renewed popularity can be attributed to many factors.

Technology has advanced to a point where wallpaper manufacturers can make wall coverings that look like stone, leather, straw, burlap or metal. Some designers are incorporating huge wall murals made from wallpaper . Others are using textured paper that looks like crocodile skin.

With such a strong consumer yearn for elegance and sophistication; it just makes sense that people are turning to wallpaper as a creative style alternative. After years of plain painted rooms, homeowners are ready for decorative walls again.

For those who love paint, there are wallpapers that you can paint on. Paint-on papers made to look like a tin ceiling offer a beautiful classic look at a fraction of the cost of the real thing.

If you are worried that wallpaper is just too much work, then you haven’t seen the new products. Over the past number of years the industry has introduced easy on, easy off wallpaper . No special tools are needed for scraping it off, simply peel it off and put the new wallpaper up. And the new products come with a washable coating that makes them much more stain-resistant.

The Imperial Visions Metropolitan Collection – offers a revolutionary new concept in wall coverings, delivers fresh styles, fashionable textures and ease of application all in one collection. Imperial Visions, a non-woven wallpaper , combines the ease of paste-the-wall technology with the popular appeal of a woven fabric texture look. Installation is easy as 1-2-3: simply apply the wallpaper paste to the prepared wall, hang the paper dry and trim. By using the specially formulated paste and primer, the product is dry strippable and removes effortlessly.

Tips for people considering wallpaper in their homes:

Pick your spots: Entryways, powder rooms, dining rooms, guest rooms and libraries

Use color and pattern: Bold hues and big prints

Check the scale: Bigger prints are great for tall walls

Try one wall: Use stronger colors or bolder prints on an accent wall

Buy extra: Matching up and repairing can require extra