As new trends are constantly saturating our market, it is exciting to see the classics coming back in a fresh new way! I am thrilled to have a dear friend and respected colleague sharing her insight on the comeback of Wallpaper, on our blog today. Please warmly welcome Kelly Ferniza-
WALL COVERING IS BACK IN A BIG WAY....
Wallpaper and/or wall coverings are coming back in a big way. Lots of room for creativity and personalization from your private space to your formal dining room. You can use them as a focal point or to set a mood. The joy of wallpaper is that it is removable so changing the look of your room is quite easy.
There are four major segments of the market now: paper/vinyl, grasscloth, peal & stick and hand painted.
It’s no longer your grandmother’s paper. Paper wallpaper is printed and shows flat inks and designs beautifully. Whether geometric or a dynamic floral, you cannot go wrong. They are also more environmentally friendly than in the past. Vinyl wallpapers are typically textured and can be wiped down with a wet cloth. They tend to be less easily scratched or damaged and can also be used in “wet” areas. See www.jffabrics.com, www.thibautdesign.com &
These papers are made from natural and sometimes exotic fibers and are most often heavily textured. They create a timeless and sophisticated look. There are now “faux grasscloths” which are made from vinyl and can be lightly scrubbed and show no seams. Sin