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Is Wallpaper Making a Comeback?

Is Wallpaper Making A Comeback?

The short answer? An emphatic yes!

Wallpaper used to be one of the most sought-after decorative materials of every interior designer across the globe. We all have fond memories of our childhood homes being covered wall-to-wall with (admittedly garish) wallpaper. While its popularity has undoubtedly waned over the past couple of decades, wallpaper will most likely hold its ground for years because of its modern application that entails new designs, styles, and textures.  All hail the comeback of wallpaper!

Tips for Using Wallpaper the Modern Way

If you know the right techniques, you can easily turn the interior of your home into something modern and stylish using this old-school material.

If its elegance you’re after, you should consider embossed wallpaper. While it is more expensive than most, its raised patterns and designs can provide accent and drama to an otherwise boring wall.

In case you want to brighten up spaces in your home, you can opt for a foil or metallic option. This kind of wallpaper comes in a variety of designs and colors but all of them can liven up any room.

To create visual interest while still promoting relaxation and contemplation, select two different wallpapers in neutral complementary patterns for your bedroom ceiling and walls.

Other techniques to modernize your home with wallpaper also include using textured versions in small spaces to create an illusion of space, geometric designs for striking statements, and complementary patterns to unify adjacent rooms.

Tricks to Making the Most Out of Your Wallpaper

Gone are the days where wallpaper was merely used on walls. Nowadays, a lot of things can be done using leftover or excess wallpaper.

For one, you can use it to spruce up your kitchen. Why leave your cabinet doors, cupboards, and kitchen drawers plain and bare when they can be covered with wallpaper to make them stand out?

You can also resurrect and add glamor to your old trays by using a wallpaper with an elegant design. Simply glue the wallpaper over the surface of the tray and let it dry for some time. Then cover it with two coats of emulsion for a better effect. Once this is finished, you will have a pretty tray as a centerpiece on your coffee table or a place in which to organize toiletries in the bathroom or on a side table.

Wallpaper can also be used to personalize your notebooks or journals. Just wrap your hardbound notebooks with in cheerful, unique, or bold design. Use a double-sided tape for a cleaner and more organized look.


It’s clear that the classic wallpaper has finally found its rightful place in the design world once again. In fact, it has conquered not only the interiors of homes and other structures but other non-wall elements as well. If you have not considered or looked at wallpapers in the past couple of years, now is the best time to rediscover them. Contact Windows, Floors & Decor today to know more about the various ways that wallpaper can spice up your home.

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