Wallpaper. The word, for some, causes cringing and snarling due to the thought of the horrendous stripes and floral patterns of old. I am here to tell you that these beautifully awful patterns are indeed no longer in vogue. However, the use of wallpaper still is! I know this may come as a shock, but there are some really great products out there that are no longer a “grandma’s sitting room” sort of pattern. Plus, with the development of the paper itself, along with glues to help bind it to a wall, it is much easier to remove in case you change your mind down the road. Since it’s Christmas and wallpaper can be like wrapping paper, I thought now would be a fun time to talk about it!
With the development in the styles as well as the application, wallpaper has become a fun medium to create with. 3-D forms, monochromatic patterns, exaggerated geometric shapes… all inspiring creativity and adding texture to a space. Texture, when in relation to design, doesn’t always mean a physical element that you can touch. It also applies visually to a space. When you go the route of adding texture to a room, you can in turn create depth to your design, which, as a result, adds warmth to your space. As we all know, adding that warmth to the design of a space helps create that transition from just being a house to being your home.
So, if home is where your heart is, and your heart loves glitter (Dawn!), then give yourself a gift for your home this holiday season. “Wrap” a room/powder bath/etc. with a fun, exciting, sparkly (and even 3D) wallpaper that will inspire joy within you throughout the year!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joe Clark is a passionate designer, lighting specialist, published writer, English Premier League fan, and Porsche/Automotive enthusiast who uses his technical background from years of experience in the design, engineering, and building industries to help inspire his clients to journey through the creative process with him.