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Wallpapers Aren't What They Used To Be - Or Are They?

Are you looking to decorate a room with wallpaper? Are you looking for a unique look for a feature wall? Are you open to the idea of wallpaper? Or, like many others, are you afraid of wallpaper?

Textured Wallpaper


If you are afraid, you shouldn't be! Today's wallpapers are beautiful, are of good quality and come with the bonus of fairly easy installation and removal.

Based on that, you should have no fear of wallpaper. But, I don't expect you to believe me that easily...keep reading to find out why, once you see the options, you will fall in love with wallpaper all over again!

We all know the horror stories of removing old wallpaper - well, at least, most of us do.

I remember the heavy, wet and hot steam machine I used to remove some bamboo-like wallpaper from a previous house. It was a nightmare of a mess and even with the heavy duty machine, the wallpaper still gave us a challenge in removing it.

Those days really are gone. Today's wallpaper is easy to install and even easier to remove - not to mention that some of the patterns and textures are absolutely stunning.

Another huge benefit of some wallpapers today is that they will cover a multitude of sins on your walls - chips, cracked walls, panelling, and even cinder block.

Many of today's wallpapers are also paintable wallpapers so you can install the wallpaper and then paint them exactly the color you are looking for.

The patterns and styles are too many to mention. You can buy metallics wallpapers, Victorian styled wallpapers, contemporary geometric patterned wallpaper, floral wallpapers, gothic styled wallpaper, art deco styled wallpaper and numerous textured wallpapers imitating wood and linen to name a few.

I tend to like using wallpapers either for a whole room, if it is a small room - like a powder room OR for a feature wall. This, of course, depends also on the wallpaper design.

For a feature wall, the more bold designs, whether large florals or geometric, are perfect. You get a big bang for the buck. The feature wallpapered wall then becomes your focal point. If you are lacking artwork, this may be a great solution to a room lacking a real focal point.

Brick Wall Effect Designer Wallpaper

Purple Damask Wallpaper

As for the installation of wallpaper, it can be done by the average handyman or handywoman. There is a lot of measuring required for the strip sizes and for the matching - which is crucial. Of all of the projects that I have done in my life, wallpapering is one of those that yes, I have done - but, I still prefer to leave it to a professional wallpaper installer.

If wallpaper is not installed properly, it may not look as good as it should.

It may have the dreaded wrinkles from not squeegeeing enough or it may not be lined up correctly and therefore, the pattern does not match. Don't spend the money on it if you can't get it installed properly or else, you may have wasted your money on the wallpaper itself.

Ready to shop for some fabulous wallpaper! Fab-up your room today!

Author: Shelly Whitney, Inspired Interior Home Specialist, Inspired Interiors.ca - Copyright 2011
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