Wallpapers are unquestionably that timeless wall décor solution that flatters any room and any design style.
Contrary to the popular belief that they only belong to the 18th century English mansions, wallpapers as modern and current as anyone could hope, are becoming an emblem of the owner’s unique and unconventional style.
If you asked me, I also find them more beautiful than classic painted walls and even less pretentious than some might believe. It only takes little attention to details and quality to choose a perfect piece of décor that will update a room lacking personality in no time and for a long time.
Yes, wallpapers are wonderful and there’s nothing to dislike about them!
Now let me tell you one or two things that will help you shop for the perfect wallpaper.
Decide where you want to place it and the type of surface – drywall, wood, tiles, glass, etc. Why is this important? Of course, because it has to adhere to it, and then, because you have to make some decisions regarding the size. Note that wallpapers usually come as rolls, samples, borders and tiles, according to your specific needs.
Then, make an assessment of the time and effort you would like to invest in its installation.
- Self-adhesive wallpapers are typically peel-and-stick products whose installation involves little time and effort.
- Pre-pasted wallpapers come with a glue-covered backing you must dip in water first.
- Un-pasted wallpapers require applying some paste yourself on either the wall or the backing.
Regarding the material, they are usually made of paper, vinyl, wood or fabric, each of them with different properties and purposes. Some last longer than others, and some can only be installed in specific rooms, so pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Vinyl, for instance, is a very popular choice thanks to its fast installation and easy removal, but it doesn’t last as long as other materials and it can’t be placed on uneven surfaces.
Finally, think about any particular feature you might fancy – a textured, washable or metallic surface, a shimmering effect and so on.
Ready to step up your wall covering game?
Take a look at these very modern, extremely classy and highly versatile wallpaper styles that I broke down in six broad categories.
1. Wallpaper inspired by nature
A beautiful array of flamingo silhouettes, birch trees, branches, forest creatures, tropical leaves and stylized flowers adorn many chic walls nowadays. Lively or more subtle, a nature-inspired pattern will always be a charming addition to your home.
2. It’s a geometric issue
Stripes, dots, lines and other geometric patterns are a seamless contemporary choice for decorating that particular wall you love most in a room or even an entire room.
3. Back to brick and wood
Textured surfaces are truly an evergreen that looks very well on accent walls especially in living rooms and bedrooms and especially if you splurge on some quality materials.
4. Greetings from Morocco
Moroccan motifs are both modern and charming, adding a sublime touch of luxe and sophistication to the most pretentions spaces of your home.
5. Traditional with a twist
There’s nothing wrong about choosing a traditional pattern as long as it suits your style and you look for an exquisite, royalty-inspired and glamorous design.
6. A precious thing
As you may probably know, metals are super stylish and very fashionable this year, but you don’t really need a particular reason to add a precious look to your walls – metal, shiny patterns in gold or copper nuances are simply gorgeous!
Those were my thoughts of the day on fresh and timeless wallpaper styles you will love. Keep it classy and…don’t forget to subscribe to our free newsletter for more online deals and fashion trends.