It is true what they say- if you wait long enough old trends will make their way back in fashion (unless we are talking about shag carpet in which case, that can stay in the past)! One of my favorite “comebacks” of the last few years is wallpaper. Wallpaper is a style destined to come around again and again. Not only is it functional and beautiful, it also has a certain nostalgia about it that keeps us coming back to it. I love hearing about home renovations where layer after layer of wallpaper has been found when working on the walls. They help tell the story of the home in a way few other elements can. Wallpaper and wall coverings in general are back in full force and are still a versatile, impactful way to dress up your home.
When venturing into the colorful world that is wallpaper, remember, fashion is something anyone can acquire, style is what you do with it. Wallpaper is the perfect element to make your space unique, which after years of stark white and neutrals being the “go-to” trend, is something my fellow modern traditional enthusiasts and I welcome back with open arms (neutrals will always have a special place in my heart, though)! If you find the idea of adding wall coverings to your space a bit overwhelming, you’re not alone! Where do you start?! Begin by thinking about what you want to accomplish with your wallpaper. Do you want to add whimsy to your space? Perhaps texture is something you are missing? Or a pop of print and color is needed to take your room to the next level? All things are possible with the styles of wallpaper available today.
While I am still a sucker for classic prints, I also find myself intrigued by the bold and beautiful prints of 2019. That’s why we tend to gravitate towards wall coverings from Schumacher and Thibaut here at the shop. Not only do they have timeless designs from all the way back in the golden age of wallpaper (the 1920’s – not the 80’s 😉) they also have brilliantly designed styles that capture the personality and color of the modern age. They have taken antique florals and turned them into vibrant tropical scenes that are true works of art! My favorite design of the moment is actually a reproduction of a pattern from the 20’s, colors and all, and it is so fitting for homes today!
Don’t be afraid to experiment with wallpaper in smaller spaces, like bathrooms and hallways. These are areas without a lot of square footage for décor and can sometimes be difficult places to dress up. Wallpaper changes all of that! The right print can bring life and energy into your home in a way that traditional paint just can’t! Another trend we are loving is the statement ceiling. Using wallpaper on the ceiling might seem a bit over the top, but the right pattern can add texture and a unique, unexpected element to your space. In fact, maybe we should think about switching out our classic Nell Hill’s coral ceiling room and hop on this trend…what do you think?!
Whether you decide to branch out and try a statement ceiling or do a whole room, the most fun is finding the perfect print and making it your own! If you get stuck, one of our fabulous designers would be happy to help you make the best selection for your space. Just give the shop a call to get started! Until then – happy decorating!