I hear this question from clients all the time: “Is wallpaper back in style?” People who say they don’t like wallpapers are usually the ones who have never tried it, or they have seen a house where every room is plastered in cabbage roses. (No offense to those of you with cabbage roses … but if you’re ready for a refresh, you should stop in! Anyone at the Curate Consignments showroom would love to help!) The fact of the matter is this: Wallpaper is in style because it never has gone out; If you don’t believe me, start looking at the sets of some of your favorite shows. Grace and Frankie’s beautiful San Diego beach house has wallpaper on almost every wall. Do you watch Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines? Watch closely because you will definitely see Jo utilizing wallpaper to punctuate her design vision.
What sorts of wallpapers are there and what type should I use? There are plain “lining papers” that can be painted over or used to cover uneven surfaces and minor wall defects. There there are textured or untextured coverings with a regular (eg., floral or geometric pattern) or irregular (eg., grass cloth) design. These can be surface printed, gravure printed, silk screened, rotary or digital printed. Patterned wallpapers have a “repeat” so as to continue the pattern from roll to roll, making the entire room cohesive without being able to see seams.
My favorite wallpapers (the ones I’ve used professionally and personally) are Thibaut, Scalamandre:
So if you want to add depth and masculine elegance to an office or library, check out a dimensional grasscloth. If a feminine and sophisticated bedroom is what you’re after, try looking at a tone on tone floral or damask. Maybe you want a cutting edge playroom to make all the other moms jealous; Why not go for a super cute animal print accent wall. Whatever it is that you seek, someone at Curate Consignments can help! We are so much more than used furniture and home accessories! So stop in, let us make you a cup of coffee, and we’ll figure out how to make your house the HGTV dream home you’ve always wanted.
Until next time,