Step up the design in your space by using wallpaper! There are SO many different types of wallpaper available for both residential and commercial applications. In addition to the different types, there are limitless patterns and colors offered from a number of brands. Wallpaper can emphasize a single wall/area or bring an entire room to life. It makes more of a statement than paint would and it can be more durable. Here are three popular types you can consider adding to your space:
This is the type that you probably think of when you hear the term “wallpaper.” It doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles that vinyl or grasscloth may have, but there are still benefits as well as tons of patterns and colors available. Paper wallcovering is often less expensive than grasscloth and vinyl, however depending on the brand and pattern, it can still get pricey!
Grasscloth wallpaper is made up of woven natural materials, which results in a highly textured and intriguing wallcovering. It’s often seen as traditional and classic, but can totally be used in most any other design style because of the wide variety of grasscloths available now. Seams are visible once installed, however that is part of its beauty. A great characteristic about grasscloth that my boss taught me is that it is great behind gallery walls because you can hang and re-hang artwork on it without being able to tell – just shuffle the fiber strands to hide the holes!
You may think vinyl wallpaper is only for commercial spaces, but it’s gaining popularity in homes because it is versatile. Vinyl is one of the easiest wallpaper types to maintain and there are different levels/types of vinyl that step up in durability and clean-ability. Vinyl is ideal for use in kitchens in bathrooms because it can stand up to moisture (but that’s not to say that you should pour a bucket of water on it – it is still wallpaper after all). Some popular grasscloth styles are now made in a vinyl version to achieve the functionality of vinyl with the beauty that a woven paper provides.
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