While paint may seem like a more popular choice, there are so many reasons why someone would want to opt for wallpaper instead. First of all, when maintained properly and in the right circumstances, the wallpaper may last as long as 15 years, which is far above the scope of even the best of paint jobs. At very least, the wallpaper is expected to last three times longer than the paint. Therefore, here are several wallpaper design trends you should go for when designing your home.
The first thing you need to understand about a geometrics wallpaper is the fact that it’s incredibly similar to tiles, making it a low-cost alternative for kitchen and bathroom decoration. Nevertheless, with all the moisture and fumes circling around the air, if you do go for this option, it’s for the best to find a viable strategy.
Whereas some may be worried about the maintenance of wallpaper in these circumstances, the key thing is that you have great air circulation in both rooms (open a window every time you take a shower) and an exhaust hood in your kitchen. This alone can prolong the lifespan of your wallpaper by quite a bit. Even if mold does develop over the course of time, there are more than several ways to fight it retroactively.
2. Indigo blues
The best thing about going for a blue wallpaper lies in the fact that this color gives the most serene monochromatic interior design outcome there is. When combined with adequate appliances, matching cushioning and accessorizing with flowers, you truly get an outstanding chance to make your home’s design really count. Speaking of flowers, by adding some lavender into the mix, you would be able to transform the entire room by giving it that much-needed hint of freshness. Those who like to play with nuances might want to go for a vertical gradation of hue brightness. In this case, you want a bit more neutral blue wallpaper than you would normally insist on.
While we’re on the topic of hue gradation, going for ombre wallpaper may give you a unique opportunity to customize the rest of your room at your own behest. Still, the word itself stems from the phrase ‘to shade’ which already indicates that the light is a crucial factor. Instead of relying on fixtures, you might want to utilize natural light as best as you can. If you feel it needs enhancement, you can try decorating with mirrors. On the other hand, if you feel like the brightness is too intense for your layout and palette, you can go for blinders, or even take the solution outdoors and install window awnings. The world is your oyster.
4. Floral motifs
The next thing worth considering is floral motifs, which are a great choice if you want to take your home’s interior design into a totally opposite direction. A floral motif in black and white can match the rest of your home’s contemporary design. On the other hand, if you opt for something more colorful, there are a number of different options. This particularly goes if you’re not a fan of fresh flowers (which, let’s be honest, is a seasonal solution) and are inclined more towards potted houseplants. On the other hand, black and white is definitely not the only option you can go for.
5. Fabric matching wallpaper
At the very end, there are some people who simply enjoy toying with optical illusions and the prospect of manipulating the visuals of your home’s interior. By picking a wallpaper that matches your seating fabric (or going the other way around), you can make it quite difficult for people to figure out where the room itself ends and the furniture begins. Assessing the size of the room will become more difficult and this alone will be enough for visitors to pay more attention to the details of your design. In other words, you get an outstanding effort-to-reward ratio.
In the introduction, we mentioned that going for wallpaper is cost-effective in the long-run, yet, when the right choice is made, it can also be quite visually rewarding. In other words, you get the best of both worlds, which makes the choice of going for wallpaper instead of paint an even bigger no-brainer.