In a recent article from the Decorologist about trending color trends, Kristie Barnett quotes
David Bromstad says that wallpaper is becoming the hot, new accent wall. New technology means that more intricate designs are possible and that wallpaper and murals are now removable and movable, which dispels the phobia that has haunted anyone who has attempted to remove decades-old wallpaper.
Just several years ago, the only thing that bloggers and designers were talking about in reference to wallpaper was how to remove it. You could read an endless stream of horror stories followed by pictures of a husband and wife tearing down ugly twenty-year-old wallpaper, piece by piece, sometimes along with the drywall.
Four months into the New Year, it appears that the public has finally realized that the entire wallcovering industry has entirely changed how they manufacturer their product.
The backing is now made from a material composed of special blend of synthetic and natural fibers, which results in the material not breaking apart into little pieces when it’s torn down, as seen here.
As long as the walls are correctly prepped, the wallpaper should peel off in long stripes when you are ready to take it down.
And, while we are on the subject, it’s a good time to take a look at what’s trending this year.
The top two color combinations are have stayed the same, beige and black & white, however it’s interesting to look at four specific patterns that more people are buying than usual.
Large geometric lines
Bold shapes have historically caused hesitation in homeowners. As much as most people like to look at large colorful squiggly lines, most people tend to be quite conservative in what they actually choose for their wall decor.
The great news is that bold patterns and shapes do not necessarily have to come in bold colors.
It seems that manufacturers finally caught on to this fact and realized that homeowners are willing to take a chance on something new but within reason. York and Brewster are releasing some very bold yet gender neutral patterns that individuals can actually see in their homes.
Very masculine designs like pinstripes and dark paisleys are on the uptick. These patterns give an interior space a very sophisticated appearance and complements office spaces extremely well.
In the past, way too much “glamour” was put into modern themed collections. The end result was a very small audience for these collections.
The overwhelming vast majority of people tend to decorate their homes conservatively, however, there is a segment of the population that craves something with a little more edge than what their great-grandmother had.
Wallpaper with small hints of metallic and glitter are the best way to accomplish this. We are seeing more designer brands add metallic lines and sparkle elements to otherwise very classic patterns. This trend has has been well received by many people, creating a whole new niche within itself called “modern classic.”
Grasscloth appeals to people who like a sophisticated yet “earthy” look to their wall decor. Made from organic grass fibers, this wallpaper allows you to add subtle textures to your home without being boring.
Its amazing to see the creativity people are displaying when it comes to wallpaper. The headlines have gone from this industry “making a comeback” to innovative projects you can do with leftovers. Jump right over and check out how this person decorated their the inside of their refrigerator here. Until next time…