Design: E&A Interiors
Wallpapers aren’t just decorative paper you paste on your walls anymore. The range of patterns and materials available now is huge, and poses lots of exciting possibilities for the home decorator. Most wallpapers have a paper backing, and a decorative printed layer which is finished with a vinyl top coat. The top layer can also be made of fabric, and even natural materials such as grass!
Wallpapers offer texture and dimension, as they can take on embossing, as well as flocking, which gives them a velvet-like surface. Generally, they are great for covering up any imperfections on your wall, such as cracks, with the exception of more delicate ones, such as those printed with foil or made of silk.
Compared to paint, wallpapers are more durable (if applied correctly and professionally), take less time to apply, but are also more expensive. It’s inadvisable to use them in humid areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, because the adhesive might lose its strength.
Another reason to use wallpapers is that you can change them when you want to change the look of your room!