Wallcoverings aren't just made of paper anymore. Thanks to modern technology, they're much sturdier than that these days. Paper-backed vinyl wallpaper offers much greater durability, and many designs are super washable -- no worries about pets or kids making a mess with an easy-clean wallpaper. Modern wallpaper also include removable wallpaper, so redecorating your home in the future doesn't have to be too difficult.
With modern vinyl wallpaper, you have so many more options for the look and feel of the finish. Metallic wallpaper lends a shiny, modern edge to your room, while a more gently shimmering wallpaper incorporates bits of reflective material without a mirrored finish. Traditional wallpaper can have a gentle sheen, while on the opposite end of the spectrum textured wallpaper can emulate the look of woven grass and other matte, natural materials -- without the fragility of woven wallpaper. Embossed wallpaper is another great way to add texture to a room without committing to a bold patterned wallcovering.
Where to Use Wallpaper
Contemporary wallpaper is so well engineered that you can use it in any room of the house. Just be sure to select the right finish for the level of traffic and types of activities you'll do in the room. For example:
Bathroom wallpaper: Choose a durable vinyl wallpaper that has a slick surface for water resistance. Yellow wallpaper is a great way to brighten a small room.
Bedroom wallpaper: In a low-traffic area, a restful, textured gray wallpaper won't have the reflective glare that a silver metallic wallpaper might. Keep colors muted or dark for a great night's sleep.
Kitchen wallpaper: Yes, you can have wallpaper in the kitchen. Just be sure to choose easy-to-clean vinyl wallpaper, and consider an intricate pattern to hide any dirt that happens to escape your notice while cooking.
Living room wallpaper: In a formal room, a traditional damask wallpaper is just the thing. Striped wallpaper also works well for a more masculine look.
When you choose a wallcovering, consider how its features can solve your design challenges:
Texture: Thick textures are the perfect wallpaper for walls that are flawed in some way, as it easily smooths over any bumps or unevenness in the plaster. Textures can also highlight the pattern of the wallpaper for three-dimensional interest.
Finish: Highly reflective metallic silver wallpaper can add light to a dark room, while matte, textured wallpaper is a good choice opposite a bank of windows. Shimmering wallpaper is another option for adding a bit of sparkle to light up a room.
Removable: Consider fibrous, non-woven removable wallpaper when you don't want to commit to a lifetime of the same look in your room. These papers can be easily dry-stripped from the wall, leaving the wall smooth and ready for a new finish with just a little cleanup. Removable wallpaper is a great choice if you rent an apartment or like to change your decor every few years.
Washable: Paper-backed vinyl wallpaper has a smooth finish that makes it easy to wipe away stains and spills. It's a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms because it resists water damage, and you'll love it for any area where kids play.
Choosing a wallpaper can be a real challenge -- there are just so many choices! To make choosing the right wallpaper for your decor easier, view Romosa's collection by color. You can narrow your choices and browse by color to get the perfect look for your home.