Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wallpaper Coming Back?

Wallpaper. Just the mention of it conjures agitation for millions of homeowners. For some, it’s the nightmare of trying to remove it. For others, it’s the daunting task of trying to apply it.

For years now, wallpaper has been living with its bad reputation. Even interior designers, who could appreciate the virtues of wallpaper’s textures and decorating qualities, declared wallpaper outdated.

But lately, with design trends changing, wallpaper is becoming less of a dirty word. In fact, it’s gaining new popularity. This isn’t your grandmother’s wallpaper, the kind with enormous cabbage roses and gingham checks. While you can still find rolls of ditzy florals, wallpaper today comes in a variety of modern prints and textures, giving the old-school material a modern freshness.