Wallpaper: Is it making a come back?
I’ve been hearing recently that wallpaper is making a comeback. I’m wondering if the wallpaper industry is spreading this rumor, because I’m not personally seeing this “comeback” in my residential design practice. I realize that my perspective is limited by my own clients and professional experiences, but if you want our scoop, we tear it down, we don’t put it up.
Consider this: I prefer faux finishing or murals to wallpaper because of the custom, one-of-a-kind look. Another upside is it doesn’t cost a fortune to remove once you’re tired of it. That said, wallpaper has some uses. There are great quality wallpapers available that provide durability and interest to the walls. It’s a practical approach to commercial interior design in hallways, offices and other public spaces. But if considering wallpaper for your own home, I have some caveats. Keep it limited to small areas of your home such as powder rooms or above or below a chair rail, which can be taken down with ease.
Dennis Frankowski, Owner DF Design