It’s true when you say that if you wait long enough, old trends will come back in fashion.
One of the returns in recent years is wallpaper. A return to style.
Wallpaper is not only beautiful and elegant, but also functional and can create a poetic or nostalgic atmosphere.
Like the time when you were renovating a house and found layer upon layer of wallpaper, capable of telling the story of the home and of those who lived there, in a way that few other furnishing elements can do.
Wallpaper is back in fashion and is still a versatile way to add impact to your home.
What we are talking about in this article
Wallpaper: how to choose it
When you venture into the colourful world of wallpaper, remember that trends come and go, while style represents who you are.
Wallpaper is the perfect element for making your space unique and choosing colours and patterns is the easiest way to fully express your personality.
Start by thinking about what you want your wallpaper to express:
- Do you want to add a touch of extravagance to your space?
- Do you think your walls are lacking in texture?
- Do you need a touch of colour and elegant patterns increase the style quotient of your room?
Everything is possible with the wallpaper styles available today.
If you love traditional decor and you like that nostalgic atmosphere we talked about before, then you’ll love classic prints.
But, if you prefer modern decor, you won’t be disappointed either, because you will be able to find bold and attractive prints.
In the event that you like a mixture of tradition and modernity, among the various wallpapers available you will also find some with captivating designs dating back to the 1920s, with a brilliant style that captures the personality and colour of the modern age.
An example is a wallpaper decorated with old-fashioned flowers inserted into contemporary tropical scenes.
In this way, wallpaper stops being a simple part of the furniture and becomes a true work of art.
Don’t be afraid to experiment: it could be suitable even in smaller spaces, such as bathrooms and corridors.
These areas can be difficult to furnish, however, the right wallpaper can add life and energy, in a much less complicated way than traditional painting.
Another trend of recent years is to use wallpaper on the ceiling too.
It may seem a little over the top, but if it is used properly it can add consistency to your space, whether you decide to use it only for the ceiling or for an entire room.
The best thing is to find the perfect print and make it yours. Some may even help you make a room with a low-ceiling look higher or, on the contrary, visually lower a ceiling that is too high.
Wallpaper: where to use it
As mentioned, wallpaper is very versatile and can be used in any type of home to meet different types of needs.
But there is a case in which it can be more than just practical but rather essential to opt for this type of style.
Just think about historic houses, where there are restrictions on radical structural changes.
There are many houses in historic areas with uncomfortable and unusual structures, such as strangely small spaces, or rooms without windows.
Architects and designers can modernize them to a certain extent but as they are required to respect and preserve the original design, wallpaper can have a huge impact here.
Another example in which wallpaper can be really practical and functional is to use it in kitchens and bathrooms.
There are now, in ever-increasing numbers, removable coverings, even easier to discard if you change your mind.
In these rooms, where humidity and vapour can ruin plaster, you don’t necessarily have to give up on the idea of wallpaper.
You can choose the one you prefer among the many peel and stick models and easily remove it later to replace it or to repaint the wall.
Wallpaper and blinds: how to combine them
When designing a space, all the elements that will occupy it must be taken into account.
You need to study it carefully to find the right combination of materials and colours in the various components.
There are principles of compatibility for every architectural space and knowing them can help to organise the space better.
Let’s see some precautions to take into account when using wallpaper and blinds.
In the living room, or in large spaces in general, a light and bright wallpaper is usually the most suitable.
In this case, the blinds should be in cold tone colours.
A blue or green wallpaper will make the environment more elegant, purple will give an aura of mystery, black will emphasise the geometry of the space and blue will give a feeling of freshness.
If, instead, you have opted for a beige wallpaper, especially suitable for classic interiors, you should know that this delicate shade can become cheerful and festive when combined with bright colours.
However, during the latest boom in wallpaper use, grey has been a favourite shade.
This colour makes any room elegant and goes well with white, black and even silver, to create a high-tech design.
Wallpaper and roller blinds
Whether your choice is for a classic or a modern style, it is possible to use Sunbell blinds, whether it be roller blinds, traditional Venetian blinds or the latest generation blinds with automated or solar-powered handling systems.
Roller blinds are particularly suitable in rooms where wallpaper is used, because this combination makes the rooms functional and comfortable.
They have a simple and discreet style, able to blend perfectly with any type of wallpaper and are also suitable for bathrooms and kitchens, where practicality is essential.
Moreover, it is possible to play with colours and patterns in a more original and fun way, adding a touch of modernity to the house.
A return to wallpaper can give you lots of opportunities to renovate your home with style and personality.
You just have to give it a go.