Cynthia, Queen Bee
Create Your Wonderwall
I never thought I would say this: wallpaper is back, in a very big way.
Photo: W0nderW4alls Boutique (Etsy)
According to Jennifer Ebert from Homes and Gardens in Britain, “Wallpaper is a key trend for 2020. Whatever your taste, there is something everyone, from traditional florals and trompe l’oeil, to contemporary geometric and tropical patterns or animal motifs and architectural designs.”
Why did I think I would never say this? Well, when I was a kid, my Mom, who was an architect, dove headfirst into a wallpaper craze. She used to hang it HERSELF, God bless her! But her DIY projects always meant that we kids were her support staff. Those seams are incredibly hard, particularly if you are working with a pattern and are a perfectionist like she was. After doing a few rooms in our house, plus my Dad’s office, she developed an aversion. I inherited it.
Photo: ONEDecorstore / Etsy
But it’s back, with a vengeance, and I’m warming up to it. Not only because adding wallpaper can create a huge impact in a room, but it can also be TEMPORARY. Now you can go the peel-and-stick route, which avoids the messy paste. And, if you’re renting, you won’t be at risk of losing your security deposit. Just pull it down before you go!
If you have the gift and can hang these things straight, then this can be a great DIY project for you, since the removable kind can be reapplied should you make a mistake. Bear in mind though, most walls and ceilings are not perfectly straight, while the seam of your wallpaper is. So, you’ll need to decide what your guide will be – because it won’t necessarily be your level. Plan B is always to call Honeyman for help. Or, Honeyman can be your Plan A – if you want the change, but not the headache.
Photo: SayHomeDecor / Etsy
Got a hankering for something different? Here are some ideas: From florals to stripes, and everything in between, check out 20 Living Room Wallpaper Design Ideas You’re Going to Love. If you just want to experiment or you’re renting, here are 21 Beautiful Removable Wallpaper Designs. And if you want to go the DIY route, here’s how to apply stick and peel wallpaper Whether you want to create a fun accent wall or change all of the walls in a room, there’s plenty of inspiration. Now go have some fun!
Whatever your taste, there is something everyone, from traditional florals and trompe l’oeil, to contemporary geometric and tropical patterns or animal motifs and architectural designs.