Did the sets herald a return to wallpaper? We’re not sure. Jonathan Slentz, interior designer and co-owner of The Wallpaper Store, says, “Wallpaper was never out.”
“People have been sitting inside looking at their walls thinking of what they want do with them,” says Rosemary Homisak of The Girls Painting and Paper Hanging.
All the experts agree that powder rooms, laundry rooms, bathrooms, TV walls, niches and headboard walls are top wallpaper destination choices for clients they’re serving.
Here are a few tips if you’re thinking of wallpapering your own home.
Do the whole bathroom
Oftentimes, clients will want to do one bathroom wall only, but since bathrooms have so many cutouts already due to the sink, the tub and other fixtures, having just one wall done can look “choppy and unfinished,” says Slentz. Committing to the whole bathroom saves time up front so you can avoid waiting on your wallpaper to ship.
Start with a flat wall.
Many Florida homes have orange peel or texture, which can cause wallpaper air pockets to form over time. Homisak has drywall professionals who prep walls for her clients first to make them smooth for long-lasting, quality hanging.
It’s not forever
Mattson says that the tedious work of stripping wallpaper probably had something to do with putting it “out of favor,” but nowadays some papers are specifically easy to remove, offering more flexibility for future projects–just ask for them when shopping.