Wallpaper is one of the best choices for renovations. Not only is it beautiful, coming in a variety of colours and textures, but it can also save you money. Here’s three reasons wallpaper will shine in your next home renovation.
1. Fun Patterns and Textures
Yes, paint comes in a seemingly endless amount of colours, shades, and textures, but none can measure up to the ease and diversity of wallpaper. In general, paint comes in only a few different materials, and all of them have similar properties, so getting something beyond the colour can be extremely difficult and time consuming. But wallpaper comes in almost as many materials as it does patterns and shades, so you can add texture to a room that paint simply cannot, like the soft weave of grass wallpaper, or the shiny durability of vinyl. And on top of the texture, wallpaper can give you consistent patterns that are already done, so you can have something beautiful and unique without needing an arts degree.
2. Easy Installation
Getting great looking walls is never easier than with wallpaper, which can go up in a fraction of the time it takes to paint a room, and often for a lot less money. Think about it: proper paint jobs require all sorts of materials: brushes, rollers, tape, containers, not to mention the paint itself. When you gather all of that together (inevitably more than you actually need), it becomes both time consuming and expensive. But with wallpaper, all you need is some rollers, glue, and the wallpaper. No need for multiple coats. No time wasted cleaning brushes to be stored for later. And that means you’ll have a whole new look for your home in a surprisingly little amount of time.
3. Built to Last
One aspect of wallpaper people rarely think about is its staying power. Unlike paint, which can chip, alligator, fall apart, and otherwise look awful in a short amount of time, correctly installed wallpaper can last for years and years, and take a beating along the way. Certain wallpaper materials are especially great for homes with kids or a lot of activity, since it’s so durable and resistant to tears or damage. Others are particularly suited for certain climates, and will last longer than paint simply because they can resist moisture or dryness. So if you want something that looks great and will last longer than a simple paint job, wallpaper is your best option.
To say wallpaper is making a comeback is a bit of a misnomer because it never really left the scene. For centuries, people have seen what wallpaper can do for a room, and the variety of textures, patterns, and shades have only increased as time goes on. But on top of truly unique looks, wallpaper goes up in a flash, letting you completely change a room’s look with less effort than paint. And it could last longer as well, which is good for your home, and your wallet. So before you choose a paint, why not look at the world of wallpaper for your next renovation? You could get something no one else has, and help your decor truly stand out.