Wallpaper: Friend or Foe?


By Sue Pitchforth. How many of us have a love hate relationship with wallpaper? For many of us, wallpaper brings back unpleasant memories – twin floral prints, borders, scrapping and more scrapping!

As I help clients redecorate or renovate their homes, it’s amazing to see how much of the old wallpaper is still out there. Just imagine trying to convince homeowners to remove all the old wallpaper and bring in specific touches of the new and exciting wallpaper trends. It’s a challenge -- but well worth it.

I love to use wallpaper as a focal wall – perhaps around a fireplace, in a niche at the entrance way or the wall behind the bed. Adding wallpaper in specific areas makes the room pop and adds interest.

Have I got you thinking yet about removing your old wallpaper? If so here are some pointers to help.

Wallpaper trends this season run the gamut from traditional to classic, bold and graphic – whatever your taste there is something for everyone. After you have selected your wallpaper, why not try your hand at hanging it? Here are a few tips on how to hang wallpaperTemporary wallpaper is also coming on strong as an option for renters and homeowners. Easy to apply and remove this might be the best option for you!

Not ready to have wallpaper adorn your walls but want to have some accents in your home? Why not update an old bookcase or hutch by adding wallpaper to the back wall. Wallpaper can add an updated feel without breaking the bank. Let your imagination go with some of these ideas.

I hope I convinced you to consider wallpaper as an option in your home! Whether as an accent wall or updating a piece of furniture, have fun with this decorating option.