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Wallpaper is back in a big way

26.02.16 | Darryl Husler

Wallpaper is back in a big way

The first recorded use of wallpaper was in 1509 at Christ’s College, Cambridge covering the ceiling of the Master’s Lodge. Throughout the 18th century, wallpaper was a status symbol. It fell out of fashion in the late 20th century. Now, its popularity rises and falls by the decade, and sometimes by the season. Interior design consultants are using the power of wallpaper to their advantage lately, which is causing a stir in home décor trends.

Glitter wallpaper for home adds opulence and luxury to your space

While paint certainly has the power to completely transform a room, it just doesn’t offer the drama, luxury, and opulent feel that many people want for a particular area of their home or office. Interior design consultants know that adding tile, stone, or heavy textiles gives a room texture and depth. But those elements can also add great expense to a remodelling budget. A few rolls of wallpaper offer the same extravagant feeling without the giant price tag.

Here are some contemporary trends to watch for

geometric prism wallpaper

A chair rail with wallpaper that extends to the floor helps create a feeling of cosiness in an oversized room. Wainscoting from the chair rail to the floor and wallpaper on the upper half of the walls makes a room feel richly finished.

Advances in digital printing bring new possibilities to wallpaper. Geometric prints and complicated designs are much easier to produce with new technology.


Wallpaper can create cosy spaces inside large areas. It can also make small spaces feel bigger. A vertical stripe creates an illusion of greater height in a room with standard level ceilings. Surfaces that reflect light, like glitter wallcoverings, open up a room and make it feel more spacious.

Silver Glitter Wallpaper with damask

Focus walls are on-trend right now, and they allow a brave colour, pattern, or tone to govern the feel of the room without causing commitment issues. Choose the wall behind a bed or couch to experiment with how finishing a focus wall can change a room.

To find out more about how our creative and unique collection of designer wallpaper adds an unforgettable look at any space, please contact us.