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Is Wallpaper Making a Comeback?

Wallpaper started fading out of style, and by the early 2000s was pretty much non-existent. But this former “tacky” trend it’s starting to make a comeback! Wallpaper can add some personality and texture to your home.

What kind of prints are in style? How can you incorporate wallpaper into your home?

Wallpaper Making a Comeback!

Why Use Wallpaper?


Believe it or not, wallpaper is easy to put up and remove. The product has changed over the years, and is now much more user friendly. You don’t have to spend the day clearing out the room and painting to only have your home smell. If you change your mind next year, just rip it off – piece of cake!


If you like staying up on trends, wallpaper is the way to do it. You can stick with the trendy look without having to completely change around your decor. As mentioned above, it’s also easy to change out as trends evolve.

Color and Texture

Wallpaper allows you to add color and texture to your home. You can be as neutral and personalized as you want. There are so many options!

How to Incorporate Wallpaper

In the Bathroom

If you’re trying to decide if you’re liking the wallpaper trend or not, try it out in the bathroom. It’s a small enough room that it won’t take over your home, yet it’s seen often enough, that you can gauge how much you and your guests like it.

You can find a wallpaper to fit your bathroom hardware and color scheme. CLICK HERE for more bathroom design trends.

Use for Texture

Whether you’re wallpaper is actually textured or not, it can give your wall a textured look. Find a spot in your home that you want to give some dimension. Maybe a wall by the front entryway, or as an accent wall in a bedroom.

With textured wallpaper, you won’t need many other decorations, so use in an area that’s a little more “plain.”

Use to Highlight Another Home Feature

Want your gorgeous fireplace to really standout? Pick a neutral, yet stunning, wallpaper to surround the hearth. It can really draw attention to this focal point.

Or maybe you want to highlight the stove range hood in your kitchen, put some wallpaper around it and under the surrounding cabinets. Let the wallpaper do all the work for you. CLICK HERE to see more kitchen trends.

Accent Wall

It’s a thing of the past to have wallpaper on every wall of your home. Wallpaper, used sparingly, makes a trendy statement. Pick an accent wall in your family room or living area to put the wallpaper on.

Wallpaper Trends


Metallic wallpaper adds an elegance that you can’t get with paint. It can make a statement for itself while also “supporting” the other furniture in the room.


There are so many different wallpaper designs you can pick from, and manufacturers are only adding more and more ornamentation to the designs.


Pick a shape any shape – there’s a wallpaper design for that. Although having an entire room covered in a single shape pattern can get crazy on the eyes, it can also give the room a unique feel and look, especially when used sparingly (as mentioned above).

What wallpaper trends are you going to try? Wallpaper is a fast and easy way to give your home a whole new look and feel!

Check out these articles for more wallpaper tips and trends.

Canyon Creek Cabinet Company: “Wallpaper is Making a Comeback”

Houzz: “Are Your Walls Talking? Wallpaper makes a Comeback!”

RealtorMag: “Wallpaper: Back in the Game”

FineHomebuilding: “Designs Like These are Why Wallpaper is making a Comeback”

Boston Globe: “Wallpaper’s Making a Comeback”

The Washington Post: “Wallpaper is Making a Big Comeback. Here’s How to Choose, Use and Remove”

HouseBeautiful: “Top Wallpaper Trends for 2017”

Walls Republic: “Designer Wallpaper Trends for 2017”

HGTV: “Contemporary Wallpaper Design Trends”

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