Wallpaper is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. There are many reasons for this. Many textures, styles and patterns not achievable with paint. The looks one can produce with the right paper simply can not be achieved with paint. But for many years it fell out of favor. This was because many young buyers looking to remodel older homes discovered that wallpaper was extremely difficult to remove. The adhesives used in the past were almost impossible to remove. Previously, it would be kept for decades. And when the décor was changed, one would simply paper over the existing layer. But this was not convenient for everyone. Oftentimes, a mixture of paint and paper is desirable. So, for many years this problem persisted. But recent advances in adhesives have made wallpaper simple to remove. The glue comes off with almost no effort and does not damage the existing surface. This has resolved in many self-adhesive wallpapers that were immediately popular and brought the industry back into popularity once again.
Today, it is being used more often in new homes and also in the renovations of older properties. Thousands of modern styles and patterns are being produced by top-notch artists. Some of the paper is self-adhesive and just peels off when one wants to change the décor. Others are pre-pasted, which means simply adding water will activate the glue. And of course the original, unpasted wallpaper is still available. But for all of the styles, new adhesives are used which remove easily and therefor remove the problem of stubborn glues that damage surfaces and never go away.
In addition to the advances in technology that have made the product more convenient and easy to use, other changes have also occurred in the industry. These have come about in the printing of the paper. Digital technology has allowed for much higher quality wall murals. These murals depict a variety of subjects, from landscapes to animals, and cars to celebrities. The options are automatically limitless with new printing and imaging technology. Murals are great for making a statement in any room, and they provide the homeowner that wonderful ability to convey a statement about your passions, your loves, your life or your personality inside your home - something that is appreciated by not only professional designers but by all of us.
In the world of design, there are always new things emerging. But there are also a few mainstays which have been around since the earliest days. Wallpaper is one of these mainstays, and its recent resurgence is further evidence that its style, texture and durability will remain a décor staple for many years to come.