Overcoming Your Fear of Wallpaper- According to LiLu
It’s been “on trend” for a while now but the truth is, our studio never stopped using it. For many it inspires fear and trepidation. Their experiences with it in their youth left them scarred but we, at LiLu Interiors, think it’s time for overcoming your fear of wallpaper.
It’s Too Hard to Remove
You may have in the back of your mind, a time when taking old wallpaper off the wall involved a steamer and hours of scraping! I can direct you to a good counselor for the trauma if you’ve ever gone through this kind of hell and I know the secret to never experiencing this trauma again. It doesn’t involve banishing the beauty of wallpaper from your life forever.
Here’s the secret…..hire a professional wallpaper installer. It’s really that simple. A professional installer will ensure that your walls are properly primed and sized before installing wallpaper, which is the key to easy removal. That’s it. It’s that simple.
I Not Sure I Can Live with That Much Pattern
I hear you! Pattern isn’t for everyone. Some people prefer the subtle things in life and for them we have a wallpaper solution. Texture. While wallpaper isn’t for everyone, it can add warm to a room in a way nothing else can.
Textural wallpapers, like grass cloth, linens, strings and burlap can add beauty to the back of a bookcase, an accent wall or an entire room. The warmth of a layer of texture adds subtle beauty to an interior that can make you swoon!
See…don’t fear pattern, texture is your wallpaper solution.
What if I Get Tired of It?
If you’ve been reading the blog, you’ve read a bit about the new anti-trend trend. I’ve been touting this approach to design for a long time and here is the beauty of this “trend” If you LOVE something and it speaks to you, you are less likely to tire of it.
I have a couple of jackets I’ve owned for 20 plus years, one is red. I love red, it’s a great color, I’ve loved it my whole life. My wardrobe always has a few red items in it. Red is one of my signature colors. If I choose a wallpaper with a bit of red, I’m likely to always like it. Choose a color and pattern that feels authentic to you and you will like it for a long, long time.
If you decide it’s time for a change the good news is, if you followed our first piece of advice and hired a professional to install your wallpaper, you won’t have any problem changing it.
It’s Too Bold A Move
Stop Right There! It’s your home…a place where you can truly be yourself and express yourself. If you can’t do you at home, where can you! Whether you like bold, classic or subtle there is a wallpaper out there for you and I say go for it!
Just like anything in an interior, a wallpaper can convey a mood or emotion or set a tone for the space.
A wallpaper in an entry can introduce guests to the overall feeling to expect in your home. In a powder room, give an unexpected flair! In a bedroom, give you a sense of the personality of the room’s occupant. Wallpaper can create drama, whimsy and interest throughout your home in a way paint just can’t. Go for the gusto and have some fun with wallpaper. After all, you only life once.