Wallpaper 2.0Wednesday, January 23, 2008
We live in an age of choices. When you stroll down an aisle at Kroger, you don't find a couple brands of toothpaste. You find about a thousand. Okay, so maybe I'm exaggerating a tad, but it's no secret that we Americans like choices. Looking for a shade of yellow paint? Try 50 of 'em! It's no doubt that with wallpaper making such a strong comeback that our choices would exponentially explode. And, oh! have they. Traditional papers are great, but why not try something you may not have thought of before. Try these options on for size:
Metallic Wallpaper: There's nothing like a reflective surface to bring out the vanity in you. Metallic paper is all about high drama. I don't think I need to tell you to use this sparingly. It makes a great accent wall. If you decide to paper an entire room make sure you break up the business with furniture, drapes, and some strategically placed art. Try Brocade Home for good options.
Chinese Tea Paper: Another dramatic option. It's more forgiving than most wallpapers as it looks great when the papers overlap each other and make an uneven squares pattern. Place a mirror over it to make it super reflective and add some really colorful art all around it. Interested? Check out this article from Apartment Therapy for assistance.