There are many ways to increase the appeal of a home’s interior, and one of the most popular methods is with wallpaper. Not only are there myriad colors, patterns, and textures available to choose from, but there are a wide variety of types and finishes as well.
Recent technology has enabled the development of a huge assortment of wallpapers. Among the most popular are vinyl, flocked, grasscloth, and foil.
Embossed: Great for covering walls with imperfections, embossed paper is textured and can be painted. It’s easy to clean and hang.
Fabric: This textile-based wallpaper is tough to clean and hang, but it adds great texture and has a trendier feel. A special clear paste must be used.
Flocks: This wallpaper consists of a paper or vinyl base featuring a pattern created from velvet-like raised designs. Their detailed aesthetic can be the focal point of the room, however not all types are washable or easy to handle, and it can be difficult to hang.
Foils: This metallic-looking wall covering will add brightness to a room and works best on clean walls with no damage or flaws. Though it’s harder to hang, it’s fairly easy to clean.
Grasscloth: Woven from long strands of grass, this wallpaper is extremely textural and has an organic quality. It’s popular in more contemporary homes, though it’s hard to hang and tough to remove, and you must use clear adhesive to prevent bleeding.
Vinyl: This is the basis of most stock wallpaper. It’s easy to clean, hang and remove, and it works great for bathrooms.