Trends come and go. Every decade sees a host of wacky, outlandish things gain popularity, seemingly out of nowhere.
This is true in every facet of society. Colloquialisms and speech patterns develop and evolve, the way people dress changes and evolves, and the way we design and decorate our houses changes and evolves.
Many of these trends are brand new. They come out of some exciting accidental offshoot that picks up steam and gains a place in the popular zeitgeist.
But this isn’t always the case. Often, trends come back around after lying low for years or decades.
You can see this particularly powerfully in the fashion industry. Styles from the 70s, 80s, and 90s are seeing a huge resurgence as of late.
It isn’t just the fashion industry though. These trends also reemerge in subtler, less obvious places.
Interior design is a fantastic example. Everything from kitsch art-deco to shag carpeting has the potential to capture the public’s heart once again.
One such trend that’s quietly gaining traction is wallpaper.
If you’re hesitant to jump on board, we understand. Wallpaper has long been considered tacky or ugly. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It can be a powerful way for you to upgrade your home’s interior.
Don’t believe us? Here are 3 great reasons you should add wallpaper to your home.
1: It’s a Great Way to Add Visual Interest
Wallpaper’s reputation for being ugly comes largely from the fact that it is often very loud. It’s full of patterns and colors that many people find to be too much.
But that same over-the-top attitude is what makes wallpaper so great. Having colors or patterns that are visually captivating can add a lot of flair to otherwise boring rooms.
A room with plain white walls can be transformed by simply putting up wallpaper that has a bit more visual interest.
You don’t have to commit to insane graphics when buying wallpaper. There are plenty of tamer options. A simple striped or grid pattern can subtly add visual flair to otherwise bland rooms, making it feel more fun and thought out than it would with just a change of paint.
2: It’s Easy to Put Up and Remove
One of the best things about wallpaper is that it’s quite easy to add or take down.
Interior design is often a difficult thing to keep up with. Unlike with fashion, you don’t often have the freedom to entirely change the look of your home whenever it suits you.
Wallpaper is fantastic because it gives you an easy way to radically change the look of your space. While it still requires some effort, most wallpaper can be taken down or put up in an hour or two.
This gives you the freedom to get more adventurous and experimental with your interior design. It empowers you to play around with your space in a way that would be far too taxing with most other interior design changes.
Now that so many people work from home, it’s easy to get bored of your space. Wallpaper makes it easy to make a change.
3: It’s One of the Cheapest Ways to Refresh Your Home
Interior design changes can be expensive. Buying new furniture or hiring someone to paint your walls can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Wallpaper is comparatively very inexpensive. The materials needed to put it up are cheap, and it doesn’t require much expertise to do so. This means you save money on the design change and the labor needed to implement it.
Few things give you the opportunity to change your home’s look without breaking the bank the way wallpaper does.