By Sherryl Douglas from Gaudion Furniture: High St Armadale. Vic
Wallcoverings contain aesthetic appeal unmatched by painted surfaces. A rich space incorporates characteristics such as texture, depth, pattern, colour, and a focal point to create a layered and well-designed scheme.
Whilst there may be several ways to treat your walls and ceilings, wallpaper alone is the only method by which you can achieve all of these powerful design qualities together as a single package. As a homeowner, wallpaper becomes an extension of your personality.
Wallpaper is the easiest and least expensive way to drastically transform a space in the long term. It is beneficial not only for its aesthetic appearance but it also adds to the longevity and durability of your walls.
Wallpaper is durable, long lasting, and wipe able lasting up to five times longer than paint under typical usage conditions. Most wallpaper will have a lifespan between 10-15 years, whilst a painted wall cracks and chips over time and requires frequent cleaning to keep it looking fresh. In instances where walls are damaged, cracked, uneven, or not perfectly square, wallpaper can be helpful to mask these imperfections that will be most noticeable with only paint.
Many people fear wallpaper because they are worried about it being difficult to put up and take down, however this is no longer the case. With non-woven wallpapers, you apply paste directly to the wall and hang the wallpaper dry making it easier to work with opposed to the traditional papers you must soak in water and hang while wet.
To look into DIY installation tips for ‘non-woven’ wallpaper check out this great installation video here.
Or…. simply leave it to the experts! check out this interview with Patrick Gallagher, of Paint Effect, is one of Melbourne's most experienced wallpaper installers
Wallpaper grants you the opportunity to really show off your personality and style with the range of patterns, prints, and colours appealing to a wide range of generations and spaces.
Wallpapers that have metallic details and play with lighting bring a heightened sense of curiosity, exploration, intrigue and interaction with the environment as a whole creating a highly dynamic space.
Wallpaper has been trending for some years now, and the interest is only growing with companies like Cole & Son & Designers Guild launching fabulous new and innovative collections every season! The emerging brand Feathr have taken wallpaper to a new level, using the platform as a way to feature unique artists work from around the globe.