The chicest, most contemporary way to call wallpaper is wallcovering, because it is technically not paper any more and it does cover walls.
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris dedicated an entire exhibition to it in 2016; The Washington Post wrote about its comeback in 2017; and, to cap it all, an entire week was dedicated to it in the UK for the third year running in 2018. Wallpaper has never had it so good.
The chicest, most contemporary way to call wallpaper is wallcovering, because it is technically not paper any more and it does cover walls. This year these coverings come in exceptional fashion colours and textures that help interior stylists and home owners recreate any space in a most amazing way.
Whether you need to cover the four walls of an entire room or just need to liven up one feature wall, the onus is on refinement. The most impressive designs are extremely sumptuous and recall Venetian palazzos and their rich interiors. One fine example comes from Omexco Exclusive Wallcoverings’ Gala Collection which breathes opulence at its best. This is the kind of wallcovering that will suit an important feature wall with a soft range of colours and delicate sheen. Imagine this one placed strategically behind a plush padded double bed headboard.
Completely different in style and character comes inspiration from the sea with the Akoya Collection, one of the brand’s strongest varieties that has a pearly-like sheen inspired from pearls themselves, with the covering being composed of fibres, thread and mica shells. This ‘paper’ is all about texture and filling up a room with an all-encompassing feel that acts as a background to your furniture and furnishings.
Something rather more suited for dramatic appeal is the Aruba Collection which replicates the feel of waterfalls and oceans on walls through its substantial character of raffia weave, linen and colour. And there are wallpapers such as the ones belonging to the Vogue Collection which are characterised by a conglomeration of finely capsuled colour nuances to give depth to your room whilst maintaining an air of discretion.
So why aren’t you wallpapering yet? Could it be because you think wallpaper is hard to install, messy, bad for your walls? Think again - today’s wallcoverings are breathable and well suited for humid stone walls; they come ready to hang with minimal effort; are easy to wipe clean and are so much easier to remove once the next fashion fad hits you.
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