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I recently have had more and more clients who want to add wallpaper to their homes. It can be a great way to give your home both elevated style and individuality. Just remember the old adage: everything in moderation! It is easy to see patterns that you love and think, "Well, I can find a place for that!" When it comes to wallpaper, it is key to first find the perfect place in your home that could benefit from a statement and then find that perfect statement for the space.

Wallpaper made its debut centuries ago as a less costly alternative to tapestries used by affluent homeowners for decorating. While the medium continues to cycle in and out of style, the pendulum has now swung in favor of wallpaper as more homeowners are eager for hues and patterns. Most often, wallpaper is used best in entryways, powder rooms, dining rooms, and master bedrooms. Using it on a single accent wall is a growing trend such as behind a bed, atop a ceiling, or around a fireplace to create drama.

Papers today are made with a variety of textures, such as grass cloth, leather, vinyl, silk, linen, suede, and even mother of pearl, creating excitement and countering the flatness of most paint finishes. Some textures are woven onto metallic paper so there’s a glint of sheen in the background.

If you haven't checked out the new trends with wallpaper, you will be quite surprised that it's not like what your parents might have had. If you are clueless about choosing the right ones for your home, give me a call, I'd be happy to help!

Source: Excerpt from Realtor Magazine - Barbara Ballinger

Laura Flynn, Real Estate Broker

Coldwell Banker

Downers Grove, IL

5114 Main Street

Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of the company.

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