The Top 10 Reasons to Try Wallpaper
When people think about giving their home a new look, their
first idea tends to be to repaint it.
While painting will undoubtedly look great, check out these
10 reasons to consider adding wallpaper to your interior too.
1. New patterns
It almost goes without saying, but one of the best reasons
to go with wallpaper is for all the fantastic patterns it affords you. There is
a huge range of design options in the Resene Wallpaper Collection from
traditional to modern, adults to children.
2. Fun textures
Another thing wallpaper can do is bring unique textures on
the walls. This can be a good way to introduce something different to the room
if you don't want to bring in a new pattern. You can combine texture with your
favourite paint colour with a paint on Resene anaglypta wallpaper finished in
your favourite Resene colour.
3. Ideal for small rooms
Bathrooms, laundries and other small rooms are often too
small to dress up with decorations, which is why a fun wallpaper can be the
simple answer. The trick is not to go for anything too busy so as not to
overwhelm the room, and to avoid darker shades that could make the space feel even
smaller than it is.
4. Built for longevity
Wallpaper is designed to last. They're highly resistant to
chips and scratches, as well as moisture damage. Some are also washable.
5. Something different
With wallpaper, you can introduce something unique to your
living areas and complement it with your favourite Resene paint colours to
create a look that you can just about guarantee you'll never see in anyone
6. Cover imperfect walls
Let's say you have an unsightly imperfection on the wall
that you'd like to pretend isn't there. Wallpaper can come to the rescue by
creating smooth and fresh wall spaces that appear to be virtually flawless. If
the wall is dented or out of shape in some way, a patterned design may further
help to hide what you don't want to see.
7. Create a certain style
It's fashionable to create a specific style within a home.
For example, owners of older homes may wish to keep the house looking
authentic, with dark wooden furniture and antique lamps. Choosing wallpaper
with a design to suit the era and style of your home can help to reinforce the
8. For a big change - at a small price
The overall effect of a wallpaper can be a huge one. They
can add character, make a room feel homely, offer the appearance of more space,
or bedazzle with a bold statement in a strategic position (such as in an
entranceway). Usually, you might have to invest in furnishings or major
renovations to create the same effect as you could for much less through
9. You don't have to cover everything
A new trend in wallpaper is to use just a small amount of
the product. Instead of papering an entire wall, you can create borders with
the design, leaving paint covering the main wall, but wallpaper around the
outside for a creative effect.
10. It's not as hard as you think
Applying wallpaper is barely harder than attaching a sticky
note to the wall. If you're dealing with a paste-the-wall, all you need to do
is coat the wall in glue using a paint roller, then attach the wallpaper. Any
bubbles can be smoothed out with a smoother.
A roll or two of wallpaper is all you need to transform your
Check out some of the latest releases online at www.resene.co.nz/wallpaper and
browse through the full wallpaper library at your local Resene ColorShop.