In the 80s, wallpaper was very trendy but fell out of favor with those who preferred painted walls. However, it is now making a comeback in our homes, adding a touch of fantasy and creativity. Here are three types of wallpaper and three ways to create a personalized atmosphere.
Vintage Wallpaper: A Retro Twist for Your Walls
Did you know that wallpaper was one of the treasures Marco Polo brought back from China in the 13th century? It wasn't until the Enlightenment period, with the invention of printing, that wallpaper became popular in our homes. Today, many wallpaper designers have taken inspiration from antique patterns and printing techniques, creating a nostalgic charm. If you want to add a touch of old-world charm to your bedroom or library, consider using retro wallpaper. Pair it with hardwood floors, antique furniture, and soft lighting, and you'll be transported back in time. For a subtle touch, you can also choose to wallpaper only one wall and paint the others in a color that complements the wallpaper.
Trompe-l'oeil Wallpaper: An Optical Illusion for Your Walls
Trompe-l'oeil wallpapers are an original and quick way to transform the decoration of a room while also enhancing its proportions. If you've always dreamed of having a stone wall in your kitchen with a rustic touch, you can achieve it by simply wallpapering it. On the other hand, if you're inspired by the Scandinavian style of wooden houses, a few strips of wallpaper will do the trick. If your living room feels a bit dark, why not give it a faux window with a bright sky background? Whether it's tie and dye, shagreen, bricks, or panels, with trompe-l'oeil wallpaper, your imagination knows no bounds. It's like being in Hong Kong or having a country house in the city. And for those with limited space, bookshelf wallpapers can give the illusion of depth and volume to a small room.
Graphic patterned wallpaper, applied to multiple walls, is the key to a modern decor, while paying homage to the style of the greatest abstract painters of the 20th century: Piet Mondrian, Fernand Léger, Sonia Delaunay... There's nothing like a room adorned with graphic patterned wallpaper to breathe energy into the decor, creating movement and injecting cheerfulness into even the most neutral interiors. Rosettes, zigzags, vertical or horizontal stripes, come in black and white as well as all the colors of the rainbow, for visual delight and a vibrant decor. Reminiscent of the traditional costume of Harlequins, this pattern will add a playful touch to any decor, as long as you stick to using it sparingly here and there. For a 60s vibe:.