A few years ago, our family moved into a home built in the 1980’s. The home has a nice exterior, other than the overgrown landscaping, and the interior plan is functional; however, the decor is original and is in need of updating. While my wife is a big fan of 80’s music, she can do without the decor from that era, and was determined on updating everything during our first month in the home.
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For those of you who grew up in the ‘70s, wallpaper may conjure memories of obnoxious stripes and florals that made you want to plan a great escape from your vinyl seat at mom’s aluminum breakfast table. I’m going to attempt to replace the outdated misconceptions that may plague your mind when you hear the word “wallpaper” and introduce a new perspective into your psyche: not only are today’s wallcovering options beautiful and environmentally friendly, many can truly be considered an art form.
Wallpaper is a decorative wall covering used in both residential and commercial spaces. It can be applied full height or used as a wainscot, border or decal. Wallpaper was invented by the Chinese, who applied rice paper to walls as early as 200 B.C. Since that time, several cultures (including the Chinese, Arabs, French, English and Americans) have contributed to the improvement of wallpaper through material developments. Today's wallpaper is a technologically advanced product that is available in a variety of materials, types, styles, and patterns. It is relatively easy to install and is very durable.
This topic includes information related to wall coverings applied during construction. Wall coverings are an element of interior design used to cover and decorate an interior wall surface. Common types of wall coverings include: vinyl coated fabrics, cork, wallpaper, and textile wall coverings. Each type of wall covering is a manufactured product available in a variety of sizes, colors and textures.
This topic includes information related to stone facing installed during construction. Stone facing is natural stone which as been fabricated to specific dimensions in a variety of shapes. Dimensional stone facing can be applied directly to a substrate as an interior finish of horizontal, vertical and overhead surfaces.