Qualities That Define Modern Wallpaper, Part 2

qualities define modern wallpaper

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the ways modern wallpaper has changed in recent years. While wallpaper itself has a long history that actually dates back centuries, many of the most important parts of its evolution have come in more recent years and decades.

At Wallpaper Warehouse, we offer a variety of modern discounted wallpaper colors, styles and manufacturers. Whether you’re looking for bathroom wallpaper, kitchen wallpaper, bedroom wallpaper or wallpaper solutions for a variety of other rooms or areas in your home, we have modern options available for you that will not only bring fantastic aesthetics, but also serve several other valuable purposes. In today’s part two, we’ll go over two major areas that showcase how wallpaper has evolved just in the last few decades: The application and removal of modern wallpaper compared to what was used not too long ago.

Wallpaper Application

One of the single largest differences between your parents’ wallpaper and what’s available to you in your home today is the ease with which modern wallpaper can be applied to a given surface. In the old days, the individual installing wallpaper had to soak the paper in a solution that would activate its adhesive before hanging, a process that was tedious and time-consuming to perform – and could be prone to several errors.

Modern wallpaper, on the other hand, is exponentially easier to apply to walls or other surfaces. There are two common styles used today:

  • Peel-and-stick: The most common option for vinyl and similar wallpaper materials, this method is what it sounds like – you peel a cover off the sticky section of the paper, just like a car decal, and stick the wallpaper onto the surface in the desired area. There is no need to soak the wallpaper.
  • Paste-the-wall: Often the choice for higher-quality wallpapers, this involves applying paste to a wall and then hanging dry wallpaper. It allows for simple adjustments and smoothing out of bumps or imperfections.

Wallpaper Removal

Down similar lines, maybe the single most annoying element of older wallpaper styles was how difficult they were to remove. This process included hours of work, with ripped pieces of paper stuck to walls in stubborn areas and a whole lot of frustration.

Modern wallpaper comes with no such concerns. Any high-quality wallpaper made today is meant to be removed easily and with no sticky sections left over, and many wallpaper styles can even be reused on a different surface altogether. As long as they were applied correctly – which, as we went over above, is far easier now as well – then removal will never be a problem if you want to redesign the area.

For more on how modern wallpaper benefits you, or to learn about any of our wallpaper products or services, speak to the staff at Wallpaper Warehouse today.

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