Jordan has seen wallpaper come and seen it go.
and her husband, owners of Jordan Wallcoverings based in
Gastonia, N.C. and highly rated on Angieís List, have
made a living covering walls in the Charlotte area and
beyond for more than 30 years.
decades, the wall-coverings business was dominated by
wallpaper, adding accents and personality to rooms, and
making cleanup in bathrooms and kitchens an easier task.
Then it fell off, as people chose to remove wallpaper
and paint rooms.
in putting up wallpaper has ebbed and flowed over the
years, but right now, it seems to be flowing again,
itís a matter of everything that goes around comes
around, or the greater versatility offered by digital
printing ó you can now blow up a photo or image to the
size of the wall ó wallpaper specialists say the look
is returning, at least for some rooms and home styles.
map wall paper
particular, Jordan has spotted these recent wallpaper
More homeowners are showing interest in wallpaper with a
textured finish such as metallic foil, shiny or wall
coverings that simulate wood paneling or grasscloth.
and bathrooms: Wallpaper tends to hold up best in
kitchens and bathrooms, Jordan says. The pattern and
texture can offer the small space a special style ó
and depending on the type of covering chosen, a wipeable
Instead of papering an entire room, the trend seems to
be toward accent walls or even a traditional border
style at the top of the wall.
holdup in the wallpaper comeback? Expense.
really has gone up in price," Jordan says, ranging
anywhere from $14 to $45 a yard in this area. Thatís
much pricier than a can of quality interior paint that
can cover an entire room.
wallpaper is hung and installed correctly, it can look
fresh for a decade or more. To do this right, you might
want to hire someone who specializes in hanging
wallpaper instead of opting for DIY wallpaper
key to hanging it well is sizing the wall. To do this,
Jordan applies a substance that creates a slippery
surface on the wall that helps the wallpaper grip the
wall better, and this makes it easier to peel off
wallpaper later when the trend ebbs again.
that step is done correctly, the paper will stick just
right and it will come down when you want it to, she
people love it and some people hate it," Jordan
says of wallpaper. "I guess thatís the case with