When I have something pressing in my mind; my therapy comes in form of changing decor in my house. Most of the time I change the position of the furniture not knowing that am actually doing it, until much later when am through.
Since my family knows that I love any thing to do with decorating the home, they never object to my free advice! Thank goodness I don’t keep stock of paint in my house; otherwise I would always be painting our home in Benetton colours!
last week when I was rearranging my children’s bedroom an idea to change the complete look came into my mind, I thought of repainting and though the idea was boring and also time consuming until when my son came into the room with a drawing in his hands, I looked hard at the paper thinking of something and an idea of pasting a strip of wall paper across the room to give it a complete new look, came to my mind.
I went to town in the hope of getting a place where I can find out about the prices of wall papers so that I can budget for them come the time when my budget will allow; but I was very disappointed.
Many of the shops that I visited dint know what wall papers are; the few people who had an idea showed me gift wrappers! I was amused to say the least. Just so that some of my readers can have an idea of what wallpaper is; it is a kind of material used to cover and decorate the interior walls of homes, offices, and other buildings; it is one aspect of interior decoration.
It is usually sold in rolls and is put onto a wall using wallpaper paste. Wallpapers can come either plain (so that it can be painted), or with patterned graphics. Wallpaper printing techniques include surface printing, gravure printing and silk screen-printing .
Wallpaper may be harder to do than painting is, but it will last for a good deal longer than paint will. In fact, many modern wallpapers will last for ten to fifteen years, whereas, repainting often has to be done as often as every couple of years, depending on your household.
Wallpaper can last five times longer than paint under normal conditions, making it a very economical choice. Over time, you can save over 30 percent of your repainting costs, simply by choosing wallpaper.
Wallpaper is unmatched in the aesthetic value that it brings to a room. It adds warmth, character, and beauty, and can be used to create an astonishing variety of effects. It changes the entire look and feel of a room. Some effects that you can get with wallpaper include texture, paint it yourself wallpaper, custom wallpaper that has been printed with a pattern of your choosing, a natural feel, leather look, timber look, and much more. These are effects that simply cannot be replicated with paint.
Wallpaper is also no longer difficult to remove with new removal systems meaning that it is possible to remove the paper from the wall in long strips.Taking the time to apply the wallpaper properly and using a good primer will also make removal easier in the long run.
Create a theme through out your house. Wallpaper will give you an assortment of colours to work with right from within the paper. Wallpaper will bring out things in your home that were lost with plain white walls and it will bring out your personality.
Wallpaper is an easy and affordable way to hide imperfections and create illusions – If you have an unsightly concrete wall in you living room, you can easily hide it by just cover it up with wallpaper.
Wallpaper is hard to clean and maintain – Once your lavish wallpaper is up on the walls, the main problem you would encounter is keeping dirt off it and removing it. Yes, most wall papers easily stain and those that are stain proof can cost quite a lot.
Children and everybody else can be trained to keep the wall papers off dirt and crayons; once everybody at home learns that then, the house can be ready to be pasted with wall papers.
Wallpaper is always in and will never go out of fashion- we came and found it, and will also leave it. Not even foe finish painting can capture the beauty that wallpapers offers.
The paper companies are always coming up with new patterns to keep up with the latest trend and still keeping the old patterns which I like, in case you need to change the style of your room or your home as a whole, try out the wall paper and you will never regret it!