Let your walls ex­press your style

Matamata Chronicle - - Building -

Over the past 10 years, we have seen a grow­ing trend to­wards us­ing a dif­fer­ent wall­pa­per as a fea­ture on one wall of a room.

In the past this has meant us­ing a deeper tone, tex­ture or com­pli­men­tary colour to break up the room and give it some in­ter­est.

But things are chang­ing.

The lat­est trends from Europe are for bold state­ments on one or more walls in the room, us­ing de­signs with large mo­tifs such as leaves, flo­rals and Ro­coco medal­lions or retro geo­met­ric pat­terns.

The ob­jec­tive is to cre­ate that “wow” fac­tor. Even us­ing two or more co-or­di­nat­ing pat­terns in one room is no longer un­usual.

If space is a fac­tor then just a sin­gle dra­matic strip, strate­gi­cally placed for max­i­mum im­pact, adds a new di­men­sion to any room.

Over the years wall­pa­per­ing has been hard work, in­volv­ing past­ing large strips of pa­per, lots of wait­ing around and the in­evitable “bub­bles”.

But with the next gen­er­a­tion wall­cov­er­ings now avail­able, this is a thing of the past.

Tech­nol­ogy has de­vel­oped a non-wo­ven back­ing, which means the paste can now be ap­plied di­rectly to the wall, leav­ing you with dry pa­per to hang.

This makes the job much eas­ier and quicker – no mess, and no wait­ing.

There is no need to pre-cut lengths, you can work straight off the roll and as the non-wo­ven back­ing doesn’t move once it’s on the wall there are no peak­ing edges, shrunken seams or bub­bles once it is smoothed into place.

From min­i­mal in­te­ri­ors to the glamour and lux­ury of to­day there is a pa­per to suit ev­ery­one and ev­ery bud­get.

Pa­pers range from $60 to $500 a roll for a pat­tern and from as lit­tle as $35 a roll for neu­tral tex­tures.

Easy, fab­u­lous, and in­ex­pen­sive; wall­pa­per lets you add your unique style to any home. So what are you wait­ing for?

Check out some stun­ning ranges at your lo­cal Colour­plus store.

Mix it up: Colour can be used to break up a room.

Bold: Pat­terned wall­pa­per can be used to cre­ate a fea­ture wall.

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