Wallpapers and wall murals can be a great way to decorate a room. They can really elevate any part of your house. And for a reasonable amount of money. I used to relate them to old houses, I considered them something you could find at your grandmother’s home (even if none of my grandparents had wallpapers).
Now I love wallpapers because they are available in so many colors, patterns and prints.
And they’re more practical, since their quality improved a lot during the years. Wallpapers and wall murals can be cleaned (vacuumed, too!) and, sometimes, also washed.
While wallpapers are sold in rolls and sometimes also in sheets, wall murals can be easily custom-made.
My favorite wallpapers reproduce libraries and relaxing landscapes even if one of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever seen is by Anthropologie, no longer available 😥 . I have a thing for theaters and I dreamt of this for awhile. I shouldn’t have postponed the purchase, I know. I’m a kind of slow learner, or a “shopping dilettante”, sometimes.
Decorating using wallpapers allows you to create the illusion of a wider space, a lighter one, or it can add a touch of art to your home. Wallpapers can also provide some kind of luxury, in a certain way. For example, I love white brick walls which are not easy to find (at least in Italy) so a wallpaper reproducing them could be a nice compromise.
Wallpapers need a regular maintenance.
As I wrote before, they can be cleaned and also washed, if they’re coated. You can delicately vacuum them, if your vacuum cleaner has a soft brush, or dust them with a soft cloth. Start from the top. If your wallpaper/wall mural is textured be even more delicate.
If your wallpaper is washable, use a sponge or a microfiber cloth dampened in some water where you diluted a delicate detergent. Some use shower gel but I don’t know if it’s really the right thing to use. In case, choose a detergent that doesn’t make too much lather. Rinse with a sponge and then dab with a soft towel. Start from the bottom, because if you’ll start from the top, water (and dirt) will keep on dripping on the bottom part.
These are some inspiring wallpapers and wall murals. I think that just decorating one wall using them is a good idea because sometimes an entire room covered with wallpaper can look a bit oppressive, but of course it depends on the colors and the patterns you’ll choose and also on the furnitures.
The preview image is via Rebel Walls