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The New Wallpapers – Using New Textures and
Materials Such as Cork, Crushed Marble, Glass Beads, Bamboo and More
Who said wallpaper had to be frumpy and floral? The new wallpapers are using unique
and marvelous new textures that incorporate beading, crushed marble, leather,
bamboo, shells, and much more. Flocking and embossing add dimension and an
architectural element. Get some interior design ideas for wallpapers below!
Sustainable elements are not only responsible to use, but attention getters. Cork
is available in sheets or squares, and in a wide array of colors. It adds instant
sound proofing and a touch of insulation to walls. The rich, touchable texture has
a warmth and beauty that is unmatched.
Maya Romanoff is an innovator
in wallcovering, and their ?Beadazzled? paper is no exception. This flexible, glass
bead covered paper shimmers and reflects light with a dazzling effect. Wrapping
columns, using as furniture insets, or even as a backsplash material, you?ll be
amazed by its versatility.
Their product, ?Abacadazzle? is also a unique sustainable treat, made from abaca
which is part of the banana family. Romanoff puts their own twist on it by adding a
splash of metallic thread.
Capiz shells make up Maya Romanoff?s ?Flexi-Aphordite? wall tile. These 18? by 18?
tiles are meant to be slightly overlapped at the edges and are flexible enough to
wrap around curves. The opalescent reflection of the shells is stain resistant and
quite durable. Imagine a bathroom layered in mother of pearl decadence.
Leather tiles are finding their way onto the walls of masculine studies and man
caves. Installed with glue, the leather surface easily adapts to its surface, and
provides a warm and inviting effect. Embossed treatments such as ostrich, snake,
crocodile, or western motifs provide textural statements in a wide variety of
Flocked papers made a huge comeback in 2010, and show no sign of slowing down. Romo is another leader in innovative
wallcoverings, and their Lasari velvet flocked papers incorporate the trend of
overscaled patterns with acid-tinged hues of chartreuse, hot pink, and tangerine
orange. Drama ensues with the inclusion of metallic backgrounds that make the
Sculpted vinyl wallcovering has a three dimensional effect. Embossed patterns are
heat set into the vinyl for a raised effect that is glamorous and stunning,
reminiscent of old Hollywood. Graham and
Brown?s Ulteriors collection features mysterious shades of black,
plum and chocolate with a subtle sheen in the pattern.
Whether you use one of the new paper trends as an accent wall or an entire room, be
prepared to make a stunning statement. These papers are not for the faint of heart
and are meant to get noticed.