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When I moved to the East coast as a kid my dad bought a house that was over 100 years old, every room in that place was wallpapered. I spent most of my formative years "restoring an historical fixer-upper". Learned how to plaster, paper and install plumbing and electric in a house didn't come with that stuff. Even re-sleeved the chimneys. Came from southern CA, back then the craze was wallpaper that was alternating patterns of foil and faux velvet, horrifying stuff.
My wife used to have to drag me kicking and screaming to look at wallpaper but then we hit on a store that had an incredible inventory and a section of graphic arts paper that was unreal. Yeah, wallpaper can look tacky but the really good stuff installed the right way can be amazing. I couldn't decide how to dress up the front of my breakfast bar. I thought about tile, stone, paint etc. and then I saw a wallpaper that was stunning and matched the decor to a tee. My wife always said that when used just as an accent here and there it can be cheap, easy and can really make a room. She was right.
Last edited by Pragmatist; 2nd March 2017 at 03:24 PM.