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    Emerging Demand For Wallpaper



    American consumers are spending more on home furnishings and decor, and this trend is not expected to change in the near future. Annual sales of paint and wallpaper in this country are trending upwards faster than the GDP in general.

    Every home decorating magazine and tv show is featuring the use of wallpaper -- an enormous shift in "attitude". Wallpaper sales in the US are up.

    British home decor never lost its affinity for wallpaper, but in the US it has been seen as dated and undesirable. I have actually used wallpaper and can attest that can be transformative in ways that paint can't be; better able to cover rough surfaces, more reflective, far more durable, etc.

    I've got a desire to redecorate now and have looked at wallpaper, but there are some barriers. It's been out of fashion for so long, the average handyman has never hung any -- and it is a skill. Professional painters usually can still do it, but they are too spendy for me.

    I am also not happy with the products offered. Not enough selection as to the paper itself (what happened to strippable vinyl wallpaper?) and the designs offered are too limited.

    Want a business you can start on the cheap and muscle into a nice slice of the decorating budget in your city? Get with artists, printers and others to deliver a product to people like me that's exciting and doesn't cost me more than $250 for a 14 x 14 ft room.

    I am not spending $500 or more to get wallpaper hung that I could have seen in my Grandma's house, 70 years ago.

    Whaca think? IMO, wallpaper is about to be as popular as granite countertops in kitchens.
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    Head over to any big box store or Penny's, etc and the choices are overwhelming. A simple DIY project. The difficulty comes with heavily pattern design wallpaper where there will be a lot of waste matching patterns.

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    I don't like wallpaper myself.

    I think it looks tacky and cheap.

    Apparently I am in the minority.

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    i have issues with some wallpaper.... patters can visually "jump". I have had to change rooms if the paper "jumps"

    I currently have paper in the bathrooms and kitchen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    i have issues with some wallpaper.... patters can visually "jump". I have had to change rooms if the paper "jumps"

    I currently have paper in the bathrooms and kitchen.
    I like the way it reflects light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YodaOne View Post
    Head over to any big box store or Penny's, etc and the choices are overwhelming. A simple DIY project. The difficulty comes with heavily pattern design wallpaper where there will be a lot of waste matching patterns.

    Laughter is good for the Soul.
    Yes, there are choices. But no, they are not enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I like the way it reflects light.
    i prefer it to be matte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Yes, there are choices. But no, they are not enough.

    you all are not looking in the proper places. There were so freaking many wall paper books to go through i only saw a very small portion of them.... I started weeding them down by which paper had fabric to match.
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    Twenty years ago, I was the wall paper queen. Had it everywhere. What did it for me, is taking it down to change it. Destroys your walls and you have to patch. We tried hanging it once, OMG what a disaster that was. Biggest home improvement mess we have ever made. LOL I had to bring in a professional and that was the last time.
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    I'm not big on wallpaper. Some can be nice here and there, but as HCProf pointed out, removing the damn stuff is a disaster.
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