Yearly Archives: 2022

Why choose wallpaper?

While few would argue that wallcoverings are superior to paint in terms of aesthetics, some may be surprised to learn that, over time, vinyl wallcoverings are also a wise economical choice.

Most vinyl wallcoverings can retain their original beauty and performance characteristics for at least 15 years. In contrast, a painted surface requires more frequent cleaning to maintain its appearance and generally needs repainting every three years.

While the initial investment is higher, using vinyl wallcovering instead of paint can result in a 30 percent or greater savings over time.

Aesthetic Value

Modern wallcoverings have an aesthetic appeal that is unrivalled by painted surfaces.

Paint

  • Flat colour: A single colour in a single room.
  • Accent wall: One room, one colour, except for one brightly coloured wall.
  • Textured: Paint that has been textured with media.
  • Custom: The use of paint to create mural designs.
  • Faux finishes: Custom paint designs that add patterns and depth.

Wallpaper

  • Flat colour: Single colour wallpapers are available, though they are not particularly popular.
  • Accent wall: This can be accomplished by using wallpaper on one wall.
  • Textured: Textured wallpaper comes in various styles ranging from plain to ornate.
  • Custom: Wallpaper manufacturers offer a wide range of mural wallpaper.
  • Faux Finishes: Most popular faux finishes have wallpaper
  • Historical significance: Consider a Victorian-style home without wallpaper.
  • Digital designs: Custom printed wallpaper can be created with computers.
  • Photographic: Creating custom wallpaper from family photos.

Enhanced functionality

Consider the use of the specialised wallcoverings:

  • Whiteboard wallcovering: This allows for the use of dry erase markers for presentations or notes. Though primarily used in commercial settings, this type of wallcovering would be ideal for a child’s room.
  • Magnetic wallcovering: This allows you to use magnetic appliqués for presentations or play.
  • Scented wallpaper: Made of fibres that naturally emit a soothing fragrance, such as lavender or jasmine. In addition, deodorising wallpaper impregnated with charcoal particles acts as a natural deodoriser.

Contact Unique Impressions for details

With so many options to choose from, wallpaper is the clear winner when it comes to selecting wallcoverings as unique as you and your home. If you have any questions about a specific design or wallpaper installation from Unique Impressions, be sure to get in touch with a representative today.

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Wallpaper tips from the experts

Finding wallpaper you like is only the first step. Next, you need to make it actually work in a room.

With thousands of wallpaper patterns and designs to choose from, it can be challenging to find the right one. To make matters worse, choosing window treatments and soft furnishings, furniture, and accessories to complement your wallpaper can be even more difficult. Follow these wallpaper tips from the experts to stay on track when putting it all together.

Select the Wallpaper First

Consider your wallpaper as a work of art in a room, providing inspiration and direction for your design scheme. It is easier to start with the wallpaper and build your room around it.

Emphasise style

Before you begin your wallpaper search, have a style in mind. This could be related to your home’s architecture or a look you like. Because wallpaper collections generally have a theme, you can narrow your search by focusing on the most relevant collections.

Choose your strategy

Consider the colour scheme you want to achieve in addition to the style. Having a scheme in mind allows you to concentrate on choosing the right ‘coordinates’ for curtain and soft-furnishing fabric, furniture, and accessories. Consider implementing one of these wallpaper tips.

Complementary

Colours from opposite sides of the colour wheel create a bold and dynamic look. Blue and orange, for example, are opposites that create a strong personality.

Wallpaper tip: Turn a striped wallpaper horizontally to get a different look.

Analogous

These are colours next to or near each other on the colour wheel. These spaces will be calming and relaxing, with colours that complement one another. To allow the wallpaper to make a statement, add some neutrals in grey, white, or black to your furnishings.

Monochromatic

A monochromatic black and white scheme with two different wallpapers complements a variety of fabric patterns and accessories to create a stylish space.

A monochromatic scheme with a single hue alongside shades and tints of the same colour is the easiest to master when mixing patterns and prints.

Triadic

This scheme achieves a balanced and colourful look by using colours that are positioned in a triangular location on the colour wheel.

Experiment with pattern

A bold, graphic wallpaper design in a neutral colourway is adaptable and can be combined with other neutral furnishings. Use the same pattern in a different colour to visually connect patterns. However, it takes skill and practice to mix prints. Begin by combining similar designs with different pattern scales, adding one or two more patterns.

Wallpaper tip: Keep the wallpaper simple if your other furnishings have bold patterns.

Include Texture

Texture can add dimension to a monochromatic palette. Ceramic vases with embossed surfaces, gleaming mercury glass lamp bases, antiqued mirrors, and the natural warmth of wood in furniture and wallpaper all work well together. Several modern wallpapers have a lovely textural quality and are woven from natural grasses and reeds.

Contact Unique Impressions for details

With so many designs and colours to choose from, these wallpaper tips should help you turn each room into a masterpiece. If you have any questions about a specific design or wallpaper installation from Unique Impressions, be sure to get in touch with a representative today.

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Wallpaper options to update your home

Wallpaper options are one of the most convenient and versatile wall decorations available today. There’s something for every taste and budget. Whether you update all the walls in a room, one wall, or even a section with a range of wallpaper options, you can easily trick the eye to make a room look larger or cosier. Modern wallpaper options are also suitable for damp rooms like kitchens, bathrooms, and toilets, so don’t feel limited to space.

Landscapes and panoramas

Regardless of which room you choose this wallpaper option for, it will transport you away from the stress of every day to a tranquil scene from nature or your landmark from your travels. Giant murals create an infinity effect to open smaller rooms or add a feeling of depth by choosing tunnels and forests.

Toile de Jouy

Fabric with a pastoral, neoclassical, or animalistic print is referred to as toile. However, designers love to stylise prints like a printed drawing. The simplicity of the pattern makes this wallpaper option universal for any area.

Trompe-l’œil wallpaper

Trompe-l’œil literally translates to a trick of the eye. Through landscape wallpaper options and geometric shapes, you can easily achieve this is an effect.

Textured wallpaper

For a cosy room, wallpaper options that give walls textured effects like cork are a perfect choice. In addition, rich textures and soft colours call to mind marble, granite, fabrics, and earthy inspirations to keep a room’s aesthetics grounded in their roots.

New botanicals

Botanical wallpaper inspired by the tranquillity and hues from nature is often characterised by high contrast, natural settings, and relaxing scenery. Wallpaper options inspired by nature lets you reintroduce nature and open lifeless spaces to new energy.

Abstract and geometric wallpapers

Geometric wallpapers cross eras and universes, paying tribute to the 50s and 60s and reviving the Impressionists in lively tones. Abstract wallpaper options allow you to choose a bold and vibrant look or a classier refined style.

Floral wallpaper

Floral wallpapers are always in style and can be adapted to any space. So whether your inspiration is vintage, retro, or contemporary, macro views or bold, oversized blossom, you can find a bouquet of wallpaper options.

Playful patterns

Whether you choose animal prints, art prints, or human prints, patterns are the easiest way to imbue a room with personality and shouldn’t be limited to children’s rooms.

Contact Unique Impressions for details

With so many designs and colours to choose from, it’s little wonder that more people are turning to the variety of wallpaper options to dress their walls. If you have any questions about a specific design or wallpaper installation from Unique Impressions, be sure to get in touch with a representative today.

 

 

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