Being an impactful piece by themselves, murals and wallpapers can truly transform the overall look of a room as a stand-alone decor item. Find out in this article why you can save costs decorating with wallpaper.
Wallpapers and murals create a unique, polished, modern look in any room. For example, if you rent a place, an easy to install and remove wallpaper can be a great decor option if you're not allowed to paint your walls. Similarly, if you own your place, you can use murals to create accent walls that add pattern and texture to your space. This is all while using one single decor item: your preferred wallpaper. This allow you to keep your interior design simple, and at the same time, differentiated.
Let's have a look at the different ways you save costs decorating with wallpaper.
Find out in this article:
1. Why choosing wallpapers for your design?
2. Benefits of wallpapers over paint.
3. Trending Styles of Wallpapers & Murals to inspire your designs.
1. Why choosing wallpapers for your design?
Wallpaper has made a great comeback in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. It offers a way to enhance the look of their kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and other living spaces with unique designs. Besides being able to provide rooms with their own personality, let's have a look at the reasons why choosing wallpaper is the smartest choice for your interiors.
Reason #1: Durability
Wallpaper is durable, long-lasting, and cleanable. This allows it to meet the needs of different lifestyles and applications, holding up to the wear and tear of children, or conditions in high traffic areas.
Reason #2: Easy to hang and easy to remove
Many fear wallpaper because they are worried about it being difficult to put up and take down, thus being stuck with it forever and creating a hassle and headache when removal is desired. However, this is no longer the case with paste-the-wall wallpaper technology. Wallpaper adheres easily and smoothly to the walls. Read our blog post where we explain step by step how to hang wallpapers here.
Reason #3: Environmental friendly
Water-based inks, for example as those used in our eco-mural wallpapers are non-toxic and completely odourless. This not only guarantees pure room air only, is also the best practice for the environment. Plus, our non-woven wallpapers have also been awarded the "Confidence in Textiles" certificate (textiles successfully tested for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and Oeko-Tex Standard 1000) and are FSC®-certified, which guarantees sustainable forestry. Read more on the sustainable certifications of murals and decor here.
Reason #4: Hide imperfections and reduce remodelling costs
Wallpaper is also brilliant for hiding imperfections. Cracked walls can be a common issue among houses or apartments, and wallpaper does a great job at hiding this. The patterns hide smudges and blemishes, and most wallpaper is pretty easy to clean with just a sponge and water.
2. Benefits of wallpaper over paint
There are several ways to design your walls and ceilings. This includes mural/ wallpaper, and painting. Within these options, wallpaper is undoubtedly the unrivalled method to achieve powerful design qualities on your walls and ceilings in a single package solution. It also the easiest and least expensive way to drastically transform a space without extraneous decoration.
Let's have a look at the particular benefits of using wallpaper versus using paint to remodel your rooms.
Benefit #1: Cost
At first, the costs of painting a room might seem lower that wallpapering it, but as wallpaper has a longer life-span, its costs decreases over time. Also, the opacity of one layer of standard paint is usually on the low side. In general, two to three coats of paint are required to achieve better quality results. If you use paint and require many coats to achieve the desired finish, this increases your costs and time invested on the job.
Additionally, developments in digital printing have bought down the cost of bespoke designs making all kinds of customisations possible using murals and wallpaper.
Benefit #2: Texture and variety
As well as the huge array of colours present in paint, wallpaper also offers patterns and textures to add different dimensions to the spaces. Textured looks such as brick or marble or even velvet create very rich feelings and designs. Wallpaper can also be embossed and gloriously tactile which adds again to the sensorial experience of the room.
Whether it is fully wallpapered rooms, feature walls, or accented walls, with murals you can design with endless shades, patterns and textures available. This can add warmth, depth, and style to a room that monotone paint simply cannot achieve.
Benefit #3: Durability
Most wallpapered walls have a lifespan between 10-15 years making the work last a long time, once it is installed. The painted counterpart may chip and crack over time, therefore requiring more frequent maintenance to keep it looking as good as new. Additionally, painted walls will likely demand being repainted only after a few years. This in turn means more work in less time, than for example wallpapering with an easy install paste-the-wall technology.
3. Trending Styles of Wallpapers & Murals to inspire your designs
Wallpaper has been used for many years to cover walls and decorate interior spaces. So, what wallpaper types you can use now in your home?
Here are some of ideas to inspire your interior designing and decorating:
Theme #1: Floral and Leaf Design
Intense colours and romantic feelings with the Profound Blooms Mural
Romantic and peaceful styles with the Maison Flowers Mural
Delightful Bohemian spaces with our Komorebi Park Mural
Theme #2: Landscape and Scenery Murals
Envision your holiday retreat with the Paradise on Earth Mural
Inspire peaceful moments with the Paradise of Emerald Mural
Create relaxing spaces with the Mountain Meditation Mural
Theme #3: Abstract and Geometric Murals
For the creative nature inspired, the Triumph Mountain Mural
For structured and creative spaces, the Geometric Peaks mural.
Design colourful and original spaces with our Fantasy Journey Mural
Theme #4: Design wallpapers
Elegant spaces with the Pearl Natura Mural
Clean and original design spaces with the Figure Mountains Wallpaper
Beautifully distinguished spaces with our Golden Fall Mural
Looking to save costs while not sacrificing quality? Have a look at our great selection of wallpapers and murals designed just for that.
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