While doing an estimate this week in Oakbrook, we were again asked if wallpaper is still being installed? “we thought no one does that anymore?” Speaking for the customers in Chicago and Chicago suburbs, I can say that yes, people are definitely still installing wallpaper.
Love It or Hate It
Wallpaper is a like or dislike product I have found in speaking with clients, they like it or hate it. Wallpaper has received a bad rap from poor product manufacturing and improper installation. When the walls are prepared properly, wallpaper will remove from a wall very easily and the wall will be ready for paint of a new wallpaper.
Where to Buy Wallpaper
Where to buy wallpaper can be tricky depending on where you live in Chicago and Surrounding Suburbs. JC Licht is one of the largest store chains that have wallpaper books that you can look through and order. I know of Lloyd’s Paint ‘N Paper that has a large selection as well as some of the Sherwin Williams stores. You can purchase wallpaper online directly from manufacturers as well. One of you better options is to use an Interior Designer. We have been able to work with VARA Design several times over the past year and they have some great books to look through as well as some great designers to work with to help you design, pick and purchase a wallpaper that fits your home and style.
Where is wallpaper being installed?
Everywhere! From bathrooms to kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, ceilings, commercial buildings, offices, and with the vast array of colors styles, murals, prints you cannot forget the kid’s bedrooms. We have been doing complete rooms and accent walls. Accent walls have been more popular over the past year or so for us. The biggest surprise for us has been the use of commercial wallpaper in homes. With commercial wallpaper manufacturers getting more creative with the design of commercial goods, the fact that you can buy it by the yard vs by the rolls, the 54″ width makes for fewer seams, how well commercial wallpaper will clean and withstand wear and tear of high traffic areas, it makes sense that commercial vinyl wallpaper has made into the homes of our customers. (it just makes installation a little more difficult in small spaces)
Take a look at the images of work we do on our social sites such as Instagram to see our latest wallpaper jobs. Give us call if you have any wallpaper questions, we are here to help.