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Article: Decorating with Style and Substance: Our Easy Guide All About Wallpaper

Decorating with Style and Substance: Our Easy Guide All About Wallpaper Ramble & Roam

Decorating with Style and Substance: Our Easy Guide All About Wallpaper

Are you looking for a way to transform your living space with something unique, stylish, and truly memorable? Look no further than wallpaper. Wallpaper has been around for centuries, but in recent years it has seen a resurgence in popularity as people look to express their individual style and make an impactful statement on the décor of their home or office. Plus, its easier to hang than you think! The wallpaper we offer at Ramble & Roam Co. ranges from classic patterns in new color ways to modern patterns, our wallpaper can turn a plain wall into an eye-catching and stylish focal point in any space. In this really exhaustive guide, we've taken things most designers know for granted and complied this exhaustive guide— we’ll explore the different types of wallpaper and discuss what look you want to create and how you can use wallpaper to create a unique look for your home or office. So grab a cup of coffee, let’s dive in and explore the possibilities!

Click the jump links or scroll down to discover everything you would need to know about picking wallpaper for your home:

What’s the difference between peel and stick, pasted, or non pasted wallpaper?

A. Stick wallpaper
B. Prepasted wallpaper
C. Unpasted wallpaper

How to hang wallpaper

A. What is Booking Wallpaper?

B. Hanging unpasted wallpaper

C. What is butting wallpaper?

Popular Wallpaper patterns

1. Paisley
2. Floral
3. Damask
4. Geometric
5. Stripes
6. Plaid
7. Chevron
8. Toile
9. Animal Print
10. Dots

Types of home decor styles

1. Traditional
2. Contemporary
3. Transitional
4. Rustic
5. Grandmillennial
6. Mid-century modern
7. Hollywood Glamour
8. Coastal
9. Bohemian
10. Modern

Historical eras still popular in design

1. Art Deco
2. Mid-Century Modern
3. Scandinavian
4. Bauhaus
5. De Stijl
6. Art Nouveau
7. Constructivism
8. Dadaism

Conclusion: Wallpaper. A Great Choice for Making a Statement with Your Walls!

What’s the difference between peel and stick, pasted, or non pasted wallpaper?

A. Stick wallpaper

Stick wallpaper, commonly called peel and stick wallpaper, has become increasingly popular in recent years as an easy way to transform the look and feel of a room. It's an effortless way to refresh your decor, and I'm all for that. Plus, since it comes on a roll, it's totally DIY-friendly. And if you get very particular about your project, you can rest assured that stick wallpaper comes in hundreds of styles, colors, and patterns. Use the excess wallpaper to line drawers or cover books. So no matter how unique of an aesthetic you're going for in your home, you can be sure to find something that fits the bill with stick wallpaper. Now go ahead... don't be afraid to make a bold statement!

B. Prepasted wallpaper

Wallpaper that comes already with the adhesive can be a great way to add a unique, stylish flair to any room in the house. Simple wet down using a sponge roller, allow it to get tacky, then off you go. Applying wallpaper is much easier than painting and gives you a lot of creative freedom; the sky's the limit with the variety of designs available. Whether you're looking for something subtle or a bold statement piece, there's sure to be something that catches your eye. Plus,  wallpaper can be just as easily removed as it was applied, allowing for less-permanent design experimentation. Give it a try today - you won't regret transforming your space with pre-pasted wallpaper!

C. Unpasted wallpaper

When it comes to creating a beautiful home space, one wallpaper that’s intimidating but shouldn't be, is unpasted wallpaper. It is the perfect way to showcase your style and reflect your personality. With so many highly detailed designs, there are so many ways to give your home the look that you want. Unpasted wallpaper can easily cover walls, transform furniture and make any room of your house look timeless and classic. Plus, in today's economical climate, unpasted wallpaper is very affordable and you can DIY this, I promise. Compared  to having a professional paperhanger come in and install professionally papered walls, you get a designer look at an accessible price point - now that's something worth getting excited about!

How to hang wallpaper

Hanging wallpaper can seem like a daunting task, but when done correctly it can be the quickest and easiest way to transform any room. Just grab your tools, line up your materials, and follow these easy steps for success. First, prepare the area by cleaning the surface you’re adhering to and thoroughly removing any dirt or debris. Next, use a scraper to create small incisions in the wall that will help solidify the adhesive bond between paper and wall. After that, measure out how much of walling paper you need with an appropriate ruler or measuring tape and make sure you have enough before sticking anything up! Finally - the fun part - hang your wallpaper according to manufacturer directions using minimal water and begin transforming your space. Take it slow, be thorough and never forget: a good wallpaper job is only as good as its preparation! Below is a high level guide, but included with each roll we send a step-by-step guide linked with a QR code and site address. if you want to see the video, or read those detailed instructions check it out here.

A. What is booking wallpaper?

Booking wallpaper is a unique practice that ensures the wallpaper is adequately relaxed and pliable before it is applied to a wall. It involves folding the entire paper onto itself for several minutes, paste-to-paste, to allow the paper to take on its intended shape. When using un-pasted paper, it's important to book it immediately after applying paste. For pre-pasted wallpaper, it can be booked directly after dipping or spraying with water for added effects. Booking your wallpaper correctly guarantees that your walls look smooth and stand the test of time.

B. Hanging unpasted wallpaper

Wondering how to hang unpasted wallpaper? It's pretty simple if you know what you're doing! First off, you'll want to determine the size of your area and cut the wallpaper accordingly. After that, you'll need to apply a paste activator directly onto the backing of the paper using either a roller or a brush. Wait for it to penetrate thoroughly before continuing, make sure to book the wallpaper for best results. Once it's dry enough to handle, take note of where the pattern should line up in relation to your space and carefully attach it onto your wall - taking care that it does not buckle. And there you have it: with some patience and skill, even unpasted wallpaper can be hung with relative ease.

C. What is butting wallpaper?

When it comes to wallpaper fits, butting is only one of the options for a neat and professional-looking finish, but here at Ramble & Roam Co. we only use this style, because we are true DIYers. Our wallpaper is printed edge to edge, so the seam 'abutts' the other paper. With advances in sustainable/water efficient inks, and new printing technologies—there's now no need to cut it down, to get a perfect seam match—just straight from the roll to your wall! Other fitting options include overlapping – which is fairly complicated, and with both cut down and overlapping styles-- you really should hire a professional; they’ll be able to help with the complicated tasks of such accuracy. 

Choosing wallpaper patterns

Wallpaper can transform any room, and its design styles are virtually limitless. From floral to classic damask and from modern geo patterns to dramatic stripes, you can easily find the perfect wallpaper for your home or workspace. Using wallpaper is a great way to add texture, color and personality to any interior space. The key is to figure out what kind of look you're going for—calm and traditional, playful and colorful or something more eclectic- then pick out the right design that works with the rest of your home's decor. The possibilities could be almost dizzying; however, the payoff will always be worth it.

  • Toile is a print that features a repeating pattern, often with a pastoral scene such as animals or flowers. It is typically printed on a light background, such as white or cream.
  • Damask was originally a type of woven fabric that featured a flocked velvet raised pattern. Now Damask wallpaper often features the same intricate designs, but is in the newer sustainable paper styles and is available in a massive variety of colors. This type of wallpaper can add a touch of luxury to any room.
  • Striped wallpaper designs feature horizontal or vertical lines of varying widths. These designs can be very simple or quite elaborate, and are available in a wide range of colors. Striped wallpaper is a great way to add visual interest to any room.
  • Chevron wallpaper designs feature V-shaped lines that create a zigzag pattern. This type of wallpaper is often associated with contemporary or modern styles, but can also be quite traditional. Chevron wallpaper is available in a wide range of colors and can be used to add interest to any room.
  • Animal print wallpaper features repeating patterns of animal prints, such as leopard or zebra print. It is typically printed on a light background, such as white or cream.
  • Plaid wallpaper designs feature intersecting lines that create a checkered pattern. This type of wallpaper is often associated with country or rustic styles, but can also be quite modern. Plaid wallpaper is available in a wide range of colors and can be used to add interest to any room.
  • Floral wallpaper designs are typically very feminine and romantic. They often feature flowers of all different types and colors, and can be used to add a touch of spring to any room. Floral wallpaper is also available in more modern designs that feature abstract flowers.
  • Dot wallpaper features circles that are evenly spaced throughout the design. The dots can be of different colors and sizes, and more organic or structured changes the vibe.
  • Paisley is a design that features curved, feather-like shapes that are often arranged in a repetitive pattern. This design originated in Persia and was later adopted by the Scottish. Paisley wallpaper is often very colorful and can add a touch of elegance to any room
  • Geometric designs feature shapes such as triangles, circles, and squares. These designs can be very modern or more traditional, depending on the colors and patterns used. Geometric wallpaper is a great way to add interest to any room.

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1. Paisley

Paisley is a design that features curved, feather-like shapes that are often arranged in a repetitive pattern. This design originated in Persia and was later adopted by the Scottish. Paisley wallpaper is often very colorful and can add a touch of elegance to any room.

2. Floral

Floral wallpaper designs are typically very feminine and romantic. They often feature flowers of all different types and colors, and can be used to add a touch of spring to any room. Floral wallpaper is also available in more modern designs that feature abstract flowers.

3. Damask

Damask was originally a type of woven fabric that featured a flocked velvet raised pattern. Now Damask wallpaper often features the same intricate designs, but is in the newer sustainable paper styles and is available in a massive variety of colors. This type of wallpaper can add a touch of luxury to any room.

4. Geometric

Geometric wallpaper designs feature shapes such as triangles, circles, and squares. These designs can be very modern or more traditional, depending on the colors and patterns used. Geometric wallpaper is a great way to add interest to any room.

5. Stripes

Striped wallpaper designs feature horizontal or vertical lines of varying widths. These designs can be very simple or quite elaborate, and are available in a wide range of colors. Striped wallpaper is a great way to add visual interest to any room.

6. Plaid

Plaid wallpaper designs feature intersecting lines that create a checkered pattern. This type of wallpaper is often associated with country or rustic styles, but can also be quite modern. Plaid wallpaper is available in a wide range of colors and can be used to add interest to any room.

7. Chevron

Chevron wallpaper designs feature V-shaped lines that create a zigzag pattern. This type of wallpaper is often associated with contemporary or modern styles, but can also be quite traditional. Chevron wallpaper is available in a wide range of colors and can be used to add interest to any room.

8. Toile

Toile is a print that features a repeating pattern, often with a pastoral scene such as animals or flowers. It is typically printed on a light background, such as white or cream.

9. Animal Print

Animal print wallpaper features repeating patterns of animal prints, such as leopard or zebra print. It is typically printed on a light background, such as white or cream.

10. Dots

Dot wallpaper features circles that are evenly spaced throughout the design. The dots can be of different colors and sizes, and more organic or structured changes the vibe.

Types of home decor styles

From traditional to rustic, boho to modern, there is a style out there for everyone. Whether you are looking to add warmth and coziness or sophistication and glamour, this guide will help you find the right look for your home. So, let's dive into this resource, complete with links to explore our Pinterest boards for a ton of visuals!

1. Traditional

Traditional style is classic and timeless. It features furniture with clean lines and elegant details. The palette is typically neutral, with pops of color coming from accessories and artwork. It's new cool(er) little sister is known as Grandmillennial, #5 on our list.

2. Contemporary

Contemporary style is modern and sleek with unique shapes. It features furniture with interesting lines. The palette is typically neutral or can be color rich, with various pops of color coming from accessories and artwork.

3. Transitional

Transitional style is a mix of traditional and contemporary elements. It features furniture with clean lines and simple silhouettes. The palette is typically neutral, with pops of color coming from accessories and artwork.

4. Rustic

Rustic style is warm and cozy. It features furniture with rough-hewn details and natural finishes. The palette is typically earthy, with pops of color coming from accessories and artwork.

5. Grandmillennial

Grandmillennial style is a unique blend of traditional and modern elements, which seeks to combine homey pieces with contemporary touches. This style often includes outdated decor that might otherwise be considered old-fashioned, such as floral curtains and china plates and prints. Grandmillennial style is sometimes referred to as "granny-chic," aiming to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

6. Mid-century Palm Springs

Mid-century modern style is retro and chic. It features furniture with clean lines and simple silhouettes. The Palm Springs version features the classic mid cetury lines, but the palette is colorful with bight pops, like a candy brand.

7. Hollywood Regency glamour

Hollywood glamour style is glamorous and chic. It features furniture with luxurious details and rich finishes. The palette is typically pastels, with pops of color coming from patterns, accessories and artwork.

8. Coastal

Coastal style is casual and relaxed. It features furniture with clean lines and simple silhouettes. The palette is typically light and airy, with pops of color coming from accessories and artwork

9. Bohemian

The bohemian style is all about being unique and different. It's a mix of different cultures and styles, and it's often very colorful. This style is perfect for people who want their home to be full of life and personality.

10. Modern & Bioliphic

The modern style is all about being clean and contemporary. This style is perfect for people who want their home to be up-to-date and stylish.

Eras still popular in design

1. Art Deco

Art Deco is a style of visual art, architecture and design that first emerged in France in the early 1900s. Characterized by geometric shapes, bold colors and lavish ornamentation, Art Deco was popularized in the 1920s and 1930s and had a major influence on the design of everything from furniture to fashion.

2. Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern is a style of design that emerged in the 1940s and 1950s. Characterized by clean lines and simple forms, Mid-Century Modern became increasingly popular in the post-World War II era as people looked for a more modern aesthetic. It especially will continue tre0nding through the Palm Springs renditions

30. Scandinavian

Scandinavian design is a style of design that emerged in Scandinavia in the early 20th century. Characterized by minimalism and functionality, Scandinavian design became increasingly popular in the mid-20th century as people looked for a more simple and efficient way to live.

4. Bauhaus

Bauhaus is a style of design that emerged in Germany in the early 20th century. Characterized by its focus on form and function, Bauhaus became one of the most influential movements in modern design and had a major impact on the development of architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography.

5. De Stijl

De Stijl is a style of art and design that emerged in the Netherlands in 1917. Characterized by its use of primary colors and geometric shapes, De Stijl had a major influence on the development of art, architecture, graphic design, and interior design in the 20th century.

6. Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau is a style of art, architecture and design that emerged in Europe in the late 19th century. Characterized by its use of organic shapes and curvilinear lines, Art Nouveau was an attempt to create a new style that would be suitable for the modern age.

7. Constructivism

Constructivism is an artistic and architectural movement that originated in Russia in 1919. Based on the principles of Vladimir Tatlin’s "counter-reliefs", Constructivism advocated for an approach to design that prioritized functionality over form. The movement had a major impact on Soviet architecture and culture and played a significant role in the development of 20th-century avant-garde art movements such as Dadaism and Surrealism.

8. Dadaism

Dadaism was an avant-garde artistic movement that originated in Zurich, Switzerland during World War I. Dadaists rejected traditional values and conventions and instead embraced chance, randomness, and disruption as their main source of inspiration. The movement had a major impact on literature, visual art, music, film, theater, and politics

 

Conclusion: Wallpaper. A Great Choice for Making a Statement with Your Walls!

Wallpaper is a great way to create a unique look in any space. Whether you’re looking for something subtle and classic or bold and modern, there’s sure to be the perfect wallpaper out there for your walls. Not only is it an easy way to make a statement, but wallpaper also offers sound reduction and R-value protection. So if you’re looking for a way to make your space stand out from the rest, look no further than wallpaper! With so many options available, you’ll have no problem finding something that matches your style and sets the perfect mood. So get out there and start exploring – you never know what amazing design possibilities you might uncover!

 

 

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