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Home Decorating Trends?

Ali de Bold

I'm thinking about doing a little redecorating and wondering if anyone knows where the trends are going? Have we moved back to wallpaper or is it still paint and what colors are in?
Sep 21, 2006 @ 06:54 am

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I will also be redecorating as we just bought a house. As far as I know, paint is still in by far. Neutrals, beiges, and tans are classics and easy to match. You can change colour schemes easily with accents rather than painting every 6 months or year. Mocha is a big colour and so is sage green. I have seen mocha/brown paired with lilac and looked very nice, a little retro depending on your accents. I like Nate Berkely??? Not sure of his last name, but its Oprah's designer and he has products at Linens and Things. I saw a special with him, he has some great ideas.
Oct 03, 2006 @ 05:06 am

wallpaper can work

You need to be careful what wallpaper you're going with. I definitely think you can use a bold print if you offset it with coordinating paint colours on other walls. These days, everything's in. The great benefit of wallpaper is it can be cleaned better than a painted wall. I use the Mr. Clean magic sponge to wipe off my walls (which, btw, works fantastic and without chemicals), but it will remove the sheen of the paint in that spot. Looking dead on you won't notice this, but from the side you can clearly see the difference. Wallpaper wouldn't have that problem. The other great thing about wallpaper is that you can use a pattern, which no one but the fools on "Trading Spaces" can get away with and have a near-perfect result.
Oct 07, 2006 @ 01:40 pm

clarification of my previous reply

I meant, the designers on Trading Spaces make designs using paint and painter's tape. Normal people have a hard time making that work without the colours bleeding, or can't get the texturing right. Having said that, many home improvement shows are using wallpaper too, so as I said before, I think wallpaper is making a limited comeback.
Oct 07, 2006 @ 01:42 pm

All about colour!

I don't know why, but I'm really not a fan of wallpaper. I find that it can look trendy for a while, and then it just goes out of style. Another thing, is that if you want to re-decorate after and it comes time for the wallpaper to come off, it is tbe biggest b*tch to peel off! I think the best thing to do is to stick with paint. With paint and stencils (although it is a but of work) you can create beautiful prints if you want that look. Colour can do wonders for any room, if you know what you're doing. And if you need a style change, you can just simply paint over it, no peeling required!
Dec 27, 2006 @ 09:22 am

I fully agree!

While wallpaper prints today are a lot better than the dated stuff from back in the day I don't know that we will think the prints of today are not outdated in a few years as well! Since it is such a pain in the butt to get off I would more quickly recommend just painting your house a different colour, If you want to redecorate, just change the paint colour. While some people hate painting it is certainly a lot better than spending an entire Saturday trying to remove wallpaper!
Jan 18, 2007 @ 05:24 am

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