Did you know that “wallpaper” is no longer called “wallpaper?” It is now called “wallcovering” because there are so many different materials being hung on walls and ceilings! Adding wallcovering can add a pattern, texture, color, or a scene and can change the entire look of a room! Let’s review some trends in wallcoverings.
Designers are recommending single artist wallcoverings. Lindsay Cowles, a local decorative artist, digitally manipulates her paintings into patterns for wallcoverings. We installed her wallcovering in the bathroom in the 2016 Symphony House at Pineapple Acre.
We are applying wallcovering on ceilings! In the photo below the wallcovering is adding interest and pattern to the ceiling, complementing the hand distressed walls.
Natural grass cloths are extremely popular right now. From sisal, jute, hemp, to linens, these wallcoverings can come in a variety of patterns and colors.
Hanging scenes is a beautiful look as well. Depending on the style, they can be used in residential homes, commercial buildings, or museums.
Below is a MDC commercial wallcovering. Created from plastic, this wallcovering is extremely durable. Not only is it strong but it gives dimension and a modern feel in this Rocketts Landing penthouse.
We are members of the WIA, the Wallcovering Installers Association. Per their website, “The Wallcovering Installers Association is an organization of wallcovering installers dedicated to superior craftsmanship in the hanging of every type of wallcovering. We are an industry leader in the advancement in the use of wallcoverings in residential and commercial environments. Our members pride themselves in staying current with state-of-the art methods for wallcovering installation and wallpaper removal in addition to preserving the time-honored practices of installing historic wall hangings.”
Our master wallcovering hanger, Jeff Ragland, says the WIA is an excellent resource for wallcovering hangers. The WIA community works together to learn how to use new products, solve problems and improve skills. They have conventions and workshops, plus tools you can purchase that may be difficult to attain locally. Jeff has taught classes in our shop and attended classes hosted by the WIA. The networking is unbelievable and it is not unusual for hangers from other companies to travel to a job if they have more experience with the material. Jeff has installed in several states, working with his peers. It is a great asset to our company to belong to such a valuable organization and our hangers optimize their skills by utilizing the offerings they have.