A wallpaper with banana tree print.
Wallpapers can instantly inject a vibrant personality into a bedroom. (Photo: Cluster-Cluster)

They Aren’t Just Loud
Wallpapers aren’t just decorative paper you paste on your walls anymore. The diverse range of wallpaper these days pose lots of exciting possibilities for any décor theme. Most wallpapers have a paper backing, and a decorative printed layer which is finished with a vinyl top coat. The top coat can also be made of fabric, and even natural materials such as grass!

They Cover Up
Wallpapers offer texture and dimension, as they can take on embossing, as well as flocking (a feeling of grandeur and class), which gives them a velvet-like surface. Generally they are great for covering up any imperfections on your walls, like cracks, with the exception of delicate ones, such as those printed on foil or made of silk.

They Last Longer
Compared to paint, wallpapers are more durable (if applied correctly and professionally), take less time to apply, but are also more expensive. It’s not advisable to use them in humid areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, because the adhesive might lose its strength.

They Make Instant Impacts
Another reason to use wallpapers is that you can change them when you want to change the look of your room.

Text: Rebeckka Wong, Home & Décor, July 2015 / Additional Reporting: Sylvia Ong

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