That’s right. Wallpaper, in a kitchen. This design staple of the 1980s is back in a big way and is one of the hottest trends in kitchen design.
Wallpaper allows you to bring prints and graphics into your kitchen and provide more options than stone, paint, and other traditional materials. It’s also an easy and affordable way to transform your kitchen from an afterthought to the focal point of your home.
Best of all, wallpaper is easy to install and remove if you change your mind or want to swap out patterns or colors.
Here are some ideas for making this trend work in your kitchen:
A new take on the traditional
If you are after a vintage-inspired look, consider adding some retro wallpaper. There are fun patterns out there that harken back to the 1950s and 60s but in a modern way. Or, you could opt for wallpaper that depicts old wine bottle labels or restaurant menus just to name a few of the possibilities on the market.
Be careful, though, not to overdo it on a vintage kitchen if that theme does not carry to the rest of your house. A designer can help you strike the right balance between old and new.
If you are preparing to put your house on the market, wallpaper is a quick and inexpensive way to make your kitchen ready for showing. Patterns are available in faux stone and brick, which give the illusion of the real thing but without the cost and installation hassle.
If you are in a small space, wallpaper can trick the eye into making a kitchen appear larger than it actually is. Opt for light colors and small patterns if you are trying to maximize your available space.
From bright colors to statement patterns, wallpaper is a great way to draw attention to a room. Experiment with geometric shapes and colors that match or contrast with your appliances and countertops.
And, wallpaper is no longer the dated mess that might line the walls at your parents or grandparents’ house. Digital printing means that wallpaper can be printed quickly to align with the latest design trends.
Take the next step
Regardless of what color or pattern you choose, make sure you opt for wallpaper that is made for use in the kitchen. It will hold up better in the heat and be easier to clean when food and other kitchen messes inevitably find their way onto the walls.
If you want to learn more about how wallpaper can transform your kitchen, contact us to schedule a consultation. Our team is well versed in the latest trends and will help identify a solution that meets your taste and your budget.