Not Your Granny’s Wallpaper!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

We all remember it, the yellowed, dated wallpaper with the little petite fleur pattern.  It covered the walls and shouted, “Look at me!  Look at me!”  Removing it took forever.  I can remember helping a friend take down the wallpaper in the house they had purchased.  We took turns using a plastic steamer.   I would heat a section while she tore off little strips.  Underneath the wallpaper was more wallpaper, another crispy dirty layer to peel off.   Hot and sticky.  Thank goodness those days are over.

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Ronald Redding

Well, wallpaper is back.  If you don’t believe me, start paying attention to the television sitcoms, commercials and magazines.  It’s back, but times have changed and the new wallpaper is wider and easier to hang.    If you tire of it in a few years, it comes down in strips – BIG strips, 8′ to 10′ strips.  America’s oldest and largest wallpaper manufacturer, York Wallcoverings, has a new adhesive technology (Sure Strip) which guarantees easy removal.

Wallpaper can transform your room and give it your personal touch.  It hides imperfections and adds architectural details.  Most are scrubbable or washable.  From classic to contemporary, floral to geometrics, you can find your style.  Visit  York Wallcoverings at and be inspired by their new collections featuring Candice Olson, Ronald Redding, Stacy Garcia, Historic Williamsburg and more.  Then go ahead and set yourself apart from the masses transforming your room from “ordinary to extraordinary” without a lot of cost.

Candice Olson Collection

 If you want to transform your home from “Ordinary to Extraordinary” using what you already own, consider becoming a client of Élan Redesign.