The Official Comeback of Wallpaper

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If you’re an avid Pinner or Houzz-a-holic like we are, you’ve noticed that wallpaper has come back in a big, bold way. And we love it.

To preface, today’s wall coverings are not your grandmother’s dining room wallpaper. Bold patterns accented with geometrics, texture, foils and – yes – velvet, are anything but ordinary and can instantly add punch to a room.

What’s Old is New

Wallpaper is a phenomenal way to add color, texture or interest to your interior design, whether as an accent or feature wall in a formal sitting area, or an unexpected pop in the powder room. Heavily patterned papers are going to be best used in smaller doses (think: less is more), and large, open rooms can benefit from the visual interest a metallic or textured papers can add.

When selecting a wall covering, carefully consider base elements of the room that are relatively fixed, such as flooring, window and light treatments, as well as adjacent spaces. Next, consider your furnishings, accents and art, as well as the feeling or mood you’d like the room to create. Sultry and sophisticated? Bright and bubbly? Paper can achieve it all.

There are some fantastic wall covering suppliers here in Calgary – here are a few that we love:

And some fantastic finds in the digital world:

Have you recently re-discovered your love for wallpaper? We’d love to see your room – Tweet a photo to us!


If you have any questions about interior design and material selections for your home, send us an email or give us a call. Better yet, if you live in Calgary and you’re in the flooring market, stop by our showroom at 525 58th Aveue SE. The Floorscapes team has as much experience as we do passion: combined, we have over 150 years in the world of Calgary flooring. We offer our knowledge, our expertise and our aesthetic sensibility in order to help you create a space that you will love.

Written by guest author Eric Osborne.