In an interview with Forbes, Lee Hardcastle, a kitchen and bathroom designer, encouraged homeowners to try wall coverings in their kitchens this year. “Wallpaper provides an easy way to add visual impact, even in small amounts,” Hardcastle says. “Wallpaper gives you the control of complementing the architectural elements throughout the kitchen or adding a beautiful contrast to an otherwise simple color palette.”
Jenny Norris, an interior designer and tastemaker at HGTV, suggested incorporating grasscloth wallpaper to add texture and warmth to a room. Former Ralph Lauren designer, Scot Meacham Wood told House Beautiful that wallpaper and wall coverings are not only continuing its comeback, but it’s coming back stronger than ever with bolder patterns and saturated colors.
The term wallpaper is now generally cast aside in favor of wall covering, as the modern prints are made with such a variety of textiles – from vinyl to grasses. Paper seems hardly to apply anymore. These updated wall coverings are washable and made to endure gracefully.