Friday, March 9, 2012

All Things Retro At Home

Retro wallpaper is fab. At least that is what they might have said in the language of the 70s. Actually the term does not just refer to the 70s as some are inclined to think.

It features many vintage patterns of antique wallpaper and with this style, as with so many things that come back into fashion at a later age you can really give you home improvement project a sense of authenticity. This is because 'retro' means any culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion from the past. Other terms are, from the 'old fashioned', 'timeless' or 'classic'.

So go ahead and step back into the past. Wallpaper is the perfect way to bright up your home. You can do this with retro wallpaper because, after days of plain Jane Anaglypta, good old bright, patterned and fun wallpaper has crept back into fashion.

Take a look at clubs and bars of old and you'll see it in abundance. Visit the homes of more elderly people and there it is again, fun and fashionable as ever. Once a wallpaper enthusiast, you will always be on the lookout for the stylish dressed to impress wallpaper covering. As for the glam 70s, well, they were not so frothy and full of frills as people might think. Wallpaper from this era was a thrilling mix of vibrancy and splash.

For bathrooms and kitchens, use vinyl covering. This is best for water resistant qualities because it consists of different layers and the top layer is from plastic which also makes it easy to clean.

In days a lot further back from the sixties and seventies, notable and rich Europeans, including Louis XI of France in 1481, commissioned artists to paint paper for their walls.

It is about making a statement and if kings and dignitaries of more ancient times could do this, then what is stopping you from copying them?

Fortunately, there are an increasing amount of companies now who can supply retro wallpaper to you and of course we now have websites so you will not have to go trawling around the shops. There is now available online a huge variety of exclusive wallpaper designs in every conceivable style, design, pattern and colour. Quality and price are varied too.

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