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Wallpaper has evolved a lot since its unspectacular thick vinyl wall coverings days; it is now one of the trendiest styles used in contemporary interior design. Today’s papers are anything but plain; adorned with everything from crystals to glass beads and mirrored tiles, wallpapers can transform any Chicago living space into a statement of style and glamor.

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If you’re looking for a fun way to embellish your home, maybe add some depth and color to your apartment scene, wallpaper can come in very handy. Available in a wide assortment of colors, styles and textures, wallpaper remains one of the easiest and most effective ways to change a room’s décor; in addition, it’s easy to install and not that messy as wall painting. Thanks to today’s technological advancements, wallpapers are more practical and less harmful to the environment as they are made with non-toxic inks, soy-based coatings and eco-friendly fibers that are washable and UV resistant.

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People avoided wallpaper for a long time because it’s believed to be difficult to take down. Yet experts advocate something else. They argue that it’s all in the preparation. If the walls are properly primed with a good-quality primer, it should come down smoothly. I’m all in favor of do-it-yourself projects but maybe it’s time you contacted a professional hanger this time; just to stay on the safe side.

wallpaper with vertical stripes, perfect for hip rentals in chicago
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Choosing the perfect wallpaper to match your existing furnishings might be a bit more challenging. Wallpaper can have a strong subliminal impact on your emotional well-being. So keep this in mind when going over the palette of colors and textures. If you’re living in a tiny apartment, you’d better go with a graphic, monochromatic style in a light, luminous color. For a more dramatic feel, try using modern wallpaper in a bold pattern to dress up only one of your walls. Your daily living will gain a plus of energy, cheer and luxury all of a sudden.

black and white wallpaper in a rental in chicago
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Large-scale prints and flocked metallic papers should be used exclusively in decorating airy, spacious rooms. Just keep in mind that cluttered houses cannot handle wallpaper. If your house is not neat and organized, you should stick to paint.

Amalia Otet
Amalia Otet is an online content developer and creative writer for RENTCafé. She loves all things real estate and strives to live beautifully, one green step at a time.

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