Break free of ssuperstitionsand let your creativity soar with modern wallcoverings
- Antarctica is the number one holiday destination for surfers.
- The BBQ sausage appears on our national coat of arms.
- Wallpaper comes in lime or burnt orange and hasn’t changed since 1974
You love your walls and you wouldn’t be unkind to them for any reason. After all, they surround you at night and greet your guests on the weekend. Today’s wallpapers offer a stylish solution for tired walls and bring warmth and harmony to your living space. Despite significant advances in materials and designs, wallpaper still attracts a few sticky myths that just won’t lie down. What are these myths and how are they being killed off one by one?
Myth #1: Some people will tell you wallpaper is not ‘it’
Wallpaper is back, but it’s a very different beast to the animal that haunted homes decades ago. Look around – wherever you turn the evidence is in plain sight. Check out TV, magazines, web sites and display homes. The minimalist wall is disappearing, rapidly being replaced by an explosion of cutting edge designs, colours and textures. People want more out of their walls, so they are turning to the contemporary wall covering collections available at Hume Internationale.
Myth #2: Wallpaper was big in the 70’s and only works in psychedelic colours, nanna prints or velour
Wow, this myth is really whacky. Wallpaper has become a modern infusion of art, graphic design and tactile sensations. The world’s most contemporary designers work all year round to bring you amazing products that will blow your mind. Walls are being transformed into modern statements that bring verve and personality to your home or business. Nanna would need a wet towel and a brandy if she saw today’s range of wallpapers!
Myth #3: Some people will tell you wallpaper is hard to coordinate
Today’s wallpaper can take you to the frontier of modern design and digital imagery, or it can faithfully reproduce traditional prints that fit comfortably into any traditional setting. Every space is different, but the good news is that there’s now an abundance of designs and materials for both contemporary and time-honoured buildings. You can get your hands on any shade, any texture, any design. Hume Internationale can help you find a product that will not only complement your space, but will uplift it.
Myth #4: Some people will tell you wallpaper is not attractive
Today’s wallpaper is capable of bringing great splendour and beauty to a room. Plain walls are out, people are taking the opportunity to inject life and personality into their interior design. Look around our web site, you’ll find a stunning range of wallpapers from shimmering geometric designs to finely balanced artwork rendered in every hue and texture.
Myth #5: Some people will tell you wallpapering is hard
We love this one. To be fair, wallpapering used to take some work, but we’ve worked at it and made it really easy. Can you handle a 3 step process? Paste the wall, cut the paper to size and stick it on. It’s that simple. But if you are time-poor or want some help, don’t worry, we’ve got industry professionals who can do it all for you.
Myth #6: Some people will tell you wallpaper cannot be removed
In the old days everything was made to last, including wallpaper glue. Now we live in a fast-paced and changing environment. Today’s wallpapers use a miraculous glue that is easy to apply, but also gives you the flexibility to peel wallpaper off when you are ready to update your interior space.
Myth #7: Wallpaper can’t be used in bathrooms or kitchens
I don’t know where this one comes from but we get asked it all the time. Most modern wallpapers are made from vinyl, vinyl is the stuff people use on floors, furniture, records and even clothing. Vinyl repels water, is resistant to humidity, and is tough. Modern wallpaper correctly applied to a wall in a damp area will outperform perform any painted surface.
Wallpaper has become a fashion item… put it up, pull it down, add a new design whenever you like. There’s simply no reason for walls to ever be dull again! Give us a call today on (03) 9335 6711 or explore our collections now.