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(ARA) - With families holding onto their homes for longer periods of time, more and more people are looking for ways to update and bring more style to their interior design. Wallpaper has made a comeback, and there are many new ideas and trends out there that will give your house a beautiful new look.

Creativity is key to successfully decorate with wallpaper, which doesn't have to be relegated to the living room or kitchen. Consider trimming a door, or enhancing your closet with an artistic print. Wallpaper can also compliment an enclosed porch, but don't be afraid to let it embellish a terrace or balcony.


In addition to changing where people hang it in the home, wallpaper has also undergone several new looks.


One popular trend modernizes an older style. Damask prints are bold patterns, mimicking the woven fabric designs from centuries ago. But now they are accented with new colors and sheens. These prints work well in living rooms, but also add style and boldness to entryways and bathrooms.


Damask patterns with softer designs can be paired with flowing curtains and elegantly-styled furniture. Stronger prints can be paired with solid-colored modern furniture and sheer drapes for a daring look.


Another new wallpaper trend is decorating with paper that is easy to remove or change. Also called peel-and-stick wall coverings, these products enhance the durability, texture and visual design of your walls with easy installation. This allows you to decorate short term for a party or a season, or try out different wallpaper patterns and colors for a long-term new look. It's also a great choice for children's rooms, because as they grow older and their tastes change, you can easily give the room a new look without minimal work.


One very popular style is to customize your room with wallpaper murals. This allows you to bring a beach scene into your living room, a jungle image into your indoor patio area, or even install a "French door" opening out into a garden landscape in your bedroom. And if you have a sports room, you can bring the game up close and personal with a mural of the stadium.


Fall trees wallpaper for your living room

"Wallpaper murals are one of my favorite design options because they make a huge impact in a room at an affordable price," says Jonathon Fong, a Los Angeles-based interior decorator and author of "Walls that Wow." "If you were to have a decorative painter replicate some of the great designs available in wallpaper murals, it would cost thousands of dollars."


"The imagination is the only limitation when it comes to wallpaper murals," says Todd Imholte, president of MuralsYourWay.com, a leader in the decorative products industry for more than 40 years. "They can recapture a landscape from a favorite vacation, create the illusion of a fairytale setting or decorate a room with artistic patterns and designs better than paint or regular wallpaper."


With more that 5,000 images taken from photographs and specialty artist as famous as Leonardo da Vinci there's a good chance you will be able to find that perfect image to turn your wall into an eye-catching focal point. The company can also create custom wallpaper from a personal photograph or artwork.


Canvas murals are also a new, more environmentally friendly wallpaper option, which provides new texture for your walls. It is a great option for walls that receive a lot of sunlight because canvas has a matte finish and doesn't reflect light, which could distort an image.  And they go up just like wallpaper!


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