Wallpaper Is Sticking Around

Like any trend, wallpaper has gained and lost popularity since its invention. While some types or designs have become outdated, the interior adornment has yet to go out of style. Whether you love it or loathe it, wallpaper continues to stick around.

The earliest wallpapers can be traced back to the thirteenth century, generally used in wealthy European homes to display religious iconography. Intricate designs, majestic colors and detailed patterns covered interior spaces in displays of royalty and wealth—a luxury for those who could afford it. It wasn’t until the nineteenth century that wallpaper became mass-printed and more accessible for middle-class families. Check out this fun video showing wallpaper production techniques in the mid-1900s via The Art of Wonderment:

Continuing the theme of printed interiors – here’s another gem from the British Pathé filmakers. This time in Greenford, Middlesex 1968, showcasing more large scale printing techniques. Favourite section ~ how the flock wallpaper so popular in days gone by was created (sneeze, sneeze, and sneeze all the way home?!). Lovely stuff ~ Enjoy 🙂

Posted by The Art of Wonderment on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Block printing has since been replaced with printing methods that produce mass quantities, such as silk screening with photographic processes and surface printing with ink applied to metal rollers. Wallpaper is made up of a backing layer, a ground coat, and ink. The backing layer is what is applied to the wall, which is where wallpaper can get sticky. This tricky application process is perhaps what turns people off from it, even though it can be a wonderful element of an interior space when done properly!

At In An Instant Art we believe in the power of wallpaper, which is why we’ve created a simple solution to this sticky situation. Our Peel and Stick Wallpaper does not require a glue application so that it can be peeled off and easily re-stuck on. It’s made with a premium adhesive backed woven fabric paper with eco-friendly water-soluble inks, making re-application possible as long as the adhesive remains clean. No matter if it’s up for a few days or a few years, Peel and Stick Wallpaper is easily removable without surface damage or adhesive residue. The evolution of wallpaper has finally led us to a point where it should no longer be a burdensome process, but a fun one with In An Instant Art!

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