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Show Your Home Some Love During Quarantine

Our country has been in what feels like a long five-week lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, making most of us self-quarantine themselves at home. While you are at home, why not make your home clutter-free and snazzy?

Give Up The Clutter

During your time staying at home, try to ensure that your house is not cluttered. Given that this quarantine is going to prevail for a while, now is the best time to make your home clutter-free and spacious, so that you don’t get crippled by an overwhelming feeling of claustrophobia. Free up some spaces where the family can gather to play games and have fun together.

 

Check Out Your Attic

With a lot of free time, you can thoroughly check the attic or head down to the basement. You might find something interesting that you were searching for, for years. You can easily turn the trash into treasure and can give a vintage look to your home, incorporating memories into your present.

 

Add Some Color

Colors can have a huge impact on creativity, so get creative when choosing colors. Use shades of blue or yellow are great for boosting productivity. If you have questions about paints and stains, please give us a call at 508-672-3751.

Change The Wallpaper

Looking for something a bit more unusual, our library of special order wallcovering books is very extensive. We carry Thibaut, Kenneth James, Jaima Brown and most of the top designers in the industry. Many of these papers are available with matching fabrics that can make your room into a beautiful space with accessories to match. From grasscloth to traditional, to cottage, to contemporary patterns and colors for an accent wall, we will help you find exactly what you are looking for.In need of some more help choosing wallpaper, please contact us for more help!

 

Contact Us

Email us at kenny@amwall.com with questions of what you are looking for and we will help you find it and order it for you.  We’re offering contactless pickup. Call us  508-672-3751!

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Quick Ways to Refresh Your House During Quarantine

If everyone has to look at the walls in your home for the next month, you might as well make some simple changes that will make your space feel satisfying to the eye and mind. Change is so helpful when you’re looking at the same thing over and over again.

 

Re-arrange

Making your home feel new can be as simple as re-arranging. Move some furniture around! Leah at Americal Wallpaper CO,  can help space planning, selection of furniture, flooring, countertops, kitchen cabinets, lighting, wall colors and of course, window treatments, wall coverings, and accessories.

Paint A New Color

So many of you have had to be contemplating a new paint job. All painting projects, to be successful, require proper surface preparation and the choice of correct materials. Stix Waterborne Bonding Primer is a premium-quality, acrylic-urethane primer-sealer with unparalleled adhesion to the most challenging surfaces, including glossy tile, PVC, vinyl, plastic, glass, glazed block, glossy paint, pre-coated siding, fiberglass, and galvanized metals. It is available in both quarts and gallons here at American Wallpaper & Design Center. If you have questions about paints and stains, please give us a call at 508-672-3751.

 

 

 

Add Some Fresh Cut Branches From Your Backyard To a Vase 

How many walks have you been on? Your next walk or time in the yard take some of your treasures inside. This kind of decor is free, therapeutic, and springy!

Contact Us Today!

At American Wallpaper, we can help you make this possible.Email us at kenny@amwall.com with questions of what you are looking for and we will help you find it and order it for you. You can pick it up at our door without coming in. Just call us at: 508-672-3751 when you are at the door and ready to pick up.

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Interior Design Trends of 2020

What better way to start the new decade but to update your home. After ten years of the same designs now is best the time to refresh your home. And if you want to make a serious statement this year, then try incorporating one of the hottest interior design trends of 2020.

Whether you love following the newest trends or have no care for them at American Wallpaper, we have a few ideas that everyone will adore. 

Navy Blues 

Navy blue provides the perfect amount of contrast for interiors and exteriors in both traditional and modern homes. The shade offers a formal look without having to go completely black. Embrace looks that are dark and moody, yet cozy and calming. Navy blue is softer than the color black but still adds a timeless sophistication—and is easy to combine to make accents pop.

Floral Wallpaper 

Bring back the flower-power, and buy floral wallpaper and change your tune. Bring back the pretty pattern and focus on the modern update. Nervous about committing to floral, find stick options to make it easy if you don’t like it. Floral is the perfect print to welcome a touch of nature into our livings rooms, bedrooms, and more. As we enter the new decade, it is becoming more and more important to bring the outside in. 

Single Print Drama 

Why not add some drama and style, than a room covered in the same print from floor to ceiling? Add some overtly glamorous but timelessly chic— wallpaper. Combining unique designs will give your home a taste of styles blended together. The single print drama reflects the balance between classical and modern sensibilities.

Landscape Tapestries 

Tapestries are perfect as a focal point for a room. Tapestries with idyllic landscapes bring the beautiful colors of outdoors to the home. Tapestries have been used as decor in palaces and castles, as well as homes for centuries. Why not have your house feel like a palace with a beautiful scene at the same time? 

Fun Bathroom Design 

Bathrooms are a great place to experiment and have fun with different colors, materials, and wallpapers. Adding an amusing statement wallpaper can make any bathroom feel more airy, open, and charming. Statement themed wallpaper brings any powder room to life. 

Any of our design trends will impress your family and future guests. At American Wallpaper Co, we are here to transform your home into a 2020 dream house. Step into the new decade with new decor to make your home stand apart from the rest on the block. 

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4 Interior Design Trends for the 2019 Holidays

The holidays are an exciting time every year for many reasons but getting the freedom to redecorate your home is one of the most exciting! Choosing the interior design pieces for your home can seem a little overwhelming. You want your décor to be on-trend while still fitting your personal style. If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out these 4 interior design trends of 2019!

Interior Design Trends for Winter & The Holiday Season

 

1. Black and Gold

 

Silver has been the go-to Christmas interior design trend for years, but this year it’s been replaced with gold. Black and gold accent pieces are festive all the way through the new year. These unexpected tones offer a great alternative to the more traditional holiday colors. Black and gold are being used in office holiday parties, as well as in the home. These colors combine to create a modern take on what festive décor looks like.

2. Plum Tones

 

Jewel tones have been popular all year long, but plum is stepping into the spotlight during the holidays. Look for plum-colored ornaments for your tree, a wreath with plum accents, and other pieces of jewel-toned interior design pieces to give your space a sophisticated look. Plum pairs well with metallic accent pieces that need to be toned down a bit to blend in with the rest of your décor.

 

3. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is commonly used for its health benefits, especially during cold and flu season, but the benefits of this plant don’t end there! Eucalyptus beautifully compliments fir, spruce, and other seasonal plants. Pair them together to create a beautiful centerpiece or showcase eucalyptus on its own for a simpler look. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy the calming aroma the plant gives off!

 

4. Plaid

Nothing says cozy and warm quite like plaid. You may think this traditional print only belongs on pajamas, but you’re wrong! Plaid is a great accent piece to warm up more glam and modern interior spaces. Plaid accent pillows, stockings, and even tree decorations are all on trend for interior design in 2019. That doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your cozy plaid pajamas though!

 

Rather you choose to use one or all of these trends for your holiday interior design, it’s sure to impress your guests and transform your home into a winter wonderland! Step outside of your comfort zone and make 2019 the year that your holiday décor stands apart from the rest.

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4 Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas That Complement Your Interior Design

The holiday season is upon us and the first holiday where we gather with our friends and family around the dinner table is that of Thanksgiving. This holiday is a great holiday as we give thanks to everyone and everything that we are thankful for in our lives while spending time with our closest family members and friends. The best part of the holidays is getting your home in the holiday spirit with themed decorations that will bring that holiday spirit. If you have interior design in your home that you absolutely love and do not want to alter, then we have some tips for you. Below are four great Thanksgiving decorations that will complement your interior design.

4 Interior Design Complementing Thanksgiving Decorations

 

Warm Throw Pillows and Cozy Linens

Throw pillows are a great accent piece to add to your home as they are an easy way to liven up a space. In addition, throw pillows are great for adding different colors, patterns, and textures to a room’s design so that the overall design is not one dimensional. What is great about these items is that there are tons of different designs of throw pillows for Thanksgiving and any holiday you may have in mind.

To create a comfortable cozy feeling for the holiday, your best bet is to add soft and warm colors and fabrics. Linens are a great way to add texture and dimensions as you can drape throws over a couch, chair, or across a bed. After a big Thanksgiving meal what better thing to do is cozy up with some soft fabrics and take a load off!

Fireplace Usage

If you have a fireplace, the holidays are some of the perfect times to use it. Fireplaces create an instant warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for the holiday setting. They are also a great way to get all of your guests in one area to not only bask in the warmth but also to start family games after the meal.

Mantel Decor

With fireplaces in mind, when decorating for the holidays, you can’t forget about the mantel as it is “prime real estate” for decorations. With homes with fireplaces, the mantel is usually the focal point of the room so it is best to make sure that you have something for your guests to look at when they come over. With Thanksgiving, there are loads of items you could use to decorate including wreaths, pumpkins, gourds, candles, lanterns, flowers, and the list goes on. With Thanksgiving, you need to think warm fall colors so shades of orange, reds, browns, and warm yellows are your best bet for a color wheel.

Tablescapes

The most common type of Thanksgiving decor we could think of is the tablescapes you can add to your dinner table. Adding pumpkins, gourds, candles, foliage, flowers, etc. grouped together in the center of your dinner table is a perfect Thanksgiving feel. To add to your decor and design, match your tablescape with some fine dining dishes that coordinate with the colors.

 

If you are looking for more decorating options for Thanksgiving or any other holiday, be sure to contact American Wallpaper for more information!

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5 Ceiling Wallpaper Ideas

Ceiling wallpaper can add more depth and style to a room. Not many people think of using their ceilings as a way to decorate their homes, but ceiling wallpaper is a great way to do so.

Common Types of Ceiling Wallpaper

There are certain types of ceiling wallpapers to choose from depending on your needs.

Pre-Pasted Wallpaper

Pre-pasted wallpaper has adhesive already on it, so it makes for easy application. You just need to use a sponge to moisten the glue so it sticks.

Paste-The-Wall Wallpaper

For this wallpaper, you place the glue on the wall first before sticking it on. This can make it easier to slide the wallpaper exactly where you want it. This method could be used when you have an intricate pattern on your paper.

Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper (Reusable)

Peel-and-stick wallpaper is great if you want something super temporary, or want to be able to move it around. If you want to test out whether or not you like the look of wallpaper on your ceiling, this could be the best way to figure it out.

 

5 Ceiling Wallpaper Styles

Picking a wallpaper style that fits your space makes the room come together. You want to make sure that you choose one that enhances the room and the room’s interior design, and not making it seem closed in and small.

Floral Design Ceiling Wallpaper

Floral design wallpaper on your ceiling can be very eye-catching. This would be a great style if your space is full of neutral colors, and you’re looking for a way to add some flare. Floral designs are very versatile and can come in many colors, making it easy to find one that will fit your desires.

Fake Rustic Wood

Wooden ceilings can add a rustic look to your home. When you already have a regular ceiling, it
can be hard to transition, and that’s why wallpaper can be your best option. Wooden beams can create a sense of depth and really make a room appear to be taller than it actually is. This is great for smaller rooms in your home that you want to enhance.

Moroccan Print

Intricate Moroccan print can add some culture to your home. Placing it in an entryway ceiling or kitchen can put some color in places you wouldn’t expect. This is a good wallpaper for an area of your home that should be the center of attention. Moroccan art print can range from blue and gold, to green and red.

Combining Wallpapers

If you are looking to add a dramatic look to your home, think about adding two types of ceiling wallpaper to one room. This can drastically change the look of your space and make it eye-catching for everyone who walks in. Using two different wallpapers can make a room stand out and incorporate the colors of your room into the ceiling.

Wallpaper Decals

If you don’t want to commit to having a full sheet of wallpaper on your ceiling, you could use decals. This can let you add a little bit to your ceiling instead of covering the entire thing. Polka dots, stripes, and other small designs are great for kids’ rooms and living rooms. Decals are also good for temporary use. If you need something seasonal, wallpaper decals are the way to go.

If you are looking for new wallpaper ideas for your ceiling or any wall in your home, be sure to contact American Wallpaper as we carry the highest quality brands of any wallpaper design.

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4 Fall Interior Design Trends

Fall interior design services call for a comfortable and warm style. Transitioning from the cool colors of summer to the warm colors of fall can be easy by adding small touches to your home’s decor. This season, incorporating modern but classic touches that can spice up your interior is the way to go. Below are four heavily used fall interior design trends for this year to include in your home.

4 Common Fall Interior Design Trends

Velvet

Velvet can provide both sophisticated style, and comfort. Adding velvet couches or chairs to your living room or bedroom can add a whole new fall look.
Velvet Accessories

A timeless fabric, velvet can enhance your interior design in any room of your home this fall season. Even adding just small touches of this luxurious fabric can make your space cozier. Pillows, throw blankets, and accessories for your home can bring in the fall vibes and make you feel very in-season and trendy.

Plaid

Plaid is associated with outdated clothing or style for some people, but it can be quite trendy during the fall. Plaid rugs, pillows, blankets, and curtains can add some flare to your interior decor. Plaid curtains can bring in the style without overwhelming your space. Usually, when bringing in plaid to your interior design, you only want to add it subtly instead of making it the theme of your space.
Tonal Plaid

Tonal plaid is all the rage, where there are only two colors in the fabric. Picking plaids with fall colors such as neutrals, oranges, reds, and greens can bring out the essence of fall in your fabrics. Tonal plaid is great for a fall fabric without making it overwhelming.

Graphic and Mural-Style Wallpaper

Seasonal temporary wallpaper is great to add some fall flair to your interior decor. Whatever scene or design you desire can be on your walls to make your home festive.
Wallpaper Color Schemes

Color schemes, design, or style of the wallpaper can make it festive for fall. Greens, oranges, reds, and purples can get your walls cozy for fall.

Statement Color

Adding a pop of color to a more neutral-toned room can spice it up and bring out the colors of the season. Switching up decor every few months in a small space can be difficult, so adding color where you can make the space new and refreshing for every time of year.
Accessories

Adding small seasonal accessories such as framed art, ceramics, figurines, and candles can add subtle fall flair to your home. Some people don’t like to go all-out when it comes to switching up their interior style for each season, so accessories are the way to go if that’s your case.
Incorporating these trends into your home this fall season will make your living space more inviting and comforting for the colder weather. Switching up your decor throughout the year can leave your home looking and feeling inviting and refreshed. If you are ready to freshen up your home with these great interior design trends, be sure to contact American Wallpaper & Design to assist you!

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3 Benefits of Window Treatments

If we want to enhance the beauty and functionality of our windows there are a variety of options to choose from. Soft window treatments like roman shades and curtains or hard window treatments like shutters and blinds offer more than just beauty and aesthetic appeal. Below is a list of how window design goes beyond appearance to function and purpose in numerous ways.

Benefits of Having Window Treatments

Privacy
Hard window treatments and soft window treatments offer refuge away from the outside world that create a private setting for our most important and special life moments. Whether we want to sip coffee quietly in the morning or watch a late-night movie without curious eyes looking in, roman shades and curtains are some options that can prevent prying eyes from watching every move we make. They can provide us with a more secluded environment with which to live our lives, privately.
Sun and UV Protection
The elements of nature, including sunlight, ultraviolet rays, rain, and snow can all be blocked out with proper window design and using window treatments. If we want to protect the furnishings, art, and flooring of our interior from sun damage, we can use hard window treatments or soft window treatments to achieve this. Shutters and blinds from a variety of materials can work to protect the interior of a home from UV light and damage.
Energy Efficiency
Correct window design as well as using window treatments can create a more efficient means of climate control. If we are running the air conditioning during the hot summer months, we can keep heat out and cold inside. During the winter months, they offer the same protection of keeping the cold elements out and the warmth inside. This energy efficiency can create a consistently comfortable interior while saving money on heating and air conditioning costs. Generally, soft window treatments will be better than no window treatments, and hard window treatments will be the best option for this purpose.
In Conclusion
While the need for window treatments may appear to be primarily that of beauty and decorative purposes, we can see that they have functionality that goes way beyond their appearance. No room with proper interior design elements would be complete without proper window design and window treatments. From providing privacy and protection against curious individuals or mother nature to climate control and cost efficiency, hard window treatments and soft window treatments clearly have some very important functions. If you are looking to upgrade your window design, whether hard or soft treatments, be sure to give American Wallpaper & Design a call today!

Everything You Need To Know About Blind Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning the house one of the most overlooked parts of the home that often doesn’t get touched are the window blinds. These are overlooked as they are small items that most people tend not to put an emphasis on or think that it could get dirty. However, if blinds are left untreated then dust, pet fur, and other skin cells can pile up on them and make a room feel musty. The good thing is that blinds are not that difficult to clean at all, the thing is that you just need to know how to properly clean them depending on what they are made of.

Tools For Cleaning Blinds

For blind cleaning, there is no “best” way to clean them as long as you have the proper tools it will depend on how much dust has accumulated or how soiled the blinds are. For proper tools, you will want to have the following:

  • A vacuum cleaner with an attachment.
  • Microfiber cloths or a microfiber blind duster.

Using a Microfiber Mini Blind Duster

If you have a blind duster then you will want to do the following in order to successfully clean your blinds.

  1. Leave blinds in the open position and run the duster along with them from top to bottom. It is a good idea to start from the top so that way any dust that falls off will be removed as you make your way down to the bottom.
  2. Once you have finished with the duster, look at the floor to make sure there isn’t any dust on the floor underneath the blinds.

Using a Microfiber Cloth

If you rather opt for a microfiber cloth then you should do the following:

  1.  You first want to close the blinds so that the concave side is facing you and wipe away the dust from top to bottom. As mentioned before you will want to start at the top of the blind and work your way down.
  2. Turn the rod until the blinds are closed with the convex side towards you. Dust this with the cloth from top to bottom like with the concave side.
  3. Vacuum any dust that has fallen to the floor after dusting.

How To Clean Blinds That Are Heavily Soiled

Sometimes with blinds, it is not just dust that you have to worry about. Some blinds become heavily soiled and depending on the material they are made from you will need to follow certain steps to ensure proper cleaning.

Cleaning Plastic Blinds

  1. First dust off your blinds.
  2. Fill your bathtub with warm water and take your blinds down from your window.
  3. Soak the blinds for at least one hour.
  4. Remove the blinds from the tub and wipe any remaining dust.
  5. Wipe dry or hang your blinds outside to air dry before putting them back on your window.

Cleaning Wood Blinds

  1. Dust off your blinds to start off first with a cloth then a vacuum if needed.
  2. Using a cleaner or microfiber cloth, start cleaning the wooden blinds. Wipe down one side with the cloth and cleaner then turn the blinds to clean the other side.

If you would rather a professional clean your blinds or need more information on interior design, window design, or wallpapers give American Wallpaper a call today!

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Popular Wallpaper Designs For Nurseries & Kids Rooms

Expecting a newborn is always an exciting and wonderful moment in a couple’s lives. You are bringing in a new life to this world that you will share memories and adventures with for years to come. An exciting aspect of having a child is setting up their nursery and room for when they are toddlers. When it comes to these types of rooms, bright, neutral, or soft colors come to mind to provide a welcoming atmosphere for the child. In addition to these colors, having wallpaper with unique patterns and designs helps bring that delightful atmosphere to fruition. Below are a few examples of wallpaper that are perfect for a nursery.

Wildlife Wallpaper

When it comes to decorating a child’s room you can never go wrong with animals and wildlife. Look for designs of cute furry animals and birds such as foxes, doves, sparrows flying in patterns, deer, bunnies, etc. Lulu and Georgia is a great example of a company that specializes in wallpaper designs perfect for nurseries or playrooms. What makes these types of patterns so welcoming is that you can find small animals that represent the youth and fragileness of your young one. Then as your children grow older the wallpaper will still suit them as they are young and could shape their interests.

Floral & Tropical Wallpaper

Another go-to wallpaper type for kids rooms and nurseries is that of floral patterns or tropical wallpapers. Like with animal design, floral and tropical patterns present a soft, warm and inviting aroma to the room that is great for making a room feel like “home” to the child. You can find bunches of different plant types to be the focus of your pattern such as roses, tulips, willow trees, almost any flower! If you would rather bring a “scene” to your child’s room then you can have tropical wallpaper. This way you have a variety of flowers, trees, maybe have animals, that when together they make a whole scene on the wall. Not only will it be different from the rest of the home’s interior design, but it will show character in your home and present a “hot spot” for guests to check out. ‘

If you are interested in wallpaper for a nursery or children’s room then contact American Wallpaper today!