May 18: Home Aesthetics 101: 9 Types of Wallpaper for Your Home

Wallpapers are the most common alternative homeowners use as a wall covering material for paint. Over time, wallpapers have become available in a full array of colors, patterns, materials, and textures for any area in your home. And let me tell you, determining which type best fits your home can become challenging due to the overwhelming number of options!

To help you with your home-styling dilemma, here’s an overview of the nine most popular types of wallpaper, so you can rightfully select the perfect wallpaper choice based on your preferred aesthetics:


Textile wallpapers are the oldest type of wallpaper. It’s available in many colors and textures, from very casual to elegantly formal. This type may feel like fabric, velvet, silk, linen, or cotton, depending on the composition. Though it’s the most commonly used, textile wallpapers get affected by moisture easily and quickly absorb odors, so it requires clean and fresh conditions.


Vinyl wallpapers may be the most popular and widely-used wall covering material. It comes in four types, which include fabric-backed vinyl, paper-backed vinyl, vinyl-coated and solid vinyl. Vinyl wallpapers are easy to install and easy to maintain, perfect for no-fuss homeowners and those who love to D-I-Y.

Grass Cloth

Grass Cloth wallpapers are composed of natural grasses woven together with thin cotton thread adhered to paper backing. This type of wallpaper is environment-friendly because of its natural material, and it tends to add warmth and character to any home space due to its unique look. Grass Cloth wallpapers contain various imperfections like knots and frays. They are fairly easy to apply but require much stronger adhesive material to attach to your walls for a longer time. Grass Cloth wallpapers are expensive as they need special application techniques and are difficult to D-I-Y.


Flock wallpapers are made by gluing a powdery byproduct of wool to fabric to produce a velvety, luxurious effect. Originally designed to follow velvet and textile wall coverings, flock wallpapers are very costly and mainly used in luxury homes. They are also very delicate, easily stripped, and not washable.


Mural wallpapers, also known as photo wallpapers, are large photographs stretched over an entire wall. This type of wallpaper is durable, moist-resistant, and creates a high-quality image. They can generally represent scenic nature or any scenes from a historical event.

Natural Bamboo

Natural bamboo wallpapers are handcrafted and made with environment-friendly materials. Its actual texture and color vary from roll to roll depending on the bamboos used.


Embossed wallpapers are decorated with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery. These wallpapers are color-patterned with a decorative finish. This type is a good choice for hiding damage and uneven surfaces.


Paintable wallpaper or anaglypta, as others call it, is made with various materials– paper, glass fiber, synthetic, or textiles. This wallpaper varies from light, random patterns to heavily embossed geometric patterns, which require to be lined up strip by strip. Paintable wallpapers are ideal for hiding wall defects.


Liquid wallpapers are a mixture of emulsion or powder and water. This wallpaper type is applied to the wall with a roller or spray gun, and it can be mixed with particular kinds of paint. Liquid wallpaper does not have any borders and is ideal for hiding minor surface defects.

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🤔Are you ditching paint🖌🎨 (and all that mess) and choosing wallpapers for your home?🏠 The variety of options can be quite confusing😳, so we’re here to help you with your home-styling dilemma!🤦‍♀️

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