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Welcome to the Wallcovering Installers Association (WIA) blog! Stop back often to see the latest tips, tricks, and trends in the wallcovering industry for installers and consumers. If you’re a wallcovering installer, use the red button on the left to get more information on joining the WIA. If you’re looking for new wallcoverings for your home or business, find a trusted professional installer using the green button on the left. We hope you enjoy our blogs, and we’ll see you again soon!

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Featured Wallcovering Hanger: Cyndi Green

Cyndi Green’s wallcovering career began over thirty years ago when, with the help of a book and a determined disposition that would help propel her career, she hung wallpaper in her own home. And she was hooked. For the next 15 years, Green perfected her craft by hanging paper in others’ homes. Her eye for […]

How Can I Integrate Wallpaper into Modern Designs?

Don’t overthink that question. Why? Wallcovering is modern. In fact, wallpaper and wallcoverings have consistently been at the forefront of contemporary design. The flexibility of textures and designs make wallpapers lasting and bold design elements for any room. If you choose to use wallpaper in your next design project, you will want to consider a […]

Featured Wallcovering Hanger: Heidi Wright-Mead

Heidi Wright-Mead found her passion for wallcovering almost by accident. Trained as a registered nurse, Heidi was assisting her high-school boyfriend who was a table mechanic when he cut himself at a job site. She stepped in to help complete the work, and discovered a vocation that she found creatively fulfilling and intellectually stimulating — […]

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Digital Decor: Wallcoverings Reach the Next Level

There’s a hot new trend in wallcovering production: digitally printed designs. While hand crafted wallcoverings made by fine artisans are still a viable option, a new generation of enthusiasts are excited about the precision, low cost, and high-speed availability of digital wallcoverings. A new spin on the classics Traditionally printed papers will no doubt remain […]

Repair Roulette: Know When to DIY and When to Call the Professionals

Whether you’ve invested in beautiful wallcoverings or you’re working to preserve your vintage or antique wallpapers, the last thing you want to see is a scuff, puncture, or tear on your walls. Over time, some bad things can happen to good wallcoverings. The best fixes for those moments may require some thought about when you […]

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Featured Wallcovering Hanger: Shelly Wilkins

Featured Wallcovering Hanger, Shelly Wilkins, had spent only six months assisting other paperhangers when she had a realization: She could do this better — and she did. Shelly took full advantage of the 1980s Texas housing boom, became an entrepreneur, and freed herself of her retail management job that had been burning her out. She […]

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Wallpaper Is Sticking Around

For the past few years, trendy designs from home improvement shows and home decor stylists have helped wallcoverings maintain their popularity — specifically wallpaper. In fact, most homeowners can now benefit from the wallcovering designs developed in the homes of the ultra-rich. Those fashion forward homes are often viewed as the perfect place for design […]

Hide a Secret Passage in Your Home

Doorways to hidden rooms will always have some allure and mystery. But secret passages are not reserved only for fantasy realms or Tudor castles. In fact, they’re increasingly popular in modern interior design. Homeowners and contractors can use several tools — including wallcoverings — to conceal secret passages. Before we look at those, let’s first […]

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How Can You Find the Perfect Wallpaper?

Choosing the right wallpaper for your decorating needs goes beyond visual paper aesthetics. Enhancing a room using appealing colors and patterns can bring that area to life. However, you should consider other things that go beyond looks. You ought to think of the traffic volume in the area, paper durability and grade, and how long your […]

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Bring Greenery Inside

Since 2000, color company Pantone has provided an annual “color of the year.” At the end of each year, after watching trends for months prior, Pantone professionals select one color to place above all others: the stylistic lexicon that inspires trends throughout the year. Always one of the biggest buzz topics in fashion, art, design, […]