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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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‘Tis the Season to Say Thank You!

As we embrace the joy of the holiday season and the beauty it beholds, we also take time to reflect on another prosperous year for the Wallcovering Installers Association (WIA). As the only trade association dedicated to promoting the interests as well as needs of professional wallpaper installers, those of us at WIA deeply value […]

And the 2017 WIA Craftsmanship Award Goes To …

The Wallcovering Installers Association (WIA) 2017 Craftsmanship Awards announcement marked the culmination of extraordinary efforts by so many in the WIA community. From those who submitted entries to the individuals who promoted association involvement and voted for their favorites, it was a collective feat — and we’re beyond grateful for such enthusiastic member participation. Following […]

Diverse Wallcovering Options Mean Trials and Smiles for Installers

Hanging wallcoverings can be a true art form, and professional installers take pride in their work just as artists do. Like art, wallcoverings also are subjective. What some installers love, others may avoid. What some may find challenging, others may find fun. Or maybe it’s the challenge that makes it fun! Here’s a glimpse into […]

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Operation Redecoration: Let Wallcoverings Be the Hit of Your Holiday Party!

Halloween is over, and department store displays are suddenly screaming “holidays”! ‘Tis the season for hosting festive gatherings with friends, family members, and colleagues, which often means freshening up and revamping interior spaces. Why choose wallcoverings? Wallcoverings are a great option for those seeking immediate and impactful transformations in their homes or offices. The right […]

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Make a Lasting Impression with Wallcoverings That Boast Durability and Longevity

When embarking on a redecorating or remodeling project, one question will undoubtedly surface: What about the walls? While paint can easily and affordably add color to a room, wallcoverings can offer colors — and then some: textures, patterns, protection, durability, longevity, and more. Understanding the various attributes of different wallcovering types can help homeowners and […]

Sheets of Chic: Luxury Wallcovering Options Abound

What separates a luxury home from a house? A luxury automobile from a car? Quality, artistry, customization, and the little details that collectively elevate it from ordinary to extraordinary. Wallcoverings also have an upper echelon that’s in a class — and price range — of its own. So, what defines a wallcovering as luxury? Handcrafted […]

Destination Inspiration: An Around-the-World Tour of Wallpaper Perfection

Need a little inspiration as you prepare to tackle a redesign project and consider wallcovering options? Peek at these celebrated establishments that boldly incorporate wallcoverings into their interior themes. From retro to nostalgic to lavish, these examples demonstrate the dramatic as well as delightful difference wallcoverings can make. 1. Leo’s Oyster Bar — San Francisco […]

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Eco-Friendly Wallcoverings Come in Many Shades of ‘Green’

“Going green” is proving much more than a trendy marketing tactic. For a large segment of today’s consumers, green options represent lifestyle choices rooted in healthy living and environmental consciousness. Now, everyday products like vehicles, foods, home décor, and more play major roles in purchasing decisions. For many, green options even trump product pricing or […]

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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 using wallpaper in your next design project, consider a few things prior to meeting with your […]