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Top 10 Wall Trends

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Resolve to eat better. Resolve to try something new and for 2012 resolve to have stellar wall designs at home. Momtrends recently learned some of the top Wall Trends for 2012 from Jen Bertrand, winner of HGTV Design Star, host of Paint Over!.

According to Jen, 2012 will be all about wallpaper and wall coverings as well as wall designs that are easy (think art that sticks). Here are some more of her top wall trends for 2012.

Designs That Stick: Innovations like peel and stick wallpapers will be big! They can be expertly applied in almost no time at all. You can paper a room, accent wall or hallway in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional wallpaper. You don't have to be a designer or art expert either. Check out leaders such as Murals Your Way, for inspiration.


Hand Crafted Papers and Stencils:Etsy has had a massive influence on consumer tastes and the handmade trend will continue to grow in 2012 - from a wider variety in textured quality handmade papers to hand painted stencils and designs.

Wallpaper Goes 3D: Wall coverings are literally jumping off the wall. Designers and decor savvy homeowners are paring bold wall-scape visuals and found items to create three-dimensional designs.

Artsy Art: If you don't want to buy a print "as-is" but you can't afford original artwork, where do you go? The Artsy experience with is designed to assist in all aspects of the art selection from the overall design process to custom framing, all while working with an Artsy Art representative.

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Tile On The Walls: Tile is not just for the floor any more. Why not make a big impact by covering the entire wall with tile. You might be surprised by how easy it is to install while adding a wow factor that you won't see very often.

Hand Made Wallpaper: There are a lot of brilliant '??mom & pop'? businesses out there making hand-made wallpaper. Create a warm fuzzy by supporting small business while enhancing your walls by incorporating their one of a kind artwork. (a chic, nationally known Kansas City company)

Painting Happy Colors: Why not play with color this year? Make your home feel like a big hug using color. Learn how to tell a color story in your home by utilizing websites like and You can post all your design ideas on where you will not only catalog your ideas but be exposed to a world of possibilities. Remember the right answer is the color that makes YOU happy. There are no wrong answers.

Metallics: Last year runway, this year hallway - metallics are coming to a wall near you in a big, bold way. Add sheen to a bedroom or light-reflecting tones to create a sophisticated look in any dining or living room.

Using What you Have: Take of tour of your house with a fresh perspective on the random items that have the potential of making an unexpected design statement. The photo of the bike on the wall is a great example of what is possible and unique. The more unique and personal a grouping on the wall, the better!

Wisdom and Words as Art: There's more to words as art than "Keep Calm and Carry On." Popular sayings, witticisms and wisdom will continue to add drama to any wall in 2012 but be larger than ever - consider breaking out of the frame and turning a whole wall into a saying with a custom mural from Murals Your Way.

All tips provided by Jennifer Bertrand

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