"There are many bold patterns, but also great textures, which make a statement," Wisniewski said.
While most people assume wallpaper is just there for decor, it originally served a purpose other than design.
"It was a great way of protecting walls that were made of plaster and lathe before the creation of sheet rock," Mattison said. "It helped the walls by giving them a bit more support and assisted in hiding cracks that could occur during settling. This can still be the case today if one has an old home with original features."
For homeowners who want to bring a bit of history and character into their homes, wallpaper may be the way to go. The key to utilizing it as a design piece in today's home is balance.
"If considering wallpaper, keep it to a minimum and find special areas like an enclosed dining room, a powder room, or a child's bedroom to focus on," Mattison said.
It is important to keep in mind that less is more. Wallpapering the walls that flank a fireplace or the cozy nook where a desk is set up are great ways to use it without going overboard. Consider applying an elegant and textured style in the bedroom to give the room a romantic, grown-up vibe. Be prepared to get a little out of your comfort zone though, but also research and learn what is best for your home, your style, and your family.
"Don't be afraid to paper the ceiling also ... a little goes a long way," Mattison explained.
See more of Mattison's work at Carl Mattison Design where he is the sole designer who works with homeowners and builders to create anything from a new bath to a fully renovated home. Wisniewski can be found at AJW Designs with her husband, John, helping to create the perfect home with her quiet, sophisticated style.