RDP Monday: Wallpaper

Wallpaper seems to be a thing of the past. I remember in my childhood days in London, my dad would put new wallpaper on the walls every 2-3 years: the brighter the better. Mum loved colourful designs. I remember when dad did it. The wallpaper was in rolls and putting on the wall was not so easy. You had to match the patterns on the wall.

I remember so well this work of art. Mum loved it and even my cat seemed to like it. Dad even painted the furniture to match the colours, but that was England.

In Switzerland we tend to keep things organised: no actual wall paper, just paint the walls in a light colour, shades of white or cream: but I did love our kitchen with its red roses.

RDP Monday: Wallpaper

6 thoughts on “RDP Monday: Wallpaper

  1. I have similar memories. The problem with wallpaper is that the more colourful it is, the easier it is to have enough of it soon (do you know the German expression: “sich an etwas sattsehen”?). Also, I think it part of its function was to insulate and we now have much better insulating building materials. But I remember those 50s flowers and those 70s geometrical patterns in yellow, orange and brown.

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    • Definitely “sattsehen”- Sometimes I understand the German expressions better than the english. You just get filled up with it in English. i grew up in the fifties an sixties in England. It seeme to be the maiin discussion theme at that time about the new wallpaper on the wall. My uncles all seemed to be decorating all the time.

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