Is it so wrong to confess our torrid love affair with wallpaper? Forget the sticky, smelly horrors of pre-pasted vinyl and stodgy damask prints of yore. The home design world is in the throes of a modern wallcovering revolution, which is rolling out (literally) with bold graphics, fantastic colors, high-quality materials and a whiff of devil-may-care bravado. We all know how much a new coat of paint can do for a room. But the drama of new wallpaper (just as easy to buy and apply, we’d argue) bests it (almost) every time. Rolls can be a bit pricey, so start small: Paper an entryway, a guest bath, even the inside of a china cabinet or bookshelf. Even over a few square yards, these papers will pack a punch. Feeling skittish about doing it yourself? Find a pro at the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers.