Wallpaper use undergoing a big resurgence in some parts of the world.
In the other parts of the world ,wallpaper has always been an important decorating device.
The tradition of wallpaper is almost as broad as the tradition of decorative textiles and closely linked to the tradition of textile patterns.As with textiles ,there are wallpapers that reflects decorative motifs from nearly every design era.Wallpaper is available in continuous patterns,border patterns and panels.There are endless stripes and floral and geometric motifs.
There are also scenes and trompe lóeil designs.
Wallpaper generally is available on high quality paper with screen-printed images or on vinyl coated paper with roller-printed images.
Some wallpapers are printed on metallic or leaf back grounds.Other are textured ,i.e. grass cloth.
Try to stick with wallpapers that are screen printed or high quality backgrounds.
Avoid roller printed or vinyl coated paper.
The point of wallpaper is to add pattern and dimension to a large surface.
Roller-printed vinyl may look tacky and out of date.It is best to avoid wallpaper unless its high quality.
High quality wallpaper can add a completely different dimension to a space.
Wallpaper can be applied to one wall or above or below a chair rail.
Antique wallpaper can be very effective in a contemporary space ,so long as you have knowingly make these choices.