Types of Wallpaper And Their History

types of wallpaper

Wallpaper have generally been thought of as background rather than foreground (with some notable exceptions such as Chinese papers and the early 19th-century French scenic decorations). Having a knowledge of the history and types of wallpaper has been proven to help in better decision making on what type to get for the home.

Wallpapers may not be the first choice for most, nevertheless, its role in the overall decorative scheme is a vital one, and the choice affects the mood and style of a room, and may influence the choice of other furnishings. The wallpaper itself may be indicative of the function of a room, and will often reflect the age, status or gender of its inhabitants or habitual occupants. William Morris recognised the importance of wallpaper when he advised in one of his lectures

Wallpaper was first used in 200 BC in China and was made of rice paper stuck to the walls in homes. In 1481 AD Jean Bourdichon painted 50 rolls of paper with angels on a blue background for Louis XI of France. A century later, a guild of paperhangers was first established in France. In a major development for wallpaper production, gravure printing was invented by Karl Keitsch in Austria in 1879 AD.

What wallpapers can do for you

1. Textured relief
2. Colour and design options
3. Gloss differentials
4. Enhanced surfaces for plasterboard by improving the surface strength and minimizing potential defects such  as critical light conditions.
5. And most often an infusion of all of these as well as responding to a fashion trend.

Most commonly striking options are used for key feature areas to draw attention and create impact, complemented by paint finishes on adjacent walls, trim and ceiling.

There are three types of wallpaper

Un-pasted paper wallpaper

Needs to have paste applied to the back of it prior to hanging however due to advances in wallpaper technology, there are fewer un-pasted papers on the market now.

Pre-pasted paper

These kind of wallpaper have paste applied to the back of it. All you need to do is simply to activate the paste with water.
These have traditionally been the most popular here over the years and still continue to be in vogue.

Paste the wall (non-woven)

Most modern types of combine the benefits of both un-pasted and pre-pasted options wallpapers.


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