Wallpaper is a type of paper used in interior decoration placed on the walls of a room covering them completely or partially. It consists of a printed or smooth paper surface that is stuck to the walls of a room. It usually consists of uniform designs such as stripes or pictures or motifs that are repeated so that one roll can be placed next to the other while maintaining visual harmony.
History of Wallpapers
Wallpaper came from the Orient and began to arrive in Europe in the 17th century thanks to the trade that was maintained with that part of the world. One of the best oriental examples is on display at the Harewood House in the United Kingdom.
Its first success came with the Industrial Revolution thanks to the fact that it was made cheaper by mechanization.
Papers have been in fashion at various times during the 20th century. At the beginning of the century, simple motifs, usually floral, proliferated. In the 1930s and 1940s they evolved towards geometric designs. Finally, they reached great popularity during the 1960s and, above all, in the 1970s when they were distributed in a great variety of colours and designs.
At present, it can be said that the paper enjoys relative popularity. Among the new decoration trends applied to it, we can name the following: