Mediterranean RetreatTraditional Bedroom, Little Rock
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Early-15th-century wallpaper was created as a cheaper alternative to the paneling and tapestries used to warm and adorn European palaces. Designed by Flemish artisans, this era's wallpaper was hand printed with carved wood blocks. During the 1500s more ornate designs mimicking fabric patterns — such as brocade (as in this photo) and damask — covered the walls and lined the armoires and chests of the gentry. The earliest documented form of wallpaper in England dates from around 1509: a woodcut Italian-inspired pomegranate design printed on a proclamation by Henry VIII.