A wallcovering is a flexible sheet of sized material, such as paper, fabric, vinyl, or plastic, that is laminated and printed with a repeat pattern for pasting on a wall. Wallcoverings serve as decoration and protection for interior walls. Examples of wallcoverings include wallpaper and textured fabric.
Wallpaper first gained in popularity during Renaissance Europe and was developed as an alternative to the expensive and traditional tapestry wall coverings. The first wallpapers featured both scenes similar to traditional tapestries, which were hung loosely on walls, and repeating patterns, which were pasted on walls.
At MSR Design’s new 14,000-square-foot office space in downtown Minneapolis, small decorative wood panels were installed on select walls to create hidden focus rooms as quiet work spaces.