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Though it’s been a feature of our houses for hundreds of years, wallpaper has had its ups and downs. Originally the poor man’s answer to tapestries and screens, by Victorian times it had moved into upper-crust interiors—and there it remained for generations in the popular mind, thought of as a relic of period homes and country cottages. But today, wallpaper is having a renaissance, mostly because it’s not just paper anymore. Shiny sheets of glass beads, hand-pounded tree bark, woven bamboo, and textured Venetian plaster are a far cry from the doily-inspired designs of yesteryear. Even traditional toile has gotten a new twist. If you don’t believe us, check out these options and see for yourself.
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