Peeling Back the Wallpaper 

Wallpaper can be a great way to add some color, design and texture to your home. Wallpaper is rich in history and has come quite a long way over the centuries. 

An Official “Rolling” 

In 1778, Louis XVI declared the standard length of a wallpaper roll would be around 34 feet long. 

The Golden Age 

With over 400 MILLION rolls of wallpaper sold, the 1920s are considered the Golden Age for this home décor. 

As Old as Time 

Wallpaper first dates back to 200 B.C. in China. 


They Said It Couldn’t Be Done 

The Guinness World Record for the fastest time to hang 172.2 sq. ft. of wallpaper is 6 minutes and 38 seconds. Now if only someone could find a fast way to take it down. 

The Pros

Now known as the Wallcovering Installers Association, the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers began in the United States in 1974. 

Deadly Design 

During the Victorian Era, “Scheele’s Green” was one of the most popular wallpaper colors. Unfortunately, the beautiful color everyone loved was created with arsenic, leading to many deaths. 

Expensive Tastes 

The most expensive wallpaper is entitled “Les Guerres D’Independence.” At $44,091 for a set of 32 panels, you better not change your mind! *Panels cannot be sold separately* 

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