From the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 18th century, Swedish nobles and rich businessmen first began to use wall cloth. Its styles are mostly cashmere wall cloth, copelin tapestry wall cloth, gold-plated leather wall cloth, velvet silk and satin wall cloth, etc.
Later, simulated wall cloth became popular among civilians and became all the rage. For example, drawing with cotton textiles instead of cashmere wall cloth; Add cashmere floating decoration to the painting instead of velvet wall cloth; To replace the Copernican tapestries and wall coverings with floating decorations on the dyed thin textiles, and to paint directly on the wall.
In the 18th century, due to the development of papermaking technology and textile technology, paper wallpaper gradually prevailed. Its printing mode has gradually changed from manual drawing to template printing (the principle is similar to ancient Chinese printing).
By the mid-18th century, the wooden template technology for printing wallpaper had also developed to its peak. However, this kind of printing has many defects. In the 19th century, papermaking was born. Although this method of replacing cotton fiber with wooden fiber did not have a great impact on the wallpaper manufacturing industry in the early stage, the low cost of its raw materials made it possible to popularize wallpaper on a large scale.
However, in the 21st century, the wallpaper industry has completely surpassed the wallpaper industry in the low and medium-sized market and become the preferred product for working-class home decoration.