Paper hangings, in accordance with the spirit of the times, imitated expensive tapestry, leather cordovans and velours.

In the 18th century wallpapers became very popular and relatively affordable owing to the introduction of machines enabling their efficient production.

Wallpapers were hung on walls and ceilings, inside wardrobes and chests. They were a perfect material to protect against dirt. Rooms heated with wood or coal got dirty very quickly, smoky candles also contributed. This is why wallpapers became a very comfortable and easy way to refresh an interior, additionally creating and impression of grandeur.