There are a number of designs styles that have been used over the years for wallcoverings designs. Here are just a few:
- Damask – which is very popular currently
- Ogee – classic curves more recently used in retro styles and
- Acanthus – based on the Mediterranean species of the Acanthus genus of plants.
Lesson 1 – Wallpaper design with Damask
Let us start with a quick history of damask. Then we feature a collection of wallcovering designs to view so you can better understand the options available when you asked about a Damask Wallcovering.
Damask, named after the city Damascus, is a form of a pattern created by weaving. Woven using one warp yarn and one weft yarn, it is the contrast between these two yarns creates a pattern. White table cloths, bedspreads, curtains and upholstery often make use of damask designs.
Originally damasks were made of silk in the European Middle Ages. Later the term covered other types of patterned fabrics regardless of the fibre. The invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801 simplified the manufacturing process of complex patterns such as brocade and damask.
While weaving has a physical limitation with wallcoverings the designs are only limited by the designers ability to create and which printing process is selected. With this comes metallic inks, bright and solid contrasts, textured or not, aged and shabby chic or contemporary tone on tone, with or without extra stripes – to cover only a few of the options when you print a damask.
So here are just some options:
Note: some of the following patterns are discontinued however the designs give you more damask styles.
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