The most challenging job in this small powder room renovation, was installing a very large repeat; dark wallpaper with irregularities on very irregular walls with split corners etc.! This wallpaper had a 36" repeat and drop pattern to hang here, and we removed the corner sink to make it possible. First Bill spackled and sized the walls before painting customized trim to fit the toilet. I read that a large pattern wallpaper is good to use in a small space because it tends to enlarge it's look, which I think is true.
After the invention of wallpaper in 1675, Sea Captains brought wallpapers to American ports beginning in 1700, from England, France and China. Wallpaper actually began in ancient China because they invented paper and glued rice paper to their walls as early as 200BC.