The first flocked wallpapers were created in the 17th century to imitate the look of velvet and textile wall hangings. Creating flocked paper was a multi-step process that involved painting a background color onto paper or canvas, stenciling a design with an adhesive and then sprinkling with chopped wool or silk to make a raised pattern. However, they fell out of favor in the late 19th century for being too busy and old-fashioned.
Once again, flocked wallpapers are making a comeback, adding rich color and a velvety texture to any room. If wrapping an entire room in the fuzzy stuff seems too overwhelming, you might consider covering an accent wall, hallway, or even a dining room--it's sure to make a statement and give a unique feel to your home.