Contemporary damask wallpaper is a modern adaptation of damask fabric. The fabric derives its name from the beautiful city of Damascus where, during the middle ages of the Byzantine Empire, this weave technique became especially desired. A large manufacturing and trading hub in the Middle East, Damascus was celebrated for producing this elegant and formal woven fabric. Damask became so popular in Europe that King Louis XVI garlanded his royal court with damask fabric on walls, furniture and drapery. Modern damask wallpaper is typically adorned with repetitive florals, which can add elegance and grace to any room in your home. Scalamandre, Ralph Lauren and Schumacher have beautiful damask wallpapers.