France is even changing my decorative sensibilities.
This genuinely vintage French paper is a typically recognisable piece from the 19thc. I even have shred or two of something very similar in the dining room at the village house.
I will preserve the last remnants ( I have a plan ) but I won’t be papering both the bedroom walls and the ceilings (very French) or the doors (very, very French!)
I also love the designs based on early “indiennes” . Whilst some of these have paisley motifs and stylised flowers, my favourites are the bird and bough images that reference hand painted chinoiserie papers and particularly 18thc painted scenes.You can get beautiful hand made Chinese papers from companies such as Chinese-wallpaper.com
Clearly the roots of all these designs are the Tree of Life motifs that appear in many ancient cultures across the world.
These are the feature wallpapers for two of my bedrooms, both from wallpaperdirect uk-below-
I think I may be in a minority; I haven’t yet seen a genuine or repro vintage paper used by any of my fellow expats down here in the South of France