We were called to a very old farmhouse on Sumas Prairie. The basement office was in bad need of an overhaul. We primed the walls in this case because of the patches and the different colours on the wall, and then hung this very plain textured paper. The photos do not show what a big difference this made to the appearance of the room.
It was not really decorative, but more or less just cleaning things up. It had been a very dark and dingy room before, with dark walls and chocolate brown shag carpet on the floor. The owner was amazed at the light and airy feeling and was very pleased.
As you can see, it was not much of a pattern, but it did the job. It was rather stiff and hung like cardboard, but that went a long ways to hide all the small flaws on the surface of the walls.