There are many different wallpaper wall coverings to choose from. You could easily go into information overload just from the sheer number of choices in color, texture and style.
Paper is not used as much now days due to several reasons, one of which is that it is prone to staining. However the art work and colors of the prints and specialty papers is beautiful. Take care when installing it as it will handle like wet tissue, making hanging and trimming difficult.
Vinyl coated paper has a thin coating of vinyl to protect it. It works well on drywall and other smooth surfaces.
Paper Backed Vinyl
Paper backed vinyl is the heaviest of the three. It is also strong and durable, and you can get it in almost every style imaginable.
Fabric Backed Vinyl
When you need something that you can clean regularly, fabric-backed vinyl cannot be beat. It is made up of a woven fabric that is backed by vinyl. It is easy to clean and will last for a very long time, making it great for kitchens, bathrooms and kids rooms.