Common wallpapers for Victorian interiors often have damask, large floral, or bird motifs on water silk paper. Embossed paper is used on ceilings and panels to counterbalance the busy wallpapers on the walls. Otherwise, plain, flat painted walls also work brilliantly and can create a charismatic vibe. Most Victorian homes have marbleized walls and woodwork. It is also common to apply wet plaster that resembles the blocks of stones found in homes during the Victorian era. Finishes that were either marbled or grained are usually found on doors and woodwork.
via Architectural Digest