|Picture courtesy of Anaglypta|
I am considering using Anaglypta below the dado rail to provide a practical wall covering against scuffs and scratches.
[Anaglypta as a brand is now in its 126th year, so it has form. It is paintable. It is the result of a process developed by Thomas Palmer in the late 19th Century to make an embossed paper.
Today's Anaglypta has been tweaked until it is available in a range of materials including a super tough textile reinforced paper]
This will be painted in a pop of colour to bring it bang up to date and this is where Anaglypta comes into it's own.
Paired with a fabulous more decorative, possibly geometric?, wallpaper above the rail will look stunning in my view.