Fabric on the Walls Instead of Paint or Wallpaper: Would You Dare?

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Lately I've noticed this trend of hanging fabric on walls rather than painting or wallpapering them. It can be a cheaper option, and in truth, I quite like the way it looks. Click through to see a few more examples of fabric-covered walls below!

I love the bright blue and busy IKAT pattern found on this fabric wall, a bold choice for a nursery -- but I think it worked out just fine!

I quite enjoy the effect of the yellow wainscoting with the patterned fabric wall on top. You can see exactly how this space was transformed!

The delicately patterned fabric wall contrasts with the industrial shelves quite beautifully, I think. 

It's interesting how the same fabric on this wall carries through the rest of the room. Notice it on the headboard and bed base as well.  

This tiny pattern is a daring choice, but I really like how it ties everything in the room together. 

Curious about how it's done? Here are all the details about how to wallpaper with fabric, and more on upholstered walls. Pretty cool!

How do you feel about fabric on the walls -- willing to try it or is it too crazy for you?

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BeSwe... BeSweet707

It looks amazing!

fleur... fleurdelys3110

My fav is the blue and white pattern in the bathroom in the first picture. So chic!!

bills... billsfan1104

First, thank you for not using a slide-show.  I love love the first one and the kitchen one.  That is so awesome

Pinst... Pinstripes4

It looks nice but seems extremely impractical. Can't the same result be achieved with a lovely patterned wallpaper, as opposed to this medium that can stain more easily and absorb odors? Correct me if I'm wrong, because I don't see how it could work. It looks like a fad that people will snap out of.

Alma313 Alma313

I think it's gorgeous, but I think Pinstripes4 definitely has some valid points.

the4m... the4mutts

I've been toying with the idea of doing this in a couple rooms in my house. But, pinstripes pointed out the stain factor..... hmmm

Maybe something like the picture up there with just the top half of the room done would help with that problem.

Guess I need to think some more about it.

hanna... hannahsmom238

I love the way it looks but I would worry about it getting dirty and people touching it with their grubby hands.

Bina C Edwards

I would like to know if it effects your home insurance policy concerning fires etc

PinkB... PinkButterfly66

I'd druther do paint and large stensiling to give the look of wallpaper without the seams.

the4m... the4mutts

Bina- ummm it would effect your insurance zero. Do you tell your insurance company every time you get new bed sets? Paint walls? Put on wallpaper?

Its no different than having curtains on lots of windows.

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