Decorating Walls with Fabric

Are you looking for a way to make a bold statement with the walls in your home? Fabric provides you with a sophisticated way to cover your walls quickly and effectively. Learn more about decorating walls with fabric with our team at The Great Cover-Up.

We show you how to decorate walls with fabric and provide you with further advice when you contact us at (314) 995-5701.

Areas You Can Add Fabric Wallcoverings

Property owners add visual appeal to any room in their house when they decorate walls with fabric. Consider some of your decorative options for the following areas of your home.

Living Room

Most families spend a lot of time in their living room. Consider attaching fabric to your walls to match an accent piece of furniture, like a chair or loveseat, to tie the appearance of your room together. If you want to add fabric to your living room, first select a pattern that you like and then:

  • Attach the fabric to the wall with staples
  • Let the fabric hang down to the floor
  • Leave about five inches of extra fabric at the bottom
  • Gather the fabric panels and tie a strip around the middle
  • Pull some material from the tied bunch

Repeat these steps around your room to give the appearance of curtains hanging on your living room walls. You can allow the fabric to hang down straight if you want to obscure the entirety of the wall behind.

If you draw the fabric back, you can use a contrasting paint color beneath the material, adding another layer of visual appeal to the room.

Dining Room

The dining room represents the perfect place to entertain guests for a delicious meal. Give your visitors a feast for the eyes by decorating walls with fabric. Consider hanging the fabric straight down or using lights to accent certain parts of the material.

Covered walls also allow you to cover any imperfections or damage. Some property owners alternate the fabric colors or patterns around the room, creating an intriguing contrast effect.

Laundry and Bathroom

Are you tired of using a paint roller to change the aesthetics of your bathroom or laundry room? Decorate your walls with fabric to enjoy bold patterns and a warmer atmosphere in these rooms. Our team at The Great Cover-Up has had great success with patterned wall coverings paired with welcoming rugs and billowing curtains.

You have many types of fabric to choose from if you want to decorate your bathroom walls with fabric. Consider options such as:

  • Gossamer
  • Satin
  • Taffeta
  • Shimmera
  • Metallic
  • Chiffon
  • Velvet
  • Burlap
  • Netting
  • Tulle

Thinner fabrics often work well as window coverings in bathrooms. For example, you may consider pairing a satin wall covering with gossamer drapes that allow light into your bathing area.

Home Office

Many of us have started spending a lot of time in our home offices over the past few years. Personalize and revitalize your home office by adding fabric to the walls. Make sure that you wash the wall before you hang any material.

Regularly clean behind the fabric after you hang it in your office. Dust gathers both on fabric wall hangings and on the drywall behind them. Regular cleaning helps limit the effects of allergens, allowing you to breathe easy while you enjoy your lovely office.


Bedrooms are one of the best places in your house to decorate walls with fabric. You want your bedroom to reflect your personality and to feel like a welcoming space after a long day. Our team at The Great Cover-Up specializes in bedroom design.

We often match the fabric on your wall to patterns in throw pillows or a blanket that you find especially appealing. Consider covering one wall in an eye-catching design and then using solid colors on your other walls to increase the visual appeal of the space.

Check out all of our wallcoverings to explore your choices for decorating walls with fabric. You can also branch out and decorate your ceilings and floors. You even have the option to drape furniture – like dining room chairs – with material to bring new life to an older dining set.

Reach Out to Us to Decorate Your Walls with Fabric

Are you interested in decorating walls with fabric? The Great Cover-Up team understands the steps to take to beautify any room through the usage of material. We provide advice and guidance about selecting wall coverings and hanging fabrics.

When you decorate walls with fabric, you give yourself increased artistic freedom and personalize the rooms of your home. We offer information about cleaning your walls before hanging fabric, and members of our team can help you go over the steps to care for your fabric wall coverings.

We also offer our customers custom pillows and furniture. These pieces match your chosen wallcovering design, allowing you to tie the entire room together into a cohesive aesthetic. Find out more about your options by contacting us at (314) 995-5701.