How To: 4 Beautiful Ways to Use Fabric on Your Walls

Nomadic tents, medieval tapestries and sumptuous upholstered walls in European estates were all forerunners of today’s textile wallcoverings. This technique is extremely popular with interior designers, and now DecoratorsBest has made it available to everyone with our new textile wallcoverings line! Check out these four ways to use it on your walls:

CREATE PANELS

Textile wallcovering panels framed with picture molding really pop in this room by Martyn Lawrence Bullard. The designer to Glitterati including Elton John, Cher and Tamara Mellon says that his signature style is paper-backed fabric on walls, which gives them a gorgeous texture.

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TRY IT ON ONE WALL

Suysel de Pedro Cunningham and Anne Maxwell Foster of the young design firm Tilton Fenwick used fabric for an accent wall in this bedroom. This is a great way to add emphasis to an area without overwhelming a room or your pocketbook.  In a recent interview with DecoratorsBest President Barbara Karpf, the designer duo explained, “We love fabric on walls because it provides texture and warmth to a room.”

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PLAY MATCHMAKER

Using the same pattern for both upholstery and walls creates a cohesive look that visually enlarges a small space like a narrow hallway.

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CONSIDER SOLID TEXTURES

Solid fabrics with plenty of texture provide a contemporary ambiance when used on walls. Gary McBournie, a traditional designer, loves to use all types of textile wallcoverings. “Fabric adds a ‘luxury-feel’ to any room as it handles light in a totally different way.  Generally the result is a warmer, more cozy space.” Here, he creates a luxurious look with an apple green textile wallcovering that enhances the floral drapery fabric and elegant antiques.

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