"Fabric wall covering can make your walls come alive for your wall decor for home"
Get "One-Of-A-Kind" Walls With Fabric Wall Covering
Covering with fabric will dress up your walls giving them a new dimension, texture and elegance. Any edge is softened, and new touches of warmth will surround the walls.
Best of it? You make a strong wall decor statement, even though you are not a professional.
Fabric you choose as a wall covering, will transfer its texture and vitality to the walls - depending on the fabric type.
And there is a vast array of choices when it comes to fabric wall fabric covering types:
warm suede than brings a soft touch to the walls, sumptuous moiree for a traditional feel, or rough canvas or burlap for a modern look.
Either you decided for a traditional setting or a contemporary one, it is an excellent choice to have fabric as a wall covering.
We wanted to save you the time and energy, analyzed all the cons and pros about having fabric wall covering, and this is what we found out:
Good - Most of the times, wall fabric coverings are treated with different substances called repellents - in such a way, that they won't retain stains and dust. Good - If the fabric has a pattern in it, it is printed with a pattern overlap at selvages, making the matching of the pattern at the seams much easier. Possible Disadvantage - Dark colored and heavy fabrics won't work well if your choice is to paste the fabric on the wall. Why? Because the adhesive can stain the fabric, and a dark fabric dye can stain the wall. If you want to staple or upholster your fabric, you may even consider flat bed sheets.
Why? Because of the sheets' size, they have lots of advantages:
price is lower than regular designer fabric covering the range of colors and designs is a very large one
Possible Disadvantage - It is hard to handle when pasting the sheets, because of their large dimensions.
Possible Disadvantage - Fabric with stripes, large geometrical patterns are unforgiving if there is a mistake in application.
If it's your first time when applying fabric, it might be wise to choose a pattern there it has an allover design.
Good - Allover designs in fabric wall coverings help to cover any imperfections in the walls or ceiling lines; also they work well when showing less soil or stains than the opened large geometrical patterned fabrics. Good - If you get tired of your fabric wall covering you can always strip down the material and re-use it for some other projects you have in mind.
Did I Buy Enough Fabric Wall Covering? Your Checklist.
It is very important to choose the right yardage for your fabric covering so you won't be left with part of your walls uncovered.
To find how many panels you need for one wall divide the width of the wall(measured previously with a steel tape measure) by the usable width of the fabric.
If you get a fraction remainder, round up to the next highest number.
What is usable width of the fabric? To find the usable width of the fabric panel subtract the two seam allowances - approx. half of inch - from the total width of the panel.
To find out the workable height of the wall measure the height of the wall at different places, and keep the highest figure. Don't forget to add five-six inches as a precaution.
If you have a pattern repeat, add the height of the pattern to allow for the pattern match at the seams.
To find out the total fabric yardage multiply the number of panels by the working height of the wall.
To obtain the number of yards divide the number by 36.
Repeat these three steps for all the walls you intend to cover, et voila, and you will get a final total yardage!
If fabric still wouldn't your first choice for wall coverings, why not take a look at the wide array of decorative painting finishes to choose something more suitable to your needs?
...or drop by and check the wallpapers