Using Fabric for Vibrant Walls

by | Oct 30, 2015 | Home and Garden

If you are searching for a simple and affordable way to add a splash of color to the walls in your home, but want the ability to change your mind at any time, all you need is a bit of fabric and some starch.

Fabric wall coverings, commonly referred to as simply fabric wallpaper, adds a decorative accent to the wall and is a much simpler and hassle-free option than having to paint or deal with wallpaper glue. The fabric is also quite easy to remove, making it the ideal option for seasonal décor.

An entire room can be covered in fabric, only one wall, or a portion of a wall. If you are ready to dive into the world of fabric wall coverings, then use the information here to help you get started.

Materials You Need

If you are ready to add fabric wall coverings to your space, you will need certain supplies, which include:

  • Fabric: It is important to measure enough, plus several additional inches to cover the area and create the look you want. You have the option to mix the fabrics up if desired, but sticking with lightweight options is going to be best.
  • Starch: You can use spray or liquid starch or make your own solution by mixing together a half of a cup of water and a fourth of a cup of corn starch. Then mix in four cups of boiling water and allow the mixture to cool and thicken prior to using.
  • Paint or sponge roller
  • Sharp scissors or a razor knife if making any type of shape

The Application Process

Once you have gathered the necessary supplies, it is essential to wash the wall to remove any dirt or dust. Tape the plastic to the baseboards to protect the flooring or any nearby furniture.

Carefully apply the starch and fabric to cover the walls or the area of the wall you are trying to improve the look of. If you don’t like the results, you can easily remove it if necessary.

Take time to ensure that the fabric is put on the walls the way you want it. While it is easy to remove and reapply if desired, taking the time to apply it properly the first time will pay off and provide you with a great looking space. While fabric wall coverings are a fairly new option, they are one that is growing in popularity.

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