From our start we’ve had a focus on upholstery and drapery.? So we do most of our work with fabric.

And while most solutions that fall under the banner of “wallpaper” are not fabric, you might be surprised to know that fabric can be applied to walls.

We’ll tell you how and why, guide you a bit on wallpaper, and more in this primer guide. So, read on.

As upholsterers, we love “upholstered walls” (like these upholstered chairs and matching wall).

They are great for sound proofing a room and look very high-end in general (the kind of look some people might describe as a design that “pops” – whatever that means).


But I don’t personally know anyone who has upholstered all of their walls and wouldn’t offer it up to anyone as a design solution.

Wallpaper on the other hand – I’d put that on anything.

But while wallpaper has advantages, some people might be surprised to know that fabric can also be applied to a wall and depending on your goals might be a better fit than a standard wallpaper.

It can be applied with liquid starch.

One of the pros of this solution is that it is easily removed, making a decor change simpler.

Also it is mold resistant.



I will save a full guide to wallpaper types, etc. for another day.

But, for today, let’s talk about wallpaper pros and cons versus painting.

Wallpaper pros:

  • Wallpaper comes in a wide array of designs, patterns, and surface textures. You can even have wallpaper custom made on Spoonflower.


  • ?Wallpaper is more eco-friendly.


Wallpaper con:

  • It can?t be applied on raw concrete and textured walls.


I hope this has given you some food for thought.

This is just a taste, but I will be making a full guide to wallpaper (along with case studies) later.