Decorate Walls With Fabric

in , , , by Julie Nichols, February 19, 2018
Do you have a closet or a small wall in your home that needs a little pick me up?  Decorating your walls with fabric instead of wallpaper is an inexpensive & damage-free way to go.  Using just a yard of fabric I covered the closet wall behind my desk and gave it a fresh new look.  

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How to decorate walls with fabric  

This small closet sits behind my desk in my workroom.  To see the before and after pictures of the workroom, click HERE.  

BEFORE the wall was plain and boring. 
 Here is how to add style and sophistication to your walls using fabric.


Placing the fabric on the wall was a simple process. For this easy DIY, you will need a pair of scissors, straight pins, and a ruler.  

1.  Measure and cut the fabric to fit the size of your wall 

2.  Adhere the fabric to the wall with straight pins. 

3.  Align the fabric on the wall just under the ceiling line. Using a hammer gently tap the first pin into the corner of the fabric and wall. Hold the fabric taut and tap the next pin in.  Use the line of the ceiling as a guide, this will keep the fabric straight.  Repeat this process until it is secure. Smooth out any bumps with your hand.

4.  Step back and admire your new wall!  

I often use straight pins instead of nails because they are small and do not leave noticeable holes in the wall.  


If you want a designer look without paying the high price of designer wallpaper, shop for discount fabric.  Amazon has a wonderful selection of fabric to choose from.  This black and white stripe fabric only cost me $4.00.

If you get tired of your fabric simply swap it out for a new look!


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  1. This is so cute and clever that I might have to give it a try! I would love for you to share this gem of a post on Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

    1. Thank you Laura for the visit! I would love to share my post on Thoughts of Home.

  2. This definitely made a huge difference! I have never used fabric, but this inspires me to give it a try :) Would love for you to share this at The DIY Collective tomorrow! We go live at 6am/ET. I know our viewers would love this, as well as many of your other great projects!
    Brooke Riley~Re-Fabbed

    1. Thank you for the visit & the invite to the diy collective. I would love to share my projects.

  3. I love what you have done and my all time favorite fabric pattern is black and white stripe!
    Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

  4. Love, love, love this! Just some simple straight pins, huh? That's pretty smart and the stripes add such pizzazz!

    Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are happy to have you. :)

  5. Oh my goodness, I am a nut over stripes anyway, so this is wonderful and no hassle.
    Wall paper is such a huge commitment and I am just not ready to go down that path.
    Thank you so much for participating in Thoughts of Home On Thursday and we hope to see you back next week too!

  6. I love this...such a good idea...
    Happy Tweak it Tues

  7. looks fabulous.




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