Fabric Wall Coverings Make Rooms Look Beautiful And Polished

by | May 11, 2016 | Home And Garden

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If you are looking for a fun and fashion forward way to decorate the walls of your home, then fabric wall coverings are exactly what you need. Fabric wall coverings look great up and are surprisingly easy to install.

Measure the Walls

You may have heard it said before that when you do home improvement projects you always need to measure twice and cut once. The reason this is true is because you want to make sure that you know exactly how big something needs to be before you start cutting it. Once you cut something you cannot make it whole again. When you are using a fabric wall covering you will want to first measure your walls so you know the height and width that you will need for your fabric. Make sure you write it down so you don’t forget.

Choose Your Fabric

When choosing a fabric for your walls there are a few things you will want to take into consideration. First you need to know what kind of light your room gets. If it does not get a lot of light avoid darker colors of fabric that will make your space look smaller. Try getting a few sample fabrics and pin them up on your wall to see how they look. Take your time choosing your fabric to be sure that it is the one that you want.

Get Your Walls Ready

Your walls will need to be nice and smooth without any bumps on them before you put up the fabric. You will need to fill in any nail holes with spackle and then sand the area flat after it dries. Then, once the wall is smooth, apply a primer and allow ample time for the primer to dry.

Cut Your Fabric to Size

Roll out your fabric on a flat surface and measure out the length that you will need. You will need to refer back to the measurements you took earlier but allow yourself an extra four inches of material to cover any waste. Be sure that you mark the fabric properly and use good sharp fabric scissors for a clean looking cut.

Put Up the Fabric

You will need to paste the wall with wallpaper paste from the top of the wall down. Then hold the strips of fabric up to the wall and allow them to overlap to match up any patterns. Press gently into the paste and smooth out any bubbles with a flat tool. Cut off any excess material from the top or bottom and cut around any light fixtures or outlets.

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