12 Ways to Decorate with Fabric Wallcoverings

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Statement walls are making a comeback. From toile to faux bois , chic wallcoverings are popping up everywhere—and with good reason. Bold walls make for a quick yet effective redesign and can transform the style of any room. Fabric-covered walls are an ode to the sophistication of France and England, where wall fabric was in vogue as early as the 14th century. Similarly textured walls lend just as much elegance now. Whether you prefer a brilliant brocade or a punchy paisley, check out these 12 fabric wallcoverings from the pages of Architectural Digest , including a playful toile de Jouy in a child’s Manhattan bedroom and a brilliant floral print in a Polish château.

A Quadrille toile fabric and wallpaper envelop a children’s room in a Southampton beach house designed by architect David Hotternoth and kitted out by interior designer David Netto. Furnishings include a Room & Board bunk bed, vintage Poul Kjærholm armchairs from Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery, and a Stark carpet; the portrait is of one of the homeowners’ grandfathers.

In the master bedroom of a Los Angeles home designed by Commune, the walls are covered in grasscloth by Astek. The seat cushions on the walnut daybeds are of Milano wool by Kravet, and the vintage cocktail table is from Nickey Kehoe. Underfoot is a bold Key Shadow rug by the Rug Company and sheepskins.

Emma the Siamese commandeers the Leontine Linens–dressed bed in the daughter’s room of a Manhattan apartment designed by David Kleinberg. A Quadrille toile de Jouy is used for both the walls and duvet.


In a living room in the Bahamas, interior designer Miles Redd covered the walls and ceiling in a China Seas fabric, with curtains to match.


In the Polish bedroom at Château de Jozerand, Pierre Frey fabrics—some matching, others complementary—add stripes and blooms to walls and upholstery. The 15th-century residence, located in France’s Auvergne region and remodeled in the 19th century, is the country residence of artist Joy de Rohan-Chabot and her husband, Count Jean de Rohan-Chabot.


In Casa Amarela, the historic São Paulo house of Vogue Brazil ’s Donata Meirelles and her husband, media mogul Nizan Guanaes, designer Sig Bergamin employed a mustard-hued baroque fabric on the walls in a bathroom.


The walls of the dining room at the legendary Gritti Palace hotel in Venice are covered in a Rubelli brocade.


At the Agnelli automotive family’s ancestral house at Villar Perosa, Italy, matriarch Marella Agnelli used a peony pattern everywhere—even on a lampshade.


A Manuel Canovas fabric swathes the Charleston master bedroom of Patricia Altschul, one of the stars of the reality-television series Southern Charm.


The walls of the guest room at Cindy Sherman’s Hamptons retreat are covered in a sweet floral fabric from British brand Aleta.


A chartreuse silk brocade swathes the walls and lit à la polonaise in a bedroom in the Château de Digoine, the recently restored Burgundy home of French collector and television producer Jean-Louis Remilleux.


Peter Dunham’s Kashmir fabric is used for the walls, curtains, and a Louis XVI–style bergère in the designer’s Indian-inflected guest bedroom in Los Angeles.

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