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Fabric accent wall: Bedroom design ideas

Fabric accent wall !

Since the beginning of the year, fabric accent wall is the subject of an increasing number of posts on social media website. Furthermore, bloggers write about TEXTURED WALLS, such as three-dimensional decors made from all type of materials. Some are from metal or ceramic tiles, others new wood moldings or reclaimed wood panels. Some promote their ecological products. I believe we have not seen the end of it yet. I should not forget the new generation of vinyl which is very much present on the market. It is made to imitate various kind of finishes.

 By Ceramic design studios - Wall with handmade tiles
Handmade tiles by Ceramic Design Studios

For instance, these applications are seen on single wall or feature wall in a home. Also in public spaces like restaurants and many private businesses. Today, I focus on one room; the master bedroom.

As you may know, my speciality is fabric wall coverings or wall upholstery. I will talk about my favorite subject and show pictures of fabric walls in several bedrooms further in this article. Now a little while ago, I read a short article in Forbes written by Becky Harris from Houzz. She goes over ten different ideas of finishes for bedroom accent wall.

I am posting similar bedroom ideas below.

accent wall in bedroom
Reclaimed wood wall








bedroom accent wall
Modern WAVES 3D Wall Panel Textured Glue on Wall tiles – Box of 6 Wall art



molding on bedroom wall
Fabric glued panels with large molding

More single wall

After looking at these options, let’s talk about fabric on wallpaper.






textured embossed wall coverings

In fact, a lot of manufacturers are now offering texture fabric with paperbacking. This means that the fabric is glue to the wall. Yes, it is a type of finish which is very popular. See these two pictures. After all, patterns are fine and the design is beautiful too but it is foolish to think that the result is the same. Wall upholstery is not that simple. The padding is the key.


I do get regular phone calls. Would we install fabric paperbacked? My answer is: We do not.

We do stretched fabric on wall with a track system and add great layers of padding underneath the fabric. Even though paperbacked fabrics have texture and relief, it is a complete different finish compare to wall upholstery. To my opinion it is sad to see this beautiful fabric flat onto walls. A fabric glued onto a surface looses it’s dimensions and softness. It is very apparent. May be not so much on picture. Take my word for it.

It is now time to talk about fabric wall upholstery.

Wall upholstery may be accomplished in ways to form various design on a wall. Each design differs with upholstered shapes and depths. Here are a few examples of fabric accent wall. View the pictures below.

Padded fabric square- accent fabric wall upholstery
Small fabric squares – Contemporary bedroom interior by Designer Vadim Kadoshnikov
Large fabric panels-wall upholstery by VETHOMAN
Contemporary interior in a master bedroom – Large fabric panels covering the entire back wall – Each panel is 47″ wide. Padded to 1 1/2″ in depth – Upholstery by VETHOMAN


blue fabric panels - wall upholstery in bedroom _ fabric accent wall
Five horizontal fabric panels. Equal dimensions and a little wider than the headboard. Picture ideas via: ideas4homes.com
padded wall - diamond shaped upholstery
Wall padded with fabric – Diamond shaped wall behind the bed

For one thing, these panels effect can be achieved with a fabric system called Clean edge system™. All 5 images have one thing in common, straight lines.

Wall upholstery- shaped fabric design for wall

Let’s be creative!

What if we could replace the straight lines by other shapes like this one shown on the left  ⇐ .

With the flexibility of Clean edge system™ track all shapes are now possible even curve movement. Indeed, this is a great bonus because, C.E.S open doors to new design ideas. For example,check out the crescent shape. This sample is made for you to demonstrate the incredible flexibility of this product. Given these points, does it give you an idea for a fabric accent wall?

So. tell me about your project.

Another classic is a tufted wall or panels. Frame it to the size you like.

Tufted wall in leather
A large tufted panel in leather behind the bed. The master bedroom is also upholstered with a B. Berger plaid fabric wall-covering. Designer: Patrick Sutton.


feature fabric wall by VETHOMAN -Pierre Frey fabric
feature fabric wall – Pierre Frey fabric
accent wall in white fabric- wall upholstery in bedroom
Somewhere in the country a quite and romantic bedroom. Simple white fabric accent wall. The velvet fabric has a light embossed horizontal lines. Wall upholstery by VETHOMAN


The last picture of a fabric accent wall in a medium size room. A very busy pattern with bright colors.

single wall upholstery - accent fabric wall- bedroom
Vibrant colors on this fabric by R. Kaufman _ Upholstery by VETHOMAN
Kauffman fabric on walls - fabric accent wall
Finally, a close up on the fun colorful fabric! Click to enlarge.

I presented several decors for master bedrooms or guest bedrooms. Each fabric accent wall is different from one another. There are many more pictures that I could show but I shall stop here. I have just given you a start. I leave you to imagine a decor. Create, don’t be shy. By all means, you can adapte an idea to make the perfect fabric accent wall. Also, don’t limit yourself to a bedroom, try other space in your home. Find a feature wall.

Back in time

Before I conclude this article, let me tell you historical fact. Did you know that wall application is not new at all. All these new three dimensional finishes for walls invented from all kind of artificial or recycle materials are nice of course. I have nothing against recycling goods. But wall upholstery with applications was already present in homes in Europe centuries ago. Bedrooms were particularly ornate. Fabric was around the bed centuries ago to keep cold draft away. In some cases, the bed was placed in an alcove also surrounded by upholstery fabric such as canopy, draperies, headboard and wall upholstery. May be I should write more on this topic another time.

However, look carefully at the picture with rococo style interior. Notice inside the alcove; walls have delicate interfacings of curves and counter curves. Regardless of our present technology, no one will achieve such beautiful work ever again.

bed in alcove- wall upholstery- fabric on wall and draperies
Bed in an alcove – Wall upholstery and draperies keep the person warm during the night – Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte
wall upholstery and draperies- fabric wall in alcove
Beginning of 18th C- Rococo style- Hunting lodge in the grounds of the Nymphenburg Palace, Germany. Maria Amalia’s bedroom inside the Amalienburg Palace.






















Have a happy experience with your fabric accent wall!



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