Fabric wall panels in a home
Fabric wall panels are an easy and stylish solution for adding a pop of color and texture to plain walls.
I am about to show different rooms of upholstered panels. Actually it is very much like miniature walls. The fabric options are vast and varied, ranging from simple neutrals to bold patterns. Firstly, it provides a superior finish compared to wrapping fabric around a frame. Additionally, the work is done by facing the panel at all times. Hope it will give you some ideas for your home!
To begin with, fabric wall panels have a very clean finish with edges free from welts, or braids. In fact, the fabric stretches on a slim track and can be easily change in the future. But if you decide to add a cord around the perimeter once the installation is complete. Then a soft trimming is added. It’s all up to you.
Wood trims and fabric
Wood trim is an excellent way to add texture, depth, and warmth to any space. Installing a wooden trims or sections on a wall and hanging fabric within it creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere. This technique not only adds visual interest but also serves as an effective sound absorber, making it perfect for spaces like home theaters.
We often notice the frame’s width of 3 inches offers a sturdy and robust structure while still preserving a sleek and modern look. However wider moldings still looks great too.
Most of time these beautiful wood trims offer a classic and timeless charm with their natural colors or rich stains. But painted wood is also very elegant. The trims fit directly on the sheet rock or even wood boards. Again, common spaces where we have upholstered wall panels are in an office, a home theater, a hallway or in a bedroom.
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The layout of each section is define by the heights and width of a wall. Also by the openings in a room. Sometimes the panels are only the upper or lower section of a wall.
If you are in the process of having trim installed, one important thing to remember is to keep the width of a panel narrower than the width of the fabric. Unless the textile selected is a simple weave that works both ways. This means the fabric stretches horizontally or railroad.
In doubt, ask a professional to confirm that it’s possible to use the fabric for your specific task.
Requirements for upholstered Panels?
Getting prepared is always a good idea and could save you time and more expenses.
As mention above thinking about the width of each section of panel is essential to accommodate the fabric.
Regarding the thickness of the trim. A standard installation has a track system around the perimeter of each trim or molding, a padding and a fabric.
Our company recommends to keep the base of a molding at least ⅜” in depth. The reason for this request is simple. All 3 elements, tracks, padding and fabric takes little over ¼ inch in thickness.
However, we can increase the thickness and adapt the finish wall to the desire size to fit a molding. For example, adding acoustical sheet requires space. Therefore, depth of the molding will change.
In case you have an existing wall with trims, tell us about your molding depth in advance to avoid any surprises.
For example, a room like an office has special requirements. If the sound bounces too much on the walls, it is not ideal!
The solution is adding acoustical boards behind the fabric to absorb the noise. Most of time a 1″ thickness is sufficient.
In case of home theater, a more serious approach is used for this types of rooms.
Acoustical materials such as sound diffusors are place in the walls, speakers included. It is usually a builder and other specialists that takes care of these installation.
Not only do fabric wall panels enhance the aesthetics of your space, but they can also provide sound insulation, making them an excellent investment.
Trendy spaces with stretched fabric panels
Since I am adding all these photos, I realize that socializing spaces such as music room for private concert, or a TV room with an area for snacks and a bar have wood trims. Let’s look at some wall paneling ideas.
Another room with upholstered panels is a game room and entertainment space like a dining room too. You will see the lather at the end.
First in this series of photos is an entertainment room with tall ceiling. At one end there is a bar and an eating area. The center panel is taller then the top and base.
A home in the Colorado mountains designed by BK Interiors of California.
The blue room with wall paneling in fabric has wider trims and wood columns for lights. It is a home theater in South Texas.
The following image shows the layer of acoustical boards in yellow. The fabric stretches over them. It is a very large music room. Ceiling and walls have both sound abatement boards.
Then, next is a light grey fabric with painted wood moldings. This room has seating area at different levels. The same fabric is on walls, soffit and ceiling.
Other room idea with fabric paneling
Below is a dining room completely upholstered with fabric wall panels. The two opposite walls are divided in 5 equal panels size. For the wall with the windows fabric wall panels are narrower. The fabric is a light linen print in yellow bringing a little sunshine in the room.
What if the future upholstered panels have a curve shapes? Would it be possible for us to install our tracks? Yes, it would. In fact, the track is so flexible that we can do radius and follow the movement of the trim. I have an image of large arched windows.
To summarize, the track system use by VETHOMAN offers design flexibility and precision fit in your project.
I know the importance of planning ahead. It helps to avoid last-minute rush and unnecessary frustration. Therefore, I advise my clients to involve me in their plans as early as possible.
Whether it’s a new project or a recurring task, it’s always best to involve your assistant from the beginning.Try to bring us as early as possible into your plans.
There is always a solution!
Meanwhile if you are ready with your fabric wall panels, or need help contact us.