We’re wallpaper fanatics here at The Well Appointed House, so you can imagine our excitement when it comes to the latest fad in wall coverings…paperbacked fabric! While fabric wall coverings have always been a thing, many fabric companies are now offering fabrics that come paperbacked, ready to be hung right on the wall. Paperbacking vs bare fabric on the wall is much easier to install. It also adds extra thickness, which is extremely beneficial to concealing blemishes on a less than perfect wall surface. We’ve done our research and found our 3 favorite companies offering paperbacked fabric.
1. Robert Allen
In an exciting recent development, Robert Allen can now convert virtually any of its fabrics into a wall covering with its paperbacked program. With such an extensive fabric selection, this offers customers endless options! The minimum order is 5 yards, and lead time is about 3 weeks. Here are some examples of Robert Allen fabric being used as wall treatments:
Images: Robert Allen
2. Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren has a simple and chic line of paperbacked fabric wall coverings. They offer several gorgeous silks that are ready to be mounted, and create a very luxe look when on the wall.
This pinstripe would look amazing in a Hamptons home!
We love the look of this dark, bold stripe! This would look amazing in a man’s study or bedroom.
Scalamandre also offers some paperbacked silk and linen wall coverings. While these are more simple and basic, they come in beautiful colors and have the high quality weaves that are consistent with all of Scalamandre’s product offerings.
So long upholstery on the walls! This is a much easier option!