Upholstered walls are a really fun way to add depth to a room while making it dramatic, serene and quiet. My favorite rooms in the house for upholstered walls are the dining room, the bedroom and the library (or office – whatever you call it!) Better Homes and Gardens has some good information on how to tackle this DIY project, which you should definitely check out if this is something you’re interested in doing.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at how lovely upholstered walls can look in the dining room, bedroom and library: 

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Upholstering the dining room walls adds a touch of drama and comfort. Upholstered doesn’t have to mean padded, so you can even put fabric directly on the walls without like you see in the pictures above. Truth be told, the third picture is actually a meticulously painted wall that is meant to look like fabric, but it looks so beautiful I had to share it!


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Upholstered walls can often take the place of a headboard – which I think looks great! Whether it’s a full wall or just near the bed, though, I think upholstered walls really makes the room look and feel serene. And there’s no better place to find serenity than in your bedroom.


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It’s well known that a library is supposed to be a place of quiet, and I find that upholstered walls bring that effect to a room. Whether the upholstered walls actually make it quieter or not it sure feels like they do, and that’s what’s important!

So what do you think – would you ever upholster a wall in your home? Where would you do it? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!