One trick that high-end interior designers use to create a relaxing oasis is upholstering the walls in sumptuous textured fabrics like silk and linen. Some more elaborate wall treatments may include padded and button-tufted fabric walls or stretching a tapestry, wall hanging or drapery across the length of the wall behind the bed.
The problem is fabric can be prohibitively expensive and impractical, since fabric is not easily cleaned. But wallpaper — because of today’s sophisticated printing techniques —
can look like just about any texture
and because it is coated, it wipes clean with ease.
Furthermore, many wallpapers are created to look like linen and silk, rendering them perfect for creating restful, calm and serene spaces. In addition to being a far more affordable option than fabric, certain wallpaper’s “fabric effect” is so realistic you have to touch it before knowing it isn’t the real thing.
You can cover all four walls and even the ceiling in a fabric-like texture, and it won’t be overpowering
You can find wallpaper in just about any style, many perfect for adding a design element to a bedroom without getting too cluttered. Prints that look like crewelwork and aged tapestries give an essence of Old World charm. Faux skins such as ostrich and shagreen are perfect for creating a retreat of quiet elegance.
You want a bedroom to be restful. Any time you use a texture — grasscloth, faux papers that mimic moire silk, or an exotic animal skin wallpaper — you’re creating warmth. On its own, paint can’t do that; it can come off as a little cold. Wallpaper ensures a cozy feeling.
By simplifying the furniture, reducing the clutter and decorating the walls with your favorite wallpaper design, you’ll soon find your bedroom is your new favorite room because you’ll get such a great night’s rest.