What is Grasscloth?
What is Grasscloth?
Today you can find many wallpapers labeled as “Grasscloth”: hand-woven, natural wallpaper made of real, organic materials such as linen, hemp, grass, jute, seagrass, bamboo and raffia, to name a few. These natural elements are hand-woven onto an un-pasted rice paper backing. Imagine the opulence of surrounding your home in such real and natural enhancement. The scent of these cellular elements comes through for a light, inherent accent in your home. If you love grasscloth, there is an important thing to keep in mind if you are considering installing natural grasscloth; it is sensitive to its environment. Zoom in on this Abaca Grasscloth to see the stunning detail of its carefully woven textures. This one comes in some richly dyed hues; our favorite is Deep Plum.
True grasscloth wallpapers are real, natural products. As such, they are sensitive to strong smells, such as kitchen fumes, and should not be installed where one might be cooking or smoking. Grasscloth is absorbent and special precautions will have to be taken if you simply must have it in your bathroom. The natural fibers and backing of grasscloth are delicate and should be put up in areas of your home with minimal traffic; avoiding hallways and areas often passed by and brushed up against. As much as grasscloth is sensitive to its environment, you may find yourself sensitive to the natural elements of it as well, if you are prone to allergies of that sort. Get lost in the many colors and finishes of Sisal Grasscloth.
After considering these aspects of grasscloth, you may decide that you absolutely need this beautiful wallcovering in your space and are willing to work with the natural materials. But if you find natural grasscloth will not work for your needs, you may consider the beauty of modern faux grasscloth in vinyl that offers all the style you crave without the fussiness that comes with working with natural materials. Natural-looking, vinyl Sisal Hemp wallcovering offers many colors and is just one of the many faux options Wallpaper Makeover carries.
Cover image is of Jute Grasscloth from the Luxe Retreat Collection by Lillian August