Adding Wallpaper to a Room


Reference Number: KB-00655
Last Modified: March 30, 2017

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

QUESTION

I would like to add wall paper or wainscoting to my room or just to a single wall. How do I do this in Chief Architect?

Traditional dining room with wall paper applied above the chair rail.


ANSWER

Chief Architect provides several methods for adding materials to portions of your walls or an entire room using the Wall Covering feature.

In this article we will be covering:

Adding a wall covering to the entire room

  1. Using the Select Objects Select Objects icon tool, select a room in your plan and click the Open Object Open Object icon edit button.


  2. Under the Wall Covering panel, click the Add New button and select a material to use as the wall covering.

    Wall Covering panel of the Room Specification dialog


  3. Once you have selected the material you want to use, click OK on the Select Material dialog.


  4. Use the Top To Ceiling, Height, and Floor To Bottom values to adjust the height of the wall covering and the distance off the floor.


  5. To add multiple wall coverings click the Add New button again to insert a new wall covering.


  6. Click OK on the Room Specification dialog to accept your changes.


Adding a wall covering to a single wall

  1. Using the Select Objects Select Objects icon tool, select a wall in your plan and click the Open Object Open Object icon edit button.


  2. Under the Wall Covering panel of the Wall Specification dialog, click the Add New button.


  3. In the Select Material dialog, select the material to be used as the wall covering.


  4. As with the room use the Top To Ceiling, Height, and Floor To Bottom values to adjust the height of the wall covering and the distance off the floor


  5. Click the OK button to accept your changes.


Using the Add New, Replace, and Delete buttons, you can add multiple wall coverings to a wall or room, replace an existing covering, or delete a covering.



Controlling the span of a wall covering

You may encounter a situation where one wall spans multiple rooms. If you need the wall covering to span only one room, you may need to break the wall.

  1. From the menu, select Build> Wall> Break Wall Break Wall icon.


  2. Click on the wall at the point that you want it to break.

    Placing a break on the wall near a room intersection


  3. You can now select one of the wall segments to apply a wall covering to only that segment.

    Selecting the new wall segment


Replacing a wall covering

  1. Select the wall or room where the wall covering is applied and click Open Object Open Object icon.


  2. On the Wall Covering panel, select the wall covering you want to replace from the Wall Covering drop-down menu.


  3. Click the Replace button and select a new material from the library or the plan materials.


  4. Repeat as necessary, then click OK to accept your changes.


Removing a wall covering

  1. Select the wall or room where the wall covering is applied and click Open Object Open Object icon.


  2. On the Wall Covering panel, select the wall covering you want to remove from the Wall Covering drop-down menu.


  3. Click the Delete button to remove the wall covering.


  4. Repeat as necessary and click OK to accept your changes.