I WILL be using fabric to wallpaper our walls when we move to Florida. It's a great temporary way to spruce up "rental walls" without doing anything permanent. When you move, just peel off in one large piece. Here's a tutorial!
fantastic tip from comment section: How to laminate fabric. I made some barstool seat covers out of clear contact paper I ironed over a nice fabric to protect them from small children. (google homemade oil cloth for directions)