Smart fabric choices can help to inspire your entire home decorating plan.
Fabrics are used on many different surfaces in your home. Fabric is one of the most important design elements you can use in your interior design plans. Fabrics help to set the mood for a room and influence the way you feel.
There are so many different fabric choices, however, and this can be intimidating; that’s why it’s helpful to work with a professional.
Different types of fabrics:
Natural fabrics – cotton, leather, linen, silk, suede and wool
Synthetics – acetate, acrylic, microfiber, nylon, olefin, polyester, rayon and vinyl
Synthetics tend to be more durable than natural fibers, but this is not always the case. A lot depends on the finish or the weave that’s used, just as much as the inherent fabric itself.
The most obvious initial fabric decisions are:
- Fabric color
- Solid color or pattern
- Fabric texture and weave
- Woven, crocheted, knit or pressed
First, select fabric for beauty since the look of your home is paramount. Then consider how your fabric will be used so you’ll be happy with your decision for years to come. Fabrics that are optimal for a heavily used great room sofa will be quite different than those for a seldom used decorative chair in your entryway. Always think about durability and stain resistance if you have pets and/or children. Also consider how much damage sunlight can cause when it enters a room.
Your fabric choices create the underpinning of your interior design plan and are critical to the beauty of your home. Consider fabrics carefully and get professional advice before you buy. Contact Earth Care Window Treatments when deciding on window fabrics.