When thinking of fabrics your first think of three things ; Colour, Texture and Pattern. What we forget to look at is what is in the fabric and how it plays apart in our decision making. A successful fabric choice not only reflects your personality and lifestyle but must also be practical. Practicalities, such as durability, wash-ability and stain repellency is a huge factor to consider when choosing your fabric.
Check out the most popular fibers below with all the details you will need to know to help you pick the perfect fabric for your home.
Now that you know the make up of different fabrics and what will suit your space best, We can move on to the fun part.
COLOUR, TEXTURE and PATTERN!
Picking your Colour
Colour plays a huge part in your room scheme. When deciding your fabric colour you need to look at what you would like to achieve. Some of the main questions you need to ask are the following:
Do you need to bring warmth to the room ?
Do you need to brighten the room ?
Do you want it to be neutral and blend in or be that pop of colour in the room ?
Deciding on your Texture
Texture can add great depth or movement to the room. A fabric with a heavy weave or wool finish will help add warmth and depth. A crushed velvet or a fabric with a slight sheen has great reflective ability giving the idea of space and movement. A rich deep pile velvet will achieve a level of opulence in the room. A tight weaved cotton fabric can leave a crisp and fresh finish.
Playing with Pattern
Patterned fabrics can bring a sense of fun into any room but it can also be the finishing touch to styling your space. Styles range from large patterns to small patterns and in ranges and ranges of colours. They can be used in the most creative ways so it really is down to your imagination. Starting as simple as scatter cushions to footstools, Contrasting fabrics on chairs to making your curtains the statement of the room. Patterned fabric can really bring your scheme together and are not to be missed on the fabric list.
If you want to have a further chat regarding fabrics please get in touch with the shop. Don’t forget we have an extensive range of fabric books that are available to view, barrow or we can order you samples ..
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Until next time..
The YP Team