How to use Fabrics in Interior Design

How to use Fabrics in Interior Design

How to use Fabrics in Interior Design

Interior designs nowadays are usually made from a minimal perspective to generate a wider space without even having a massive room. However, with the interiors we have now, some might think that going less is already okay —- think again.

When doing your interior design, one thing that you can do is to decide on what’s neat and not for you. Sure a few things can just make your room look tidier, but apart from that, your chairs and even your curtains can be an added accessory for you to have a room that looks more beautiful, elegant, and aesthetically great than you can always crash in for days. Thus, you can still put in chairs and curtains in your room, as well as the cushions that you have for your chairs.

In creating a better interior design for your home, you may opt to use fabrics. Yes, fabrics can do a great job at enhancing your room’s design even more.

  • Curtains

For a fresh start, your curtains aren’t just for covering your windows and giving your privacy, it also controls how much light you want into your homes. However, as an added garment, they also create a better wall statement while acting as a window treatment.

Curtains can come in different colours and shades, patterns and designs, and even the thickness of fabrics that you want for your homes. In creating a simple-looking interior, you may add curtains in plain and light colours and choose lighter fabrics such as cotton. It will make your room more breathable and adorable as it sways around with the wind during summer days. However, one downside of thin fabrics is how they can control light less than other fabrics; so always have discretion when buying one.

For a modern design, you may have fabrics in deep colours and thick composition for a more protected home. These types of fabrics are usually piled and perfect for urban areas as they can also be an added barrier to act as a soundproof cover for your windows. Thick fabrics in deep colours also create a bolder and smarter look for your interiors, giving you a room that is more isolated but well designed you can always enjoy every day.

If you’re more into creativity, you may opt for curtain fabrics in different patterns and designs to spice your interiors up. Usually, patterned fabrics are those made from brocade, Jacquard, and damask fabrics as they have been designed to bring finesse into your homes. However, there can also be other designs such as patches, stripes, and even geometric shapes to bring your curtains more life. Yet, remember that designed curtain fabrics must be used only for interiors with plain walls, as having them with wallpaper and wall paint designs can appear rowdy and too much for your homes. The more minimal; the better.

How to use Fabrics in Interior Design
  • Upholstery

If you think your sofa looks too old already with its withering and gunky covers, might as well use new fabrics and upholster your furniture.

In upholstery, you can still keep the sentimental value of your chair frames while giving them a makeover for a more personalized touch. This means that you can pick out the fabric designs that you want while providing it with fabrics that are durable and can withstand usage from daily use. You may choose thick fabrics like velvet for a matte and smooth texture while keeping your sofa cushions intact. Velvet fabrics also have a look at bringing elegance and breathability to your chairs. Moreover, you may also want to have chenille fabrics for a more textured sofa cover. This type of fabric is one of the standards of every modern home because they usually are resistant to pilling, stains, and even wrinkles for a low-maintenance chair. Yet, if you’re more into style, you may try Jacquard upholstery fabric for a detailed design and will still feel like velvet when you get to put it on your chairs. Yours is always the choice.

If you like, you could even choose removable sofa covers for your furniture at home. They’re available in a wide range of colours and styles, and offer the dual advantages of letting you switch out your style at will, while also being machine-washable so it’s even easier to deal with any stains and spills. 

Always feel the fabric before getting into what design that you want so you’ll be at ease using it for your chairs.

How to use Fabrics in Interior Design
  • Throw Pillows

Small pillows on your chairs can be an added cushion for you to have the most comfortable sitting you can ever imagine at home. While throw pillows are generally skipped, they ought to provide a sense of depth and an added accessory to your chair. You might as well pick the pillow cover according to your liking, and also choose how big it should be.

If you have a big sofa, you can have 2 to 3 big throw pillows at a maximum, one on each side and one at the center. Nevertheless, if you have a small seat at home, you can have 5 small throw pillows on your seat. But please, do not overdo your pillows, friends!

Consequently, you may choose the throw pillow cover that you want. For big pillows, it is recommended to have plain coloured ones and otherwise for the small ones. Also, if you ever choose to have patterned or designed throw pillows at home, remember to pair them with your curtains and not your walls to prevent you from going too much on your interior design. Furthermore, patterned sofas do not go with patterned throw pillows — it’s just too much. Again, the simpler it is, the better it looks. You can mix and match colours and patterns because you know what looks good for your homes. We’ll let you choose what you want.

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Remember not to go all out with your fabrics at home. Fabrics designs and colours either make a statement or break your interior design. Be meticulous about the fabrics that you incorporate; consider the design and durability so you can save on money while bringing out the best with your curtains, chairs, and throw pillows.

Your home can be a better place to live in. Make sure to put what’s best and what’s right around it. From your fabric choices, you always have the freedom to decide what you think best fits your interior.

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