With endless colours, patterns and styles to choose from, textiles are the perfect way to revamp your home decor. The question is where does one start?! Sit back and relax because we went in search of answers for you…all you have to do is see which fabric idea suits your style. We’ve also got a range of suggestions from Home Fabrics that will work perfectly!
Here’s what to do when selecting your fabric. Fabric should be chosen based on how the room is used – especially if the fabric you’re seeking is for upholstery. If you’re going for a formal, elegant look, then Home Fabrics’ Luxury Silk collection. This range features an array of colours woven in a superior ‘dupion’ quality. The term ‘dupion’ is a type of silk produced when two silkworms spin a double cocoon, thus, producing a higher quality double thread. Of course, if the room is a playground for kids and pets, then delicate textiles should be avoided. Rather opt for sturdy woven materials, like Home Fabrics’ chenille, denim and linen collections.
Many people tend to coordinate colors and patterns but forget about sheens and textures. Don’t overlook these like the rest of the pack! Avoid having a sensory overload in a room full of shiny chintz and silk by tempering them with matte fabrics. Home Fabrics has a range of plains that should work to break glitzy textiles.
You can create a sort of optical illusion with fabrics, as well. Take for instance the loved but uber expensive canopy bed. A great way to get the look without breaking the bank is to hang curtains from the ceiling to each corner of the bed. It’s a foolproof way to fake a canopy bed and update your decor! We suggest Home Fabrics’ New York or Sheer Wonders collections for this DIY revamp.
Experiment with wall coverings using foam insulation boards from your local hardware shop. Cover these in damask fabric for beautiful DIY upholstered wall hangings. The French Beaujolais collection will give great results for this project. And our ultimate fave revamp is using fabric to update furniture a la decoupage! A great example is this set of drawers. We suggest using Home Fabrics Cotswolds or Secret Garden collections which feature florals, checks and stripes.
For more information on home decor updates with textiles, visit the Home Fabrics website at www.homefabrics.co.za.