Whether you are interested in fashion or décor it’s always a great idea to check in with what the latest fabric trends are for each season. This way, if you are planning on revamping, refurbishing or redecorating one or more of your rooms, you have a better idea of what available, and what’s en vogue!
Here then, are the latest fabric trends for winter 2011:
In terms of colour, look for nature inspired colours. Berry purples, chocolate browns, teal or ocean greens and bamboo (formerly known as camel) are very popular, as well as all the metallics metal tones. Combining staple neutrals with pops of bright colours is the way to go, and don’t forget that this season is all about mix and matching textures and prints!
As far as prints are concerned, we see that the Boho French Parisienne influence is still the flavour of the season so look out for nostalgic French inspired prints!
Nautical and pyjama stripes are a must for upholstery, wall papers or even drapes. We see the stripe being used for a very chic and somewhat vintage look.
Another fabulous staple to the fabric palette is the fabulous French polka dot! Whether you add just a few small accessories or go the whole hog, polka dot décor is a wonderful fabric trend this season.
We saw it all summer, but we just can’t get enough of warm and nostalgic vintage florals. In this regard, décor is following fashion almost to the letter using wonderful old fashioned florals for everything from dresses to upholstery and curtaining.
Keep your eyes open for anything French themed, French writing, French poodles, the Eiffel tower…
When it comes to textures, hounds tooth and tartans are very popular for this winter.
Fluid and bohemian abstract florals, along with damasks and circular patterns are a must this winter as they lend themselves beautifully to the mix and match or quilted feel of many of this seasons eclectic trends.
There is a major movement toward all things vintage, so of course, lace has pride of place in the fabric trend selection!
Typography is also very popular as a follow on from last year. Prints of old style postage stamps, war posters and coffee sacks are especially good!