Designer Tips – Decorating with Fabric

Danica Maricic, Editor-in-Chief & Communications Manager

March 18, 2019

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Before you begin to decorate the interior, collect samples of all fabrics and materials you want to use, and place them next to each other to observe whether they match or clash.

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Large patterns are great for decorating large surfaces such as floors, walls, windows, and beds; while small patterns should ornament small items like pillows.

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The curtain fabric is best viewed while the light source is behind it, because, that is the best way to see whether the Sun’s rays enter the room through the curtain.

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The texture of the fabric can significantly affect the perception of colors – matt fabric “absorbs” the light, thus looking darker, while shiny fabric reflects the light and for that reason, seems brighter.

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If you want to design the room in a monochromatic (one color) scheme, “spice it up” with different textures of fabrics.

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Embossed fabrics are best expressed when the rays of natural or artificial light “fall” directly on them; because that creates a three-dimensional play of light and shadow.

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If the pieces of furniture in the room are all in different colors, “connect” them by placing a carpet, wallpapers or curtains that contain the entire color palette of the existing furniture.

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