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Designer Tips – Decorating with Fabric

Discover these interior designer’s home decorating tips for decorating with fabric patterns and textures – upholstery, curtains, cushions, carpets, and wallpapers.


Before you begin to decorate the interior of your dining room, living room, bedroom, or any other room of your home, collect samples of all fabrics and materials you want to apply. Place these fabric patterns and textures next to each other to observe whether they match or clash. This way, it is simpler to stylishly combine patterns and textures of upholstery, curtains, cushions, carpets, and wallpapers. Create an interior space in which all the decorative elements are in harmony with each other. 

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How to Choose Fabric Patterns and Textures

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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