By Holly Ferry. Ulphostery Design. Published at Saturday, May 26th, 2018 - 04:29:54 AM.
Durability. This might not be an obvious consideration, but you should always think about who will be using the room. A delicate, soft fabric is fine for a formal living room, but you wouldn't want to decorate a children's playroom with it. Typically, woven patterns are more durable than printed ones, and higher thread counts also provide a longer lifespan. Though these upholstery fabrics may be more expensive, their durability makes up for the cost.
Next is silk. When looking at silk for curtain and upholstery fabrics then you are looking at sheer luxury. Silk oozes luxury and comfort and is an absorbent fabric which is used for garments, curtains and more. It is important to note that while silk may give you a luxurious finish, it is not ideal if you want darker and thicker curtains to block out the sun. Further, you will note that this material usually needs to be dry cleaned.
Colour. In a sense, your options are limitless. Today's upholstery fabrics are available in virtually any colour, which is important because colour is typically the first consideration designers make when choosing upholstery fabric. Still, aside from how it fits with the colour of surrounding pieces, window coverings, and wall paint, the colour of your upholstery fabric can have a greater impact on the feel of a room. For example, in a smaller room less imposing colour can actually create the experience of space.
Cotton is a very popular material, though when it comes to curtain and upholstery design, there are some factors to take into consideration regarding this particular fabric. Cotton is breathable and is very high quality. It is able to withstand heat, which makes it ideal for window coverings. Another reason to consider cotton is that it is easy to maintain and clean.
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