Fabric can be utilized in different forms in order to add colour, finish and a decent look to your home. This can reflect your personality by using different colours, kinds and form of the cloth you choose for an interior decor purpose The dullness of an interior space can be overcome with the use of the different patterns and styles of fabrics available. Obviously, there are thousands of choices which can reflect your preference of colours and combination.

Places where you can make use of Fabric Decor

Furniture can be given a different look and appeal by using fabric. Chairs, sofas, ottomans, tables, shelves and slabs can be used to decorate these pieces. You carefully need to think about the colours and designs. Use of neutral fabrics and colours is important; this can help you reflect the latest trends and fads prevailing.

Secondly fabric can be easily used on pillows and cushions. This will add to the colour and combination in your area. Placing differently shaped and designed pillows and cushions on your sofas, beds and empty corners will add to the glamour of your room or sitting area. This is an affordable technique and can be easily replaced when the stuff wears out or is out of fashion.

Fabric used in windows is a fantastic way to add glamorous finish to an empty end. An ordinary drapery panel can be substituted by a good quality falling fabric and the optimum colour combination will make a simple place look warm and sophisticated. Similarly valance or cornice can be used to maintain colour combination and reinforce colour palate inside your room.

You can use a great variety of fabrics inside a single room. Decorating the bed covers, pillows, drapes, bed skirts, comforters and quilts can add weight and attraction to your room. It will make the bedroom look comfortable, filled and warm. You can vary the colours according to the seasonal changes as well. As the idea is affordable, you can easily change it with time.

Similarly, fabric coated lampshades or head boards can make the place look splendid. You can add fabric to wall hangings, frames, tapestries, mats, table runners and many other accessories.

It is rather intricate to combine and mix fabrics and colours. Appropriate colours and fabrics can be used by using “Rule of Three” mostly followed by interior designers. Using a small, large or medium print depends on the decorator. Similarly the pattern or form of fabric being used also should be in accordance with the colours and the budget of the decorator.

Following are a few things that you must consider:

•             For buying drapes or other fabric for decoration make a match or contrast with a sample piece.

•             Use chalks in order to mark out lines on walls for hangings drapes etc.

•             While decorating kids’ rooms make sure you ask kids for their views.

•             You can use fabrics according to the colours of the ceiling, walls and the whole room … READ MORE

Your entry hall is the first thing most people see when they enter your home. You want the first impression of your home to be positive and welcoming. The decor should also reflect your personality and your taste. It is easy to achieve a warm and inviting feel.

An unorganized, messy or shabby space is not the image you want to present to visitors when they first come to your home. Clean up clutter, fix or remove items that are in disrepair, change dead light bulbs, and freshen up your walls with a new coat of paint. These are simple ways to create a good first impression.

You want the decorating style that is in the rest of the home to also be present in your entry hall. This is easily accomplished by using finishes and accessories that compliment the decor in the rest of the house. For example, if your home has a Tuscan flair, start with a wall color in a warm, rich tone. Add wrought iron sconces and a mirror with a metal frame to the walls. Finish the look by placing a rustic console table in the entry.

There are many comfortable touches that you can add to your entry hall. First, a chair or bench will provide a good place to rest or pull on boots. A table to hold mail, keys and collectibles is also a useful addition to the space. If there is not enough room for a table or chest, a shelf will work as well. An umbrella holder, coat hooks on the wall, or a coat rack, provide an accessible place to store guest’s belongings. A clock for the wall, tabletop or shelf will advise of the time. Items like these will provide organization and comfort to the foyer.

A mirror is a great idea, for vanity and to enlarge the feel of the space. A mirror can also bring more light into a darker area. A new area rug, matching accessories, such as candle holders with coordinated candles, sconces on the wall or vases filled with fresh flowers will complete the look of the space. Large vases on the floor with arrangements will add a finishing touch.

Overall, a few thoughtful touches will bring a warm and inviting atmosphere to your entry. It is worth taking a second look at your entry hall to make sure it is reflecting the first impression you want to give to your visitors.… READ MORE