Fabrics For Home Decorating Use

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By Owen Jones

Cloth or cloth is a very effective material to make use of when decorating your room, office or home, if you want to create a warm, inviting or themed atmosphere. It is simpler to use materials because they come in so many different patterns and colours and it is inconceivable that you will not be abe to find a textile to suit your decorating needs.

Fabric can have many uses in home decoration, some of them are as wall coverings, as in flock, slip covers, carpets, table runners, curtains and wall hangings. A room without cloth can look cold and unappealing.

It is best to have a definite style in mind, before you go buying your fabrics. For instance, do you already have furniture? Do you already have a few pieces of furniture? If you do, are they all of a similar style? If they are, then the fabrics you choose have to fit in with them. Otherwise, you can use material to harmonize unmatched furniture.

For instance, if you have a harmonized set of furniture, but you want to add a recliner chair, you could get a slip cover for that recliner chair which will make it better match in with your current decor, rather than have it stand out like a sore thumb.

If you are starting from nothing it is even easier. You can select a theme or a style and buy cloths that will match in with that style. For example, you could choose a Southern style or an Italian, say, Tuscan style. If you choose a Tuscan style, you might decide to pick fabrics with woven textures such as burlap, fabrics made from the abaca fiber and fabrics made from banana tree fibres, Savannah cloth and tobacco leaf cloth.

Tuscan decorating fabrics tend to be heavier but they are very flexible. If you use the Tuscan theme as your guide, these decorating fabrics could be used for blinds, runners, curtains, slip-covers and rugs. However, you may decide on a cottage style decor, in which case you will select floral patterns in light, bright colours.

You have so much variety when you use fabrics to customize your room or home. Having said that, I would like to emphasize that you ought to take your time before deciding on a theme, because if you implement a theme or colour scheme correctly, it can be fairly costly , which means that you will have to live with it for quite a long time.

If you had the money, it would be cool to have two or more themes, all somewhat different that you could change over from time to time, say, when one theme is in the wash. Curtains and slip covers could go in the wash together and be replaced by a completely different theme for six months or so.

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