Decorating fabric can be used in a multitude of different ways in every room of your home to add style, class, color, and texture to your home. It let your personality show through with color, patterns, and charm. Here is a simplified guide for you to follow to your St. Louis drapery, curtain & decorating fabric for a beautiful home.
St. Louis Drapery, Curtain & Decorating Fabric Guide
#1. Great Color Combinations
Using a fabric with patterns can really dress up your home, however, you don’t want to go overboard and have your rooms looking cramped. The best idea is to use a small to medium-scale pattern with stripes and solids. You should allow one color to be shared between three fabrics. The 60/30/10 rule helps you to scatter your patterns throughout a room and look very organized. You can use your main fabric in 60% of the room, your secondary fabric in 30% of the room, and your third fabric in 10% of the room.
Your main fabric is usually for your St. Louis window treatments as they require more fabric to cover them than other items in your home. Your window treatments can actually use all three of your fabrics in a layered design to give your space depth and texture.
#2. Reupholstering Items
Having a piece of furniture reupholstered in a fabric that matches your Chesterfield window treatments ties in all the elements in one room. In your living room, it can be a couch, a chair, or an ottoman that is reupholstered to match your window treatments.
In your formal dining room, you may decide you want classy window treatments with pleated tops and upholster your dining room chairs with a coordinating fabric with pleats and fabric-covered buttons. Instead, you may decide to add a highly decorative drapery rod with large finials on the ends.
You can repeat the color of the drapery rod with nail head trim on your newly upholstered dining room chairs. In your bedroom, you can have your headboard professionally reupholstered and tie it in with new Sunset Hills window treatments for a cozy feeling.
Here is a helpful topic for you to continue reading about – Your Complete Guide to Furniture Reupholstery – When Do You Need Help?
#3. Watch Your Step
There are literally thousands of colors, patterns, thicknesses, and types of fabrics for you to decorate with. If you have hardwood floors in your home, you will be delighted with new area rugs made from denim or wool tweed fabric with a pretty design on them. They can be any size you wish, and custom rugs can be in every room of your house if you wish. Decorating fabric is not only used for drapery and curtain panels, but you can get creative and modernize your home.
#4. Comfy Pillows
Throw pillows add a splash of color to a room that is otherwise in neutral colors. You can have custom throw pillows made to match your window treatments and place several of them in the living room on a couch or chair and also in the bedrooms.
Large overstuffed floor pillows are a great way to spruce up your living spaces easily with the color and patterns of St. Louis window treatment fabrics.
#5. Let There Be Light
Most often lampshades are a neutral color in an off-white. You can cover your lampshade with an exciting pattern or a bright color to add personality to any room. Depending on the size of the lamp and the lampshade, this may be your 10% of a pattern, or color that you are decorating with.
#6. Decor for Any Room
You can use fabric to line a wooden serving tray and use it as decor in your living room on an end table or a coffee table. In your dining room, you simply place it on the dining room table. Smaller trays lined with fabric can hold items in your bathroom on the countertop, so they stay organized. In your bedrooms, these trays can hold your favorite books or your cell phone while it’s charging at night. In a nursery room, your newly decorated tray can hold diapers, wipes, and baby lotion, so they are within reach.
#7. Table Runners and Placemats
In both your dining room and a breakfast nook, you can create a table runner out of fabric and also make matching placemats in the same color palette. They serve as decorative items with a purpose. Be sure to choose fabrics that you can wash and dry for this application because inevitably some food or drinks will more than likely get spilled on them.
#8. Wall Decor
Wall decor from your Sunset Hills window treatments fabric can serve as artwork in any room of your home. You can merely hang fabric on the wall, hang the fabric from a dowel, or cover picture frames with fabric to add interest to your walls. Instead, you may want to put the fabric of your choice in a picture frame and hang it on the wall.
Another neat idea is to cover a clipboard with a fun fabric and hang it on a wall as a piece of artwork. Read on about – Unique Uses for Fabric and Wallpaper.
#9. Step Up
Do you have a stairway in your home? If so, you can use fabric to decorate the front of each of the steps in a quaint small print, a geographical pattern, or a bright solid color. This idea is simple, but it has amazing results.
#10. Open Cabinets or Shelves
If you have modern kitchen cabinets that are open without doors, or if you have a bookcase in your home, the fabric can really dress them up and make them exciting. Gluing the fabric to the rear wall of your cabinets or bookcases attracts big attention, and it serves as a colorful backdrop to display your items.
#11. Modernize Your Ceiling Fans
You can add fabric to the underside of your ceiling fan blades for a solid accent color or with a pattern of any type. When the ceiling fan is off, everyone can see the pattern on the fan blades, and when the ceiling fan is on, it’s more of a blur of a pattern.
At Sunshine Drapery & Interior Design, we are your premier window treatment specialists for over 50 years. We carry thousands of different decorator fabrics, so you are sure to find several that you truly love and want in your home. We can fabricate any items for you, and we excel in providing St. Louis custom draperies as well as reupholstery and other fabric accents for your home. Contact Sunshine Drapery & Interior Design today to speak with a highly experienced designer about your decorating fabric projects. We look forward to meeting you soon.