Here are some tips when selecting the fabric for your room:
1. Decide the color scheme. Whether you are opting for patterned fabric or a solid color, find an inspirational element in the room and build from there. Choose a primary color and an accent color as well as your neutral. The accent color can make a great border or trim on your drapes.
2. Decide your style and choose the right fabric for your decor and your lifestyle. For instance, linen is a stiff fabric, so it is best used for panels. Silk can provide robust draping and a more sensual and rich mood. However, it is also important to consider maintenance. some fabrics need to be dry cleaned while others can be tossed in the wash or are designed to resist sun damage or stains.
3. Understand how the fabric’s pattern, color or opacity will effect the room. Sheer fabrics will permit a lot of light while rich opaque fabrics can warm and shrink a room – great for adding comfort in a larger room, but sometimes overwhelming in a smaller room. Then, some patterned fabrics can affect the perceived proportions of a room.
With these tips in mind, grab some fabric samples and see how they work in your room. Hold the fabric up to the light of the window during the day and at night.
If you have a hard time visualizing, call Sunshine Drapery for a free in-home design consultation. Our designers can help you select the perfect window treatment for a room.
Keep in mind, throughout January, you receive free gold-bond drapery lining on any drapery purchase.