From a color riot in bold chintzes to the soft rustle of taffeta, the fabrics influence our mental attitude in many subtle and not so subtle ways. Ludic patterns make us smile, while the mix of impressions and solids can present a dynamic energy paradox. No matter what effect you are looking for, you will want to choose the appropriate colors, patterns and fabric textures to reflect your interior design plan.
The fabrics make impressions on all our senses. For example, the tactile pleasure is strongly reinforced by the softness of the tissues. The touch of a fabric suggests wealth (silk), formality (damask), or informality (burlap). Our hearing is improved in rooms with an abundance of noise-absorbing tissues. The colors and textures of the fabric affect our sight, and some fabrics also influence our sense of smell, offering fragrances that can be enjoyable, cool or annoying. Fiber and Texture
Fiber is what gives substance and texture to the fabric, and can include things such as reeds, grasses, animal hair or even seeds Of plants. When shopping for any type of fabric, look for a high number of yarns for softness and durability.
Wool is the ecological choice for carpet. It is natural, renewable, resistant to fire and soil, and long lasting. For upholstery furniture and window coverings, cotton is the natural fabric of choice.
Tissues also strengthen the degree of formality in a room. Rough textured fabrics say "picnics", while soft textures whisper "formal dinners". The cotton checkerboard, canvas (pure silk fabric and silk fabric), chintz (which is never out of style, just out of popularity from time to time), and the soft caterpillar speak of formal, traditional spaces
Look and feel as you look for your home, careful use of textures, colors and fabric patterns should be a big part of your overall design plan.
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