Now that you’ve built a strong foundation by introducing aspects of your personal style, story and colour preferences to your home, you can continue to build upon this by adding even further depth and complexity to the space. Patterns and texture play a huge part in impacting your overall look and feel and they’re some one of the final steps towards achieving your desired ambiance.
Soft furnishing fabrics are used to make drapes, cushions, tablecloths, lampshades and bed linen, as well as to upholster furniture. They play an integral part in tying all of your elements together and are a simple way to add a personal yet finished look to your room. Other products, of a more striking nature, include tiles, vinyl wallpapers and 3D wall panels. Texture – a surface’s tactile quality – creates mood. For example, smooth and shiny textures reflect light and create bright, stimulating environments. Coarse and matte textures absorb light and create warm, relaxing environments. Create contrast where needed!
Pick a room that needs work in the ambience department – preferably a bedroom or spare room that has a larger space with which to work
Choose between new curtains or cushions for this room keeping the information in my tip above in the back of your mind
CURTAINS: Visit some fabric houses in your area and give your final choice to a curtain maker or visit their showroom and pick from a catalogue
CUSHIONS: visit a home decorations store and pick out a variety of new cushions or throws to refresh the bigger pieces in your room.
The result? Added layers that assist in refreshing the overall ambience of your home.