Basic Tips for Choosing Fabrics

Red Fabric

If you have the good pleasure of starting all over in the public spaces of your home, your options are wide open.  A good place to begin is by asking yourself what colors and textures you really enjoy.  Do you like print or solid-colored designs, or a mix of both?  Do you like heavy weaves or smooth lightweight fabrics?

A good rule of thumb is to use three variations of color and textures in a small space, or up to five variations in a large space. Identify the dominant pattern you are already using–maybe it’s a favorite piece of art or a patterned area rug.  This would be what takes center stage in the room.

Your other choices of fabric and color should coordinate with the dominant piece and should be repeated and dispersed in strategic 
places about the room for the most pleasing impact.

Mary Z.