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How to Choose the Right Fabric for Your Window Treatments

How to Choose the Right Fabric for Your Window Treatments

The right window treatments can totally transform any room in your home. Even if you are more concerned about the functionality of the window coverings, don't ignore the opportunity to make a big design statement with new window dressings. Whether you're making the coverings yourself or picking out fabric for custom-made window treatments, the following tips will help you choose the right fabric from your San Francisco fabric depot.

Define the Mood of the Room

For starters, define the mood of the room that you are working in. For a formal space, heavy silk and velvet both provide richness and weight that give off a more luxurious feel. For a more casual space, such as a bedroom or office, consider billowy linen and crushed velvet. Cotton and wool blends can bring a crisp, neat feel in any room.

Consider the Room's Décor

Once you define the mood of the room, consider the furniture and artwork that is most important to the overall look of the space. Once you identify the most important décor, decide if you want the window treatments to blend with the pieces or stand out in contrast. For blending, choose window treatment fabrics in the same tone as the décor but a few shades darker, or choose a non-dominant subtle color in the room—such as a soft shade from the sofa or rug, for example. You have much more room for creativity when selecting bold fabric to stand out and pop.

Decide on the Function of the Window Treatments

Fabric weight is just as important as color and texture. To choose the right fabric, decide on the function of the window treatments themselves. For example, if you want to block out sunlight in an east-facing bedroom, heavy fabric will be much better than light, airy fabric. Tell your San Francisco fabric supplier about your needs for help identifying the right types of fabric for your window treatments.

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