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.