Reveling in Texture and Pattern

October 8th, 2012 by Lily Leave a reply »

Reveling in Texture and PatternA discussion of texture and pattern goes hand in hand with evaluating and making decisions about furniture. They are topics to be considered in tandem with one another.

As we’ve already discussed, decorative painting finishes, wallpapers, alternative wall treatments, and flooring can bring texture and pattern to a room. However, most often texture and pattern are manifested through the selection of fabrics used in a variety of ways, including:

  • upholstery on furniture
  • tablecloths
  • linens
  • slipcovers
  • window treatments
  • throws
  • decorative accents
  • pillows

There are two things you need to know in order to use fabrics effectively. You need to know the types of fabrics that are available and the purposes for which they are most suitable. You also need to know how to mix and match fabrics to create a dimensional design in your room. Yes, stripes CAN go with florals, as long as the scale and color balance are on target.


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