When it comes to adding a touch of prestige and class to your home, it’s all about having the right materials. Of course, the way in which they are put together counts for a lot too, but even the finest craftsmanship can be mired by substandard materials. Whether you’re looking for a perfect piece of statement furniture, the ideal curtains to adorn your windows, the perfect floor covering or even just the right throws, pillows and cushions the eye knows great quality when it sees it. Good quality fabrics and textiles can make a good interior design concept great, while cheap poorer quality materials can make even the most carefully planned aesthetic fall flat.
Of course, since Prestigious fabrics are right there in the name we work hard to ensure that our carefully chosen and high quality textiles match our expertly crafted designs for a beautiful synergy that will light up any room.
Let’s take a look at some of our favourite fabrics and what they say about your living space…
Surface printed velours have been amongst the darlings of interior design in 2018 and they show no signs of decreasing in popularity in the new year. Surface printed velours make a fantastic statement when paired with velour plains for juxtaposition or simply by themselves. They can give your upholstery that added wow factor or be used for accessories that pop. The marble-like effect of textured velours lends itself to subtle stony shades which is why we have a range of designs inspired by nature in our Surface collection including lava, terrain, travertine and fracture all in a variety of naturally beautiful hues. Velours are great for creating a look that is contemporary yet timeless.
There’s something exquisitely sumptuous about velvet whether it’s enjoyed through the eyes or through your sense of touch. For centuries this woven fabric has been a symbol of prestige and elegance. You’ll find that a number of fabrics use velvet in ways that are becoming of its long association with class, yet not without a sense of fun. Take a look at the Rio collection, for example, which uses bold geometics, 3D style designs and the juxtaposition of differentcolours along with 4 different kinds of cut and uncut velvet which makes for pieces that are both sumptuous and visually intriguing.
Natural fabrics like cottons and linens are great for those who prefer a minimalist aesthetic and favour simple and subtle tones and textures. However, even a minimalist sensibility can allow for a hint of luxury. Jacquard cottons like those found in our Bohemian collection add a quiet kind of prestige making them perfect for those who prefer to keep it simple. Despite the lustrous blushing hues on offer from cloud and teal to iris and ember the muted tones of the collection make it easy to find a home amidst virtually any design aesthetic.
The glossy, sheer, almost metallic effect of satin combined with its soft and sensuous feel make it perfect for bedding. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg for those who want their home decor aesthetic to shimmer and shine. Sheer satins can be used to give statement furniture pieces a jaw dropping wow factor or they can be combined with more humble jacquard cottons for eye catching juxtaposition. Take a look at our Odyssey collection for a taste of how this looks. Sheers satins can add a metallic and ethereal note to a wide range of designs making it a lustrous yet surprisingly eclectic fabric.
Where there is prestige there must also be comfort. There’s little point in having a piece of furniture that’s a joy to behold if it’s agony to sit in. Natural yarns may not jump out at you as the most prestigious or opulent fabrics but they offer a homely and comforting touch to any aesthetic and their versatility allows them to be incorporated into a wide range of stunning designs.
For example, natural yarns are a staple in the homes of people who embrace the wabi-sabi design aesthetic which focuses on acceptance of the imperfect and adopts an emphasis on the natural. However, for those who want to go in the opposite direction, sheer metallic yarns can be used to create dazzling and opulent aesthetics. The Galaxy collection, for example, uses metallic yarns to give a subtle glimmer to its pastel coloured hues.
A perfect design aesthetic needs the perfect fabrics which is why we settle at nothing short of the best in our creations! View our full range of Prestigious Textiles at Online Curtain Fabrics.