7 Trending Fabrics to look out for your home upholstery

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Fabrics might be one of the most underrated and fewer thoughts about an element in interior design, but it is actually on the core elements of interior design. People generally think about furniture, lighting and decor while designing their dream space. So let us dive into the world of fabrics and look out for what’s trending in 2019.

1. Linen

Linen is made from the fibres of the flax plant. It is one of the oldest fibres cultivated and woven into the fabric. By its very nature, it exudes effortless style. It is a very versatile and strong fabric which can also be dyed or printed to put colors to it. It is predominantly used for bed upholstery, cushion covers, curtains, etc.

2. Velvet

Velvet is one of the most desired upholstery fabrics when it comes to portraying grandeur and luxury in your space. Even a few seasons back it was considered out of fashion, but now it is a hot favourite. It is generally for sofa and chair upholstery, headboard quilting and cushion covers.

4. Jute

Known as the ‘’Golden Fibre’’, Jute, in its material form, is more commonly referred to as burlap or hessian. It is a very strong natural fibre with a wide variety of functional and decorative applications. With the masses being more inclined towards sustainable materials, Jute has become a new favourite. Its application can be seen in decor items, upholstery, lamps and rugs with a variety of prints and colors to choose from.

4. Faux Leather

Not just garments, every individual looks ahead to own a beautiful leather upholstered sofa for their dream home and to have a feel of luxury without being expensive. Faux Leather is actually artificial or synthetic leather used in a variety of products in automobile, garments and interior industry. Its versatile, low on maintenance and strong material.

5. Khadi

Derived from the word Khadder, Khadi was the symbol of India’s freedom movement. It is unknown to most of the people that Khadi is the most appropriate fabric choice for India’s tropical climate because it is a versatile fabric, which keeps cool in summer and warm in winter. Is earthy appeal makes it a good choice for bedsheets, curtains, drapes and rugs?

6. Boucle

Fabrics made with boucle yarns are made of various sized loops that affect the overall chunkiness and weightiness of the fabric. They give a very comfortable and cozy look and are often a good choice for upholstery.

7. Hemp

Hemp is a very young material in the family of fabrics used in interiors which has immense potential to be a hot favourite. Other than it is used in bed upholstery, its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties make it perfect to use in bathrooms and outdoors. It is also a good choice for curtains and window treatments as it blocks most of the UV rays of the sun.


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