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Choosing Beautiful Home Decor Fabrics - Design Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
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Beautiful Fabrics Can Inspire Your Entire Decorating Plan.


Fabrics are some of the most important elements as you make your interior design plans – they can set the mood for a room and influence the way you feel.

When choosing a fabric the most obvious initial decisions are:
- The color family
- Whether the fabric is solid color or has a pattern
- The fabric texture and weave
- Whether fabric is woven, crocheted, knit or pressed

Colorful Fabrics in a Dining Room - Design Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
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Beautiful patterned fabric on a chair - Design Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
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The sheer number of fabric choices can be intimidating; that’s why it’s helpful to work with a professional.

Natural fabrics include cotton, leather, linen, silk, suede and wool, while synthetics include acetate, acrylic, microfiber, nylon, olefin, polyester, rayon and vinyl.

Synthetics tend to be more durable than natural fibers, but not always. A lot depends on the finish applied to a fabric or the weave that’s used, as much as the inherent fabric itself.
 

Since the look of your home is paramount, select fabric first for beauty, but also consider how your fabric will be used to ensure you’ll be happy with your decision over the long term.

For example, fabrics that are optimal for a heavily used great room sofa will be quite different than those for a seldom-used decorative chair in your entry.

Always think about durability and stain resistance if you have pets or children. Also consider how much damaging sunlight enters a room.

Stain-resistant fabrics in a Children's Room - Design Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
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Your fabric choices create the underpinning of your interior design plan and are critical to the beauty of your rooms. Consider fabrics carefully and get professional advice before you buy.

For more ideas or for help with your next design project, please contact us here at Mr. K's Fabric Shop.

April 2016
 
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