In the context of home furnishing, textiles are often used with an aim to bring a personal touch to an interior and give voice to personal creativity. They are also used in the art of tapestry in order to make curtains, wall covering, sofas and armchairs of all types. Textiles are many and each come with unique characteristics. In the first place it is worth remembering that textiles for furnishing are incredibly different from textiles for clothing. They are made in a way to match both functional and aesthetic requirements and therefore need to be durable, resistant to bleaching and easy to clean; moreover, they need to match specific criteria connected to style and tastes. The design of the textiles available on the market allows to obtain many different effects based on the type of fabric you choose, that can range from silk to wood, from cotton to linen, from cashmere to satin. Design fabrics allow to dare with intriguing combinations and contrasts; shimmering silk, embossed weft and warm tones contribute to a modern furnishing style, while a drapery in neutral nuances blends in with a classic furnishing style to perfection. But how many fabrics are there on the market? Textiles for curtains are a must in all houses and offices, together with tapestry textiles, versatile coverings that add extra tone to the sofas, chairs and armchairs. Wall textiles, on the other hand, allow to decorate the internal walls and to create soft covering for an outcome that speaks loud about your self.
Patterns, colors and vibrant tones: textiles to decorate your home
The possibility to choose among different types of textiles design, and a whole series of wefts, thicknesses and patterns, offers a great opportunity to cover any space and wash it with a totally new style. The most classic choice is solid colors textiles. In the case of pastel tones used to cover the walls, the environment will look more spacious and tie in discretely with the furnishing style. The choice on colors will mainly depend on personal taste and on the chosen furnishing style. The least impacting textiles, that confer calm and neutrality to the spaces together with a sense of cleanness and relax are the neutral ones, such as white, beige, or light gray, that visually lighten the space and convey a sense of calmness and tranquility. Instead, vibrant colors and textiles such as red, turquoise, orange and yellow, add to the space liveliness and confer a pop look and outstanding vibrancy and cheerfulness. Often elegant, dark tones on the other hand represent a good way to dare and add character to an interior. Eventually you can choose between glossy textiles, often used for the curtains or in order to cover sofas and armchairs with reflecting lights effects, or shading textiles, especially used for curtains in order to fully shield the house interior from sun rays. The variety of textiles with patterns, on the other hand, has no limits; from the most geometrical striped textiles and textiles with graphic motifs, up to the most outlandish damasked textiles or textiles with flower motifs.
Typologies of textiles
Textiles for furnishing are design elements that come in different typologies so as to offer the chance to always achieve the desired effect. Rough textiles are often made of natural fiber and are the environmental-friendly par excellence. They include linen or cotton, often adopted in a thick and gauzed weft. They lend well in environments that are minimalist and ethnic at the same time. Thick fibers paired with wood, wash the environment with a cozy, practical and warm mood. Among classic textiles, wool is extremely fashionable together with linen, cotton and silk, flexible and handy elements that are adopted for classic fabric complements. Some fabrics are instead drawn and embroidered in the weaving phase using diverse wefts and colors. These are elaborate textiles able to add a touch of refined elegance to the environment. To conclude there are printed textiles, with drawings of different genres; very often this kind of support is used to reproduce flower motifs and photographic prints. Among artificial textiles there are Viscose, soft to the touch and mainly used for curtains, or acetate, fluid, elastic and easy to paint. A product of top technology, microfiber is made of fibers of synthetic and artificial origin depending on the composition. The very thick weft provides for great transpiration, possibility to wash and water resistance, next to endurance, flexibility handiness and resistance to dirt. Soft and breathing, available in a multitude of colors, microfiber is widely used in the furnishing domain in order to cover seats and the upholstery of sofas and chairs, due to its suede and velvet effect.