Fabrics work as an excellent decorating option in homes because they are incredibly functional and can breathe life and beauty into the furniture. Fabric upholstery helps to protect the furniture from dust and stains, and the best thing is that they are easily replaceable to suit changing home decor or themes.
There are two main categories under which fabrics fall, namely, natural and synthetic. Natural fabrics are manufactured from natural fibres, whereas synthetic fabrics are created by combining chemicals with organic as well as inorganic materials. The main types of upholstery fabric commonly used for home décor include:
Picking the right décor is essential if you are looking to create a cohesive theme for your home or a specific room, and you should choose the right fabric to sync well with the overall style that you wish to achieve.
Colour is a primary consideration when it comes to upholstery, but several other factors merit attention:
The most commonly used fabrics for upholstery in Indian homes include:
The most commonly used curtain fabrics for window dressing in various rooms include:
Nowadays, with busy modern lifestyles, homeowners have little time for upholstery and drapery fabrics that require high maintenance. Therefore, modern high-performance fabrics such as those from Sunbrella offer a unique advantage for a wide range of applications, including indoor, outdoor, marine, shade and window treatments. The material is extremely versatile and hardy making it suitable even for furniture such as dog beds or bean bag chairs that are prone to wear and tear.
Colour is at the core of Sunbrella fabrics. Most other performance fabric manufacturers dye the fabric using a topcoat, so the colour is just on the surface instead of throughout the material. The fibres in the Sunbrella fabrics are saturated with UV-stabilized pigments before being spun into yarn. As a result, the colour goes all the way through the fabric, ensuring that it stays vibrant for years to come.
Sunbrella fabric is mildew resistant, fade-resistant, stain-resistant and bleach cleanable. The application of the material can extend across cushion covers, throws, runners, table linen and drapes. The fabric is transitional, ensuring that you can use it in the interior or exterior of your home. They are durable, which makes them an excellent choice for living rooms as well as bedrooms. These fabrics are water-resistant, making them ideal even in outdoor areas such as the terrace, garden, balcony or patio. Sunbrella window and shade treatments work well in any room, even one that has ample sunlight as there is no risk of the fabric fading due to continuous exposure to the harsh light.
Get ideas on how to create beautiful curtain designs with Sunbrella fabrics.