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How to Pick Fabrics for your Furniture

Tips on selecting fabrics that work with your decor environment!

By | Wed, 08 Jan 2014 03:11:00 EST

So you have just found a fantastic new wicker furniture set and you are in love with it. You just need a little hand selecting a fabric that works with the furniture style and blends with your decor. Thankfully, there are literally hundreds of different fabrics you can choose from to make your new wicker furniture all you want it to be. We have developed a list of 3 quick tips to help you choose the right fabrics to help you make your furniture absolutely fabulous.

1. Get a color wheel. Color wheels are the perfect tool to help you match your fabric with your style. Instead of guessing what color will go best with the rest of your design style, bring your color wheel and match it accordingly. Also, donít forget to match the color of your wicker before you start your search for fabric. This will give you a better idea of what to look for when you are looking for fabric. For more information make sure to check out the Home and Garden Television Color Wheel Primer.

2. Incorporate your personality and interests. In other words, if you are hoping to create a tropical atmosphere then use a pattern that has bamboo or is reminiscent of the beach in some way. Remember to stick with your theme and try contrasting patterns that look great against the color backdrop of your wicker. The most important thing is to play off your own personal tastes and style.

3. Consider climate. Before you make any decision on fabric first consider whether your furniture will be placed indoors or outdoors. For obvious reasons this is highly important and directly effects the life of your furniture and fabric. Fortunately, there are hundreds of different all-weather fabric options for you to pick from so donít let this dramatically influence your final decision. In the end wicker is amazing for its ability to be placed both indoors and outdoors and for its unique style selections. Fabric is the icing on the cake when it comes to wicker, and if you incorporate these tips in your search for the perfect fabric you will surely find what you are looking for!