It’s that time of year – time to trade in tank tops and shorts for warm sweaters and scarves. By bringing heavier, more luxurious textiles into your space, you can dress your home for the colder weather, as well.
Textiles are the convenient chameleons of the decorating world. They store easily and can be added, removed or rearranged in your décor with very little effort. Need a warm pop of seasonal color for fall and winter? Changing the fabric elements in your room — like accent pillows and throw blankets — is a simple and effective way to make your home cozy.
If you remember how comforting it felt to cuddle up with a favorite teddy bear or blanket when you were small, you can understand the innate ability fabric has to relax and reassure us, and warm up our home with easy textile decor. From jungle prints to shimmering velvets, fabric and textiles can be a feast for the eye, a tactile delight and a small luxury you shouldn’t underestimate when you’re considering your fall and winter decorating options.
The wooden picture frames and shiny glass-covered prints on your walls create dimension and help define your space, but the addition of some fabric art will contribute a tactile element that traditional artwork just can’t match. Textures invite you to touch them – a compelling way for your family and guests to experience art.
Your drapes may have been horrendously expensive, but that’s no reason they should remain untouched for the next decade. Coming up with creative ways to update your window treatments can renew your décor for the current season. Braided or fringed tiebacks, new sheers or impromptu valances can make your window treatments plush eye-candy with a few small changes. Add fabrics in accent colors that are reflected elsewhere in the room.
In addition to traditional drapery, decorative silk apparel scarves and even trim from your local fabric store can enhance your existing window treatment and give it warming layers or heavier autumn textures. Play with your options and when you have something that works, it’ll make your room feel cozier and draw more attention to what’s going on inside than the gray or wintry landscape outside.